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post #1 of 24 Old 09-10-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Tough Time Finding Off-Road Tires

I have 18x8.5 wheels on my Laredo X. All that matters is the height of the wheel. So I'd be able to get an 18x9.

However, it's extremely difficult to find a nice set of off-road tires that are either 18x8.5 or 18x9.

I have a dark grey Grand Cherokee and I need the rims to look good.

Has anyone else had trouble getting these size rims? If not, could someone help me?

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post #2 of 24 Old 09-10-2011, 11:03 PM
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I'm not sure what you're saying here. For a particular rim width, there is a wide range of tires in different widths that will fit.
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I have 18x8.5 wheels on my Laredo X. All that matters is the height of the wheel. So I'd be able to get an 18x9.

However, it's extremely difficult to find a nice set of off-road tires that are either 18x8.5 or 18x9.

I have a dark grey Grand Cherokee and I need the rims to look good.

Has anyone else had trouble getting these size rims? If not, could someone help me?
Look back a few pages in the forum and find the "Wheel and Tire Thread" it should do the trick for you.
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You DO NOT get a set of tires that are the same width as the rim. I believe the tires are about 10" or 11" wide overall on the WK2. Either use a calculator to figure out the dimensions of the factory tires and go from there, or stick with tires that are measured in metric that are the same size as the factory ones.

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You DO NOT get a set of tires that are the same width as the rim. I believe the tires are about 10" or 11" wide overall on the WK2. Either use a calculator to figure out the dimensions of the factory tires and go from there, or stick with tires that are measured in metric that are the same size as the factory ones.
The stock wheels on my Laredo X are 18x8.5...I could get 18x9.
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The Wheel Width does not correlate with the Tire width unless you are talking about getting new rims.

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The Wheel Width does not correlate with the Tire width unless you are talking about getting new rims.
A rim is a wheel.

A tire is a tire.

I'm trying to find tough steel wheels that'll look good with my Jeep GC. I'm saying that it's extremely tough to find 18 inch off-road steel wheels/rims.
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Actually, the wheel is a combination of the rim and tire. I have seen it used to refer to both the rim or tire as a seperate piece. Glad we got that clarified though. Have you tried looking at JK rims? They are the same bolt pattern, so all you need to do is find one with the desired specs made for a JK.

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A rim is a wheel.

A tire is a tire.

I'm trying to find tough steel wheels that'll look good with my Jeep GC. I'm saying that it's extremely tough to find 18 inch off-road steel wheels/rims.
Ahh.. you confused us all with the thread title and you said tire in your post. Now it makes sense. Try looking at tirerack.com.
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Actually, the wheel is a combination of the rim and tire. I have seen it used to refer to both the rim or tire as a seperate piece. Glad we got that clarified though. Have you tried looking at JK rims? They are the same bolt pattern, so all you need to do is find one with the desired specs made for a JK.
Sorry for the confusion. No I haven't. Does it matter what years?

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Ahh.. you confused us all with the thread title and you said tire in your post. Now it makes sense. Try looking at tirerack.com.

Sorry. I looked at tirerack.com and the wheels/rims there aren't that nice.
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Nope, JK rims are JK rims. Try places like quadratec or 4wd to find what you want, then shop for the best price. AEV makes nice rims, and you should be able to find something that fits. JK Sahara Rims are a direct fit, 18", and look terrible on the JK, but great of the WK2:

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Nope, JK rims are JK rims. Try places like quadratec or 4wd to find what you want, then shop for the best price. AEV makes nice rims, and you should be able to find something that fits. JK Sahara Rims are a direct fit, 18", and look terrible on the JK, but great of the WK2:
I have the dark grey WK2, and I'm really looking for black rims.

4wd requires information that I don't know, haha. I'm a new Jeep owner.
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http://www.4wd.com/WheelFinder.aspx?...0&ab=True&pg=1

That's everything 4WD.com has in your bolt pattern in an 18 inch rim.
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And there is 8 pages to look through there.

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http://www.4wd.com/WheelFinder.aspx?...0&ab=True&pg=1

That's everything 4WD.com has in your bolt pattern in an 18 inch rim.
Thank you.

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And there is 8 pages to look through there.
Thank you.

I do plan on going off-road and it's best to get steel wheels...I've seen plenty of aluminum wheels my size but no steel.

Could aluminum withstand going in mud, deep water, and possible light rock crawling?
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