19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better? - Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum

Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Export Grand Cherokee 2011+

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 10-22-2014, 10:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 88
Thanks: 12
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 1097
gerrybrisbane is on a distinguished road
19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Hi guys,

Could I get a bit of help with this one.

I'm getting a GC Overland next week, but I'm considering swapping to 18" wheels (black...) as I plan to do a bit of off-road, mainly beach driving.

What are the 20" like off road?

What are the 18" like ON-road?

Sorry, I'm new to this stuff but i'd like to get it right!

Thanks

__________________
2014 Grand Cherokee Overland, Bright White MY15, Diesel.
Front Air Deflector-Redarc TowPro-Spider Monkey Rims Black-Chief Bash Plate-Mopar Plates
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-22-2014, 10:27 PM
Benn0's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,103
Thanks: 105
Thanked 333 Times in 261 Posts
Rep Power: 18745
Benn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gerrybrisbane View Post
but I'm considering swapping to 18" wheels (black...) as I plan to do a bit of off-road, mainly beach driving.
Get 18s.

The 20s will do the job, but 18s give you more choice for tyres, allow you to run lower pressures on the sand and are less likely to get damaged (particularly if you opt for LT construction tyres).

The 18s handling on road will depend how aggressive you decide to go with your tyre choice, brand, construction, etc.
__________________
MY14 Grand Cherokee LTD CRD - ORA2 & QL | Mopar 18" Night Fever Rims & Rock Rails | Chief Recovery Hooks & Sump Skid Plate | STMaxx 275/65R18
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-22-2014, 10:43 PM
nicjak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: victoria
Posts: 865
Thanks: 48
Thanked 124 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 3088
nicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

if your only doing beach and light offroad i would stick with the 20s
__________________
2012, grand cherokee 5.7 overland.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-22-2014, 11:40 PM
llarry's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Brisbane Qld Australia
Posts: 30
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 1114
llarry is on a distinguished road
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

I've got the standard 20s and haven't had any dramas on the sand or tracks - even with pressure as low as 16psi.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-22-2014, 11:41 PM
jay.mak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 66
Thanks: 3
Thanked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 1841
jay.mak has disabled reputation
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

I go plenty offroad in my car that is being replaced by the Jeep, a Hilux.

If you're only doing beach runs and you know what you're doing, you'll cope fine in 20s. Make sure you buy a couple of set of MaxTrax or similar and you won't get stuck.

If you're planning doing some mud work or rock climb then I'd consider going 18s for taller sidewalls and allowing you to lower pressure more.
__________________
MY15 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited CRD
Granite Crystal
Quadra-Lift
Luxury Group II

Ordered 26/09/2014
Delivered 29/01/2015
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-23-2014, 12:13 AM
Benn0's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 2,103
Thanks: 105
Thanked 333 Times in 261 Posts
Rep Power: 18745
Benn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond reputeBenn0 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

I run 18psi on sand as a default, and 10 if it's soft and I'm struggling.

Some other owners have reported damaging their 20s when on access tracks to beaches and hitting hidden rock/tree roots/etc. Others have driven around Fraser etc on 20s with no problem.
__________________
MY14 Grand Cherokee LTD CRD - ORA2 & QL | Mopar 18" Night Fever Rims & Rock Rails | Chief Recovery Hooks & Sump Skid Plate | STMaxx 275/65R18
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-23-2014, 12:55 AM
Mark_38's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 257
Thanks: 64
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 1329
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Hopefully changing mine over to 18s tomorrow
Seems to be a better choice in AT tyres in the 18" and a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than the 20s
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-23-2014, 01:06 AM
nicjak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: victoria
Posts: 865
Thanks: 48
Thanked 124 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 3088
nicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

i wouldnt be putting $100 tires on my 80k car doesnt make sense to me!!
__________________
2012, grand cherokee 5.7 overland.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-23-2014, 01:17 AM
Mark_38's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 257
Thanks: 64
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 1329
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
i wouldnt be putting $100 tires on my 80k car doesnt make sense to me!!
Agreed
But when I got some prices the other week the 18s were around $400-$550 a tyre where the 20s apparently started around the $700
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-23-2014, 04:19 AM
nicjak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: victoria
Posts: 865
Thanks: 48
Thanked 124 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 3088
nicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Wtf mine just cost $340ea fitted balanced and $80 for the align
__________________
2012, grand cherokee 5.7 overland.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-23-2014, 05:56 AM
Mark_38's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.0L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 257
Thanks: 64
Thanked 31 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 1329
Mark_38 is on a distinguished road
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicjak View Post
Wtf mine just cost $340ea fitted balanced and $80 for the align
One reason I dont buy anything locally here in Perth
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-23-2014, 06:29 AM
nicjak's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: victoria
Posts: 865
Thanks: 48
Thanked 124 Times in 108 Posts
Rep Power: 3088
nicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond reputenicjak has a reputation beyond repute
Re: 19" vs 20" wheels... Whats better?

Wow that's a joke surely freight dont add that much
__________________
2012, grand cherokee 5.7 overland.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Better weather, better results ACEofSRT Engine Performance/Intakes and Exhausts/Superchargers/Turbos 5 01-01-2013 12:36 PM
bwoody CAI 3.5" or 4" which is better? dandankler Engine Performance/Intake/Exhaust 2 08-24-2011 06:48 PM
whats louder and better sounding???? rsone11 Grand Cherokee - WK 19 04-14-2010 05:33 PM
Better "Performance" removing the air intake resinator or not? TimmyB Performance Modifications 41 12-03-2009 07:22 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by FCA US LLC. Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Mopar and SRT are registered trademarks of FCA US LLC.