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Hey all,

New to the forum with the purchase of my first Ridgeline this last weekend. Just posted full story in intros. But given I changed out the wheels before taking delivery, thought I would post a shorter version here.

My only complaint in the redesign of the G2 was the smallish 18" wheels. I'd looked at aftermarket 20" wheels on Tirerack.com but the modern styles to me are too open which make the stock rotors look too small. But I found the 20" pilot Touring black wheels were the perfect balance of size and solid looking design. I worked with my sales guy and their parts team to get the wheels at cost and their parts guys were also running a "buy 3 get 1 free" tire promo. I got the Michelin Defender in one width size over at 255/50-20 (tire diameter is only .2" larger than stock 18" tires). The Defenders are great tires. Long lasting and super quiet. I've kept the no miles stock wheels/tires as my winter combo. The Pilot wheels really change the look of the truck and exactly what I wanted.

Pick up at the dealership.


Once home.


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Looks awesome. Any rubbing?
Thanks. No rubbing at all. With the 255/50-20 Michelin Defender tires the overall diameter is only .2-.3' bigger than stock and the rims are still the same 8" wide with the same offset. The tires are .5" wider than stock so really not much difference at all. Part number on the wheels is 08W20-TG7-102 and they come with new TPMS sensor and center cap. They list for $499/each. The lowest price online was $328.90 (+ shipping) but I got the dealer to knock another $30 off each wheel as part of the purchase with the truck and no shipping charge.

The Michelin Defender tires are super quiet and the ride is amazing. Firm but not at all harsh.
 

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This is a great looking setup. Would you consider the black on these wheels to be a semi-gloss or a full gloss?
Thanks for the note! The black is full gloss. Factory description says they are gloss black with a protective gloss clear coat.
 

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Hey all,

New to the forum with the purchase of my first Ridgeline this last weekend. Just posted full story in intros. But given I changed out the wheels before taking delivery, thought I would post a shorter version here.

My only complaint in the redesign of the G2 was the smallish 18" wheels. I'd looked at aftermarket 20" wheels on Tirerack.com but the modern styles to me are too open which make the stock rotors look too small. But I found the 20" pilot Touring black wheels were the perfect balance of size and solid looking design. I worked with my sales guy and their parts team to get the wheels at cost and their parts guys were also running a "buy 3 get 1 free" tire promo. I got the Michelin Defender in one width size over at 255/50-20 (tire diameter is only .2" larger than stock 18" tires). The Defenders are great tires. Long lasting and super quiet. I've kept the no miles stock wheels/tires as my winter combo. The Pilot wheels really change the look of the truck and exactly what I wanted.

Pick up at the dealership.


Once home.


A few more angles.




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Hey all,

New to the forum with the purchase of my first Ridgeline this last weekend. Just posted full story in intros. But given I changed out the wheels before taking delivery, thought I would post a shorter version here.

My only complaint in the redesign of the G2 was the smallish 18" wheels. I'd looked at aftermarket 20" wheels on Tirerack.com but the modern styles to me are too open which make the stock rotors look too small. But I found the 20" pilot Touring black wheels were the perfect balance of size and solid looking design. I worked with my sales guy and their parts team to get the wheels at cost and their parts guys were also running a "buy 3 get 1 free" tire promo. I got the Michelin Defender in one width size over at 255/50-20 (tire diameter is only .2" larger than stock 18" tires). The Defenders are great tires. Long lasting and super quiet. I've kept the no miles stock wheels/tires as my winter combo. The Pilot wheels really change the look of the truck and exactly what I wanted.
They look great - PM sent with a few questions. Thanks.

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Dojoe, Grazie, is it alright if I said I don’t like the look?

The parking lot shot doesn’t seem bad but the road shots from a diagonal view looks like the Ridge is sitting on a dueling frame or on something you would see in a monster truck arena.

The pictures on the the other thread with the forum member “Gost” something another with the 20 x 9.5 wheels that was placed on a lowered suspension looks better fitted and in better proportion; it’s not screaming anything; it isn’t a radical departure from form and function; it’s attractive but not raising eyebrows. The space in your wheel wells does not say Ridgeline.

I feel no pleasure in writing this critique but no much as I struggle, the right thing is to also say something positive about your truck. It looks clean, well kept and highly personalized. It may also be artistically utilitarian, modern, fresh and industrial.

May the truck continue to bring great joy to you and may God bless and keep you safe.
 

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Hey all,

New to the forum with the purchase of my first Ridgeline this last weekend. Just posted full story in intros. But given I changed out the wheels before taking delivery, thought I would post a shorter version here.

My only complaint in the redesign of the G2 was the smallish 18" wheels. I'd looked at aftermarket 20" wheels on Tirerack.com but the modern styles to me are too open which make the stock rotors look too small. But I found the 20" pilot Touring black wheels were the perfect balance of size and solid looking design. I worked with my sales guy and their parts team to get the wheels at cost and their parts guys were also running a "buy 3 get 1 free" tire promo. I got the Michelin Defender in one width size over at 255/50-20 (tire diameter is only .2" larger than stock 18" tires). The Defenders are great tires. Long lasting and super quiet. I've kept the no miles stock wheels/tires as my winter combo. The Pilot wheels really change the look of the truck and exactly what I wanted.

Pick up at the dealership.


Once home.


A few more angles.




I am just like u. I do not like the look of the 18 stock rims. I found a killer deal. Same rims but polished on FB marketplace for $100 including sensors.
I have 2 questions for ya:
1) any noticeable difference in speedometer with bigger tires?
2) why did u choose to go up from 245 to 255?
Thanks
 
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