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post #1 of 18 Old 03-22-2011, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel size 17 vs 18

I have the KMC rockstars now. and honestly i've seen like 20+ other cars with them. However I kinda want to switch to 17s but then id have to buy wheels and tires which is a lot of jack.....So is there any advantages to having a 17 over a 18? Would it better to just stay with the 18 so I can just swap out rim for rim?

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post #2 of 18 Old 03-22-2011, 08:07 PM
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I vote 17". I have the 18" Spyderlocks, and tires are very hard to come by in certain brands. I haven't seen any MT/R Kevlars bigger than a 35 for an 18" wheel. And tires are expensive. Plenty of heavy as shit Toyos and Nittos in 18" wheel sizes though.

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IMO 17, especially if you're gonna keep running 33's. Honestly I'd stay away from 18's unless you're running 37's+.

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IMO 17, especially if you're gonna keep running 33's. Honestly I'd stay away from 18's unless you're running 37's+.
Well it would be 33s for a little while longer then my next tire will be a 35

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Well it would be 33s for a little while longer then my next tire will be a 35
Then 17's for sure. Looks better (to me at least) and you get a much better selection of tires with that wheel size.

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this is a long shot...but how much do you think i could for my 33s and 18s....ROUGHLY

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this is a long shot...but how much do you think i could for my 33s and 18s....ROUGHLY
Tough to say...for the tires it all depends on the tread and what they cost new. If you're running Rock Stars I'd sell them separate and locally...not a lot of Jeep guys run them but you probably wouldn't have much trouble selling to somebody on craigslist with a truck, Tahoe, etc. Check on craigslist and ebay and you'll get a good idea of what you can expect.

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Go with 17s. Especially with 33s. Better selection of brands and tires for 17s right now.

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As stated above. 18's have less of a tire choice and a bigger price tag. I like a smaller wheel. It allows you to air down and put more rubber on the ground.


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All the cool tires in the cool sizes come in 17".
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17" = more tire choices


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I like 22's and 24's for my off-road rigs. I find that having a bigger wheel results in a smaller sidewall area and therefore less chance of sidewall damage because of big sharp rocks.

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I run 16s with 35 tires. So far it hasn't limited choice but I will have to move up to get 37s I like. I do it mostly for price reasons.

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I was curious about changing from 18" to 17" for my next set of tires. I am currently running stock and will be switching to 33's. I checked the price on several tires and the difference between 17's & 18's was only about $30 per tire; therefore only $150 additional for the 18's. I never picked a specific rim, but at a quick glance 5 new rims cost about $150 Each. By my calculations that is $600 available towards other modifications.

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We did a build on a Mtn edition with those wheels, turned out awesome

I just went 17 to 18
But it was because I wanted a certain size that only comes in 18
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well damn I need to move to 17s......think I could get about 1300-1400 for my tires and rims? Also like fjizzle said do you think I could get more if I separated
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I voted bacon because I have 16's and 35's and love em.

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