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Hi everyone,

I would like to ask all your valuable experience regarding rim size. I am new to this group , have recently bought a 2012 3.5L pajero (4 door)with 78k km. I have stock 17" rims on it ,thinking of changing to a stylish rim, maybe 18" or 19. I dont plan to do much off road driving ,  so it would just be for a cosmetic change . I just did a sample try in a shop near sharjah * (pic below but that was 20"). I have no idea about Tyre sizes or alignment and stuff like that. Kindly give some advice on this . Thanks :)

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I haven't understood your question clearly, what exact advise you are looking for.....!

17 inch itself is borderline acceptable for offroading if you bump to 18 or 19 with a low profile or medium profile tire its a COMPLETE NO for offroading. I really doubt you can add normal profile tire on 18 or 19 without lifting 2-3 inch or else it will result in rubbing the wheel arch on turning.

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@Gaurav he has mentioned that he is looking for a bigger rim for cosmetic purpose only as he rarely drives off-road.

 

I have seen stock Pajero with bigger than 18 inch rims, but I guess you need to get a good rim and not just from the Iranian shops as they might cause vibration at high speeds. This is only a hunch, am not sure though. 

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As I said , i wont be going offroad at all . I like big rims. So i was thinking if ever i put an 18” or 19” would that be an issue in handling / fuel economy/ or any other disadvantages .

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Now its clear, what's your current tire size like 265/55/R17.....?

And what's the stock tire size mentioned in owner manual?

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8 hours ago, Gaurav said:

Now its clear, what's your current tire size like 265/55/R17.....?

And what's the stock tire size mentioned in owner manual?

Stock size for pajero is 

16” Rim-265/70/16

17” Rim-265/65/17

18” Rim-265/60/18 (For 3.8 Only)

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16” Rim-265/70/16 = 30.6 Inch

17” Rim-265/65/17 = 30.6 Inch

18” Rim-265/60/18 = 30.5 Inch

19” Rim-270/55/19 = 30.7 Inch

20” Rim-265/50/20 = 30.4 Inch

You can calculate your stock tire height first and then upgrade to any other wheel size + downgrade the profile of tire to result in overall similar height, to avoid any rubbing issues.

Here's how to calculate tire height

Example: 16” Rim-265/70/16 = 30.6 Inch

265 x 70% = 185.5 mm (One side profile height of tire) 

185.5 x 2 = 371 mm (up and down profile height of tire)

371 mm = 37.1 cm = 14.6 Inch (Total profile height of tire in Inches)

14.6 Inch + 16 Inch Wheel = 30.6 Inch total tire height

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Mines 265/65/R17 . Anyways will check out with some shops. I heard that bigger size rims wil reduce fuel consumption n ride quality .

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The bigger the rims get...the thinner the tire wall gets

why do you want to experience each and every pot and hole on the road...

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9 hours ago, Boney John said:

Mines 265/65/R17 . Anyways will check out with some shops. I heard that bigger size rims wil reduce fuel consumption n ride quality .

Bigger size rims = more expensive tyres.

Bigger size rims = more offset in actual speed shown on speedometer.

Bigger size rims = not ideal if you or your significant other likes to park against the curbs.

Bigger size rims = will probably slightly increase fuel consumption, but not sure of that.

Bigger size rims = less tyre height = will drive "harder" on the road, less comfort.

Bigger size rims = will make you stand out more of the "regular" Pajero driving crowd :) 

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