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So as I am staring to order wheels I notice that I can choose either 16 or 17, steel or aluminum. Which is the better size and what is the better material?

I also noticed that tires are widely available that fit 15's but less so for 16's and maybe a few more for 17's. Is the tire industry moving away from 16's?

I really like this wheel
http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=55126

I am thinking about pairing them up with
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....6WDT&tab=Specs

Anything else I should ask that I am not?

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the 17" moab wheels are really popular and look the best stock. they look great painted black too. also they will be easier to resell when you want to go aftermarket.

and your observations are correct. there are not many choices for the 16" rim size.

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Where do I find the link for the 17" Moab wheels?
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my bad man i thought you were asking about outfitting a "new" jeep. disregard my post

the package that your looking at looks good. the duratracs seem really popular

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15 inch cragar soft 8's with 4 inch back space.
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Just go with a 17" beadlock and forget about it.


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Just go with a 17" beadlock and forget about it.
Where can I find a reasonably priced beadlock?
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That all depends on what you consider reasonable.

Are you gonna wheel this Jeep? If so, what kind of terrain? If you're not going to be in rocks fairly often, then I'd say beadlocks are overkill.

I've got 'em and I have only gone below 10psi a couple of times. There are some who run 10-12 on non-beadlock wheels so I guess I don't really NEED them right now. However, it does provide peace of mind when I'm on the rocks and when I get bigger tires and can afford to air down more, then the beadlocks will already be there. I hoped to not have to replace stuff once I bought something for the Jeep.

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That all depends on what you consider reasonable.

Are you gonna wheel this Jeep? If so, what kind of terrain? If you're not going to be in rocks fairly often, then I'd say beadlocks are overkill.

Good luck in your search.
Reasonable is like under $200 each. I am going to wheel this Jeep, not as much as I like, this work thing is getting in the way. The terrain I mostly do is mud and trails, with some occasional rocks thrown in for good measure.

In the next 12 months I would say that we will do 3 Jamborees and some local stuff.
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