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post #1 of 4 Old 05-13-2013, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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18" rims

I have a 93 YJ stock and I am looking at new wheels. I have an opportunity to get some nice 18" rims with tires for a good price. What is the down side with going with such large rims? I mostly do road driving.

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-13-2013, 06:59 PM
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Assuming the profile of your tires shrinks to maintain the same overall diameter, you'll get better road handling, a rougher ride, and less sidewall flex (only a concern OFFroad). You MIGHT also save some weight and/or reduce your wheel+tire rotational inertia.

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post #3 of 4 Old 05-13-2013, 08:14 PM
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the rim will weigh more than thetire as compared to a 17or less. Unless they are very thin rims or made of carbonfiber or other high tech alloys. The cost of thetire will be alot more for a 18 compared to the 15"s that jeep had.

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-22-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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ok, thanks for your advice
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