For me the stopping became an issue towing, my boat weighs 12,000lbs and the 22.5's seriously diminished the braking ability with the boat behind it. As far as ride quality, well I own a tire/suspension shop in the Orlando area and after getting frustrated because I couldn't get it right, I tried 2 other local shops with no better results, so at that point I had to look at different alternatives or go back to stock wheels, hence the 19.5's. And I'm more anal about my vehicles than most people are. Again, these are just opinions/personal observations.
One thing I have noticed with people running the 22.5s is that they love them or hate them with no inbetween ground, maybe the problem is in the different adaptors, mine were American Force, and a couple of the wheel companies(like Brentz Wheels) now list a predrilled 22.5 so no adaptors required.
I understand fully, I have found a place that does it good,I had the tires and wheels, so I got them right, thats what the end result was, dont get me wrong I have been frustrated, but I will take looks over a perfect ride anyday.I don't have the patience to spend a year screwing around with something that I feel shouldn't be a problem to start with, your a better man than me, and in good concience I couldn't subject my customers to a year of aggrivation keep trying, its not profitable....lol
yep, I have known Frank fro a long time..I agree that dieselwheels is the better wheel. I know Frank personally and hes a great guy and he goes the extra mile to make things right.
Another thing no one has mentioned about 22.5s is that you might not be able to just balance then. Sometimes they need to be "trued" The tire will need to be shaved slightly.