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Old 02-27-2016, 09:25 AM
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What Size Rims?

I'm putting the lift on my 2012 JK today, in a couple weeks I'm going to install Razor Stubby Pocket Style Fenders. In time I'll be getting different tires. I want 35x12.50's. But what would be the best way to go on rim size? I like 20's and 15's. Is it best to go with tall sidewalls? Or is it personal preference? I need input from Jeepers with experience. HELP

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Old 03-02-2016, 01:52 AM   #2
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If you're going to wheel your Jeep at all then you'll want a taller sidewall for more protection and airing down. If on the other hand your Jeep will only see pavement then a taller sidewall doesn't matter as much.

For a 35" tire I would do 17" wheels. Would be the best all around ride for both on and off road while giving you more than enough sidewall for wheeling. If you did a 15" wheel you would not be able to ever upgrade the brakes to a big brake kit as the calipers would not fit, something to think about.

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Old 03-02-2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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Man brother, I posted a few questions about going with 20's wheels and I was talked out of it, sure it looks good but your ride suffers quite substantially, plus it adds more maintenance to do on your Jeep, stay 17 if need be the most 18! but manufacturers have plenty of 17's wheels available that look nice~ Are you using your Jeep as a DD or trails etc, what kind of driver are you, are you concerned with comfort, ride quality, etc etc those are the internal questions that you should be asking... Good luck~
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Old 03-02-2016, 12:07 PM   #4
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I have 17" rims with 35" tires on my '15 JK and it's a daily driver.
I have and like 20" rims and will put them on my jeep once my 5 tires finally need to be replaced, which is a long ways away.

Do watcha like. It's your jeep. We all use it differently.
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Old 03-03-2016, 08:35 PM   #5
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If you want to go off road at all, DO NOT go with 20's! If you are building a mall crawler then the 20's will be fine.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:12 PM   #6
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If you want 20's buy 20's get what YOU want not what others tell you to do. If it is a total offered jeep thats one thing but if it is mainly a driver and a weekend warrior then buy the 20's
I have them and it will not be a mall crawler as some call it.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:29 AM   #7
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i have a 2016 jeep wangler sport with 255-75-16 i would like to change tire and rim any ideal out there what size i can use and type for daily driving
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Old 03-07-2016, 05:52 AM
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Thanks everyone for the input. It is a Daily Driver but I'm sure we're gonna wheel it. I think we're gonna wind up with 17's. I got the lift on it, only 2 1/2 inch but it did make a difference so with the bigger tires I hope it still fits in the garage but if not it'll be outside. Cool Beans and Happy Wheelin' To All

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