Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Pineywoods of East Texas
27” on a 2018 Rubicon
Just picked up my 2018 Rubicon last week from my local dealer. Long time rider, first time making a BRAND NEW purchase, and also my first Honda. I love that they’re still running with tried and true technology that even the other guys used to use back in the day. Honda just keeps making it better.
Anyway, my wheels and tires just came in. I kept the OEM rim size of 12”, but did 27” swamp lites.
I’m running 12” wide on the rear and 10” on the front instead of the 8”/10” of OEM.
Now that they’re on the bike, I’m almost thinking there’s too much rubber and may be a little woozy on pavement. But I guess I will have to see what they do on the actual trail and through the woods instead of my driveway and up and down my somewhat paved county road.
Any thoughts? What are other Rubicon riders running in this department? I don’t want to tear up axles and I’m not out to impress anyone. I just want something more functional for what I will use the bike for, which is hunting lease and some fun on the trails. I’m in East Texas, so it’s a mix of gumbo mud like Louisiana and red clay/rock with a little sand and gravel if the road is maintained.
I’m not looking to lift it, but I like the extra little bit of ground clearance of a 27” tire over the OEM 25”, and also, I think the OEM tire setup looks like it’s lacking something.
Last edited by Arvetus; 04-03-2019 at 09:16 AM.