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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

But the bottom line is getting better than OEM tires regardless of the wheel size.

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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

To answer your question as to the height difference. There is none both the 18's and the 20's are exactly the same diameter. As the the sizes are as follows.

265/60/18 Diameter 30.5 Sidewall 6.3
265/50/20 Diameter 30.5 Sidewall 5.2

As was mentioned earlier the higher sidewall of the 18's is very beneficial for any sort of off-roading. And I believe the 18's have a little more aggresive thread to them.
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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

Went with the ORAII package and replaced the OEM tires with the ones in my signature. Not a single regret.
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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

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Went with the ORAII package and replaced the OEM tires with the ones in my signature. Not a single regret.
Wonder if the OP could get one with the 18's and OR-II, then pick up a set of 20's from someone like OE wheels here...

Purely a personal opinion, but the 18's seem to look better, the 20's look a bit too much like a blinged up Escalade for my tastes. But for mild off road and highway, the 20's are perfectly good, although with a narrower range of snows--thus the suggestion to check out OE to see if you could use the 18s for winter and 20s for summer.
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To answer your question as to the height difference. There is none both the 18's and the 20's are exactly the same diameter. As the the sizes are as follows.

265/60/18 Diameter 30.5 Sidewall 6.3
265/50/20 Diameter 30.5 Sidewall 5.2

As was mentioned earlier the higher sidewall of the 18's is very beneficial for any sort of off-roading. And I believe the 18's have a little more aggresive thread to them.
So you only gain 1 inch on the side wall with 18s? so they are better than the 20s but not dramticly different if you stay with stock sizes. I guess thats why a lot of people get away from the stock sizes.
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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

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5 spoke 20's will be much easier to clean.

I just ordered a 15 with hemi, skipped Off Rd 2 and QD instead to keep the 20's.

Are you going rock crawling, then maybe the 18's with thicker tire side walls makes sense.

I am getting the skid plates at cost and will add them. I personally like the 20" 5 spoke over the 18" wheel with all the nooks and crannies to clean brake dust and caked dirt, fancy pattern alloys are a PITA to clean in the winter.

ALso are the Michelin on the 18's any better than the Goodyear on the 20's?

I also note there are a lot more tire options in the 20" range at DTD than 18's.
I really wanted the 18's and had them on my limited 2014.
I ran 18" Nokian's in the snow. Neither OEM Wheel is good for snow, period.

On the Overland 2015 I tried to get them to swap for 18's but they said no. They said I could keep the ones I had if I wanted. They have never seen salt and probably only have like 12K on the tires.

But as I thought about it looked at it, the 20's started to grow on me.
I think it has to with the Color and Overland trim.

On the Red Limited things are broken up a bit. But on the Black Overland the smaller 18's look small. So I kept the 20's. But they came off as soon as I got home with the Overland.

I also thought about the 20's being easier to clean.

I could swear the smoked color between spokes is darker now and they look better. I hope the 20's do as well on MPG. The 18's OEM wheels were great on MPG.

My Nokian's are 18's so those can handle the pot holes. Which is probably worse than going off road right now, because you can hit a pot hole going fast and knock your teeth out.
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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

I think 5 spoke wheels are easiest to clean.

How much brake dust do the pads on these things throw? If there semi metallic, the pads toss lots of brake dust from y experience. I have switched pads to ceramics for less dust and less corrosive to the finish on the wheel.

I probably will buy some new winter wheels and some snow tires. need them in my area in Maine.
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I think 5 spoke wheels are easiest to clean.

How much brake dust do the pads on these things throw? If there semi metallic, the pads toss lots of brake dust from y experience. I have switched pads to ceramics for less dust and less corrosive to the finish on the wheel.

I probably will buy some new winter wheels and some snow tires. need them in my area in Maine.
I waxed the standard 18s heavily and don't see a bit of brake dust build up on them, but they get pressure washed regularly and re-waxed.
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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

My humble opinion is that its just personal taste, there isnt much difference between 20's or 18's.
In my case I have my original 20's, have been in heavy sand, some rocks and never had an issue.
I guess if you are going to go over big rocks and steps then you should consider going to 17's or 16's, something more extreme, but for moderate use its just personal taste for each driver.
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Re: Overland w standard 20s or 18s?

Not to sound overly dramatic but this is one of the hardest decisions to me when buying a new GC, I went back and forth between the 18/20 option I ended up with the 20s since a car came into my dealer that had everything else I wanted. Some days I really like the way it looks with the 20s other days I see one with 18s and like it better. Had my 2014 GC about year and I'm pretty much sure I'm going to get a second set of 18s for winter and off-roadish stuff.
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I waxed the standard 18s heavily and don't see a bit of brake dust build up on them, but they get pressure washed regularly and re-waxed.
If it builds up on one wheel it will build up on the other.

The 18's just have more crevices to clean, but clean up fine, I wish they made a 20" in the style of the 18". The SRT 20's are actually close to that.
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Not to sound overly dramatic but this is one of the hardest decisions to me when buying a new GC, I went back and forth between the 18/20 option I ended up with the 20s since a car came into my dealer that had everything else I wanted. Some days I really like the way it looks with the 20s other days I see one with 18s and like it better. Had my 2014 GC about year and I'm pretty much sure I'm going to get a second set of 18s for winter and off-roadish stuff.
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