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20" / 22" Wheels + Air Suspension / Ride

Old 09-02-2015, 09:19 AM
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20" / 22" Wheels + Air Suspension / Ride

Hey guys, just traded in my 2014 Subaru BRZ and picked up an '11 P4S and I'm really excited about picking it up next week! Been doing some research on the wheels and I noticed a lot of people are going with the 22" setups and I have a few questions that I hope some people will be able to help me out with (I tried to search it first but couldn't find much on it)!

1) How do 22" wheels affect the air suspension system? Does it affect it at all?
2) Is the ride noticeably bumpier/rougher vs a 20" setup?
3) Is there a good recommended tire setup for the 20" and 22" respectively? If I remember correctly, AWD cars have to take rolling diameter into consideration.

If I could get away with the 22" and still get a comfortable ride, have a working air suspension system (so that I could raise it over driveway entrances, speedbumps, etc)... I really do like the aggressive look of the 22" setup. I have a feeling I'll end up with a 20" setup though for practical reasons. FWIW, I live in Canada so this question is specifically towards a summer setup as I'll be running on smaller winter tires during the colder months.

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Hi, I have a Panamera Turbo with 22s on it and have zero issues with my air ride. I drive in sports plus mode with the suspension all the way down 99% of the time. My setup is 265 30 22 fronts and 315 25 22's rear. Keep in mind if you go with 22's and decide on 315's for the rear (which is the best look) it will be limit you on tire choices.

BTW...I live in the suburbs outside the Detroit area and drove this past winter on the 22's with ZERO issues thru snow. This year I will probably buy a set of 20's for the winter and or a winter car....more so because I'm worried about other people hitting me then me hitting them.

Congrats on your new car!
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There has been many threads about tire and wheel sizes, and I personally think you should do what you think works best (and in most cases looks best). I have been at the car mod thing a long (over 40 years) time and have lost count as to how many times I have pulled wheels and tires (I had three different sets of wheels and tires on the Gallardo I kept for two years) off all the cars I've owned. In the end I found that putting bigger wheels on a car always had a negative effect on its handling, though in the case of the Panamera I doubt most owners drive the car in a way that it would make that much of a difference since I also noticed the bigger and heavier the car was the less noticeable the change was. I am sure others here might even like the ride better and think it helps make it handle better. My most recent experience with a 650 coupe (I went from the 20" msport wheels with runflats to those wheels without runflats) that I ended up putting lightweight 19" wheels and Pole position tires, that change made me keep the car. I am a bit more picky about some aspects of a car than most people and mine is just an opinion. In the end you will be the judge of what works best for you. Congrats on your car enjoy it.
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20" / 22" Wheels + Air Suspension / Ride

Welcome. Running 22s on my 4s when I had it and also on my turbo zero issues and run in sport or sport plus most of the tjme. Big wheel wells you will be glad u ran the 2s
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