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: 19 or 20 inch rims!


bigs210
11-18-2004, 11:19 AM
i was wondering some pros and cons of the rim sizes? i have a 2002 trep i need some suggestions, also where can i find the cheepest rim and tire packages. thanks for the input.

Imadreadhead
11-18-2004, 12:22 PM
Id get 20's or 18's just because 19's are rare and the tires are too expensive..try ebay...or google it.

ESMIKE96
11-18-2004, 12:52 PM
dude DUDE DUDE go with the 20's

bigs210
11-18-2004, 02:30 PM
i think i want to go with the 20' s does any one have 20's and if so have you had any problems? also please direct me where to go to get them the cheepest. thank you bigs210

unkut2003
11-18-2004, 03:48 PM
i think i want to go with the 20' s does any one have 20's and if so have you had any problems? also please direct me where to go to get them the cheepest. thank you bigs210


I've got 20's and no problems what-so-ever! I love them and they really compliment the LH body style! You can get some good deals on EBay or at WheelMax.com!

ESMIKE96
11-18-2004, 07:42 PM
there are several intrepids on DUBS around here.

DScruggs
11-18-2004, 07:51 PM
i was wondering some pros and cons of the rim sizes? i have a 2002 trep i need some suggestions, also where can i find the cheepest rim and tire packages. thanks for the input.

Cheapest rim and tire packages are the 16" choices by far. They are going to be a lot cheaper than the larger rims and look great on a trep.

ESMIKE96
11-18-2004, 07:52 PM
i think he was asking for cheapest 19 or 20 inches :) if you dont go 20's 18's would be cheaper then 19's :)

DJDiggler
11-18-2004, 09:46 PM
Just remember with 20's you don't have much sidewall there... With the winter ravaged roads around here I got 18's (the thought of hiting a pothole and kissing over $500 goodbye was to much). Also my 18's don't affect the ride comfort much over the stock 16", 20's might be to stiff if ride is a consern.

LeadFootLee
11-18-2004, 11:04 PM
I assume your looking to keep the same overall diameter by getter a tire with a thinner sidewall to go with the larger wheel?

i'd say go with the 18's if you do alot of driving, 20's if your all about the bling.

bigs210
11-20-2004, 12:57 AM
very true i think the 18's will be good and cheeper. lets see what happens. my wife is going to by them as an early x-mas gift. thanks fellow trepers

LeadFootLee
11-20-2004, 01:03 AM
you don't even have to buy them! sweet deal :xmas:

bigs210
11-20-2004, 10:45 AM
dosent get any better then that. but i still want 20's does anyone have any oics of 20's on a second gen trep? and also some pics of 18's on a second gen trep.

DJDiggler
11-21-2004, 04:18 PM
Here is a pic of my 18" eagle alloys.

http://members.shaw.ca/djdiggler2/My%20Car.jpg

As you can see there is a lot of fender gap (nothing to do with the rim really as tire diameter is same as stock) so I want to lower it a inch or two with new springs.

EvilDeadFan
11-21-2004, 09:18 PM
Just remember with 20's you don't have much sidewall there... With the winter ravaged roads around here I got 18's (the thought of hiting a pothole and kissing over $500 goodbye was to much). Also my 18's don't affect the ride comfort much over the stock 16", 20's might be to stiff if ride is a consern.


My god man!! Use your stock rims/tires for winters. In fact, get michelin x-ice tires on your stock 15 or 16 inch rims. Or some Nokians etc.

DJDiggler
11-21-2004, 09:56 PM
I actualy do have ice x's on my stock rims for winter (still haven't put bthem on though, no snow watsoever yet) but in the summer when the snow melts the roads are terrible in edmonton. The city is so goddam slow in filling potholes they keep getting worse. I hit one in my work truck (full size pickup) that was so deep I bottomed out the suspension... BANG!!!! Holy Shit!

bigs210
11-23-2004, 12:26 AM
:fun_74: dj those rims look nice on your car.

does anyone have any pics with 19 or 20's so i can see them?

DJDiggler
11-23-2004, 01:03 AM
Thanks for the compliments...
Here is a easy comparison for you:
18" Rims:
http://members.shaw.ca/djdiggler2/My%20Car.jpg

20" Rims (I think):
(Note it's also lowered so there isn't as much gap, nothing to do with the rims)
http://members.shaw.ca/djdiggler2/Not%20My%20Car.jpg

That car is what influenced me to buy a Trep. Very nice... I saw it on Car Domain, but failed to remember the owners name. As you can see the sidewall is VERY small on the 20's.

P.S. another caution about the 20". Only go to a good tire shop (watch them do your tires if you can) Many boneheads/rookies rip the beads puting them on/off because they are so damn tight. You drive away only to find the tire leaking and next time it's removed it'll have to be replaced.

ESMIKE96
11-23-2004, 02:49 AM
i have goodyear allegras/ great for the winter. im going to get more for my car mid december/ but the temp and traction grades are A on it. in the summer going 50 around a corner sounds so nice no screetching just the sound of tires securly on the cement.

intrepidroll1n20s
11-23-2004, 11:49 AM
ive got 20s bro if your thinking 20s get them i too was thinking 18 - 20 and im glad i did 20s ive had mine on the trep for 3-1/2 years i like them mine where a little pricee at the time but after i did it i was glad i didnt waste money on 18s or 19s because 16s 17s 18s look like a stock rim on a trep ... the wheel wells are so big !!! heres a good site www.superbuytires.com

bigs210
11-23-2004, 11:56 AM
look i am dont care about winter or potholes i live in florida. but i would like to see pics of diffrent rim sizes and styles on treps.

intrepidroll1n20s
11-23-2004, 11:57 AM
i also have alot of pics in my photo gallery if ya want to see more or go on www.cardomain.com theres a ton of poeple showing there treps on that site

Macspeed2k
11-23-2004, 07:04 PM
on these pics I got 18's 19's pics I'll have up soon or find me on cardomain