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16X8 instead of 17X9. Any issues?

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I'm on the hunt for new wheels. Will be getting rid of the 18" rock stars, and moving to Pro Comp 7069s. I was going to get 17x9 to keep the standard rim width, but saw the 16X8, and just like the way it looks with more tire than wheel (probably because of the 18" wheel I currently have). 16" wheels/tires that go with them are cheaper than 17", but - are there any other factors? 

 

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16x8 here. No issues thus far, except that I can't fit CMM stuff.

I like the look better with more tire. 16" tires were cheaper too, at least, they were when I got the wheels.

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I like the look of the 16", but like Mason said some steering parts are harder to get if you need them. I'm not sure why that is.

Just get 17"s and 37"s, it's the same as 16"s and 35"s.

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Like Jeremy said fitment could become an issue. These are 17" wheels

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Deuce deuces or 24's. Lol

Also figure out what size tire you want to run and make sure you can get it in a c load rating. That's the other problem with 16's most tires are d or e load range.

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Deuce deuces or 24's. Lol

Also figure out what size tire you want to run and make sure you can get it in a c load rating. That's the other problem with 16's most tires are d or e load range.

Why c? I assumed the heavier load rating the better?

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All will be revealed to you...when you call an RC run and actually attend.

You and I, and everyone else here knows that that's next to impossible. Back on topic...

16's in 35s look good.

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Why c? I assumed the heavier load rating the better?

Heavier load rating equals stiffer sidewalls which equals stiffer ride because the sidewall acts as a shock. In the case of rock crawling the stiffer sidewall won't flex as much and can't deform to wrap around a rock as well.

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Ok. I think my logic was "won't puncture as easily, and my DD will get home"

That was the idea for putting Kevlar in the sidewall on the mtr/k but I've heard stories of the sidewall puncturing easy, not sure if its true or not.

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Why c? I assumed the heavier load rating the better?

 JK's really don't need anything more than a c load rating. They will give you a better ride.

 

Heavier load rating equals stiffer sidewalls which equals stiffer ride because the sidewall acts as a shock. In the case of rock crawling the stiffer sidewall won't flex as much and can't deform to wrap around a rock as well.

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/// this is all true.

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