Demand for 18" wheels? (1 Viewer)

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How is the demand for OEM 18's?
I'm toying with the idea of finding some factory 16s, but only if I can get out of my factory 18s and almost new tires without losing my shirt.
 
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I have some 16's on my 80K '02 100 Series with decent Michelins, rims are in perfect shape.....
might be willing to work a trade? Will have to check the mileage on them. What kind of tires do you have on yours?
 

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Why don't you like the 18s? I just swapped my 18s for 16s. I was going to keep the 18" wheels but now am considering selling them so I am interested in the replys here.
 
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I run my winter tires on 16's and summer on the stock 18's. That way the 18 " tires (way more expensive) last longer.
 
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I have stock 18's that came with my truck in my shed with some stock sized bridgestones with some tread. I want to keep them for when I eventually upgrade to a better 18 inch tire for offroad. In the meantime I got some 16's on CL for $120 and threw some cheap offroad tires on them. But I kind of like the way it looks, so I may also sell my 18's in the future.

FYI- That CL add is incorrect. Those rims will not fit over the 06-07 brakes that were upgrade when they went to the VVT-i engine.
 
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I went from 16 to 18. I prefer the look of the 18s but the ride was much better with the16s.
Both times I was running BFGsAT
295/75-16
275/70-18

Went skinny on the 18 to preserve mpgs (didn't work) lol ride has suffered.
 
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I miss the sidewall you get with a 16" wheel.
I don't doubt that the shorter sidewall with an 18" wheel performs better on road, and they do look really good, but I like to air down.

I've got 5x 275/70R18 Toyo ATII's on 18" factory rims. 2 of the 5 tires are practically brand new (nubs still on one), and the other 3 only have a few thousand miles. They're great, I just wish I was running with a little more sidewall for airing down.

I'd trade wheel for wheel, @CulDog 02 , but I've got to get out of the 5 Toyos in decent shape to get back into some 295/75R16s.
 
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Posts get quickly buried in the Classifieds section, leading some of us to drop bait here.
This is more of a feeler anyway.
 

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