Getter ready to order new wheels and tires but I'm questioning myself again

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sorry about the quality of the images, but here are 3 of my daughter's '21 sport s: one on factory tires/wheels & the other 2 with the method 309 grid titanium:
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That looks good but definitely more poke than I want.
 

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That looks good but definitely more poke than I want.
that's with a 0 offset wheel: if you were to go with a +18 like you were looking at, it would bring the tire about 18mm in further..or about 3/4"
 
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that's with a 0 offset wheel: if you were to go with a +18 like you were looking at, it would bring the tire about 18mm in further..or about 3/4"
And those tires are about an inch wider that I'm planning on going so I should be good
 

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I have it narrowed down to two different wheels and on BFG AT K02's or possibly Duratracs. My Jeep is a 6 speed and is mostly used on the road so I do not want my choice to make it less fun on the road. I also do not plan on lifting the Jeep so I don't want to get a set of wheels and tires and then think it doesn't look right so I need to lift it. My plan is to go with 255/75R17 because it's slightly larger but it doesn't seem like it's enough to make a difference in on-road drivability. I had 33/12.50 and 33/1050's on my TJ and it seemed like it just drove better on the 10.50s.

My two wheel choices are the Motegi MR149 MT6, they weigh 25.85 and are about $7 more per wheel
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My next choice is the Motegi MR150 Trailite, 24.6 pounds

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My dilemma now is both wheels are 8.5" wide and while it is within the recommended range for the tires I have picked it may be a little wide for those tires.


The wheels are available with 0 and +18 backspacing and I want them to stay even with the flares so I'm planning pon going with +18.


1) I don't plan on doing any off roading that requires much airing down and I know that would be a concern with the wider wheels and 10" wide sites but are there any other concerns?

2) I'm leaning towards the MR150 but which do you think looks better? I can't seem to find any pictures of these on Jeeps but there are tons of them on Taco's in this thread

https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/motegi-mr149-or-mr150-16x8-fitments.647633/page-2
If they are at least 8.5 wide I would go with a 275/17's. Watch the offset, you dont them sticking out and I certainly would never use spacers, use the wheel offset. Just my humble opinion.
 
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After going back and fourth for a while I decided. I was down to the two but I figured if I end up keeping this Jeep I will probably regear and would end up going to a larger tires so I went with the larger wheels. Thanks Matt from discount tire, you helped a lot and I hated not to get the ones from you but I figured I'd play it safe.
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What size are those? Did I miss it somewhere. I ask because, I had the big tall and wide tires on my Jeep and I got tired of the rubbing and literally not being able to get to someplace because they rubbed so bad. I really dropped in size and I am much happier. Had it out last weekend, I think it handles a hell of a lot better. I might go down just a touch more. I like your wheels too, but be forewarned of rock knocks. What the hell, its a Jeep what are they for?
 
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What size are those? Did I miss it somewhere. I ask because, I had the big tall and wide tires on my Jeep and I got tired of the rubbing and literally not being able to get to someplace because they rubbed so bad. I really dropped in size and I am much happier. Had it out last weekend, I think it handles a hell of a lot better. I might go down just a touch more. I like your wheels too, but be forewarned of rock knocks. What the hell, its a Jeep what are they for?
255/75r17, they are a little over 32" or about 1/2" under the Rubicon tires. I have several sizes And widths on my 4cly TJ and 33/10.50 was the best by far. The skinnier tires seem to be easier to push and even seem to have a traction advantage in almost every situation other than maybe super low p.s.i. I think if I had a Rubicon I'd go with a 255/80r17.

Rocks shouldn't be an issue, I don't plan on doing anything to crazy in this Jeep. As my last Jeep got modded the trails got more difficult and it seemed like I was fixing something after every trail ride before I sold it. It was fun having a fairly well built Jeep for a while but I really got tired of fixing trail damage every weekend
 

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