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Old 06-24-2002, 03:50 PM
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Wheel/tire packages, and suspension implications...

I've been thinking aobut doing a 20" wheel/tire package with my '01 Lightning, but the quesiton remains: what will it do to the handling characteristics?? The suspension was designed with 18" rims and 45 series tires, specifically, raising the center of gravity 1" (using 20" rims and 45 series tires), will also raise the roll center 1". Given that the suspension was designed to keep the tire as flat on the road during body roll as possible, will this 1" rise change it drastically enough to cause undesirable handling characteristics??

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Old 06-27-2002, 06:14 PM
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:52 PM
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your truck will run slower with 20 in tire and wheels.wood be better off with nitto tires 305/45/r18 and slide a link traction bars my truck runs 160 foot times with this set up
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Old 05-29-2005, 01:25 PM
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It should increase the rate of turn in. I don't have a lightning, I'm basing my experience off other vehicles that have I have increased the wheelsize and decreased the shoulder height of the tire.
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going from a 18 INCH tire to a 20 inch tire will make the gear ratio highter and a slower quater mile time and add more weight the only benifit here is looks and for a person buying a ford lighting truck is about going fast
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