||08-12-2013 10:14 PM
Yes....another wheel / tire question..
Trading in my '12 JKU Sport on Wednesday for a '14 JKUS. I left my '12 all stock, but on the new one I want to pull the trigger on wheels and tires and a 2.5" lift when it arrives.
My dilemma is that I love the look of the 18" wheels, but the common response I've read is to go with 17's for more sidewall.
These are the wheels I want matched with some 35 Pro Comp MT tires:
Fuel Wheels Part mhtd51317905550 - D513 Throttle, 17x9 with 7 on 150 Bolt Pattern - Matte Black Milled
Fuel says the backspacing on both the 17 and 18 rim is 5".
A little info on my intentions:
This is of course my main vehicle. I am not going to rock climb with it, however I do camp a lot in the summer and fall and will take it on trails etc. Nothing major. I also pull an 18' ski boat to the lake during summer months.
Would I really NEED the extra rubber I'd get with a 17 for my purpose, or would the 18's and 35s be fully capable for all purpose?
Also as far as wheel width...17/18x9 or 17/18x10?