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Old 02-17-2019, 06:59 AM
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Going to purchase new rims (currently have stock 18ís) to go with some new 35ís. What is the preferred rim 17 or 18? Very minimal off-road use.
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Old 02-17-2019, 01:15 PM
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Tires are typically cheaper for 17" wheels than 18" wheels, but it's entirely your choice.
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Either will work fine. 17's are more common. Overall there may be better selection of tires in 17" sizes. As noted, tires for 18's might be a bit more expensive. People bring up sidewall height when comparing cornering vs offroad performance, but I doubt you would notice a 1" difference between them. I didn't, anyway.

One thing to check is whether there are specific differences in the tire itself. Something like: the 17" version is C load range but the 18" is E load range.
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I feel like there is a better selection of tires in both 17 and 20 inch sizes compared to 18's.
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It's not an option, but I always likes 15 inch wheels and 35's on my old Chevy's, I like the look of a lot of sidewall, so I would go with 17's on the jeep
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Old 02-18-2019, 06:38 PM
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Another vote for 17s due to preferred look of the 17/35 combo. If you ever want or need to sell em in the future, there will be more demand for the 17 vs. 18.
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It's not an option, but I always likes 15 inch wheels and 35's on my old Chevy's, I like the look of a lot of sidewall, so I would go with 17's on the jeep
i agree! I like the ruggedness that a smaller wheel and larger sidewalk gives!
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