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rim diameter and high speed blowout

Under the assumption that I am running 35x12 AT tires on a jku but I do a lot of highway cruising. Am I better with an 18 in rim over a 15? I know 15 r better for muddin but what would an 18 in rim increase control in a blowout?

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-28-2014, 03:55 AM
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Under the assumption that I am running 35x12 AT tires on a jku but I do a lot of highway cruising. Am I better with an 18 in rim over a 15? I know 15 r better for muddin but what would an 18 in rim increase control in a blowout?
From a purely theoretical standpoint it could be argued either way I guess though the 18 might have a slight advantage. Key word, might, given all factors equal.

FWIW, I've been wheeling Jeeps for over 30 years and have yet to have a blow out of any kind on any vehicle and i currently commute almost 100 miles a day on mud tires that I use for rock crawling that have also been grooved and siped. I wouldn't let a theoretical blow out dictate my tire/wheel choice.

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