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I am contemplating putting 22 inch rims with 285/35/22 tires on my rr. I understand i will loose some ride comfort. My main concern is handling in the snow, as I get a decent amount in my parts (upstate ny). To what extent will this effect winter handling???
 

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I wouldn't recommend 22s for any type of driving in the dry let alone the snow. Not only do they look silly, they degrade ride and handling. There's a reason LR puts 20s on the S/C.
 

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not really intersted in how you think they look, just looking for some information on how they handle in the snow. the vehicle was in a small accident and damaged two of my stock rims, so i figure i'll replace all 4. So i wll be running them year round. anyone on here use your 22s year round? and if so how is the traction in the snow? i was thinking of going with lexani or perelli 285/35/22 tires, unless some1 has a better suggesion

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again, the diameter of your rim has little to do with your traction. save for the fact the larger the rim the less flex you have in side wall and there are limited choices for decent traction tread pattern. Thsi past winter I drove a MarkIII in the snow with oversized rims and it was pretty much a useless pile of bull plop. Then again it had mall queen highway tyres. Had it had decent tread pattern the outcome may have been different.
 

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Go with 285/40/22-You will be glad you did. Keep your stock rims/tires and use those for the 4 months that there's salt/sand and snow on the roads in the North East.
 

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did u expereince rub with the 285-40-22 tire??? i will be running my 22s year round as i am replacing damaged stock rims (accident). not going chrome so not as concerned with salt damage, although i know it will affect. main concern is handling in the snow.

anyone run their 22s in the snow?????
 

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We're all trying to tell you. They would be horrible in the snow.
 

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as stated before, it doesn’t matter if it is a 285/45/22 or a 285/XX/15, the rim size has little to do with traction... not that i have much snow driving experience in Houston but tread of tire has much more to do with traction.
 

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CMoore05 said:
as stated before, it doesn’t matter if it is a 285/45/22 or a 285/XX/15, the rim size has little to do with traction... not that i have much snow driving experience in Houston but tread of tire has much more to do with traction.
Yes but good luck getting a 22 inch low profile SUV tire in all season or winter tread that's worth a ****. Therefore rim size has a lot to do with traction when you get into the 22 inch range.
 

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You'll do very well by reverting back to the stock wheels during the snow months and only use the custom 22" during the nice weather months... i.e. April though November/December. This is because my experience with rims in the snow have not gone very well. Besides, the salt will corrode the wheels and age them really fast. My two cents.
 

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You'll do very well by reverting back to the stock wheels during the snow months and only use the custom 22" during the nice weather months... i.e. April though November/December. This is because my experience with rims in the snow have not gone very well. Besides, the salt will corrodes the wheels and age them reallt fast. My two cents.

agreed :thumb:

no need to bling it out in the snow, where you'll only be getting your 22's messed up... `)

plus, like it was said before, winter tires that'll fit 22's?? maybe not the best idea :hand:
 

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its not about being blinged out in the snow, i'm replacing damaged driver side rims from a accident. so i won't have the option to switch back to my stock rims

i found some decent snow tires for the 22s lookin at the perelli's and the toyo's
 

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:think: hmmm... buy 4 new rims and 4 new tyres that'll trash your pavement ride quality and will be questionable at best in your areas winter climate... OR buy two replacement rims. :think: :think: :think:

I guess I am completely missing the picture. If you want to "upgrade" to oversized rims you simply have to accept that you are giving up ride and decent tread for your location. If you really don;t care about maintaining ride quality and traction in winter, then go for it. I am sure your new rims will be really cute until you slide into something from lack of traction. Of course if you wait for the road crews to salt things and then wait for the roads to get slushy then all of this thread has been a total waste. Come back next spring when you want advise on getting salt stains off your new oversized rims.
 

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Winter potholes love eating 22s.
 

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On this side of the pond, we have a saying "wouldn't touch them with a bargepole". Whether you are happy to give up ride and handling on dry roads is a matter for you. In snow, the depth of tread and the width of the tyre will be more significant than the rim diameter. The ability of the tyres to flex as snow is not a constant density material is also significant. For the gearing to be right - and the differential slips matter on slippery surfaces - you need the overall diameter to be right. Most of the tyre manufacturers will show overall diameters on their websites as do specialists. Your car, your choice, your money. Good luck.
 

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For snow traction you need/ want narrower and higher profile tyres, with a correct tread pattern
and rubber compound. I use 16" wheels and tyres.
 

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I had falken 285/40/22 on stormers and they actually worked quite well in the wisconsin winter. I was concerend initially, but overall they worked really well. I would do the 40 series over the 35 series, it looked much better
 

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Don't listen to all the haters. I have ran my 285/35/22 for about 70k km now with 2 sets of tyres. I live in New Zealands South Island and we really don't have good roads :lol: .

I have driven in snow that cars were falling off the road and I have towed trailers out of muddy fields, I even pulled a Land Cruiser that was stuck in soft sand on a beach with the 22's on. And contrary to all the talk, I much prefer the ride on 22's. I had to go back to standard 19" Vogue wheels for a week or so and the thing was horrible to drive, wallowed around and just felt disconnected through the steering.

Don't get me wrong the snow wasn't like 4 foot deep but it was deep enough to shut state highways and I took a back road home. No issues at all. :dance: :thumb:

Go the 22's!!
 
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