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Old 01-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #1
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2012 JK 4-door 18" or 20" rims w/ 35" tire pics

I'm looking to go with 18" or 20" rims with 35" tires on a 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 4-Door and i can't make up my mind Vehicle will see more street use and little trail use, so all those 15, 16, 17" rim owners please don't be negative on this one.....thank you !!

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what's the BEST 35" A/T out there? Thanks everyone !!!

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Well since you counting out 15, 16 and 17 then I'd say go with 18's. Cheaper, and I think tires would be more readily available. As far as tire choice, go with the Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac or the Kelly Safari TSR. The Kelly is nearly identical to the Goodyear (Kelly is owned by Goodyear) but it's cheaper cause it isn't their flagship company. These are an aggressive AT and will look good compared to a BFG KO, Procomp AT or Cepek Fun Country. Mine are Kelly's.

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Duratrac because its one of the lightest tires out there. Great A/T tire. Good in snow also.
If you are dead set on 35's go Duratrac

I loved that tire in my Tj.
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Nice !! I am presently looking at the "Dick Cepek FC ll" 35" tire and the "Toyo Open Country" 35".....they are so much money, i'm hoping to get some decent miles out of them if i rotate them regularly. I will check out these Kelly's .... Thanks !!
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Get the 20s if money isn't an issue. 20s are pretty much standard on most higher trim model trucks and SUVs these days. You'll regret getting anything smaller for a street vehicle the first time you see another with them.
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Nice !! I am presently looking at the "Dick Cepek FC ll" 35" tire and the "Toyo Open Country" 35".....they are so much money, i'm hoping to get some decent miles out of them if i rotate them regularly. I will check out these Kelly's .... Thanks !!
Just remember about the weight and do your research. There are plenty of good lightweight tires out there. I believe Toyos are some of the heaviest.
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Old 01-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #7
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Go for the kelly tsr bad ass tire for a good price
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #8
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im having the same dilemma...im prob gonna go with the 20" XD monster wheels not sure on the tires tho
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im having the same dilemma...im prob gonna go with the 20" XD monster wheels not sure on the tires tho

i will keep you posted on my decision on what tire i purchased, as well as any research that could be informative to your purchase......thanks!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:18 PM   #11
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I run an 18" rim with 35" nitto's while these are MT, I had a nitto AT before, and really enjoyed them. I use mine as a dd and in my opinion if you go with an 18" rim it will make it look a little more aggressive!!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:52 PM   #12
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I just went through this....and here is my advice. If you are dead-set on the look of the 20s then go with the 20s.

But do understand that when you add HUGE wheel/tire packages and lifts that you completely alter the handling & braking characteristics of the vehicle. Everything from turning radius in parking lots distance it takes to stop the vehicle, and how it goes around a corner changes. If that stuff doesn't concern you then just go with the 20s. If it does then go with the 18s.

It really all depends on the "look" you are going for. What you are doing is mostly cosmetic, because I don't feel that any of the mods you describe in the other thread do much to "enhance" any function of the Jeep. It's just cosmetic---and that's ok.

Personally...I went with a set of black powdercoated OEMs & stock tires because I live around DC. I need a tight turning radius and ability to stop quickly if needed.

It's all a personal choice...many don't like my lights!!! So what! Everyone has their own style. Here is my mods:

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just a reference for you. the truck has 20" wheels and 35's. the jeep has 17" wheels and 35's.
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I run an 18" rim with 35" nitto's while these are MT, I had a nitto AT before, and really enjoyed them. I use mine as a dd and in my opinion if you go with an 18" rim it will make it look a little more aggressive!!!
isnt this more like a 33" tire on a 16" wheel?
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I debated 20's vs 18's for ages and went with 18's with 33" duratracs as I wasn't ready to lift my Jeep. Very happy with look and ride as mine is DD. probably won't even lift now, but who knows.
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Im very happy w my 18" and 37" tires w 4.5" of lift, great clearence, no rubbing and most think it looks great!

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Very nice !!
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I saw in a forum earlier of a rim made by or covered in "teflon", check it out, nothing sticks to them like salt, mud dirt. Sounded pretty cool to me
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18" and 35" Toyo MTs and really like the
I only did a 2" spacer lift on the road its great if you go offroad it rubs.
Now I have to invest more for a really lift
Should have done it right the first time
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18's on 35's with 3' suspension lift. very happy. I have not pinched the seam or changed gears. Its running great. Here are some garage pics. I have limited room in my garage so i had to store the old 5 tires under the jeep.
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I debated 20's vs 18's for ages and went with 18's with 33" duratracs as I wasn't ready to lift my Jeep. Very happy with look and ride as mine is DD. probably won't even lift now, but who knows.
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May I know what size tires are those? Thanks
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Are you guys running hub centric wheel rings with your xd wheels and others? I have a set of 18" monsters from my ram but the hub hole is bigger than the jeep so I think I need the centering rings or are the jeeps ok being lug centric?
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Are you guys running hub centric wheel rings with your xd wheels and others? I have a set of 18" monsters from my ram but the hub hole is bigger than the jeep so I think I need the centering rings or are the jeeps ok being lug centric?
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Im actually slapping some 20" rockstar chromes on now. 285/50/20
There sticking out of the fender a bit. Im sure there is a law on that.

I dont off road or do trails. just needed a vehicle for winters here. and i always loved jeeps.

So I opted for some summer wheels.
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tire size is 295 x 65 R18
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Im very happy w my 18" and 37" tires w 4.5" of lift, great clearence, no rubbing and most think it looks great!

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I'd go with the 18s. Don't forget that the spacing, shocks, etc are geared to a certain wheel size: depending on your trim, putting on big rims like 20s may need a little more than just changing the rims. Also, the bigger the rims, the more expensive the tire. Goodyears on 15s are 250. Good years on 18s are 449. That's QUITE a difference.

And lastly, I personally feel 20s look a bit silly on a jeep. Nothing with "true jeep crap", it's just the square shape with such high clearance and then such big rims. Eh. Looks a bit funny

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