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I am somewhat interested in thoughts of others, if anyone has thought of this or done it. Will this mess with the electronics, how will the suspension perform.

I like the older hot rod look, bigger and wider in the back and lower in the front.
 

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On a RWD car, you could do this, on AWD you're asking for issues. Even replacing 2 of 4 tires isn't recommended with AWD due to the difference in tire circumference.

The issue with running 19 v 20 inch rims is that, unless the rolling circumference at each corner is near exact, you'll be putting constant stress/use on the AWD center differential as it will always be working to make sure the axles are turning at the same speed. No idea how long it would take, but I think you'd blow through your center diff and may void your warranty as the uneven wheel size would be the cause.

I'm no engineer, so feel free to correct me oh wise forum members if I am wrong...
 

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On a RWD car, you could do this, on AWD you're asking for issues. Even replacing 2 of 4 tires isn't recommended with AWD due to the difference in tire circumference.

The issue with running 19 v 20 inch rims is that, unless the rolling circumference at each corner is near exact, you'll be putting constant stress/use on the AWD center differential as it will always be working to make sure the axles are turning at the same speed. No idea how long it would take, but I think you'd blow through your center diff and may void your warranty as the uneven wheel size would be the cause.

I'm no engineer, so feel free to correct me oh wise forum members if I am wrong...
No corrections needed, sir. Your statements are accurate and precise. ;)
 
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