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22's on a stock bird?

i tried searching and i get no matches when i put in "22" of any combination
question: is it possible to fit 22's on a stock bird without rubbing?
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Whats the diameter of the tire you'd put on them dubs
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Try cardomain. I know youre looking for a t-bird but I found a cougar on there with some 22's, btw it didn't look right. Just my opinion though. Plus 22's would be too much of a hassle considering hacking the surrounding's of the wheel, and it rubbing when you turn,$$$, bumpy roads etc.
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no idea about tires
i say bigger is better when it comes with tires
i know theyr expensive and not worth it but defintaly would like to have an option to do so
im not sure if 22's fit without rubbing and hacking the surrounding's of the wheel
sounds like that will be a must so maybe not such a good idea :s
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Basically, you would have to modify alot and upgrade on suspension. Oh and dont forget the expensive low pros. The bigger the tire the more $$$.
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just because its 22 inches, doesnt mean its cool.




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eg0r... it could be done, you'll need to go with a 0mm offset and possibly a wheel spacer but its possible, i have a friend of mine that has a 96 bird he's putting 24s on

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can we get a pic of that bird on 24's when it's done? i'd really like to see how that looks

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a friend of mine that has a 96 bird he's putting 24s on
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A 22" wheel would leave less than 2.5" of sidewall for you if trying to keep the stock Thunderbird diameter. If you're trying to change the diameter that drastically like those jacked impalas... may God have mercy on your soul.

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LOL i think its so horrible when pople lift cars and put huge rims on them
i just found sweet 22's on ebay and was considering it
but 2.5" of sidewall scared me.
nm on 22's for me lol but that would be kinda cool to have =P
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eg0r... it could be done, you'll need to go with a 0mm offset and possibly a wheel spacer but its possible, i have a friend of mine that has a 96 bird he's putting 24s on
0 offset and a spacer? Do they make 3 inch wide 22 inch wheels?

a 245/30/22 is taller, and a larger circumference than 225/60/16 (and 215/70/15) and has a sidewall height of 2.8 inches!

There are a number of Thunderbirds rolling on 20s where I live, and they look fine. They look like they survive with stock ride height. I looked at one up close and it was running 255/35/20 tires. Not much sidewall, but more than 3 inches (I think 3.6 inches)

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well kids, i hate to say it but i have a 94 Tbird on 22'' wheels.... i have completely stock suspension and have ZERO rubbing issues.. i have Hankook 245/30/zr22 tires... i had 20s be4 but hated the gap between the wheel well and the tire so i had to go bigger on the rims. oh the key to running a 22'' wheel on our cars is you have to go with a 22x8 wheel since our car has a fwd offset, you cant run a wider wheel without it lookin like ****... any questions, ask. i have pics but dunno how to post them on the thread...
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Ok, first off, you should have lowered the car to get rid of the gap. Not increase your overall diameter. Now you have 4x4 clearence and truck wheels. Congrats, I bet it looks great. What did you do to correct your speedo and odo?

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Ok, first off, you should have lowered the car to get rid of the gap. Not increase your overall diameter. Now you have 4x4 clearence and truck wheels. Congrats, I bet it looks great. What did you do to correct your speedo and odo?

(Now is the time how you spout off about how TCCoA sucks, and we're a bunch of player haters, and you'll never come back cause we're all retards)

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i agree. im a player hater also. now, if you will excuse me, ill go condition the leather interior of my $34k pickup and clean the dirt off the factory installed 20 inch rims.




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cudaz101 is the wheel guy on the forum. send him a message, im sure has something cool in stock or can tell you what will and wont work. Real good guy too.

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i agree. im a player hater also. now, if you will excuse me, ill go condition the leather interior of my $34k pickup and clean the dirt off the factory installed 20 inch rims.
Haha, yours is actually a 4x4 though.

I'm not all against big rims on our cars, I have even thought about 20's... but it's something thats hard to pull off. I've seen 20's that look good I've seen 20's that look bad... but I've NEVER seen 22's look good on a bird. Period. The size isnt made for our cars to handle. To each their own though.

And I would put money on it that Brad (Cudaz101) wouldn't recommend a 22" wheel for our cars.

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Haha, yours is actually a 4x4 though.

I'm not all against big rims on our cars, I have even thought about 20's... but it's something thats hard to pull off. I've seen 20's that look good I've seen 20's that look bad... but I've NEVER seen 22's look good on a bird. Period. The size isnt made for our cars to handle. To each their own though.

And I would put money on it that Brad (Cudaz101) wouldn't recommend a 22" wheel for our cars.

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Dustinh7 id like to see pictures as well
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alright, first off.... my car doesnt sit up like a truck or look like a 4x4... and since your ignorant of the current wheel and tire combos available, i dont have "truck wheels"... the combo i have is made specifically for use on a car, thats why the wheel width is only 8inches and not 10inches like 22'' "truck wheels"... but anyways, yes im going to post pics today... anymore flamers?!!?
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+1

22's are just too big for a T-bird. (or any regular street car for that matter) I just don't see the point. They look terrible, they don't fit right, they cost a fortune, they require expensive "rubber band" tires that ride terrible and handle poorly, (too much sidewall flex is bad, some sidewall flex is needed, no sidewall flex is back to bad).

But what do I know. I'm just an old man who's been around cars longer than most of you have been alive. I'm not even real crazy about the low profile tires on the Harley Davidson F-150 pickups. (Though I love the King Ranch pickups)


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alright, first off.... my car doesnt sit up like a truck or look like a 4x4... and since your ignorant of the current wheel and tire combos available, i dont have "truck wheels"... the combo i have is made specifically for use on a car, thats why the wheel width is only 8inches and not 10inches like 22'' "truck wheels"... but anyways, yes im going to post pics today... anymore flamers?!!?

sure, 22 inch, NO RIDE QUAILTY , at all! yes you have truck wheels, no i dont care if thats the current "fad" we are not ignorant of the current wheels/tire combos. you just seem to think we are. its excatly that a fad. have you talked to your insurance company ? they know what your running, something happens especailly that big , they usually wont cover them, , how do i know ? i work in dealership and take care of a lot of crash customers, insurance companys are starting to call these "show peices " and will not insure them for everyday driving, i stand by my prevoius statement no larger than 18 inch on street car, you actually will still have a decent ride and wont be so apt to destroy a wheel/tire on a curb . furthermore more you have 4 posts it is not smart to start calling out people like you did , the mods dont like it nor the general populus , justin

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I have never had anyone ask me about a 22" setup and have never looked into it on my own either. I do like the 22's on the Dodge Magnum & Chargers though. They look perfect on some cars and not so correct on others. But that is my own perception and opinion.

I don't see the significance of all the negative posts. This happens anytime someone wants to do something in a 20" wheel or above. A few of us could take a lesson is just keeping our negative feedback & opinions to ourselves. It clutters up the initiators thread and does nothing posative as a result except maybe bumping up your post counts, which I notice some are crazy high yet have only been a member for a year or less???

If anyone ever needs help with a wheel setup please feel free to contact me regardless of where you are purchasing your wheels or what sizes you have in mind. I am willing to help out any way I can. Joel can attest that we have had over 100 messages or so at zero profit to me...haha...I am pretty sure he learned a few things as well. I might come off a bit harsh, but only if I have to repeat myself...

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Haha, sorry Brad! Everything I know about wheel's and offsets and crap I can attest to you and your posts/our PM's. You've helped me a ton! Nothing but good things to say about you, your help, and your knowledge about these cars. One day I'll buy something off ya!

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A bird on 22's would look like a micro machine, the kind you put the penny in the back of to get it to pop a wheely.
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