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Options for my 2011 JGC Laredo

Hola amigos, please excuse, I'm a rook here.
Wondering about wheel/tire options for my new GC

Just purchased a 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4 3.6L (bout as basic as it gets) and looking to upgrade the looks a bit first. Stock wheels/tires are 18" and are pretty damn lame in my opinion.

My question is: it being a basic 2011 Laredo is it compatible with 20" tires and wheels? Will it rub on the wheel well or cause any other issues? I think 20" look a lot better, and even though I live in the mountains of Colorado I'm not going to be taking it up too many rough terrain areas.

Any suggestions or knowledge on what I can do to give her some solid looking character would be much appreciated!
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Re: Options for my 2011 JGC Laredo

It doesn't matter what size the wheels are...it's the tire diameter that matters. If you choose a tire size that's the same relative size as OEM, they will fit just fine and will not alter the accuracy of your speedometer and odometer. The tires that come with 18" wheel setups on JGC are the same diameter as the tires that come on the 20" wheel setups. (~30.4") It's only when you start to up-size your tires (again independent of the wheel size) that you start to have to calculate rub. Many folks "into things" will put 32" tires on for the look and certain off-road characteristics, and generally, they don't have problems in most cases. But that's certainly pushing things depending on the suspension, etc.!

What you can't do is go to a smaller wheel size than what was originally on the vehicle (17" or 18" on the Laredo, depending on the brakes equipped) Base Laredos often come with 17" wheels and "standard" brakes. All the rest come with either 18" or 20", depending on the trim level and packages. HD brakes require 18" wheels minimum.
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Thanks Jim, appreciate the info. That answers my question. Next question, how do I pay for all the things I want to do to my Jeep!?
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Thanks Jim, appreciate the info. That answers my question. Next question, how do I pay for all the things I want to do to my Jeep!?
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