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Donk – 10 of the biggest wheels we’ve seen on a car or a truck

We've seen some big rims in our time, but lately the style is to go-big-or-go-home. We've put together this collection of 10 of the biggest rims we have seen yet, and invite you to add your comments if you have seen bigger. Also, what do you think of this style? The practice of putting big wheels on an older car is called a "donk", but some newer models are getting the big wheel treatment as well.

Most times a donk is a car from the 70s, 80s or early 90s and is usually American built or a Lexus. You often need to lift the car to fit the large wheels, and many times you need to do also do heavy suspension work and fender work. Most wheels on a donk are from 22" to 30 inch but some do go bigger.

Above: Our first donk is a classic Chevy Caprice, which is a very popular car to lift and put huge wheels on. You'll notice that these big wheels are see through, a new style and trend we've noticed.

Above: Donk's aren't limited to sedans. This Corvette, with side exit headers was lifted and fitted with incredibly large wheels. We think this is a fake corvette, and they only used the body and put it over a different chassis.

Above: Looks like you can also turn a limo into a donk... why? why not! This limo has been lifted so the chassis sits above the wheels as the wheels are too large to fit into the fenders. My question is, how do they even get into this car?

Above: This donk might not have the biggest wheels, but it sure looks like one of the highest one's I've seen. If the limo above looked hard to get into, this one boggles my mind even further.

Above: Looking to have the biggest wheels on any vehicle ever? Check out this Toyota SUV with 40" wheels - absolutely incredible. I wonder how much each tire costs!

Above: Very unique. A Hummer H3 is fitted with wagon wheels. Not sure how it drives since it has almost no rubber on the tires, but I'd imagine it's more for show than for go.

Above: One of the most colorful donk Camaro's I've seen. The wheels look huge, likely over 34" rims on this one.

Above: The Chevy Avalanche has become a popular platform to convert into a donk. Check out this one with some of the biggest wheels we have seen. We'd love to take a peek at this truck's suspension!

Above: These are the biggest wheels we have seen on a Ford Explorer, even better than any Ford Expedition we've seen.

Above: The Chevy Impala used to be the classic low-rider, but now it's being converted into a donk with the biggest wheels around.

So what do you guys think? Is this trend here to stay or is it a dying fad? Any of you have a donk or want one? Leave your comments below!

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  1. not being offensive but the top is called box chevy, not a donk but the donks were the chevy caprice or impalas in 1971-1976 or something close to that

  2. Heard about wheels like this being “taco’d” by speed bumps. Anyone else? Seems to me, the wheels need some sort of DOT approval to be street legal, so maybe it was an urban myth.

    • I could imagine the wheels on the yellow ‘vette getting taco’d on a speed bump pretty easily, due to the big gaps between the spokes.

      I’m surprised that Mercedes hasn’t flipped over going around a bend/corner yet. Terrifyingly top-heavy.

  3. the vette is pretty close to the worst photoshop job I have ever seen… check the shadows, the sun angle on the body compared to the background… not even close…

  4. I wouldn’t have one if it was given to me.

  5. That super fake 40″ Toyota Landcruiser is pretty bad too. look at the size of lug pattern. The clearance behind wheels are way too high off of the ground. also the wheels/tires on the other side are much smaller. 40″ my arse.

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