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Hi everyone. I am soon replacing my stock 18" wheels and looking at 35" tires. I have found some Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 35x12.5x17 for $915.00 and Milestar Patagonia 35x12.5x16 for $795. I haven't looked at rims yet but wanted to know why most people run 17" over 16"? I like the reviews on both tires so i would be happy with either one. Just wanted your opinions on what you would do. I have a 3" lift with Yeti High steer setup. My stock tires look a little silly on it.:frown2:
 

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17" rims IMO leave the "perfect" amount of sidewall on 35" tires, and they will clear JK big brake kits. Also, 17" tire sizes are available in load range C, D and E, while 16" tires are usually only D or E.

Some folks like more sidewall, and they run 15" rims on JKs, but I'd stick with 17s - as time goes on, tires for 17s will be more commonly available than for 16s. Also, if you change to 37s (it can happen :D ) the tires will be a bit less wiggly on-road.
 

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Thank you for that input. That makes a lot of sense so I will go with the Mickey T's at 17"
 

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17" rims IMO leave the "perfect" amount of sidewall on 35" tires, and they will clear JK big brake kits. Also, 17" tire sizes are available in load range C, D and E, while 16" tires are usually only D or E.

Some folks like more sidewall, and they run 15" rims on JKs, but I'd stick with 17s - as time goes on, tires for 17s will be more commonly available than for 16s. Also, if you change to 37s (it can happen :D ) the tires will be a bit less wiggly on-road.
Seconded.
 
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