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Old 10-14-2018, 12:01 AM   #1
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So here’s a question; is anybody running 20 inch wheels with either 33 or 35 inch tires around here? Seems like the “standard” is 17 inch wheels and either 285 or 315’s, but some 35’s on 20’s sure would look pretty sweet, right? Any particular reason why not?
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:49 AM   #2
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Mainly because most people on this forum use their lifted/4x4 vans offroad.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:58 AM   #3
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Mainly because most people on this forum use their lifted/4x4 vans offroad.
I thought that too, but you still gotta look good on the way to the trail!
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:48 AM   #4
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Yep, and you need to get back to the road after you have actually been on the trail. Plus, it doesn’t look good when it is your rig on 20’s blocking the trail for those behind or in front of you.

Not much tire left to air down on a 20” wheel. Traction and comfort come from the rubbery pieces.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:37 AM   #5
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...some 35’s on 20’s sure would look pretty sweet, right? Any particular reason why not?

Because 'Mall Crawlers' aren't really a thing on this site





Hey man, you asked
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:49 AM   #6
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Hahaha!

Is it mostly about being able to air down, or are 20’s structurally different than 17’s?
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:02 AM   #7
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20s don’t typically have as much tread depth either. Driving around in the kind of rain and slushy conditions we have often in Oregon along with trips to the mountains I couldn’t imagine having any sort of low profile tires. Large lifted 4x4 vehicles with low profile tires are oxymoronic to me in general though.

If you’re just cruising the pavement of SoCal than I’m sure it’s fine, but the extra side wall will do a lot for helping you smooth out some of those freeways.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:03 AM   #8
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They are structurally different, as 1der explained above. A lot more of your suspension is in the rubber of your tires than you think.

33s or 35s on 16"s or 17"s look pretty great to me, but that's me.

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While our wheel and tires weigh a lot, adding that much more metal is increasing your rotational mass. Harder to stop big heavy rollers like that. Many here already add as much brake upgrades as possible as it is. I know I wish my brakes worked better.

I’m with the others though. Being able to air down is a great option with the more tire less wheel look. Don’t get me wrong, I love low pro tires, but they have their place...on sports cars. Just say no to brodozers
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2:25 is the part about smooth ride over rocks and such. Not so much with a short sidewall tire
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