A War Between the Sizes: How to Choose the Right Wheel and Tire for Your Truck

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When it comes to rubber gripping the pavement, enhancing your has gone beyond custom painted wheels. Bigger tires have definitely raised their ranking on the popularity chart, so it's no surprise you're captivated by this trend and wondering if upgrading your wheels and tires to custom truck wheels or custom jeep wheels is in your best interest. But outside of how extremely awesome they look, in order to really decipher whether you should aim for the longer, wider way to keep your truck rooling or maintain a smaller look, there are some key factors to consider.

Firstly, you want to look at the basics such as vehicle weight, break clearance, and the terrain you'll be driving on. Next, get to know your tires! Take into account their current size and ratio as well as their load rating and weight. Then you should establish any future plans you might have for changing sizes again before seeing what you can afford and what's available to you. By producing such ideas and solving these questions, you'll have an easier time getting through the decision making process as you'll be more aware of the pros and cons of having bigger wheels like knowing whether or not you'll need a suspension lift, which is costly but increases your ground clearance. Or acknowledging that aggressive off-road tires will run you through more fuel than before, but you'll gain more traction and won't be bogged down in sandy or muddy terrain.

Once you've completed brainstorming these factors, you can begin comparing and contrasting which custom truck wheel or custom jeep wheel will work best starting with the most common-- the 15 inch and the 18 inch. They say the lighter the wheel, the better the performance but that doesn't automatically set the 15 inch jeep wheel as the champion. Although when paired with say a 37 inch tire at load range C, this option is perfect for a lighter rig and on trails with a lot of floatation such as sand or snow, but while increasing speed, you're more likely to experience wheel-hopping. Yet, when combining these tires with the 18 or 20 inch wheel at load range E, the stiff pair hook to the ground and have more stability with turns and corners, making this a better option for a heavier rig.

 

So basically, when it comes to choosing the right size, the winning custom truck or jeep wheels and tires depends on what your goals are and what your truck can handle! To get the inside scoop on cool truck and jeep parts and accessories or for more ways to keep your truck looking and running its best, be sure to check out our blog!

  • Posted on   05/28/17 at 12:00:00 AM   by Phil  | 
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