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Old 07-23-2019, 09:43 PM   #1
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16in rims vs. 20in rims?

The Sub I just bought is a 90 2500 4x4 (V2500?) and the PO put some 20in rims on it with 305/55-20 tires. I need to replace the tires, they are getting down and I will have the money now to replace them.
From my research the 20in tires are not that different in price than the 16in that would be the same size (285/75-16). I would need to buy some rims, but I have found some used on CL that would work. I could sell the 20's to someone that wants them.
Is there any advantage, to keeping the 20's, or getting rid of the 20's? At first I really hated them, but now I am not too sure if I hate them or like them.
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Old 07-23-2019, 09:53 PM   #2
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

Of course mine is a truck, not a Burb, but I hated the 20” wheels. Same here, it was the PO that put them on there. It took several years, but I finally bought new wheels & tires. I went with 18’s. It rides so much nicer. I’m sure the 16’s will too, because you’ll have more tire. Here’s the Before & After on my 86 truck.
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:59 AM   #3
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

If you are using it as a truck then go back to the 16s. BTW, if I had those rims they would have been ditched immediately.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:17 AM   #4
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

id go 16s as well...im just not a fan of huge rims....looks or ride quality..i like tires with sidewall
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:45 AM   #5
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

What I really want is stock steel rims, widened to fit the larger 16in tires and use the stock dog dish hub caps.
How wide of rims do I need with a 285 75 16? 8in?
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:48 PM   #6
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

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What I really want is stock steel rims, widened to fit the larger 16in tires and use the stock dog dish hub caps.
How wide of rims do I need with a 285 75 16? 8in?
Contact Stockton Wheels for Truck Rallyes punched out to 16s.
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Old 07-26-2019, 07:07 PM   #7
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

you can get stock 16" wheels for hubcaps 9-10 inches wide from summitracing.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:16 PM   #8
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

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id go 16s as well...im just not a fan of huge rims....looks or ride quality..i like tires with sidewall
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:12 PM   #9
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Re: 16in rims vs. 20in rims?

Other than looks, big rims are not good for much. I prefer to have a more tire sidewall than huge truck wheels.
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