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How paranoid are you when driving while trying to keep from running into potholes and damaged roads?

how deep of a hole would it take to ruin a set of 22s with low pro tires?

any bad experiences with big wheels?

and how did you calibrate your speedo (if you even did)



Last edited by Torx at Oct 26 2003, 03:22 PM
 

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I have roled on 20s and 22s. just watch out for the big pot holes. the only bad experience if had is that it takes longer to stop with big wheels
 

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Originally posted by Torx@Oct 26 2003, 06:41 PM
22s hurt your tranny any?
No, "big wheels" don't really "hurt" a transmission. But you do have to be a little patient with it and mind your speed. With big wheels your speedo actually reads slower than your actual speed. Which means in order for your car to go faster, it's going to shift a little later than usual. Which means it's going to get a little hotter than normal. What you should do when getting big wheels is also get a transmission fluid cooler to keep it cool.

Another way to look at it is that the tranny (and engine actually) will think you're constantly pulling a trailer. You'll unknowingly be pressing the gas a little harder to keep your same driving style (trying to get up to speed like normal, etc) therefore everything's going to heat up a little more.

When you get the wheels you'll notice that it takes a couple hundred more RPM to get up to speed. And "up to speed" is actually FASTER than you think you're going. All of this depends on tire size of course.

Since that's the case, when you do it, also think about an engine oil and tranny fluid cooler. Check out your friends that are into 4x4's, they'll teach you. And like I said, it all depends on the difference in your standard and aftermarket tire sizes.



Last edited by BOUNCIN89MERC2LOW97LHS at Oct 27 2003, 09:56 AM
 

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fuck it, im going 14's
dont need this hassle.
need reliability



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