Everything about tires for LR4/ LR3 with 18" wheels

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Is there benefit or downside in stepping down to 18 wheels and tires for primarily on road daily commuting? Thinking about Evo Coarse .. mostly because I love the design . LR4 Will probably evolve into overland vehicle later on down the line but for now it’s my daily.

 

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Is there benefit or downside in stepping down to 18 wheels and tires for primarily on road daily commuting? Thinking about Evo Coarse .. mostly because I love the design . LR4 Will probably evolve into overland vehicle later on down the line but for now it’s my daily.


The only downside would supposedly worse handling with the larger sidewalls. You probably won't notice, though.
 

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smaller wheel tend to be a tad lighter, but even with the same weight, the barrel is closer to the axis of rotation, and end up with less inertia. That results in better accel/decel.
 

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Hi all! I need to know whether BFGs 265/65-18 on Compomotive rims result in a larger track width (in an LR4) than the factory 255/55-19 (OEM rims). No other mods, spacers, etc. Anybody knows? I'm looking at buying property with a very narrow garage access driveway (tall curbs, the walls are not a problem) and even an extra inch on each side would complicate matters.
 

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Hi all! I need to know whether BFGs 265/65-18 on Compomotive rims result in a larger track width (in an LR4) than the factory 255/55-19 (OEM rims). No other mods, spacers, etc. Anybody knows? I'm looking at buying property with a very narrow garage access driveway (tall curbs, the walls are not a problem) and even an extra inch on each side would complicate matters.
About a half inch on each side.
Gonna be close. Stock 19 is offset ET53, Compos are ET44? I believe. So 1/2 the difference. Tires are also about 10mm wider. So you’re moving the outside edge 14-15 mm further out on each side.
 

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About a half inch on each side.
Gonna be close. Stock 19 is offset ET53, Compos are ET44? I believe. So 1/2 the difference. Tires are also about 10mm wider. So you’re moving the outside edge 14-15 mm further out on each side.
Thanks a million, @hickersb, that should still be possible, although I'd need to become master driver there:).
 

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