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Old 03-09-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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A few notes on my 20" wheels




My '01 has 20” wheels that were on it when I bought it. I really like the look, but I would not recommend it to anyone looking to change to a bigger wheel.
The rear wheels are 20x11 ET52 with 275/30ZR20, the front tires are 225/30ZR20 (forgot to note the wheel size when I had them off) and the ride is actually pretty good.
There is very little clearance on the suspension, but nothing rubs unless I am going very fast through a dip.
While I had a rear wheel off today to diagnose a clicking sound I made a few observations.

At first I thought that the click was from a tie-rod end or ball joint, but then I isolated it to the rear wheel. It turned out to be a small bur on the wheel hitting the e-brake cable as it passed. I scraped off the bur then, wrapped and zip-tied the cable onto the trailing arm. (See pics below.) The cable could easily chafe on the wheel if left free.

The rear struts have an indentation (hammered?) to give the wheels better clearance. A little disturbing, but it seems to work. (See the last pic.)

I put one wheel & tire on a bathroom scale to see how much it weighs. It was 64 lbs! In comparison, my 18s with tire weigh 45 lbs. That has to rob some performance to get those things turning.








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Old 03-09-2015, 11:54 AM   #2
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I like the design of the wheel but any higher you might as well join our local 4x4 group .
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Much easier to sell while they have tread!
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Honestly can't believe those fit at all...
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Old 03-09-2015, 09:15 PM   #5
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The rear struts have an indentation (hammered?) to give the wheels better clearance. A little disturbing, but it seems to work.
The stock offsets leave very little clearance between the strut and the wheel regardless of wheel diameter. One of my 17's make a clicking sound when a tire tech put the old style clamp-on wheel weight on the inside of the wheel and it hit the strut every time that I cornered.
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Same thing happened to me on my 17's..

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The stock offsets leave very little clearance between the strut and the wheel regardless of wheel diameter. One of my 17's make a clicking sound when a tire tech put the old style clamp-on wheel weight on the inside of the wheel and it hit the strut every time that I cornered.
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Looks good. 20's are always a good choice.

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