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Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-25-2009, 5:13 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-25-2009, 5:15 PM Reply   
My buddy tows an 07 X45 with a newer Escalade on 26's and it does just fine.
Old    Ryan Cowan (aces6692)      Join Date: Nov 2006       02-25-2009, 6:00 PM Reply   
my friend has an 07 tundra dropped 3/5 on 24's and tows a trailer around no problem.
Old    Brock Landers (formfunction)      Join Date: Jun 2008       02-25-2009, 6:25 PM Reply   
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.
Old    CPD (clay_denk)      Join Date: May 2007       02-25-2009, 7:58 PM Reply   
24" wheels with a 2" drop in the rear, many miles with no issues. Upload
Old    Jeff Hill (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       02-25-2009, 10:52 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-26-2009, 8:47 AM Reply   
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?
Old    dhcomp (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-26-2009, 9:17 AM Reply   
They will work, but make sure you are within the weight capacities of teh rims and tires.
Old    Bill K (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-26-2009, 9:24 AM Reply   
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.
Old    Charlie Koch (cwkoch)      Join Date: Aug 2006       02-26-2009, 12:13 PM Reply   
Why were you so hard on it Bill??
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-26-2009, 1:33 PM Reply   
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.
Old    Ed (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       02-26-2009, 1:44 PM Reply   
paul - do you have the 4.8 or 5.3? I haven't heard great things about the 4.8.
Old    Rob (geistwatersportscom)      Join Date: Dec 2006       02-26-2009, 1:49 PM Reply   
I have 24's on my Escalade and tow an x star. No problems what so ever.
Old    Paul (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       02-26-2009, 2:06 PM Reply   
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.
Old    all eyez on me (ponte_06_x2)      Join Date: Jan 2006       02-26-2009, 4:17 PM Reply   
no prob with my set up. 08 yukon with 24's
Old    Waylon (wayz)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-03-2009, 11:59 AM Reply   
I've been towing with my expedition on 24's for about 4 years now. Not 1 problem. Good luck.
Old    Goboating (goboating)      Join Date: May 2008       03-03-2009, 5:11 PM Reply   
Excursion with 26" Dub's. NO problems at all

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