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Need more sidewall height on 22s

When switching to 22 inch wheels/tires the sidewall height of the tire is reduced in order to keep overall tire diameter as close as possible to stock 20s.

On the OEM stock 20s the sidewall height is 5.23 inches.

What size 22 inch tire would I need to keep that or similar or infact slightly bigger sidewall height?

I know I wont have as firm or as precise a ride and that Ill be off on my speedo indicator but I do want to have a little comfort.

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Re: Need more sidewall height on 22s

Since the main reason most people go to 22s is appearance, and a taller sidewall minimizes the effect, your best option is probably going back to 20s.




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Re: Need more sidewall height on 22s

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When switching to 22 inch wheels/tires the sidewall height of the tire is reduced in order to keep overall tire diameter as close as possible to stock 20s.

On the OEM stock 20s the sidewall height is 5.23 inches.

What size 22 inch tire would I need to keep that or similar or infact slightly bigger sidewall height?

I know I wont have as firm or as precise a ride and that Ill be off on my speedo indicator but I do want to have a little comfort.

Thanks for the advice and cheers
Literally dumbfounded here. Makes no sense. Your answer is: save yourself time, money, inaccurate speedometer ratings and gearing, poorer performance, and overall goofy and terrible looks.....and stay with the 20" rims.

As said, the reason for 22" rims is to reduce tire sidewall for a more sporty look and stiffer sidewall for handling. What you want to do is basically the equivalent of someone buying bigger wheels and tires to "lift" up their vehicle the same way they do with a Jeep Wrangler or Pick-up Truck.
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Re: Need more sidewall height on 22s

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When switching to 22 inch wheels/tires the sidewall height of the tire is reduced in order to keep overall tire diameter as close as possible to stock 20s.

On the OEM stock 20s the sidewall height is 5.23 inches.

What size 22 inch tire would I need to keep that or similar or infact slightly bigger sidewall height?

I know I wont have as firm or as precise a ride and that Ill be off on my speedo indicator but I do want to have a little comfort.

Thanks for the advice and cheers
What size tire are you running now?
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Re: Need more sidewall height on 22s

Don't forget by going to 22's with larger sidewalls you'll almost certainly rub on the front fenders. There is very little room there even with the stock 20's.
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