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Swapping 18s for 17s?

I've found a Limited that fits my needs and aside from meaningless stuff like color, the only drawback (for me) is that it rides on 18 inch wheels instead of the 17s used in the Lat.

I've read lots about wheel size and handling/ride comfort, and understand the benefits of the larger size. but I really liked the way the 17s behaved on the Latitude I tested. I'm wondering if anyone purchased a Limited and then bought/swapped wheels. the dealer I'm working with won't do it...

any/all thoughts appreciated....i'm a jeep newbie...

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Re: Swapping 18s for 17s?

I had similar concerns when my Limited arrived but they all went out the window once I left the dealer's lot. Yes there are more tire options in a 17 inch tire but hopefully that changes by the time my stock tires are wore out.
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Re: Swapping 18s for 17s?

Did you also test drive one with 18's?


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Re: Swapping 18s for 17s?

I'd be reluctant to change tire sizes, as you are suggesting. The ride and handling have been engineered to that specific tire size. I can see maybe going slightly wider but going from 18 to 17 inch, probably wouldn't do it.
To my way of thinking, I'm spending a lot of money and I'm not going to second guess the engineers when it comes to comfort and handling.

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