That is hideous!!! Mainly because I hate low profile tires. The only reason I asked about a photo with 20" wheels is because I thought it might look somewhat proportionate with 35 or 37" tires kind of like how 16" rims look with 31" tires. To be honest, I haven't seen it so I have no idea what it would like like. Believe me, the photo you guys showed was not at all what I was thinking. This is good news though because both tires and wheels go up quick in price when talking about bigger wheels so I'll save a bunch staying with 16-17".
So from a performance standpoint, is more sidewall (like 15" wheels with 35" tires) generally better for hardcore offroading and less sidewall (like maybe 17") a little better for streets or in my case beach driving?
The other question I have is regarding weight. What would generally be a heavier setup between a 35" tire on a 15" wheel (more rubber but less metal) or a 35" tire on say an 18" wheel (less rubber but more metal). I ask because I've heard comments from people on this forum about how you need 4.10 axle especially if you go with xx" wheels (I can't remember if it was going from 16-17" or vise versa). Since they were talking about the same diameter tire I found it strange that the wheel size would have much impact unless the weight changed a bunch.
I still would like to see a photo of an 18" wheel with 35's and a 20" wheel with 37's for educational purposes.
btw- so are most guys going with 15" wheels to get more rubber between the wheels and the road? I noticed a huge price difference between 15s and everything else but it almost seems like too much rubber with 35s. Decisions, decisions.
make sure you leave room for your rotors if you're considering 15's
Man, my eyes hurt as I think I've looked at more than 1000 photos of unlimiteds in the jk forum galleries trying to figure out what size rims I prefer and I'm definitely preferring the smaller wheels. Some of the jeeps with 35s and 18" wheels look nice but it tends to make the tires seem smaller in relation to the jeep where as the jeeps with 35s on 15" wheels look way more beefier. I had thought I didn't want to go below 17" in the beginning and now I'm possibly considering 15s for the price savings or 16's as that looks best to my eyes.
What's the deal with the 15s and the rotors? Will only specific wheels work with the stock rotors?
Also other than purely cosmetic preference what makes someone decide on a 15, 16 or 17? Any street/offroad performance differences of once vs another?
I don't know how they are doing it but I came across a bunch of unlimited JKs with 15" wheels. After saving a bunch of photos and going back and forth doing a slide show both my wife and I prefer the 15s look followed by 16's so if it's doable we may go that route. Here's a link to 1 jeep with 15's but you can back out and find a bunch of them on the same site.
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