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18” on Limited tacos

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 4x4cajun, Oct 7, 2021.

  1. Oct 7, 2021 at 5:38 PM
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    4x4cajun

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    So I have a question. Why do the Limiteds come with 18” wheels? I’m thinking of moving down to 17” rims. I like the gun metal TRD SEMA wheels but they don’t make in 18”.
     
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    I guess my question is how will moving to a smaller rim impact the handling, driving etc?
     
  4. Oct 8, 2021 at 5:36 AM
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    Beuller? Anyone? :)
     
  5. Oct 8, 2021 at 5:47 AM
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    It will make no difference. May actually ride “better”. If you keep the same OD size tire on smaller wheel, you will have more sidewall on the tire which “should” give you a “softer” ride.

    It’s just preference. Also 17” tires are probably a bit cheaper than 18s but, idk for sure, never bought them.
     
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    I have a 2015 with the same OEM 18” chrome wheels that you have and have asked the same question. I don’t think there is a lot of difference unless your doing severe off-roading where the extra sidewall gives a better cushion among the rocks. (And remember the difference in side wall is about 1.5 inches) And “ride and comfort” are so subjective that I don’t think you ever get an agreement one way or another.

    So I’ve kept my rims and upgrade the tire to Michelins and I have noticed a better ride. So maybe tire brands and quality make the difference. Just my opinion.
     
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