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Re: 18" Overland wheels

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The 18" wheels come as part of the ORAII package (which is $295). I don't love the look either, but they give you more sidewall than the 20" wheels which helps for offroading. I think they should be an option for two reasons, the first being that some people prefer them, and the second that they are better for people who are going to do a lot of offroading in their Jeep.
I would tend to agree, 20 or 18 should be a no cost option even with the OR-II package... as the Michelin Latitudes sold on the 18s are about as offroad as a sidewalk, so give the choice.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

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the standard 20s have that dated, Transformer machine-like look, imo.
But, it's all personal taste.
Ayup. There is an optional blackout type 18 but only as an overpriced accessory from Mopar [overpriced in that you can get some serious aftermarkets for less]

Maybe they should offer a set of Sprewells on the OR-II, they could trim down the weeds when you park out in the boondocks.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

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Ayup. There is an optional blackout type 18 but only as an overpriced accessory from Mopar [overpriced in that you can get some serious aftermarkets for less]

Maybe they should offer a set of Sprewells on the OR-II, they could trim down the weeds when you park out in the boondocks.

It's hard to get anything aftermarket that looks good and is a quality product. You can get aftermarket anything cheaper, but its usually garbage.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

I think the 18" look just like the 16" I had on my 2000 GC Limited back in the day, didn't like them then either..
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

Another vote for the 18" over the 20's, the 20's need a new style.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

I was looking at a 8 year old Compass yesterday, same design (basically) as the 20s.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

I agree that the stock 20" wheels look better than the 18" off-road wheels. I tried to find the 20 style in 18s but it wasn't an option. That was the trade-off to have more tire flex for off-roading. There are lots of aftermarket options to swap wheels.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

I got the 18's because I needed the off road. I'm more disappointed with the tires than the rims. Can't afford to swap out the tires now but when they wear out I'm going with something more off road. The rims, in my opinion, are fine but look better after I plasti-dipped them.
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Re: 18" Overland wheels

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I got the 18's because I needed the off road. I'm more disappointed with the tires than the rims. Can't afford to swap out the tires now but when they wear out I'm going with something more off road. The rims, in my opinion, are fine but look better after I plasti-dipped them.
The wheels look very cool on your vehicle. I totally agree about the stock tires, Latitudes are place holders for a good tire.
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the standard 20s have that dated, Transformer machine-like look, imo.
But, it's all personal taste.
Maybe you could put the '20s on the Skoda vRS Baby Carriage?
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I got the 18's because I needed the off road. I'm more disappointed with the tires than the rims. Can't afford to swap out the tires now but when they wear out I'm going with something more off road. The rims, in my opinion, are fine but look better after I plasti-dipped them.
18" wheels in plasti-dip black look real good. When you plasti-dipped, did you take the tires off the wheels or just masked off the tires?
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