Hi everyone, just had a quick question. I found some wheels and tires for a good deal on Craigslist that I'm going to pick up tomorrow. They are 18 inch wheels with 35 X12 inch tires. Basically the problem is these wheels are too far away to have the guy bring them to me and too close to have to pay to ship them unless I absolutely have to. I have a 2009 wrangler X JK all stock suspension, and I'm wondering if these wheels will fit on the jeep to bring them home? I know I cant offroad with these wheels and tires on stock suspension, so I should point out that with these wheels it will strictly be on highway use only to get it home. I just don't want to drive all the way to where the wheels are and them not fit or end up damaging something on my jeep. Please any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone.
Lol. Anything wrong with 35s on 18s? Sorry just asking, I'm a newbie at all this and just learning. I know it's kind of a crime and I hate admitting it but my jeep will probably turn out mall rated. I'm in flight school for the army and never really have much time to do any off roading. Thanks for the advice though. Like I said I'm just asking whats wrong with the set up? Not saying I don't agree with you
Tires for 18" wheels are very heavy and cost a ton. They will KILL your MPG and power even with proper gears. In addition, there are other upgrades you will need to run them safely in the long run. If your set on 35s then check them out on a smaller wheel i.e. 15 or 16 inch. The cost savings alone are worth the price of admission.
The tire/wheels you are looking at are being sold for a reason. The vid above is a total spoof. That guy is just an idiot.
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK
2013 JK - Lifted w/ 35s - Bilstein 5100s - Monster TB - Chopped Flares - Can't Keep It Clean
Lol yeah he was definitely funny to watch though. I've thought about 16s or 17s as well I've even thought about going with 33s. I've been really indecisive on this just found these 18/35 combo on Craigslist and it seemed like a good deal. But I didn't think too much about mpg and power issues to o along with it
There is nothing inherently wrong with 18-inch wheels, although I prefer 17s for daily driver/weekend warrior. I am not a fan of the little 15s, although I understand why people do it.
Generally speaking, 18s will handle better on the highway because there is less sidewall squirm. I prefer 17s because they strike a nice mix of sidewall height and wheel size, good for a dual purpose rig.
As for the argument about 18s being heavy and "killing" fuel economy, any larger OD tire can do that and while 18s are a bit heavier, it isn't a huge difference. Usually less than 10-percent when compared to a 15-inch wheel and couple percent difference between a 17 and an 18. Other factors come in to play as well, such as inflation, tread pattern, construction, etc.
To each his own when it comes to wheel and tire package. Very subjective and different answers for different needs.
Also, as stated above, there is some work you'll need to do to fit 35s and the costs only climb from there.
18 and 35s are fine I rather 17s but hey. The 35s will not fit stock suspension for a second tip your seats forwards, drop the top and put them in, or rent a trailer, but you will need to lift so make sure it a good deal your getting
IMO, if you don't plan on changing your gears between 4.88-5.13's and at the very least a leveling kit (2" front+1" rear) stay away from the 35's. ESP makes a good point about the cost of tires, I have 16's and wish I had 15's now that I'm thinking about my next set of tires in a year or so down the road. I would say that 33x12.5" tires are the largest tire you can or should go without more extensive mods.