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Old 11-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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20" wheels???

I'm expecting plenty of opinions on this based on what I've read on a few forums. Thats exactly what I'm after but if anyone can provide any cold hard facts as well, that would be brilliant.

I have just signed on the dotted line for a new 2012 model Wrangler unlimited. Mainly because they look awesome, but it suits my life style by the beach and exploring. I have zero off road experience - something that I'm looking to address fairly quickly. I would say it will be mainly sand dunes/beach, or dirt tracks rather than anything super extreme for the foreseeable future.

A wheel related question if anyone has the time to answer

I have gone for the 20 inch alloys wheels - these are fitted locally once the jeep released here (Sydney, Australia), which the 2012 models aren't yet (they are still selling 2011 stock off) so I can cancel these if needs be. I've read some stuff about 20" reducing the 4WD capabilities and am trying to work out what the implications are exactly. The 20s look the nuts, but thats pretty pointless if its going to restrict my off-roading capability?

I'm fairly sure that it's the tyres that will impact, not the rims themselves - I'll be getting an all terrain tyre - Coopers - and will not be low profile. it will all be fitted by the Jeep garage here - staff seem very knowledgeable & honest about their proposals.

Just looking for any opinions/observations.

Thanks in advance

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Old 11-28-2011, 09:55 PM   #2
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The best for off roading is smaller rims, larger tires. What size tire are you aiming for?

32" is the largest w/o a lift, though 33" can be done with minimal rubbing issues. Most that do up to a 33" get 15, 16, or 17" rims. 20" isn't really suitable for a Jeep or off road unless you're planning 37" and a big lift.

Most importantly, the smaller the rims, the cheaper the tires.

Do whatever you want though, it's your Jeep.
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