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Old 08-11-2006, 04:28 PM   #1
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changing the size of my wheels

Hey ya'll,

I have a chance to get some 16 in Liberty wheels for like $100.
Should I go for it? I think my Wrangler originally had 15's. Will the switch effect my milage or anything?

As you can tell, I don't know a whole lot about vehicles.

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Old 08-11-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-11-2006, 05:13 PM   #3
coilovers are damn flexy
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Shouldn't hurt anything, because your overall diameter of wheel and tire, will be the same. You may pay a little more for the 16" tires, you may want to check on that. You just end up with a little less side wall.
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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nah it won't hurt your mileage cuz like blu said, it will be the same diameter with just less side wall...but you will have to get new tires to fit the new 16' you want to run the same size tire as what is on there or go bigger while your at it since your gonna have to buy new tires anyway? unless you have ugly the ugly factory steel wheels on there i wouldn't change the tire and wheel unless i was going bigger because you just getting a new wheel with a tire that isn't any bigger...and if you have the 'styled' aluminum wheels then i don't think it would look any better and it wouldn't be bigger
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:01 AM   #5
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thanks guys. I have the old factory steel wheels. My current ones look kinda greyish.
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