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2014 GC Summit Off Road Wheels/Tires Recommendations

Hello All...I just picked up a 2014 GC Summit. Love this truck and want to get some use of the 4x4 abilities.

I live in AZ and want to hit some light/medium trails - nothing hardcore. I used to trail ride a bike but I'm a newbie with a truck.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a tire/wheel package? I would probably swap these out only 5-6 times a year so don't want to spend a fortune. Also, do I match the stock 265/50R20 size or is a different size better? Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:57 PM
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Re: 2014 GC Summit Off Road Wheels/Tires Recommendations

20" wheels are not good off-road. Not enough tire to protect rim and too easy to pinch side wall on rocks ect causing flats. That is why off-road packages from Jeep come with 18" wheels. Problem is there are very few wheels other than OE 18" x 8" available in the aftermarket with the Jeep 5x5" bolt pattern and correct offset.

The correct 18" tire is 265/60/18.
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Re: 2014 GC Summit Off Road Wheels/Tires Recommendations

AZhiCntry - Thanks for the info - that helps a lot. Just for reference - do you know if this ebay item would be a proper fit (ebay item 300917259809)? From what I can see it would work...thanks again! And if you know of any makes/brands to avoid I'd appreciate it!
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Can't find that item on Ebay. Can you post a direct link?
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Stock offset is 56.4 mm. The ebay wheels are 20 mm and will stick out about 1 1/2" more than stock
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Re: 2014 GC Summit Off Road Wheels/Tires Recommendations

Jeep has several OEM 18" wheels. They are nice looking.
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Re: 2014 GC Summit Off Road Wheels/Tires Recommendations

Thanks for the looking and the clarification....

It may be easiest to just get some OEMs...these look pretty cool: 18" Black Cast Aluminum Wheels - Jeep Grand Cherokee - Item # 82212154
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Re: 2014 GC Summit Off Road Wheels/Tires Recommendations

You can trail ride 20" wheels all day long with the right tires. I mean, don't get mad if you knick the rim a little but in all honesty, the 18's aren't required. Are they better? yes. But really think about how much you will wheel. You can take 20's through the mud and on trails just fine.
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