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Going for smaller rims and fatter tyres... Possible?

Hi,

I am thinking about getting a set of off-road rims and tyres. right now i'm on stock 265/50r20 and I was considering picking a smaller wheel and a fatter tyre to improve off road cushioning.
Is this doable, how do i keep the same overall wheel+tyre size?

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Re: Going for smaller rims and fatter tyres... Possible?

For off-roading, consider 265/6018. Taller, not fatter, is better.
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Re: Going for smaller rims and fatter tyres... Possible?

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For off-roading, consider 265/6018. Taller, not fatter, is better.
I wrote fatter i meant taller...

I found this calculator, i could even go as tall as 265/70r16 keeping the same overall height, it would be good on sand when deflating tyres
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I wrote fatter i meant taller...

I found this calculator, i could even go as tall as 265/70r16 keeping the same overall height, it would be good on sand when deflating tyres
16" wheel will not clear the calipers. Neither will a 17" wheel.
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Re: Going for smaller rims and fatter tyres... Possible?

Other than the most basic Laredo trim which can take a 17" wheel, 18" wheels are the minimum diameter for the current generation of JGC. As already mentioned, the brake diameter prevents using smaller wheels.
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Other than the most basic Laredo trim which can take a 17" wheel, 18" wheels are the minimum diameter for the current generation of JGC. As already mentioned, the brake diameter prevents using smaller wheels.
As long as the op has a v6 he will be fine with 17's. It is only with the V8 that you get the hd brakes.
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As long as the op has a v6 he will be fine with 17's. It is only with the V8 that you get the hd brakes.
^This. Just to clarify, If you have a V8, the smallest you can go is 18", and if you have a V6, the smallest you can go is 17".
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Re: Going for smaller rims and fatter tyres... Possible?

I apologize if I was inaccurate regarding the information I posted...it happens...
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I apologize if I was inaccurate regarding the information I posted...it happens...
No worries! So on a diesel v6 limited 17 inches are ok?
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No worries! So on a diesel v6 limited 17 inches are ok?
Get your build sheet and check it for heavy duty brakes. I would think you would have them on a diesel. Or you could look to see if your back rotors are vented, if so you have the hd brakes and 18" is as small as you can go.
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I'm 95% sure that the diesels have heavy duty breaks, but check your build sheet to be sure. Sorry, I forgot about the diesels completely.
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No worries! So on a diesel v6 limited 17 inches are ok?
The diesel and the v8 have larger brakes, so 17 would not be OK.
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