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Old 06-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation 20's in the Front & 22's Rear...

Has anyone done this?...Will it Work?
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in the august 2011 issue of chevy high performance mag CGS Motorsports put 405/25r24 on 24x15 wheels on the rear and 265/30r22 on 22x8.5 on the front with some major modifacation to the rear. looks killer!
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A better question is "why?" You would want more sidewall on the rear for traction. The 22" wheels would have narrower sidewalls.

I've seen some guys go with 18s in the back and 20s on the front.
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A better question is "why?" You would want more sidewall on the rear for traction. The 22" wheels would have narrower sidewalls.

I've seen some guys go with 18s in the back and 20s on the front.
Why they put '18-inch front & 19-inch rear' on the Vette?
I think the Camaro with that "Big behind" would look good with bigger wheels in the rear.
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I guess it depends on what you want to get out of your car. If performance is more important than a certain look, then smaller diameter wheels with more sidewall should go on the back. (The total wheel diameter, including the tire, should be about the same all around because the difference is made up with the sidewall on the tire.)

I have 22s all around on my car and I wish I'd gone with 20s or even 18s since I've added horsepower. I lost at least 20 rwhp when I put the 22s on.
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Why they put '18-inch front & 19-inch rear' on the Vette?
I think the Camaro with that "Big behind" would look good with bigger wheels in the rear.
Bad example. Corvette also uses two different height tires front and rear, and also has two different sized fender/quarter openings to match those tires. Corvette uses 26" tall front tires, 27" tall rear tires. So, the 18/19 combo maintains a similar sidewall height, and similar fender gaps. The Camaro uses 29" tall tires front and rear, and the ABS/Traction Control, Stabilitrak etc all need similar height tires to function properly.
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Bad example. Corvette also uses two different height tires front and rear, and also has two different sized fender/quarter openings to match those tires. Corvette uses 26" tall front tires, 27" tall rear tires. So, the 18/19 combo maintains a similar sidewall height, and similar fender gaps. The Camaro uses 29" tall tires front and rear, and the ABS/Traction Control, Stabilitrak etc all need similar height tires to function properly.
^^^ What he said.
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I guess it depends on what you want to get out of your car. If performance is more important than a certain look, then smaller diameter wheels with more sidewall should go on the back. (The total wheel diameter, including the tire, should be about the same all around because the difference is made up with the sidewall on the tire.)

I have 22s all around on my car and I wish I'd gone with 20s or even 18s since I've added horsepower. "I lost at least 20 rwhp when I put the 22s on".
"Wow"...that's no good.:(

I want both, Performance and the Look.
I was thinking in getting a set of 18's wrapped with Nitto NT05 for when I go to the track..
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"Wow"...that's no good.:(

I want both, Performance and the Look.
I was thinking in getting a set of 18's wrapped with Nitto NT05 for when I go to the track..
Yeah, I want both too. That means either 2 sets of rear wheels (like you said), or a compromise of putting 20s on all around.

I do love the look of the 22s though.

Good luck with your choices!
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