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Old 01-22-2015, 09:34 PM
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24" Tire size recommendations

Hey guys just looking for some guidance. I'm on the fence about getting 22's or 24's
Logically speaking I know 22's make more sense as I can keep more meat and have longer lasting better riding tires, especially for the money.

But 22's have been done many times on the wk2.

So I'm thinking of 24's but can't find any guinea pigs out there to know what size tire to go with.

The stock 265/50R20 is 30.4" tall. I was looking at 285/40R24 as they are 33" tall.
I'm just curious if I will have to modify anything for them to fit. I have 2 wheel drive and no quadra lift.
I was thinking this size as it is a 40 series and some brands offer a 40k or even 50k mile warranty. If I stay in the 30.5-31" sizes it'll be a 30 or 35 series tire which are going to be technically low profile which will affect ride comfort and will offer poor life expectancy.

Does anyone have any experience with the 285/40R24 on a WK2 and fitment?

It's technically 2.6" taller which is only 1.3" all the way around. (Tape measure across diameter) and it would seem I have atlesst 2" of clearance all the way around every tire.

Any thoughts? d***s who don't like large wheels, don't waste your $.02 on me

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d***s who don't like large wheels, don't waste your $.02 on me
LOL... don't worry, I wouldn't even waste $.01 on it.
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LOL... don't worry, I wouldn't even waste $.01 on it.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

I suspect you'll have issues with the 33" diameter dimension...may need to lift to help with that and I also suspect that wouldn't be the look you're shooting for.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

This guy did 24's & went to 24x10 & a 275-30-24 tire size.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

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This guy did 24's & went to 24x10 & a 275-30-24 tire size.
Thanks but as I stated in my original post I don't want anything less than a 40 series. The low profile look of a 35 or smaller doesn't look right to me and it has a horrid ride and the tires are gone in about 15,000 miles.

The smallest 24" tire in a 40 series is a 285/40R24 which is 33" tall.

I wish they made a 265/40r24 around 32" tall and I know it would fit.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

You probably won't get much technical help or anyone with experience using the size here.

But from info I've gatered I think that size might actually clear, if not at most you'll need to level the front. And your offset in the wheels need to be right. Which wheels are you looking at btw
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

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You probably won't get much technical help or anyone with experience using the size here.

But from info I've gatered I think that size might actually clear, if not at most you'll need to level the front. And your offset in the wheels need to be right. Which wheels are you looking at btw
Thanks for the response.

It seems to me as well that it won't take much if anything to make them clear. A leveling kit or even a small 1" lift wouldn't be too hard.

I like the Hoyo h5 but have heard they just discontinued them. I also like the Helo he836. The Strada Spago and U2 55 are nice looking but on the car are a little plain.

I want classy. Not obnoxious designs that are ghetto, nor the sporty stuff. I want to be Noticed but not be screaming for attention.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

And there is a guy on YouTube running a 33" tire on a wk2 with stock suspension but like I said I think it's all in the offset, at most the leveling kit will fix it.

I bought a set of 22" from a shop about a month ago and I've had nothing but trouble with them because lexani either has one style on backorder or one wheel is missing. But I'm going to be doing 22x10 with 305/40/22 which is another setup that's pretty close to pushing it for these trucks. I was even thinking about using 24" in that style that was posted above it's a lexani lust, in chrome and then they painted the back, but then I didn't want to run a 35 series tire. I'm had forgot about that 285/40/24 what brand are you going to use? Nitto makes a terra grappler in that size but it's really pricey.


This is the lexani lust in a black and machine finish, in a 22" they only come in 9" wide and have the ring in a machine finish which changes the look of the wheel.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

The thing you need to consider with tires of that size isn't just the lift required...it's rubs when you turn the wheels. You may be pushing things with 33" rubber in that respect, even with a lift.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

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And there is a guy on YouTube running a 33" tire on a wk2 with stock suspension but like I said I think it's all in the offset, at most the leveling kit will fix it.

I bought a set of 22" from a shop about a month ago and I've had nothing but trouble with them because lexani either has one style on backorder or one wheel is missing. But I'm going to be doing 22x10 with 305/40/22 which is another setup that's pretty close to pushing it for these trucks. I was even thinking about using 24" in that style that was posted above it's a lexani lust, in chrome and then they painted the back, but then I didn't want to run a 35 series tire. I'm had forgot about that 285/40/24 what brand are you going to use? Nitto makes a terra grappler in that size but it's really pricey.


This is the lexani lust in a black and machine finish, in a 22" they only come in 9" wide and have the ring in a machine finish which changes the look of the wheel.
Good points. But a 305/40R22 is only 31.6 tall. So not much taller than a stock 265/50R20.
As far as what brand, not sure. I don't want to run Nankang or Fullway but those are the only affordable tires. Jump up to Yokohama and you're looking $285+, and everything else is $300+. The lower end tires are around $170 each. Once I decided on 22 or 24 I was going to see what tire recommendations I could find. Obviously everyone is going to say DONT run Nankang (or any of the cheaper brands) but I'm curious how many have ran them and how bad they really are. I think many people just need to justify it to themselves as to why they did buy the higher priced tires.

I don't drive much, just around town about 20miles a day. With the occasional highway trip.

But I still want a 40 series or larger tire so I can get a mileage warranty.

The 285/40R24 Nankang has a 40,000 mile warranty.
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Re: 24" Tire size recommendations

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The thing you need to consider with tires of that size isn't just the lift required...it's rubs when you turn the wheels. You may be pushing things with 33" rubber in that respect, even with a lift.
Yes that's what I'm thinking and is what Blown is pointing out. I think the rear tires would be fine but when turning it could rub. But with the right offset they could stick out enough to clear when turning. BUT, I don't want the popped look.
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