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Old 03-14-2014, 01:39 PM
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20" Wheel Question

Anyone running a 20x9 wheel w/ an 18 offset? I've looked through the wheels thread and didn't see anything, so figured I'd ask.

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Re: 20" Wheel Question

Okay, so got an answer on my own. Tried the wheels today with Terra Grappler 275/55R20s on stock Limited non-QL suspension and it rubs just a tad in the front of the front wheel well, driver's side to be specific. Enough, though, that it would've damaged the front bumper every time I straihtened the wheel after turning to the right. So long story short.....didn't quite work out. Ruined my entire day, too, because I was really excited to get them on, especially after the weekend I had and even more so after I saw them on the WK2. They looked f-in' awesome!

So next order of business is an RRO lift, likely the 1.75" leveling kit. Should be enough to clear the tires and keep any bumper/wheel well damage from occurring. stayed tuned!
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Re: 20" Wheel Question

Sorry to hear that Sh0rtbus. Strange cause so many on this site have used that size Nittos without a problem. I know one person had a problem because the felt in the wheel wheel had pulled away from the body a bit, but if it's that close I'd imagine you couldn't do much with those off-road without modifcation. When I see post like yours it moves me more toward getting a second set of wheels and rims maybe with 265/65/18 size.
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I think the problem is the wheel offset not the tire size.
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Re: 20" Wheel Question

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I think the problem is the wheel offset not the tire size.
My bad, I didn't see that, so obviously not comparable to others on stock rim with 275s. Can't account for how that would affect the space inside the wheel well, but getting the feeling even with stock offset this size is too tight for off-roading without other mods.
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Re: 20" Wheel Question

For off-roading it would be tight. Yeah, the aggressive offset was probably the biggest reason it didn't work out. But damn, it looked good! The tires sat just outside the wheel wells, giving the perfect stance. So I think once the lift gets installed, it'll look perfect. Don't see a need to go any bigger than the 275/55s, either. Just disappointed that it didn't happen yesterday like I'd hoped. It looked much better than I initially thought it would, though.
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Re: 20" Wheel Question

Do you think the just the RRO level in the front will be enough in the event you do some moderate off-road?
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Re: 20" Wheel Question

Eventually I'll probably have to go up to the full 2.5" kit, but for the type off-roading I'd likely be doing in the WK2, which wouldn't be any more than some back country exploration if I can ever get to Moab or somewhere similar, I think it'd be fine. My JK is the wheelin' machine.
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