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22" wheels on trans am how crazy is that?

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    Talking 22" wheels on trans am how crazy is that?

    Hey everybody, well its that time of year again and on april 23 I will turn 18. For my birthday my dad has offered to buy me a set on 22" rims to put on my 1998 trans am. At first I laughed at the idea but, the more I think about it the better I would like to have a kick ass set of 22"s . I mean they would have to look better than my powdercoated ZO6 rims. Has anybody on here ever put big rims on there car? I thought about running a 285/45/r22 would I have any conflicts?

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    Looks like I'll be the first:

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

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    y not. Why r u disapproving?

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    The stock tires are only 25"-26" tall. You'll have 3"-4" of tire sidewall, total. It'll look absolutely ridiculous. If you like the bigger wheels, save your dad some money and buy an 18" or maybe even a 19" (but I think that's too big even).

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    so they would fit right? b.c. the tire size would only go from 275/40/r17 to a 285/45/r22

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    22s will slow you down also

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    Quote Originally Posted by evlls1pimp
    so they would fit right? b.c. the tire size would only go from 275/40/r17 to a 285/45/r22
    Look at this:
    275 * .40 = 110mm = 4.33 (sidewall height) Total Height = 17" + 4.33(2) = 25.66"
    285 * .45 = 128mm = 5.04 (sidewall height) Total Height = 22" + 5.04(2) = 32.09"

    Your car would look like it was riding on SUV wheels.

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    dude..go with a nice 2 or 3 piece 17 or 18 for what a 22 will cost you

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!!
    dude..go with a nice 2 or 3 piece 17 or 18 for what a 22 will cost you
    What is that?

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    a 2 or 3 piece wheel..usually look badass and are light
    google CCW I think?

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    I get what you guys are saying and I don't intend to make my car look like an absolute jackass. I just figured since my car sat low it would look like it was tucking the rims a lil.
    I DO NOT INTEND IT TO LOOK LIKE THIS!!!!!!


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    Bling bling motha fucka!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evlls1pimp
    I've got plenty of horse to spare.
    GM OEM WS6 hood,
    2002 LS1 5.7L V8 motor,
    LS1 Edit tuned,
    2002 a4 transmission,
    B&M transmission cooler,
    M6 converted to A4,
    Vigilante 3600 converter,
    Ported/polished Stage II heads..
    ...2.02 1.57 stainless steel valves..
    ...comp 918 springs,
    LS6 2002 cam (.550 lift),
    LS6 valley cover,
    Coated hooker comp. LT headers,
    No cats.,
    Silver metallic LS6 intake...
    ...manifold & polished rails,
    #30 injectors,
    Bryans ram air kit,
    Plugs & 10.5mm wires,
    Ported/polished throttle body,
    Ported/polished MAF,
    Throttle body bypass,
    All free mods,
    Mobil1 full synthetic oil,
    Mobil1 oil filter,
    Thermostat,
    MTI clear air lid,
    K&N filter w/ blue Holley oil,
    WS6 painted lower air box,
    Custom alum. battery tie down,
    Adjustable Borla catback exhaust...
    ...with chrome quad rectangular tips...
    ...with intercoolers,
    Electric cutout,
    4.10 gears,
    TA rear end cover,
    Walbro 315 high performance...
    ...intank fuel pump,
    GM brakes with slotted rotors,
    ASP underdrives,
    Aluminium drive shaft,
    !rear 02 sensors removed,
    !EGR,
    !AIR,
    Truck PCV valve,
    Catch can,

    You can have all the power in the world, if you can't put it to the ground and keep it there, it doesn't matter.

    Just something to think about.

    Personally, I would never go with 22's. I've seen 20's and didn't even like them.

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    I found some pimp ass 17's that I think I will get instead. What do yall think of these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZAPFOOL!!
    dude...do you want looks or speed more?
    You can look good sitting in a drive-thru, and in a parking lot, and in your driveway, and even on the road -where can you race

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    the car gods are so infuriated by this thread...

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    If you want *cough* bling then you're asking the wrong crowd. Honestly, the sexiest looking car in the world rolls on some 15 inch welds. More tire is better than more rim IMO.

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    Is this an extended april fools joke? Those wheels are hideous. And 22's. If you want those sell your car and buy a v6.
    sheesh!

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