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Like many here, I am looking between the 20" AT versus 22" AS options. I will not be driving off road (at least intentionally). I happen to be an emergency physician in the Indianapolis area. Currently I have dedicated snow tires for our all wheel drive vehicles but would love to avoid the hassle of seasonal wheel/tire changes. As I see it, the 20" AT option will have better snow traction than the 22" AS and more side wall (5.41" versus 7.04") for a more comfortable ride and better pot hole / expansion joint absorption but may be louder and a little sloppy due to more sidewall flex? The 22" will probably handle better on road but may ride rougher though more quietly?

For someone who has driven on both, what is your take?

Thank you in advance,
Sean from Indy - still waiting for the elusive R1S:)
 

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Like many here, I am looking between the 20" AT versus 22" AS options. I will not be driving off road (at least intentionally). I happen to be an emergency physician in the Indianapolis area. Currently I have dedicated snow tires for our all wheel drive vehicles but would love to avoid the hassle of seasonal wheel/tire changes. As I see it, the 20" AT option will have better snow traction than the 22" AS and more side wall (5.41" versus 7.04") for a more comfortable ride and better pot hole / expansion joint absorption but may be louder and a little sloppy due to more sidewall flex? The 22" will probably handle better on road but may ride rougher though more quietly?

For someone who has driven on both, what is your take?

Thank you in advance,
Sean from Indy - still waiting for the elusive R1S:)
I would not worry about the sidewall size not being comfortable. I have a Jeep GC running 265 /50 R20 with a 5.2 inch sidewall and the ride is very good. It has the quad-r-trac air suspension so I think it will be very similar to the R1S on 22s which is how I have mine configured.
 

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Like many here, I am looking between the 20" AT versus 22" AS options. I will not be driving off road (at least intentionally). I happen to be an emergency physician in the Indianapolis area. Currently I have dedicated snow tires for our all wheel drive vehicles but would love to avoid the hassle of seasonal wheel/tire changes. As I see it, the 20" AT option will have better snow traction than the 22" AS and more side wall (5.41" versus 7.04") for a more comfortable ride and better pot hole / expansion joint absorption but may be louder and a little sloppy due to more sidewall flex? The 22" will probably handle better on road but may ride rougher though more quietly?

For someone who has driven on both, what is your take?

Thank you in advance,
Sean from Indy - still waiting for the elusive R1S:)
I’ve driven all 3 sets. Looks aside for normal day to day use the 21” is without a doubt the best option. It’s the most comfortable, and the quietest.

Between the 20” and the 22” I would give the 20” the edge for snow performance. But ride quality and noise is fairly similar.
 

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I thought the 20" was more comfortable than the 22". I have the 20". Plus its easier to get replacement tires (I think).
I thought the 20" was more comfortable than the 22". I have the 20". Plus its easier to get replacement tires (I think).
Thats what everyone says, but riding in them it wasn’t that way. It might just be that we’ve repeated it on here that many times and not many of us drove them back to back.

If you go to Pirellis website and pull it up, they’re rated for comfort by Pirelli themselves.

I don’t agree with it fully as the 21” are more comfortable to me than the 22s, but interesting nonetheless.

20” Comfort Rating: 7/10
21” Comfort Rating: 9/10
22” Comfort Rating: 9/10

There are definitely more tire options for the 20s
 

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Thats what everyone says, but riding in them it wasn’t that way. It might just be that we’ve repeated it on here that many times and not many of us drove them back to back.

If you go to Pirellis website and pull it up, they’re rated for comfort by Pirelli themselves.

I don’t agree with it fully as the 21” are more comfortable to me than the 22s, but interesting nonetheless.

20” Comfort Rating: 7/10
21” Comfort Rating: 9/10
22” Comfort Rating: 9/10

There are definitely more tire options for the 20s

I should have said, I have experienced both. When I drove an R1T with the 22s it was a bit louder and I felt the bumps and holes in the road more. Could be that the road was in worse shape though.
 

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I have the 21's and its super comfortable and ultra quiet! When I drove one on 20's I could feel more body roll in soft suspension mode but it wasn't a bad thing, and once in stiff mode it was notably less. You really cant go wrong with any of them but if your main concern is winter driving then maybe the AT 20's is the way to go...
 

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Appreciate everyone's insights/comments. Ultimately decided to switch my configuration from 22" Sport Bright to 20" AT. I like both wheels but keep getting drawn back into the 20" wheels more. Plus I am hoping to avoid 2 sets of wheels/tires which is getting increasingly difficulty to lug around especially given the weight of these wheel/tire combinations.

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Appreciate everyone's insights/comments. Ultimately decided to switch my configuration from 22" Sport Bright to 20" AT. I like both wheels but keep getting drawn back into the 20" wheels more. Plus I am hoping to avoid 2 sets of wheels/tires which is getting increasingly difficulty to lug around especially given the weight of these wheel/tire combinations.

Thanks again
Sean
Good choice, I just did a week in a loaner on 22s while mine was in the shop (I have 20s). Loved the way they felt on dry roads but they’re pretty worthless in the snow. If I had more garage space I’d have 21s or 22s with true summer sport tires, 20” with ATs, and 20” snows.
 

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I have a 21s on mine. I'm using a loaner with 22s currently. I like the drivability and feel of my 21s. Just seems a bit too bumpy, but my first reaction was just the drive feel (starting/turning ) seemed a bit less snappy than my 21s. The black 22s look really awesome, but not as good of a drive in my opinion.
 

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An actual answer to the question asked:
I have actually driven my R1T with both 22's and 20's. The 22's (Pirelli) came with the truck and the highway and around town ride was fine. Nothing to compare it to. I mounted Nokian 275/65 20's on 20 x 9 rims. I think the ride is way better but noisier. Cornering in the dry 9/10 of the Pirellis. If they weren't winter tires, I'd probably leave them on all the time, and save my back switching them, in the process.
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Has anyone been successful in getting the R1T reprogrammed for the size difference between 275 50 22 and 275 65 20 tires? Speedo is off by over 3 miles per hour, showing slower than actual. I spoke to Rivian service and they will get back to me, but were very concerned that they were not Rivian wheels and if the load rating was sufficient on my Nokians. I assured them that they were and that this size tire is offered by Rivian. I doubt they will be helpful.
 

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My opinion is the 21" ride much quieter but the 20" are smoother over rough roads and generally handle bumps better.

I didn't test the 22" since I wasn't interested in that size on the R1T. (Would only consider on R1S, personally).
 
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