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SUBJECT: # 12962: 20 inch rims

Submitted by Curious ( from ALABAMA on 1/19/2008 2:41:00 PM

Is anyone towing with 20 inch rims? looking at perhaps purchasing A Nissan Titan. it comes with the 20 inch rims....I know Dodge has them on some of their trucks...Any feed back would be helpful, I will be towing A Ranger 520 with tandem trailer.

  1. 1/19/2008 7:10:00 PM Submitted by JohnM from TN says I have 18's on my Titan
    I am not sure what your concern is? The truck has PLENTY of power, they program transmission shift points, speedo, etc.. on all brands around the factory 20's. When you up the wheel size after the fact is when you need all that reprogrammed. I have a friend that has an 04 with the standard rear end, mine has the towing package with their equivalent of a 4.10 LS rear end. I get about 15 no matter what due to my lead foot LOL. My friend has a 210 Blazer with a 225 Opti, heck I don't know it's back there. I pulled a 210 Procraft the other day for a dealer, that was the first bass boat I could even feel behind the truck. So far 13K happy miles.

  2. 1/19/2008 8:01:00 PM Submitted by Cougarcat from AL says 20" rims
    Too many people have watched too many Unique Whips episodes and think skinny tires are better. Not on a truck, but if you look at what the manufacturers do is they put on a bigger wheel and shorter sidewalls so they are the same tire height as the smaller size wheel. If you never go off road and the sidewall isn't to narrow it won't make a difference.

  3. 1/19/2008 8:30:00 PM Submitted by JohnM from TN says Good point Cougar
    Good point Cougar, but P275/60R20 tires vs P265/70R18 tires on the Titan so about 1/2 inch differece in rubber height. No lowrider 45's and spinners there LOL.

  4. 1/19/2008 9:26:00 PM Submitted by Middle Lane ( from MD says Plus they ride like a buck board!

  5. 1/19/2008 11:04:00 PM Submitted by JohnM from TN says 20's ride like a buck board, or the truck???
    I just love the internet ROFLMAO! I've drove thousands of miles in Escalade's many of them off road in places you really should not take such a vehicle. One of them has factory 20's the other factory 22's. I think both of them ride like a dream. Just how good is a truck supposed to ride??? My Titan does ride a tad more "truck like" than others I have rode in, then again I like my truck to feel like a truck.

  6. 1/20/2008 6:19:00 PM Submitted by MikeF from FL says 20" wheels
    My Yukon Denali came with 20" wheels stock and there's plenty of sidewall. My Excursion had 20's and I towed 12K with it. It's all about the overall relationship between the tire and the wheel. Too much sidewall is just as bad as too little.

  7. 1/20/2008 10:12:00 PM Submitted by Portly ( from TX says My 06 Ram w/ 20' rams
    I have an '06 Ram with 20s, 23k miles, my uncle has the exact-same equipment on his '06 without the 20's (his has 17's I think). I like my truck except that the 20s on the Dodge make it sit alot higer than the 17's; I wish it was 2" lower for ease of entry. I think you can feel the heavy wheels move more over bumps (the wheel/tire weighs 83 lbs!) than the regular wheels, and the 20's are louder in road noise. I think they are also more sensitive to balance, when I get 5-6k on mine, it's definitely time for rebalancing. Towing is not any different between our trucks.

  8. 1/21/2008 9:11:00 AM Submitted by Basslikethat ( from NV says They had a.............
    Nitro bassboat that was customized by West Coast Customs. Had a tandem trailer with 20 inch wheels on it over at the Vegas BPS. On my 1999 Suburban,when I bought it back in 04 it came with 20 inch Centerline wheels & 275-45-20 inch Goodyear tires which are the correct size given the stock figures. Being it was a 2wd, I bought 2 inch springs & 3 inch lowered leafs for the rear with Bell-Tech shocks all around to "close the gap". Worked perfect. Rides like factory still. Being I only tow 15-20% of the time. Boat weighs 3500 lbs or so (1996 Viper Coral 202). Thought I might need rear bags, but so far no bottoming out in rear. Have had it this way for 2 years now, and I like it!!! 140K, and still going strong. Only thing I would do different would be to have the 373 gears. It has the 342 with limited slip which works out great for steep, wet ramps with no concrete like Lake Mead. Get between 15-16 mpg out on the road unloaded & 12-13 mpg towing loaded!!

  9. 1/21/2008 4:52:00 PM Submitted by Middle Lane ( from MD says My point was, low profile 45 series tires have stiffer
    side walls and there fore will ride stiffer or harsher than say 70 series tires. I don't care what you guys say it's a fact. Look it up!

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