Unconventional Wheel question


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Mar 17, 2023
Bakersfield, Ca
Hello! I recently acquired a 93 2.5 Jeep. Im completely new to the Jeep scene but am well versed in turning a wrench and have built a couple mustangs from the ground up, so im not too green in regard to DIY. The jeep I acquired is completely stock and has been in a warehouse for 10 years per the original owner. Long story short is I got the jeep running and it is now mine. It is rust free, straight, and simply in need of some TLC. Now, I plan on daily driving the Jeep with the occasional trip to Pismo Beach. I dont plan on rock crawling or anything like that, just simply a fun summer vehicle. Now my question/intention may offend some, but i could not find a straight answer so i apologize in advance. I know a lot of people in here run a 15 or 16 inch wheel, but I would like to either use a 17 or 18 inch wheel. Ive read that on a stock suspension 31 inches is the max one should go, so Im comfortable with that. I may put a 2 inch lift later in the year, if the mod bug hits (more than likely). Now, on a 17/18 inch wheel, id like to run something fairly low profile for you guys, either a 50 or 55 series tire and wide enough for the tire to stick out the fender (255/265?). What offset would achieve this without any rubbing? All the info I have found pertains to running a 15 or 16 inch wheel, but like I said, Im doin something a little unconventional. Any help is greatly appreciated. I will post pics of before and after every step of the way!
Once living close to Pismo, id ask you sure you want low profile tires if your gonna play in the sand? Airing down is a must in soft sand and a tire with a 3" sidewall wont get it.
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