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Old 02-04-2011, 09:25 AM
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jk has 18's ??

Hey gang,
just bought a 2007 jk 4x4x4 sahara
Has 18,s stock rims
Most here talk about 17's
can you give me pro & cons on rim size.
would like to upgrade tires 18's are expensive
also seems limited to tires in the 18 size.
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:27 AM   #2
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JK's come stock with 16, 17, or 18" wheels, depending on the trim... Obviously tires are more abundant and less expensive for the smaller wheel sizes. Smaller wheels offer more sidewall for a nicer offroad experience as well. You can change the wheel size to what suits your needs and taste... 5x5 bp, with no more than 6" bs will suit you fine....

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Old 02-04-2011, 02:17 PM
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Can i go to 17" wheels from 18" without problems??
I may sound crazy but on my f-350 i wanted to go down to smaller rim
they will not work as they put bigger brakes on that yr.
I was stuck with what i had.
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Yea, but your 18" tires will, have a hard time holding air !!


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Can i go to 17" wheels from 18" without problems??
I may sound crazy but on my f-350 i wanted to go down to smaller rim
they will not work as they put bigger brakes on that yr.
I was stuck with what i had.
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Otherwise, no problemo with new tires

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Old 02-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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You can go down to a 16" wheel if you like on a JK. Smaller than that can cause some rubbing on the calipers if the offset isn't right.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:23 PM
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Jimbox, I was going to fill them with foam is that ok.
This way i can float across the everglades.
Now, i see some jeep owners prefer steel over aluminum
Is this for the hard core off roader??
I know my bigger trucks balance better with steel wheels for road use.
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Generally the only steel wheels desired, are the 15" wheels because you can get them "CHEAP" with 3.75" backspace to SOMETIMES clear the brake calipers--but !


[QUOTE=reelalure;1034644]Jimbox, I was going to fill them with foam is that ok.
This way i can float across the everglades.
Now, i see some jeep owners prefer steel over aluminum
Is this for the hard core off roader??
I know my bigger trucks balance better with steel wheels for road use.[/QUOTE

Hopefully thats a dieing trait--pretty hard to beat 16" extreme alloy wheels-they usually come with a larger bead holding shoulder !!

Foam is a GREAT IDEA, I wanna see pics !!

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Old 02-04-2011, 10:44 PM
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Thanks, Jimbox
I just picked up the jeep this week and i am having a hard time
deciding what lift, how much, and tire's and rims.
Not hard core off road, most road use.
I have not found a local store that seems to know alot about jeeps.
trying to get edumacated here.

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