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Old 11-10-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Question Rims and Tires!

Does anyone know if 18 inch rims are standard on the 2010 X JK? I think thats what I have and am wondering if these monsters are what this comes with new? They do say Jeep on them?? What if I wanted to go to an alloy 16 inch rim? Would I have to change anything? Snowing in the Sierras tonight. Made me look at the tires.

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Old 11-10-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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18" are standard on the Sahara only

17" for the 2010 X and 17" for the rubicon - you can check out jeep.com for the 2010's too...

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I have the Sport. It came stock with 16 inch. But was delivered with 17 as an option. Not certain, but I think 18 was on Sahara model.
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Does anyone know if 18 inch rims are standard on the 2010 X JK? I think thats what I have and am wondering if these monsters are what this comes with new? They do say Jeep on them?? What if I wanted to go to an alloy 16 inch rim? Would I have to change anything? Snowing in the Sierras tonight. Made me look at the tires.
A smart Sahara customer might've struck a deal where he told the dealer to remove the 18s and swap them with some 17s from another unit.
Leaving you with the crappy 18s.

Sell the 18s to an unwary mall-person and buy yourself some aftermarket wheels.
I think all the wheel turmoil is moot anyhow. Since none of the stock wheels have the right backspacing for 33"+ tires, aftermarket wheels are always a necessity anyhow if you want to go large.
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Already said somewhat but to clarify:

Sport = 16" or 17" stock (225/75/16, 255/75/17)
Sahara = 18" stock (265/70/18)
Rubicon = 17" stock (255/75/17)
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A smart Sahara customer might've struck a deal where he told the dealer to remove the 18s and swap them with some 17s from another unit.
Leaving you with the crappy 18s.

Sell the 18s to an unwary mall-person and buy yourself some aftermarket wheels.
I think all the wheel turmoil is moot anyhow. Since none of the stock wheels have the right backspacing for 33"+ tires, aftermarket wheels are always a necessity anyhow if you want to go large.
What he said, especially the bold part...........
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The larger 18 won't ruin my drivetrain or gears etc will it?
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No. They'll just make you sad about how much you have to pay for tires and the fact that you can't put very wide tires on them.....
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I have a set of 18's in my garage that I would be happy to part with!
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:00 PM   #10
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No thanks Zobie...looks like I got stuck..so anyone recommend some inexpensive nice looking alloy rims??
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Go to Quadratec .com & look at all the wheels, then when you choose one see if you can get them cheaper from 4wd.com. I just got some with a $50 discount & 15% off for 5 rims, they delivered them with free shipping within 3 days of the order. It has restored my faith in that company thats for sure. Then I got tires from Travis on (Discount tires) very good deal
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If two identical Jeeps have these set ups which one has greater ground clearance?

Both have 2 inch lift. One has 16 inch wheel with 33 inch tires. One has 18 inch wheels with 33 inch tires. Is the axle height the most important or underbody?
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33 is the diameter of the entire tire. It doesn't matter what size the wheel is the difference is that you have more tire wall height on a smaller wheel but a 33 is a 33 no matter if it is a 16 or 18. Center of axle to outer edge of tire will be the same for both
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If two identical Jeeps have these set ups which one has greater ground clearance?

Both have 2 inch lift. One has 16 inch wheel with 33 inch tires. One has 18 inch wheels with 33 inch tires. Is the axle height the most important or underbody?
What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of iron?
They're both a pound. But I'd rather have the feathers in my pillow...

The big differences for the Jeep owner:
1. 33s on 16s will air-down better and provide a nice large contact patch when traction is needed
2. 33s on 16s will air-down better and provide a contact patch that will deform better over sharp debris/obstacles that would otherwise puncture a tire
3. 33s on 16s will have a more comfortable ride
4. 33s for 16s cost much much less than 33s for 18s
5. There are more options for quality rubber in the 33 on 16 size category
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:12 PM   #15
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So should I look at 15 or 16 inch rims? 16's sounds like the winners..I suppose 15 would be too small..?
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So should I look at 15 or 16 inch rims? 16's sounds like the winners..I suppose 15 would be too small..?
Good question! Saves me from asking.
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So should I look at 15 or 16 inch rims? 16's sounds like the winners..I suppose 15 would be too small..?
15's could hit your brakes depending on the wheel. 16 sounds like it may be better for you.
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So should I look at 15 or 16 inch rims? 16's sounds like the winners..I suppose 15 would be too small..?
I honestly think a 17 inch wheel is the best all around wheel you can buy. Its comfortable on road, and offroad it can still airdown super low, and not have the huge sidewall belly at 10psi that a 16incher will. 16 wins the price game, but 17 wins all around functionality and looks in my book.
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There are factors to consider for choosing your wheels.
15s have the best rubber choices for sheer numbers and price; some don't fit though. Needs a small backspace number to fit.

16s have a great variety and price for rubber but not infinite.

And I'd pick a 17 if I were going 35 or larger.
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Well I definately have 18's on this X Does that mean I had more miles on it than shown when I bought it? If I go down to 16's will the change in diameter effect the speedometer? Sorry so many questions..just trying to get a grasp on the whole tire thing and there is no better knowledge than experience...
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Well I definately have 18's on this X Does that mean I had more miles on it than shown when I bought it? If I go down to 16's will the change in diameter effect the speedometer? Sorry so many questions..just trying to get a grasp on the whole tire thing and there is no better knowledge than experience...
As long as you stay on the same radius in tire, wheel size doesnt matter, a 35 on a 15 is the same as a 35 on a 17, the sidewall height is just different on the tire.
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Cool

Ahh I see..now it makes sense...
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I have five 16" stock steel wheels that need a new home in the for sale section. Came off my 2007. Nothing wrong with them, I found a deal on 17" stok alloys I couldn't pass up.
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I have five 16" stock steel wheels that need a new home in the for sale section. Came off my 2007. Nothing wrong with them, I found a deal on 17" stok alloys I couldn't pass up.
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16 inch wheels with 245/75R16 tires are what's suppose to be on my X.
I have 265/75R18's on it the way it came last week when we bought it. Just wondering if I go down in tire size and rim if there will be any issues..? Damn the 18's feel like I am trying to stop a semi.
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Found 5 16inch Jeep rims..The lady has them from a 2010 Wrangler and wants to sell them. I shouldn't have any gearing issues etc if I put these on and take the damn 18inch rims off will I????..I am thinking 16 inch rims with the 245/75 R16 upgraded X tire size.
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Why would you need a lift if you are going from stock 32 to 33? In terms of radius from the center of the axle you are only adding 1/2". Is this really adding a rubbing issue especially if you get a new wheel with better backspacing say 4.50 to 5.0
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Not wanting a lift..etc just want to get back to a decent tire wall and a better size rim..These 18 inchers have such thin tire bumps are like rock...This is my DD and I just drive dirt snow & mud a little...
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Um, have you checked the air pressure in your tires? If they're over inflated they will ride like crap. Do that first, it's free. Not that more sidewall is a bad idea, by any means, but if ride comfort is your only concern, then I'd definitely check the pressure.....
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Thanks..will do that..
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Um, have you checked the air pressure in your tires? If they're over inflated they will ride like crap. Do that first, it's free. Not that more sidewall is a bad idea, by any means, but if ride comfort is your only concern, then I'd definitely check the pressure.....

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