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post #1 of 4 Old 05-25-2014, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Need New Rims?

Hi again everyone. I need advice again on rims.

As you know, the stock Excursion rims are 7" wide. I've been told that getting wider rims makes a huge difference when towing. Is that true?

How big do I need to go? I'm thinking of 18x9 rims, with 275/65R18 tires. This keeps the same total diameter as I have now with the 16" factory rims.

Will 18x9 rims make much of a difference when I'm towing? Anyone? Thoughts?

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FWIW I am running 18x10's with 35's...but mine has a small lift.

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I am running 295/70-17 on 17x9 wheels. Stock height no rubbing. Cary at CT-Performance recommends at a minimum 18x9 wheel for 33" equivalents and a 20x9" for 35" equivalents. I have been happy with my 17x9's.

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I can't wait to put 20x10's on mine!!

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