post #1 of Old 06-18-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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20" wheels for light off roading? HELP

I'm contemplating ditching my 22" wheels/tires and going with a more rugged look. I already got Bilstein 5100's from Kolak. I was thinking of using Terra Grappler tires with the knock off SRT8 wheels. I've never purchased wheels for anything beyond street driving, so I don't know if I needed to look for a more rugged built wheel or if any would be ok. Any thoughts/suggestions?

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post #2 of Old 06-18-2013, 11:40 AM
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a wheel is a wheel....they will all scratch if taken off road. either pic something that you dont care about scratching or learn to be ok with some dings and scrapes on those 20's. Just be aware you will have alot les sidewall than if you where on a 15'' or 16'' wheel and therefore that much more likely to rub the wheels up against rocks and trees......

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If rugged is what your looking for id ditch anything over 17 and offroad with that big of rim would probably take a good beating and would get pretty damaged

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post #4 of Old 06-18-2013, 11:42 AM
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For any amount of offroading you want the most rubber and the least amount of wheel. So if you want to run say a 31" tire, a 20" wheel will require a very short sidewall of only 5.5". But with 16" wheels, you will have 7.5" of sidewall.

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post #5 of Old 06-18-2013, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice, guys. I should have been more specific. My "offloading" will be minimal. Mainly for camping, light dirt trails on farmland, no rock climbing or anything serious.
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post #6 of Old 06-18-2013, 11:48 AM
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heres a decent looking set-up (same wheels)......just remember that even light offroading will almost certainly result in scratching those:


2002 WJ Limited 4.7: 6" Clayton REALLY long arms....yep, they are longer than yours SOLD : (
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post #7 of Old 06-18-2013, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Yep, that's the look I want, only in black. I appreciate the head's up on the scratching. The replicas are only $600 a set. I'd be more concerned if they were $1500 for a set. So, a few scratches, I can live with that.
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post #8 of Old 06-18-2013, 12:42 PM
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damn, I really like that look... is it yours or just a pic you had?

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post #9 of Old 06-18-2013, 01:13 PM
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damn, I really like that look... is it yours or just a pic you had?
nope...just found it through the interwebs.

this is mine......17's (biggest i'd personally go):


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post #10 of Old 06-18-2013, 01:43 PM
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ok thanks and a damn to your jeep too...

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ok thanks and a damn to your jeep too...
You don't have to "damn" his Jeep, man, he was only trying to help!
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post #12 of Old 06-18-2013, 03:27 PM
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20" wheels and Terra Grapplers?

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post #13 of Old 06-19-2013, 12:26 AM
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20" wheels and Terra Grapplers?
Yeah... my thoughts, too. Kind of the "sport truck" and H2/H3 (Hummer) typical combo. I don't see going from 22's to 20's as being more rugged or "off-road" styled at all. They're slightly less "baller", I guess, but they're still "DUBS"! lol

No offense to the OP. While I personally kind of hate the "sport/street Jeep" look and big wheels on Jeeps and all of that, TO EACH THEIR OWN. If you like that style, that's cool. But I don't see it as taking the Jeep to a more rugged or off-road look (although the WJ in the above pic isn't too bad, surprisingly). It's kind of just going from "dub-dueces" to "dubs". It's a step in the right direction, but it's still much more SRT-8/Range Rover/Escalade than Rubicon or Moab...
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I'm not a fan of the big rims short sidewall look either, but that is one sweet looking WJ. The tires, wheels, lift and stance just fits it so well. I can definitely see where I would like to set mine up with those wheels some 285/50/20 Nitto Grapplers or Cooper Zeons, it'd look good putting around town and would work great in the sand and desert that's basically my back yard, but that combo would cost what ? about $3000, too rich for my blood.
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post #15 of Old 06-20-2013, 11:24 AM
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You need alot of lift for 20s to look good. At least 35 inch tires. I have 18s which I only use on road, and have another set of **** wheels and mud grips I put on before trips.




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