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ayegadem 09-09-2010 06:59 PM

17's or 18's
Is there a noticeable difference between running 17' or 18's with 35's. Differences with gas mileage or anything that I should be aware of. Or better yet what are some of yalls preferences?

foxcrazy90 09-09-2010 08:01 PM

shouldnt be any differences.
i prefer the 17's, more sidewall and there are more tire choices in the 17's

Ruffian11 09-09-2010 10:23 PM

I think 18's look great on trucks with 35's not to big, don't look to small like 17's either :smileup:

City Slicker 09-09-2010 11:47 PM

You can't go wrong with either, but like foxcrazy said, it may come down to what size tires are available.

RamCountry 09-10-2010 10:39 PM

the bigger the rim the more expensive the tire

Toms Blue Ram 1500 09-10-2010 11:15 PM

Rim size won't matter . Best thing I can tell ya is price the tires you want for 17" and 18" . That may help with your decision .

CdnoilRAM 09-10-2010 11:25 PM

There'd be no ride difference, but as already stated, there are more options in 17" rubber at lower prices compared to the 18"

Wildcat 09-17-2010 02:11 PM

I know that larger rims = more expensive tires, but am I the only one that thinks this is crazy? There is LESS rubber there, so what gives? Why do they charge more for less tire? I can see charging more to mount them, because the rims are more, and there is more liability there. This has always stumped me. Personally, I miss my the 15's I had on my Jeep, tires were CHEAP!

erm 09-17-2010 06:26 PM

Just for reference, here's my truck on 18's with Toyo A/T 285/75RX18 tires (34.7" per Toyo's specs) and a 4" lift. I like the ride and there's plenty of sidewall:

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