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    Default Re: Going from 18" to 16" rims

    Don't pull off the tyres and refit. You kill the beads in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Doesn't look too bad Roelf. You could live with that!
    Good luck with the sale of the rims
    Yeah...
    Let's see where this little path leads me
    As for the sale of my current wheels (with about 50% tread on the tyres), the deal is if the tyre shop finds R3k for them, then I'll do the deal now. If not, I'll wait for these tyres to wear some more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    I prepared myself for some tours by buying some BFGs .

    The trip came up sooner than the original Bridgestones lasted.

    So I have 4 not so finished Bridgestone HTs lying in the garage.

    I am considering a cheap set of rims so I can use them up and save the BFGs

    It will cost R1200 each time I want to change tyres. 4 times I might as well have bought the rims.

    Oh well decisions decisions
    I had two sets of wheels for my Land Cruiser Station Wagon in the late 80'. The original 16" "wheelbarrow" steel wheels and a set of wider 15" Pro-white(remember those?) for beach driving(remember that?). It was a real pain and I often found myself on the wrong wheels, simply because I didn't have the time or the energy to swap.

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    Maybe I should donate the Bridgestones then.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsu Fan View Post
    Maybe I should donate the Bridgestones then.........
    If it's the same size as your BFGs, then keep the best Bridgestone as an emergency tyre and donate the rest.

    Back to my topic:
    The rims I'm considering have a lower offset (the wheel is further out), than the OEM rims. The outside of the tyre lines up perfectly with mudflaps and the side step. So I assume it will not stone-chip damage my paintwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    If it's the same size as your BFGs, then keep the best Bridgestone as an emergency tyre and donate the rest.

    Back to my topic:
    The rims I'm considering have a lower offset (the wheel is further out), than the OEM rims. The outside of the tyre lines up perfectly with mudflaps and the side step. So I assume it will not stone-chip damage my paintwork.
    The side steps take most of the flying stones. Unless of course they develop a golfing draw or fade....
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    I have 18" rims and haven't done rock crawling 4x4 stuff but I've done sand driving at 1 bar, sani pass/Lesotho, driven through some rivers with serious boulders and a few 4x4 trails and have never had an issue related to the rim size. Taking my Trailblazer to places that would unconditionally require 15 or 16" rims would wreck the vehicle and definitely the side steps. Then it's more a choice of do you buy a modded 4x4 "toy" that can get some trail rash. Going for 17" rims over 18" is too little gain to warrant it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gav.S View Post
    I have 18" rims and haven't done rock crawling 4x4 stuff but I've done sand driving at 1 bar, sani pass/Lesotho, driven through some rivers with serious boulders and a few 4x4 trails and have never had an issue related to the rim size. Taking my Trailblazer to places that would unconditionally require 15 or 16" rims would wreck the vehicle and definitely the side steps. Then it's more a choice of do you buy a modded 4x4 "toy" that can get some trail rash. Going for 17" rims over 18" is too little gain to warrant it.
    My 2015 Isuzu 300 4x4 was the Serengeti spec also with 18" wheels. Both the Isuzu and current Trailblazer were taken into tough terrain on enough occasions for me to know that it can and will do the job. I just don't like the lack of benefit when deflating.
    My mind is made up, just the timing is in doubt.
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