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Old 09-25-2011, 11:28 PM
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Would this set-up suck off-road?

Buying a jeep soon, and looking at mods. Wondering if this set-up would suck off road or not?

I know some people dont like bigger rims, but for off-road performance curious if anyone has any actual experience. The reviews ive read seem to be that bigger rims dont really affect off-road performance that much. The rims on there are 22inch with 35s. Wondering if i should go with 20s instead as 22s wouldnt work well off-road. thoughts?

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Buying a jeep soon, and looking at mods. Wondering if this set-up would suck off road or not?

I know some people dont like bigger rims, but for off-road performance curious if anyone has any actual experience. The reviews ive read seem to be that bigger rims dont really affect off-road performance that much. The rims on there are 22inch with 35s. Wondering if i should go with 20s instead as 22s wouldnt work well off-road. thoughts?
Good looking rig. Not used to seeing jeeps with that large of rims. I would be worried that I would somehow damage the rim since it has more exposure due to it's size.
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35x12.50x17 works well on the trails. I've never seen 22" wheels on the trails - just the street.
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I suspect you'd have some issues with less rubber to wrap around or conform to obstacles. And it's almost a given that the rims would earn some scratches, or even a bent bead.
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Depends. If your talking about deep mud, rock crawling, or sand then they will suck, not to mention the others on the trail making fun of them. But for a normal trail they will work just fine,
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YEa on a dirt road or bumpy trail or something yea they are fine ...i wouldnt take them any further off road than that...mostly due to the smaller area on the tire and more rim will most likely get messed up on bigger rocks and stuff.
I do like how it looks though
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thanks for the quick replies. Ya, the wheeling we have around here is mostly decommissioned logging roads, with small rocks, creek crossing etc. No rock crawling, or sand.

I have had various tire sizes on my rigs but never 22 and 35s. I had 22s on another truck and bent the rim, but i was going 90kmh and hit a huge pot hole on a dirt road (not that surprising). The rubber wasnt a 35 though. So i wont get 22s and thinner rubber again, plus i didnt like the look. 35s on 22s i thought wouldnt have issues with bending rims, but not sure hence me asking. i have also had plenty of 35s and 33s on smaller rims sizes, but thought the bigger rims looked good on that jeep. However, i didnt want it to suck off road.
My main worry was about sidewall issues, ie. rocks, etc. fn-ing up the rims because there isnt enough sidewall.

I know some people dont like the look, but was wondering if anyone has actually wheeled using bigger rims and their experience.
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Is it me or does that rig look flat black?? Nice rig thought, the rims... Ahhhh there nice I guess.
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ya, i think its got a vinyl wrap, and had all the decals pulled off.

i just found the jeep on ebay when i was looking at jeeps. i wouldnt suggest a vinyl wrap, as i would imagine it would probably scratch easily with branches etc.
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If you even find tires that you like in that size, you're still gonna have to consider the price point... A jump from just 17" to 18" wheel for a 35" tire is usually around $70-100 a tire. Can't imagine what it would be for a 22".
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Let me show you, and its not the best example, but in this pic I still have 22 lbs of air, if I had your rims I would be damaging them and this is a mild little roll over a rock

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In general I favor taller tires, but have no on-trail experience with really skinny sidewalls.

Question: how does the 22/35 setup affect the street-ride and handling?
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Wondering if this set-up would suck off road or not?
Yes.
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Let me show you, and its not the best example, but in this pic I still have 22 lbs of air, if I had your rims I would be damaging them and this is a mild little roll over a rock

ah ya, i could see how that could f up the rims. Thanks for the pic.
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with street vehicles the rims are the focal point, shiny, flashy, large, with off-road vehicles, the tires are the focal point, meaty, BIG, knobby, did I say big? lol

15" rims are by far the standard, some people are starting to run 16" rims but its still rare, so you find the best selection of off-road and multi-purpose tires and the best prices, for 15" rims.
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I have had 35s on a 20" rim on my f250 and never had a problem. That jeep looks nice in my opinion.
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15" rims are by far the standard, some people are starting to run 16" rims but its still rare, so you find the best selection of off-road and multi-purpose tires and the best prices, for 15" rims.

not really ture. 17s are the slandered for most built rigs (need bigger wheels to clear the hubs on 1 ton axles) so there are a ton of 35 X17s and 37x17s. very hard to find a 37x15 any more

I would personally run a 20 with a 37in tall tire that will both look good on the street and work alright in the dirt give you enough sidewall to air down your tires
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Thanks for the feedback!

Leaning towards the 20's.

Doesn't sound like anyone has actually wheeled with 22s and 35s. I do like the way that jeep looks as well though.
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...Doesn't sound like anyone has actually wheeled with 22s and 35s...
If this is what you call wheeling, then you'll be fine:
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Don't touch the 20's unless your running at least near 40in tires.. No bigger then a 17in rim max is what you should be looking for. Especially if you ever plan to go offroad. It's your Jeep and do as you please just don't forget to wave and enjoy the ride
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quality of the rim is going to come into play with something like that. if the rims are strong and well built it wouldn't be as much of a problem as say, a cheep China knock off.
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If this is what you call wheeling, then you'll be fine:
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His mom is gonna be P.O.'ed when she sees how dirty her got her $80,000 truck...
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I must say, that Denali is basically useless off road. I kinda feel bad for the guy. What the heck was he trying to prove?
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If this is what you call wheeling, then you'll be fine:
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If this is what you call wheeling, then you'll be fine:
GMC Yukon Denali Off Road - YouTube
From what I've seen, that's not off-road - it's a training park. Sort of Off-road 101 for someone that wants to get the feel of something other than asphalt under their wheels...
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ya, no sand or wheeling like that here. The wheeling around here is logging roads, but they do have large rocks, trees, and sometimes snow. No rock crawling.

That guy is sporting pretty thin non-off road rubber, so no wonder it works like crap.

22"s would likely not work well, and the large rocks would f them up.

The 35's with 20's look like they would work just fine. Even if you don't like the look, functionally i think they would work well.

I guess i will find out! If i f up the rims, i will let you know.

I will post back when i eventually get everything set-up, but that's not going to be for a few months.
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I am looking forward to here back from you as the functionality of 20's and 35's is poor at best. Don't air down and they might survive, maybe...
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How much are they?

I'd venture a guess at around $6,000.00 for a set of 4.

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