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Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

I've recently purchased a 2014 black Laredo. Debating on a few things. Stock wheel is 17. Def want to go 18 or 20. Would 20 inch wheels fit the Laredo? Im also debating on black wheels. Would love to see some black jeeps with black wheels on here...

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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

You can use 17", 18", 20" and 22" wheels on your Laredo with no problem. OEM tire diameter remains ~30.6". 32" diameter tires are about the limit...and upsizing requires a new spare as well as understanding that the ODO and SPEEDO will not be accurate.

There are plenty of photos in the forum of black JGC with black wheels.
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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

Thank you!

So probably stupid question but I've noticed people have different set ups for winter and then spring/summer. Is it ok to go from factory 245/70r17 to 265/60r18 then back to factory for the winter? Or is it more picking a tire then changing out the wheels for winter and spring/summer
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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

You can go from one size to another as needed as long as all four at a time remain the same. You can run more aggressive tires year around but they wear faster so some guys swap out so they last longer and you can get several seasons out of the more aggressive ones. What are your winters like? Do you go trail riding?
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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

I'm in KY. Winters aren't too bad.
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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

The OEM tires, regardless of wheel size are ~30.6" in diameter. And yes, many folks in northern climates have a set of winter tires (usually on dedicated wheels) and a "normal" set of tires for the remainder of the year. Where you are, that's not really necessary I would think, so stick with a high quality all-season tire or ATs if you want that look. And remember, your spare really does need to match in diameter whatever you choose to run to avoid issues with your 4WD system.
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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

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I'm in KY. Winters aren't too bad.
I have a friend up there that has a big tobacco farm. I just grow tobacco in a garden spot about 200 plants. Saves a ton. I have seven Cuban seed varieties I got from the USDA at NC State germplasm.
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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

Hello,
Here is my Laredo, with 265-50-20 NITTO tires on 9-1/2''-wide wheels.


Winter setup is 265-60-18 on factory wheels.


Even though both are the same width, the wider wheels and greater offset makes the 20's look wider.
Here in Quebec, Winter tires are mandatory between Nov.15 and March 15...

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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

Mine is actually green, but close enough

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Re: Let's see some black Laredos with black wheels!

Not exactly "black," but same idea. Anthracite Plasti-Dip on stock 17s. Has lasted a good 2 years with no special care.

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