|By ed (elc) on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 5:13 pm:
|My wife is looking to get a new vehicle and we are looking at an 08 tahoe that is lowered 1"/2" with 24" wheels. |
Will we run into problems towing with this setup? If so, what problems will we encounter? Any insight would be great.
|My buddy tows an 07 X45 with a newer Escalade on 26's and it does just fine.|
|my friend has an 07 tundra dropped 3/5 on 24's and tows a trailer around no problem.|
|The lower profile tire is actually safer and more stable under emergency situations.Only downside is the replacement cost when you wear them out. |
other things to consider would be the poor ride quality and the lowpro tracking rutts in the road.
|24" wheels with a 2" drop in the rear, many miles with no issues. |
|I used my friends Tahoe on 24's to pull my 07 Moomba LSV......Scared the crap out of me !!!! |
I don't know if it was the lack of power (4.8 motor I think it has in it) or just that it was all over the road. Call me hick all you want I could not wait to get my F350 dsl back. I thought I was going to kill that little Tahoe.
|By ed (elc) on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 8:47 am:
|clay- it looks like you have larger brakes. If so, did you put those on after you got the wheels? Are the stock brakes fine?|
|They will work, but make sure you are within the weight capacities of teh rims and tires.|
|We test drove a Tahoe with 24s on it some time ago..... I guess I drove it a little hard. Because when we got back, I jumped out of the truck & the thing stunk like hot brakes bad. After looking around on the net, bigger brakes are recommended on a lot of rigs with big rims, especially if your hauling or towing with it. Might be a good idea to see what the General says about it.|
|Why were you so hard on it Bill??|
|My Wife has a Tahoe that I sometimes pull with. The motor is junk. It has no power to pass. My Escalade however yanks the boat really nice.|
|By ed (elc) on Thursday, February 26, 2009 - 1:44 pm:
|paul - do you have the 4.8 or 5.3? I haven't heard great things about the 4.8.|
|I have 24's on my Escalade and tow an x star. No problems what so ever.|
|Its the 5.3. I could imagine the 4.8. They really screwed up when they got rid of the 5.7s. My old Yukon got better gas mileage than her tahoe. |
Got to love that 6.2 huh Rob.
|no prob with my set up. 08 yukon with 24's|
|I've been towing with my expedition on 24's for about 4 years now. Not 1 problem. Good luck.|
|Excursion with 26" Dub's. NO problems at all|