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Fuel Vapor (20 vs 18)

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by biff_bam_pow, Aug 12, 2019.

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20" or 18" Fuel Vapor?

This poll will close on Aug 27, 2019 at 1:54 PM.
  1. 20

  2. 18

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  1. Aug 12, 2019 at 1:54 PM
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    biff_bam_pow

    biff_bam_pow [OP] New Member

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    Have already made my decision to get Matte-Black Fuel Vapor wheels and K02 tires for my white 2018 4Runner SR5, but I am honestly stuck between 20" and 18".

    The reason I have gravited towards the 20 is because I simply love the way it looks here:
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    But seeing 20's in person on a 4Runner has made me consider 18. Just a personal opinion that 20s might just be too much wheel, so I'm kinda stuck on my decision.
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    What do you guys think?

    1) I do not do any heavy off-roading, but when I go camping 2-3x a year, I will find myself down a bumpy dirt road.
    + I have been considering getting the 4runner lifted, but not anytime soon
    + I also ordered a Gobi Stealth rack that I should be getting in October =)

    I've been a lurker on this forum ever since I bought my 4runner, and this is my first post =)
     
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  2. Aug 12, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    Backwoods

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    If you're not offroading it really comes down to personal preference. I off-road a few times every week so for me more sidewall is beneficial. That being said, i also prefer the looks of more tire than rim. I think on trucks, jeeps, and 4runners big rims just don't look right... But that's just my personal preference.

    A bumpy dirt road is not what i consider offroading... But that's because i live a mile and a half down a bumpy dirt road LOL
     
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  3. Aug 12, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    thirdyota

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    My $.02...

    20" wheels do not belong on a 4Runner. I don't care if they came on the vehicle straight from Tahara or otherwise.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2019 at 4:11 PM
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    SR5 Limited

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    20’s with the lower profile tire looks awesome. Just brings the truck up to scale....but it’s lifted in the first pics? I would get chrome or polished/clear coated aluminum...
     
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  5. Aug 12, 2019 at 4:19 PM
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    4Runner fun

    4Runner fun Just the beginning...

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    FYI if you can handle 17" wheels, you will save a lot of money on the wheels & tires forever! From a 17"-18" tires is a big price difference!
    Also, unsprung weight is a huge factor.
    How often do you want to do ball joints or other maintenance due to heavy wheel tire combo...

    Buy what you like. This is just my opinion.

    Also, yes. I believe you could get 20" wheels to look appropriate. It would negate a lot of the reason for bigger tires. However, if said vehicle is a mall & concrete queen. I could see it.

    I ran 33x12.5r20 on my F-250 with Nitto mud grapplers. Ball joints went out fast. Plus, those tires are loud!
     
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  6. Aug 12, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Toffees

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    18s might give you a smaller selection of tires, but 20s give you a few tires to pick unless you give yourself more room. I’m not a fan of fuel wheels, but I’d pick 18 over 20. Good luck and I hope they look great.
     
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  7. Aug 12, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Pschiller86

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    Smaller wheels is my preference.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:12 AM
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    93civEJ1

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    Ive got 20's on my 4runner right now and am not a fan. (previous owner had them on it...i have no others, nor the stocks). I plan to trade mine or eventually purchase 17's
     
  9. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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    2016Pro

    2016Pro Why all of the Pro hate?

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    I can't stand the look of 20s on a 4Runner
     
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  10. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    SR5 Limited

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    :wink:I do love my 16’s........
     
  11. Aug 13, 2019 at 2:31 PM
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    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    3" Icon Stage 2, 18x9 Fuel Beast wheels, 285/65/18 BFG KO2's, N-FAB Black Rock Rails w/removable steps.
    18" Fuel Beasts w/ 285/65 KO2's... Absolutely love em.!
    IMG_1131.jpg
     
  12. Aug 14, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    biff_bam_pow

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    Very Nice! Thank you for sharing
     
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