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Old 05-06-2016, 02:59 PM   #1
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Wheel/Tire Replacement. Any suggestions?

Looking to upgrade my wheels and tires. I want a more aggressive look so I'm getting a 5in backspace with about a -12 offset.

I'm trying to decide if I should go bigger than 17" wheels because A) cost and B) I don't know if anything bigger will fit ( I have a 4 inch lift standard quigley.)

I also want them to last long and I drive on sharp rocks and up mountains constantly. Anybody have examples of what they've done or suggestions? I'd love to hear your opinion!

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Old 05-06-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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I would stick with 17s if your running around rocks all the time so you have more sidewall. I personally like the run the smallest wheel possible but that's because I like more tire than wheel.

Aren't 18" tires expensive? 4" lift, so that means you could run a 285 max?

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Old 05-06-2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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I run 285s on 17s on my Quigley and they seem about right to me. I agree with Jsweezy, going with a larger rim and subsequently less tire would also compromise a bit of on-road cush too.
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:16 PM   #4
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Search for "wheel and tire gallery": great info and pics in that thread!
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Old 05-06-2016, 04:42 PM   #5
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Wheel/Tire Upgrade

When we upgraded we put 315's on Raceline 16" rims (we had 275's on 16's originally). More rubber gives a better ride on bad roads. I did have to trim the rear of the front wheel wells and fender flares some so they didn't rub on a hard turn but well worth it. Joe
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