from the latest photos you provided, i can see what you are saying about the tires coming out more to the side (compared to the 20s), although it's subtle enough that it doesn't look like a tonka truck at all.
thank you everyone for the advice/input. here's the latest plan:
lorenzo wl032 black 20" ($1180)
Custom Wheels Express
nitto nt850 255/r45/20 ($640)
i was told these are really good tires
here's what this setup gets me, according to willtheyfit.com (oem vs. new setup):
Diameter 737.3mm 737.5mm
Circumference 2316.3mm 2316.9mm
Poke 47.9mm 73mm
Inset 129.9mm 143mm
Speedo error 0% -0.03%
Reading at 30mph 30mph 29.99mph
Reading at 60mph 60mph 59.98mph
Ride height gain 0mm 0.1mm
Arch gap loss 0mm 0.1mm
and according to wheel-size.com (oem vs new setup):
Rim Diameter 432 mm 508 mm ↑ 18%
Rim Width 178 mm 216 mm ↑ 21%
Backspace 130 mm 143 mm ↑ 10%
Offset 41 mm 35 mm ↓ 15%
Typical Weight 9.4 kg 15.7 kg ↑ 68%
Tires (235/65 R17)(255/45 R20)
Section Width 235 mm 255 mm ↑ 9%
Sidewall 153 mm 115 mm ↓ 25%
Overall Diameter 737 mm 738 mm ↑ 0.0%
Circumference 2316 mm 2317 mm ↑ 0.0%
Revs per mile 695 695 =
Typical Weight 16.8 kg 15.8 kg ↓ 6%
Rim + Tire Weight 26.2 kg 31.5 kg ↑ 21%
Tire is 4 mm closer to suspension/brakes components. Rim is 13 mm closer to suspension/brakes components. Acceptable for most cars
Tire will stick out 16 mm farther. Rim will stick out 25 mm farther. Make sure that you have enough room under the fender. If not, consider narrower tires or higher offset
everything looks clean, but i have a question:
1. should i go with a wider tread (265 or 275)?
i ask because i'm not so into the height aspect of an suv, and i thought this might give some more stability.
2. wheel locks; yes or no?
3. black or chrome lugs? i've been told that black gets scraped up easily and looks bad quickly?
4. anything that's off here? or anything else i need to consider?
thanks again for the feedback and help?