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Old 07-13-2010, 01:09 PM   #1
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22" rims ok for towing???????

OK, heres a question.
Can I haul my 27' A/S behind my Suburban with my 22" rims and tires on it?
Has anybody done this????
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:56 PM   #2
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I would think, if your custom rims and tires meet the same ratings as the stock ones, then yes.

However, 1)I doubt they do, 2) Not much sidewall on a 22" tire, sure would hate to hit a pothole with that extra load, and 3) most people I know running super low profile tires and rims have also modified the suspension, a whole 'nother can of worms..
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Many of the custom wheels of that size are of substantially less strength rating than the stock wheels. They may not handle the loads of a heavy trailer. I would use extreme caution.

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Thanks, the rating is about the same as the stock tires and factory 16" wheels, but I was also worried about the side wall lack of height.
Thanks Moose, well taken...
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The reduced sidewall compliance will actually improve trailer stability. Low profile tires and rims are much more subject to damage, however, from pot holes, etc, and flat tires are always more exciting when pulling a trailer.

So, it will likely work - but pay attention to your tires!

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assuming the wheel/tire LOAD capacity is SIMILAR to oem...

the other issue is OUTSIDE DIAMETER...

IF the 22s are LARGER (is the speed'o OFF or has it been adjusted) than the factory treads...

1. hp/torque AT the wheels goes down...
2. braking distances may be longer
3. towing capacity goes DOWN

the effect of LARGER ROLLING tires/wheels is similar to CHANGING the rear end gearing...

and that change moves AWAY from hauling potential.
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so while it's POSSIBLE to tow a newer 27 foot stream , HOW the tires/wheels alter this...

depends on ALL of the specs and burb' equipment.

here's an older thread about 17s vs 20s towing a BAMBI...

with similar issues just MORESO in your example...

(see post #12, 20 n 24 below...)

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ize-25739.html

the target and options keep SHIFTING.

so many truck now come STANDARD with 20s

that a LOT more tire options exist in 2010 than in 06 when that thread happened...

but 22s are still bling-ish by most measures...

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OK, heres a question.
Can I haul my 27' A/S behind my Suburban with my 22" rims and tires on it?
Has anybody done this????
You might have to use a huge drop shank ball mount, especially if the trailer is setting low.

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