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Old 09-12-2010, 04:11 PM   #1
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choosing between Sahara and Sport - do 18" wheels on Sahara vs 17" on Sport (with a package) make any difference off road? What about on road? What about winter with snow? Thanks!

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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Tires will be cheaper and easier to find for 17s... Ive got a sahara that i switched tires with a rubicon specifically for the 17"s.. As far as driving, i didnt knotice much of a difference in driving when i did the switch...

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Old 09-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #4
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18" are unnecessary and look a bit weird on a Jeep. There is a white unlimited with the 18" moab rims and Wrangler SR-A tires in my parking lot and it always looks like its crossing over into the bling bling category with those size wheels. The 17" rims are perfect IMO for a Jeep. The alloy looks amazing and it the best fitting size for many different tire choices. There is just no reason to have anything bigger than 17" wheels. Its the right balance between rim size and wheel size.
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18" are unnecessary and look a bit weird on a Jeep. There is a white unlimited with the 18" moab rims and Wrangler SR-A tires in my parking lot and it always looks like its crossing over into the bling bling category with those size wheels. The 17" rims are perfect IMO for a Jeep. The alloy looks amazing and it the best fitting size for many different tire choices. There is just no reason to have anything bigger than 17" wheels. Its the right balance between rim size and wheel size.
I think I want to switch with a rubi as well
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I think the best balance between wheel and tire size would be determined by what the intended purpose is. If rock crawling or rough terrain is what the intended purpose is then 16s may be a better choice as they add a little more cushion between rocks and rim. 15s may be too small because of brake calipers.

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