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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:26 PM   #1
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Wheels...Rubicon vs Sahara

So I'm looking at new wheels for my '12 Sport and I was wondering if there are benefits to the 17" Rubis or the 18" Sahara. I'd get aftermarket but I can get a set with tires of each for under $400 each.

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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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If the outside diameter of the tire is constant the 17's will net more sidewall for better flex and squish off pavement.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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So you'd go with the rubicons?
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Also, tires for a 17" will be cheaper...
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Unread 05-13-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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Yeah why is that?
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I have no clue but look at the prices. Generally comparably sized tires will cost more the larger the rim size. Right before I traded my Ram I was looking for new tires and anything for a 20" was crazy expensive. Even looking for KM2's for the 17" they cost more than the ones I put on my WJ's 16"...
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Yeah that's what the guy told me last time I was in there
Never could figure that out. I mean less rubber on a 18" should equal less money
Guess not lol
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Get the 17" rubi takeoffs. Excellent tire & wheel.
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Get the 17" rubi takeoffs. Excellent tire & wheel.
Where you at in Oregon?
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Happy Valley, home of the HPV


Are you going to the PNW4WDA Jeep Jamboree in July? Best wheeling event on the west coast imho
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http://www.pnw4wda.org/trail_jamboree.php
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Might have to hit it up!! What are some good trails in Oregon for stock Wranglers?
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Looks like its full for this year.
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Tillamook state forest has a whole slew of roads. Get a forest map.
Plenty of fun stuff.
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Tillamook state forest has a whole slew of roads. Get a forest map.
Plenty of fun stuff.
Thanks man!
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