Doesn't take an expert to know when you reduce tire sidewall and add more rim you lose ride quality, which is unfortunate on a range because they ride so nice on normal wheels/tires.CMoore05 said:everyone seems to be an expert on 22's but i wonder how many actually have them....? hmmm anyways, I think the 285 is plenty big enough and will give you the best look unless you desire a more off road look. in that case go big or go home. But if you plan on exploring the urban jungle 285's are the way to go :thumb: good luck and post some pictures of her when she gets her new shoes!
When you reduce side wall the ride gets stiffer, period! Going from 19 to 20 is marginal, when you go from 19-22 it will be a harsher ride. This is true on any car! The overall size of the total wheel tire combo should always remain the same, so when you step up in rim size more often than not that step up means a step down in side wall. Less side wall = less cushion over bumpsCMoore05 said:That's what everyone said when i wanted to upgrade my 19s to 20s. i went to a 275 55 20 and if anything the ride got smoother. It handles 10x better and looks a ton better too! i recommend it to anyone.
Depends on what you consider, "better handling." Yes it will be more planted at speed, but who cares, it's a 6000 pound SUV, its never going to handle well. You lose some turning radius and roughen the ride... As far as range rovers are concerned I think it hurts the handling considering the type of car it is. Mine does just fine on 19's at 70mph on the Mass Pike (bumpy road) 22's on the road would be painful!36dbldz said:but you will have better handling with low profiles. i prefer my 22s over my 19s that i use during the winter. Since my RR stays on pavement u cant loose with 22s. Sumitomo HTR sport HP 265/40/22
Well said.Peter R. said:First off...to each one his own. If you feel you have to go this route, you should. You have to drive it.
But I honestly fail to grasp why one would want to ruin the ride of one of the most comfortable vehicles on the road today with a set of giant rims with a thread profile painted on them with Rubson.
The fact that I find the looks totally naff is a personal issue.
But the bearings and rubbers were never designed to take this kind of punishment. Furthermore, the offroad capabilities for which the RR is famed are reduced to nothing. And vibrations in the driveline will no longer be absorbed by the system, and translate to a tremor noticable when standing still whith the gearbox engaged.