Originally Posted by Gottagofast
Well do what pleases you but ONLY IF I also like it!!!!
The combo you mentioned is very popular and will blow your mind with where a jeep set up that way can go.... One thing to consider that many folks new to jeeps don't expect... wider wheels and tires that stick out further cover the jeep in whatever you drive over.... if you select wheels with stock width and backspacing you can avoid that but of course lots of folks like the wide look enough to put up with issue I mentioned...
Either way post up some pics for us and happy jeeping....
More agreement that I'll expand upon.
Gottagofast mentions wider tires covering your Jeep in whatever you're driving through (over).
I live a long block down a dirt/gravel road and whenever it rains mud flies and when the road is dry, dust flies.
My solution to keeping my Jeep (relatively) clean with wider wheels (4" backspacing) is 6" pocket flares.
I bought the Rugged Ridge flares and they fit OK. I have Bushwhackers on my F-150 and they fit like factory flares. The Bushwhackers are double the price.
Wider wheels can, on occasion, cause issues. My next door neighbor tore up his extra wide JK custom painted wheels in Moab at some real narrow passageway. I wasn't there when it happened, but saw the wheels upon his return home. We both agreed, on the trail things get torn up....Just the cost of doing business. What was he going to do, turn around? That was probably an exceptionally rare instance.
Not mentioned is wider wheels theoretically put greater strain on the wheel bearings. Since this is 'theory' and not a commonly accepted 'fact' I wouldn't let it affect my decision in choosing wheels for my Jeep.
Yeah, post some pics!
Good Luck, L.M.