Changing out 22" wheels for 20" wheels - Infiniti QX80 Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 Old 02-02-2014, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 1
Default Changing out 22" wheels for 20" wheels

Has anyone done this with good results? Hoping to soften and smooth out the ride some more and thought this would work pretty decent.
kenvanwingerden is offline  
post #2 of 18 Old 02-03-2014, 03:39 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 43
Default

Will a difference in the size of your rims really do that much to smooth out the ride? I would think that your tires and suspension would have a far greater affect. Plus, 22" wheels look better on the QX80 IMO.
Bronie is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 283
Default

Is it really that bad?
What vehicles have you owned in the past?
20's on a thicker profile tire will help.



Luxurious is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 Old 02-05-2014, 05:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 40
Default

Never really thought about changing tire size in order to smooth out the ride. I agree with @Luxurious in asking "Is it really that bad?"

Have you been overly disappointed in the ride quality with the QX80?
Helios is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 10:15 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 283
Default

Yup, I doubt it could be that bad. When i test drive a 2013 and 2014 model, they didn't feel that bad at all. The ride quality was enough that i didn't need to question it.



Luxurious is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 11:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 103
Default

thats fine if you don't question it, but someone else is questioning.

I've not done it but it will definitely smooth out your ride, as a side effect tires for a 20" rim are much cheaper than tires for 22"s
fleetwood is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 02-07-2014, 07:55 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 41
Default

I wonder if other long term owners have been experience this with their QX80's and if Infiniti needs to work on this
1nfinatt1 is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 02-10-2014, 11:03 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 220
Default

Adding more tire should make the ride a bit softer

Choosing the right kind of tire can be important too. If you choose a tire with a strong sidewall it will be just as rough.



snowplow is offline  
post #9 of 18 Old 02-12-2014, 10:09 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 283
Default

yeah this is where doing your research will pay off big time.
a softer compound tire will likely do the job, absorbing more from the road



Luxurious is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 02-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Tucson
Posts: 2
Default Love those 20" wheels

I recently bought the 2014 QX80. After test driving both the base model with the 20" wheels and the high-end model with 22's, I asked my dealer to switch out the 22's for the 20's mainly because my wife, who has a chronic back problem, couldn't tolerate the ride with the 22's. The dealer changed the wheels to the 20's, we test drove the vehicle twice, and my wife loved it both times. I also noticed a big difference in "smoothness," which I expected because the metal-to-rubber ratio drops with the wheel size. Anyway, it rides like a dream now and we are very happy (but still in the honeymoon period).
legrillenoir is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome