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Old 02-21-2013, 09:31 PM
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

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I'm actually trying to get Overland with ORA2 just to get 18" wheels. A little bit of extra rubber will not hurt. Take a look at tire rack and see what choices you have with 20" tires vs 18". It is very hard to find a decent tire for 20". Looks like I'm in minority though ...
I guess I'm also in your minority. I'm probably going to do the same as you. I like the extra rubber. Although the '13 stock Overland 20" wheel is, in my opinion, nicer looking than the stock '14 20" wheel. But I think the '14 18" ORA II wheel is better looking than the 18" wheel pictured in the op. I've never been a big fan of any wheel over 18". I own a Buick Enclave with 18" wheels because when I was test driving the Enclaves with larger wheels they all seemed to ride a little rougher. Of course this is all subjective. CordH, just go with your gut and get the wheels and tires that float your boat best.
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Old 02-21-2013, 09:40 PM
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

While tire choices are limited with 20's, it handles sooo much better on the road. I thought I would want more sidewall too I then came to a realization: a fire road or camp site is probably the most off road my WK2 will see.
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

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I'm actually trying to get Overland with ORA2 just to get 18" wheels. A little bit of extra rubber will not hurt. Take a look at tire rack and see what choices you have with 20" tires vs 18". It is very hard to find a decent tire for 20".

Looks like I'm in minority though ...
That may have been true a couple years ago, but the 20 inch street tire selection may be better than the 18 inch selection now (although tire rack seems to be limited for some reason, other sites have a broader selection). You will find many more pure truck or off road tire in the 18 inch size.

I have both 20s and 18s, run the 18s in the winter and serious trail riding. I find myself delaying putting the 18s on and getting them off as soon as I can, the 20s are so much better on the street and look so much better on the WK2. If you are into serious off-roading, 18s or better yet 17s with std brakes would be a better choice. They are just murder on the highway, however.

As far as ride, my 18s have a stiffer sidewall and ride rougher than the 20s. A softer 18 sidewall may ride smoother, but you are all over the road with the squishy feeling.. and turn ins into a surprise corner can be an adrenalin rush.
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

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I don't know ... They look badass to me, way better than 20".
They look good on your dark charcoal color, but I saw a picture of them, although it might have been photoshopped, on brilliant black and didn't like that combo.
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

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I'm actually trying to get Overland with ORA2 just to get 18" wheels. A little bit of extra rubber will not hurt. Take a look at tire rack and see what choices you have with 20" tires vs 18". It is very hard to find a decent tire for 20".

Looks like I'm in minority though ...
Well, that's at least two of us. My '12 Limited had 20" wheels on the lot, and I had them put 18s on. Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I much prefer the look with a beefier sidewall. I do go offroad a little (it is a Jeep afterall), and like the extra protection against scrapes from rocks, curbs, etc. And it knocked about $800 off the price.
I'm completely satisfied with the ride and handling of the 18s.
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

Keep the 20's. Get some Cooper Zeon LTZ or Nitto Terra Grappler tires.
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

Thanks for the input guys. I think I'm gonna stay with the 20s and get some 285/50r20 falken Rocky Mountain ats tires and probably the 1.25" spacers
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

Fwiw, you could always buy another set of rims and put winter tires on the old ones. Then after time you can make the desision (sp seems weird, dam phone) on which rims/ tires you like the best, 18s or the 20s. Then sell the others.

IMO, those ten spoke rims look bad, there has to be a better set of rims out there. Don't settle.
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

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Fwiw, you could always buy another set of rims and put winter tires on the old ones. Then after time you can make the desision (sp seems weird, dam phone) on which rims/ tires you like the best, 18s or the 20s. Then sell the others.

IMO, those ten spoke rims look bad, there has to be a better set of rims out there. Don't settle.
Yeah I live in Georgia so there's really not much use for winter tires thankfully. The generally stock look is really growing on me everyday. Ordered a roof rack that came in the mail today, so that'll be one of the bigger mods as far as appearance goes, though its not so much for form as it is for function, but I think it'll look pretty good. Maybe I'll start another thread with some pics whenever I get that on this weekend
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Re: Trying to decide: 20" wheels vs 18"

I'm waiting to order the 2014 Summit diesel w/the 20" wheels. Does anyone make an agressive tread in a 20" size? I get into some heavy snow pulling a 7K trailer at times in the winter hunting season. I've always run Cooper's most agressive tread on an extra set of wheels for the winter on my Siverado, but it is going in on the Jeep, so that's why the question.

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