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I was at the dealer today getting an oil change and I was looking at some of the Jeeps on the lot. They had an Overland with the off road package so it had the 18" wheels. Is it just me or do those 18" wheels make it look cheap, I mean you don't get the all terrain tires anyhow, but in addition you get those cheap looking wheels all for an extra $995. I was just looking at thinking this makes no sense at all. My overland with the 20" wheels looks way better. I was just wondering what others thought about this?
 

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I'm with you. An Overland with OFAII looks terrible by comparison. The 20's look so good on that trim. It really shouldn't be an option on anything above a Limited IMO.
 

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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.
 

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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 agree about the 18" option, but in this case you get cheaper wheels and cheaper tires for an additional cost.
Well maybe the tires are not cheaper, but they are not off road tires.
 

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Agreed the 20" look better but if you want to go off road then the 18" does give you more capability, side wall and reducing pressure, and yes the tyres do need to be upgraded as well. I just put the deposit down for an overland today, and purposely swapped the 20" for the Laredo 18", the dealer was happy enough to swap them.
 

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I was at the dealer today getting an oil change and I was looking at some of the Jeeps on the lot. They had an Overland with the off road package so it had the 18" wheels. Is it just me or do those 18" wheels make it look cheap, I mean you don't get the all terrain tires anyhow, but in addition you get those cheap looking wheels all for an extra $995. I was just looking at thinking this makes no sense at all. My overland with the 20" wheels looks way better. I was just wondering what others thought about this?
Looks aren't everything. With many vehicles handling suffers above 18" or so due to the weight of the wheels themselves. I recall Car & Driver or one of the car mags did tests awhile back & larger wheels, while looking "better" to some, adversely affected handling on road, and as we see on Jeep, off road.
 

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I'm wondering if the OP is talking about the overall design for the 18 inch wheel option.
I may be the odd ball out on this one but I liked the 11-13 18in wheel better than that of the 14. It looked more simple and rugged. IMO
 

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Each to their own, we are the opposite.
In Aus the Limited comes standard with the 20" wheels, and we don't like the look of them.
I think they look boring and too plain, the misses actually dislikes them completely.
We are swapping them for the 18" as we both think they look much nicer.
 

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I knew I was ordering the ORII package no matter what wheels it came from. I liked the 18's in the pictures that were available at the time, and have no regrets.

The 20s looked too much like other wheels I've had in the past. Nothing wrong with them, but just like the color I was ready for something that was new ... At least to me.


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Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. :D
 

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My wife and I both thought the 20" rims that standard on the Overland looked like ****(reminded me of the wheels on the Hot Wheels cars I had when I was a kid) That's the main reason I ordered mine with the ORII, just to get the 18's.
 

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I also prefer the 18" wheels. There is no question about the better abilities of the 18" compared to the 20" when it comes to off roading. Also, you don't have many tire choices for 20" rims for off roading but you do for the 18s. Also keep in mind that some swap them out due to replacement cost for street tires. The tires for 18s are much cheaper to replace than the 20s. The ride is a bit softer on the 18s as well (but the cornering is looser).

There are many reasons to pick the 18s over the 20s which is why many do exactly that. Now looks are a different matter (although I like the 18s).
 

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Wow... I am suprised at how many people think those 18" wheels look better. I have to say I don't see it at all. I think they look cheap. I think the overland should just have a better looking wheel for that package. You pay extra to get the wheel/tire package that is standard on the Limited.
 

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I like the 18's and have more tire options than the 20's.
 

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I like the 18's better. I think it actually makes the GC stouter? and more compact? The 20's make the Jeep look lower and longer. And seems like 90% of the GC's here in Charlotte have the 20's

p.s. justifying my order of my GC with the 18's:)
 

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There's no accounting for taste! Hell, some guys still think Brittany Spears is hot! :eek: As long as you like what you have, that's what counts.
 

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