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Old 07-29-2004, 06:31 PM
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22 inch rims on a lightning?

well ive been trying to order rims for over a month now and have had it.

All the 20 inch rims ive tried ordering, they cant get. But they offered a 22inch rim the same style i want for an amazing CASH price.

Now what are they affects of a 22 inch rim???

A very noticable drop in performance??

im going from the 295/45/18

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295/30/22

will the smaller sidewall of the tire compinsate for the larger wheel???

all opinions welcome

btw the rims are very clean and plain, not blingy at all !!!!!

thnx in advance
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Old 07-29-2004, 06:58 PM
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they wll probably look awesome.. the 22s will probably be about 1/4-1/2" taller than stock. (using 4lo.com's conversion). expect a drop in performance. they are going to be HEAVY.. and lets see some pics!
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:09 PM
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here are the wheels i ordered.


where will the performance be lost?

from tthe take off?

or top end too?
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:09 PM
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I hate to see anyone do that to a lightning. Those 22's belong on a suburban or some ugly dodge. Are lightning wheels that bad that everyone has to pull them off and put the largest chrome wheels they can find on??

Just get the spinners and be done with it then. I see they are readily available!

Anyway.. just my 2 cents
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:11 PM
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:14 PM
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i think you'll lose it across the board... i kind of agree with Lightningcrazy... but not really. If you want to make it faster, don't do the 22s and invest the money elsewhere (aka motor/suspension) but if you just want a sweet looking truck then go for it. after all it is your truck and no one elses so do what makes you happy.
edit: here's a pic of my old L on 22s.. and they do look a LOT better lowered. (not to say that your truck looks bad, but you gotta lower it now!! and silver rocks )
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:19 PM
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well this is my way of customizing a LEASED vehicle, i cant do any perfomance mods to it, and i dont want to lower it. Personally (and this is my opinion) the stock L wheels are just to boring from what i am used to. Ive owned alot of cars all which i haev added aftermarket wheels


I have a photoshopped pic of what it will look like, but i dont know how to post> Can i email it to someone who can upload it please?
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My 22's are lighter than the same wheel style in 20's...but still the 3.5" increase in overall diameter had a huge negative effect on everything from launch, braking and espeically the ride. Before I lowered it -it looked silly like the one above as well.

Still, I wouldn't change it -it looks awesome to have the wheel wells completely filled. Get lots of complements and even with the decrease in performance I beat everyone that dares to give me a look.
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Its YOUR truck do what you want. The only comment I have is everything I have read and or heard is that big wheels are hard on the braking system. Enjoy YOUR truck!
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Flord: How much did you lower your L? Do you have pics? I just ordered the Roush Suspension and looking for rims/tires to match. Was considering 22's, but do you think they'll be silly looking as the Roush kit is just a mild drop?
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What's wrong with the stock rims?

Don't thug out the L-dog, yo.
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I have seen two lightnings (from this board) with 22 inch rims on them and they looked tight as hell!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:34 PM
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thug'd out?

i dont think the rims I picked are thugged out at all, i thought they were rather mild compared to most.

i wasnt really worried how people thought they would look, i was more concerned about the loss of performance, gas mileage ect.


thnx guys all opinions are still welcome
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:47 PM
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In my opinion anything bigger than a 20" on a Lightning looks bad.......bad as in not good.
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Performance?

Go for it! There was a manual trans LT1 Z28 at Tri-State Dragway here in Cincy tonight with some huge, heavy, ridiculous-looking chrome 22's running consistent low-16's at around 82 MPH. Don't imagine that the wheels were hurting him too much...
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