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Why do you want to go for 18's other than for looks. Performance wise your better off with 17's also 17inch wheels and tires are more affordable.
I disagree. More tire options for 18’s and should be lighter as you’d have a thinner sidewall. Tires are heavier than quality wheels. More affordable yes. (I run 17’s)
 

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Probably just go with 17" then, unless someone else has any input on 18". I assume 33mm offset is fine on a 7" rim.
 

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Either way is a win.

I never got the rotational mass difference between 17" and 18" etc when you can get a lighter rim and tire combo at 18" vs 17" but they say the 17" has less rotational mass.
 

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I disagree. More tire options for 18’s and should be lighter as you’d have a thinner sidewall. Tires are heavier than quality wheels. More affordable yes. (I run 17’s)
Tire sizing not much of a difference between 17s and 18s if any difference at all. Most/all people running pretty standardized tire sizes on Jukes so unlikely an issue. Personal preference but I think thin tires look ass on the Juke I prefer the meatier look on this car.
 

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Probably just go with 17" then, unless someone else has any input on 18". I assume 33mm offset is fine on a 7" rim.
Yes 33mm offset works gets you closer to flush but not quite flush.
 

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From what I have seen, if you are going to be sticking with a 7" wide wheel, there is a better tire selection with 17s. When you run into issues on 17" tire selection, its when you are looking for tires to fit on a 9" or wider wheel. 18s will give you a much better selection at that point.
 

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holy crap I actually worked on my car today. first time in months. unless you count changing my oil yesterday morning.

Over the past 3 days I redid (for the 3rd time) the rear license plate cover thing. This time I went in there and removed all the plastic epoxy from ~3 years ago and finally did the emblem delete properly with plastic welding in stock ABS to fill the void. Floated it, sealed it, painted it, installed it. Sound deadened the hatch finally, put her all back together, did a lil IG post. I've been tellin all work solicitations to eff off for the past week and will continue to for another week cuz my own projects deserve my attention. I'd like to announce that the Collars Install video is officially back on my work queue, as I promised results over a year ago, and so we should be seeing that appear shortly. Tons of work into that and then, fun story, I got another Juke project that cut in line and should be completed within the next week or so. As for the body kit molding, that got royally kicked to the back burner but I can say that it is at least one step closer than it was a few months ago in that it is now sanded down to primer/fiberglass so waiting on me to start on the molding process.

First time on this forum in a month, hi guys, hope all is well, see ya again when I have something worthwhile to post. <3
 

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I was getting annoyed by squeaky polyurethane bushings and how often I need to grease them. I was looking around and saw some people tried teflon plumbers tape, but some people mentioned it disintegrating. So I started thinking... UHMW tape (AKA slick tape) is often used in manufacturing to reduce friction on things like skids and conveyors. It actually has a slightly worse coefficient of friction than teflon, but it is much stronger and abrasion resistant (good for under a car), and the acrylic adhesive is also stronger to keep it in place. I ordered some, degreased the swaybar and wrapped a single layer over where it contacts the bushings. So far, without adding any grease, it moves smoothly with no squeaking. We'll see how it holds up, but so far so good.
 

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holy crap I actually worked on my car today. first time in months. unless you count changing my oil yesterday morning.

Over the past 3 days I redid (for the 3rd time) the rear license plate cover thing. This time I went in there and removed all the plastic epoxy from ~3 years ago and finally did the emblem delete properly with plastic welding in stock ABS to fill the void. Floated it, sealed it, painted it, installed it. Sound deadened the hatch finally, put her all back together, did a lil IG post. I've been tellin all work solicitations to eff off for the past week and will continue to for another week cuz my own projects deserve my attention. I'd like to announce that the Collars Install video is officially back on my work queue, as I promised results over a year ago, and so we should be seeing that appear shortly. Tons of work into that and then, fun story, I got another Juke project that cut in line and should be completed within the next week or so. As for the body kit molding, that got royally kicked to the back burner but I can say that it is at least one step closer than it was a few months ago in that it is now sanded down to primer/fiberglass so waiting on me to start on the molding process.

First time on this forum in a month, hi guys, hope all is well, see ya again when I have something worthwhile to post. <3
Glad to hear things are going well with you and Jukey.

Keep us posted.

BTW I did a bad bad thing. Haha.
 
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