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Old    Kevin (premierwake136)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-26-2007, 1:31 PM Reply   
i have a 2003 chevy avalanche and a tige 24v

i have been getting some new rims for the truck, i was thinking 22' but i wasnt sure if i would be able to tow the boat

Is it possible? if not would it work with 20'

thanks for the help
Old    D-Roon (droon)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-26-2007, 2:03 PM Reply   
The rims arent the issue the tires are. You can have 37" mudterrains on a 20" rim or you can have super low profile tires on the same rims. One can tow a 10,000 lb toyhauler, one would be sketchy pulling an 18ft boat. You can roll 20's (I do) or even 22's as long as you get a higher profile tire.
Old    Cason (wakeman21)      Join Date: Jul 2005       08-26-2007, 3:24 PM Reply   
Try to stay away from the flats.. Although rims don't look as good without them
Old    Ben Kerran            08-26-2007, 3:41 PM Reply   
I have 22's (came with the truck)on my Yukon and tow a 22'Centurion Avalanche that is about 5,700lbs or so (with batteries). As mentioned above, you can do it no problem, but you definitely sacrifice comfort. The lower profile tires just don't absorb much and you feel every bump, so you need to be a bit more careful. I don't tow that often, or I would probably go back to stock rims just to be more comfortable. FYI my tires are 305/40/22
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-26-2007, 4:01 PM Reply   
I haven an '03 Avalanche with 20's and 305/50/20 Toyo Open Country and I tow an '07 Tige RZ2 with no issues. My trailer has 20's on it too, 275/40/20's on Goodyear Eagle GT II's (I think). No issues!

Not sure I would go to a 22 or not, 20's are heavy enough!
Old    bocephus            08-26-2007, 4:51 PM Reply   
Tires? Rim Size?? It's about gearing and load ratings, not tires and rims.
Old    sydwayz (sydwayz)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-26-2007, 5:11 PM Reply   
Towed with both 20's and 22's with NO problems on our Yukon XL. Currently towing with 20's on our E350 van with no problems. I would run 22's on the avalanche or don't bother. Just my .02
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-26-2007, 5:46 PM Reply   
here's a pic of my setup. I went with 20's so I could get a little more meat between the rim and the road.
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(Message edited by timmyb on August 26, 2007)
Old    willytown12            08-26-2007, 5:51 PM Reply   
20's on an avalanche with no problems. Boat is for sale

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Old    Nu Bu (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-26-2007, 7:44 PM Reply   
If the new escalade's can tow with them it shouldn't be a problem for you.
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       08-26-2007, 8:22 PM Reply   
07 gmc ukon with 24"s no problem. i tow a mastercraft 06 x2
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       08-27-2007, 9:53 AM Reply   
Centrifugal forces are at work...yes it will affect it, braking will suffer (May show up as heat), along with fuel economy.

I changed the rolling diameter/width on my commuter car and took a 7 mpg hit.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-27-2007, 10:09 AM Reply   
I went from getting 19 mpg on the highway with the stock tires to a max of 16 mpg but my low end non-towing mpg is still at 14~15 which boggles my mind (those are corrected for the taller tire too). Braking doesn't seem to be too big of an issue and my I replaced my brake pads for the first time at 70,000 miles (both front and rear).
Old    Kevin (premierwake136)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-27-2007, 4:53 PM Reply   
thanks timmy and willy for the pics
i might end up going with 20' beacause your cars looked great with them

by the way TIMMY what grill do you have on your avy. i really like it. i was thinking about getting a Trex billet

once again eveyone thanks for your help
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-27-2007, 6:52 PM Reply   
Kevin on those 03 and older Chev/GMC"S there was an issue with the steering box and anything over 20's on them. I have a Denali from that year and went with 20's to not only retain the originol ride quality but to hopefully not realize the steering box issue. I use to sell those and we saw it time and again in the service department. Obviously, it didin't happen everytime but it was consistent enough to warrant concern.
Old    NAW (ripr)      Join Date: Mar 2002       08-28-2007, 7:32 AM Reply   
Hate N Pain- What exactly happens to the steering box? Just wondering so I know if I should be looking for something in particular.

FWIW-I have 22's on an '01 Yukon and have had no problems towing my 21V and Tandem Axle anywhere.
Old    Timmy! (timmyb)      Join Date: Apr 2007       08-28-2007, 10:04 AM Reply   
Kevin - I have the brushed "Speed Grille" from Stylin Concepts and a brushed bowtie as well. One thing that sucks about it is you have to relocate your hood release which I put behind the drivers side towhook hole.

http://www.stylintrucks.com/part.aspx/partid/22405/partfamilyid/406/subcategoryid/148/categoryid/25
Old    Becky Tetzlaff (beckywi)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-28-2007, 8:16 PM Reply   
We tow boat(summer) and 4-place snowmobiles in winter on our 20's (KMC Backseat wrapped in Nitto Terra Grapplers)No Problems. Take a look. Upload
Old    dhcomp (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       08-28-2007, 10:26 PM Reply   
Don't go by ppl saying "i don't hav eproblems"

Check the wt rating of your stock tires vs the ones you want. That is the right way to do it!
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-28-2007, 10:33 PM Reply   
NAW, at first it feels loose, sort of shaky when you drive after a short period it just fails. You'll feel it along the steering shaft. Again, it doesn't happen with all vehicles but it did happen on a fairly regular basis.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       08-28-2007, 11:12 PM Reply   
305/40r22s pulling an epic.

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