Sahara wheels on JLU Sport s?

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Waiting on a JLU Sport s and plan on switching out the tire and wheels ASAP. Was looking for rubi wheels and 275/70/r17 tires but have come across some good deals for Sahara wheels. Since the Sahara wheels are 18” and the sport uses 17, is there anything to consider in switching to 18’s? When I check on tire size.com there really isn’t much difference in the profiles. Offset on stock wheels is the same. Anything I’m missing? Thanks.
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Thanks.
 

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Only con would be less tires available in the 18" size, and they are typically a bit more $$ for the same sizes vs. 17s.
 

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I swapped my sahara takeoffs on a friends sport and they looked great (I had the base sahara wheels with all terrain tires)
 

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Only con would be less tires available in the 18" size, and they are typically a bit more $$ for the same sizes vs. 17s.
No kidding... OE size KO2s for Sahara wheels are more expensive than Rubicon OE size KO2s :headbang::angry::(
 

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I swapped my sahara takeoffs on a friends sport and they looked great (I had the base sahara wheels with all terrain tires)
jersey Mike,

I am doing the same. Did you reprogram the tire size with a programmer or its such a small difference it didnt matter?
 
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