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Has anyone had any experience changing from 19" to 18" on the front of your SSR? Not many wheel options for a 19" and what fitment problems are there? Thanks
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Has anyone had any experience changing from 19" to 18" on the front of your SSR? Not many wheel options for a 19" and what fitment problems are there? Thanks
Check with Rogerdoger, he has 18" Coddington wheels on front.
20" on back. No problems as far as I know.
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18" wheel leaves very little clearance for brake rotor. If you want to change wheel size go with 20"


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I am using 18's on my 2006, the extra sidewall height does make the ride more comfy, since I don't throw the truck into corners I cant speak to the handling deficit the difference creates. I do feel more confident on the rough roads in these parts as I have more confidence I wont bend a rim. I am using a Mickey Thompson 28x10x18 tire, same height as stock, about 4 tenths of an inch more narrow, same backspacing on the rim as factory.


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New member, Milton53 Has 18's on all 4 of Miss Violet, a 04 Ultra. Says he did extensive research on this. Looks good.
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18" wheel leaves no clearance for brake rotor. If you want to change wheel size go with 20"
I thought the recommended spare size was 17" so if they work, then an 18 should be no problem???
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17 is the smallest you can use to clear the brakes but the spare recommendation is for a taller tire to make up for it.
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18 Inch Front Wheels

A number of SSR owners have successfully used Boyd Coddington 18 inch wheels on the front, coupled with 20 inch wheels on the rear. Here is a link to one thread:

https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f97...i-want-246745/
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Jbackhoe used 17 inch around, I think the fronts were 225/60R17 and the rears were 275/55R17.
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