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Pro400s question about 20 inch 4 lug wheels got me thinking about an episode of Monster Garage when Jesse built a Tailgating Escalade.
One thing he insisted on when putting bigger wheels on the truck was upgrading the brakes with bigger discs and more piston calipers. He talked about the importance of this due to the increased rotating mass, and that the truck would not stop nearly as well as a stock truck with stock wheels without the upgrade.
At what point do you think this is important? Just going to 285s? 285's on 18 inch wheels? or anything with 20's or bigger?
 

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I think it's important for the majority of tire and wheel upgrades, however for most of us it just isn't realistic. Wilwoods upgrade costs more than the price of most rims & tires. Having heavy duty trucks we do have the advantage of more stopping power from the factory vs. putting 20's or larger on normal SUV's and cars.

That being said, I've got 285's and have no plan on upgrading my brakes unless I win the lottery!

-Chris
 
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