Advantages & Disadvantages of larger tires
16 inch wheels - 17 inch wheels - 18 inch wheels
of larger tires for off-road travel:
They could make your vehicle look better
Larger footprints provide more flotation on soft surfaces.
Larger footprints mean less likely flat tires.
Larger footprints mean an increase in traction.
Taller sidewalls mean more cushion between nasty rocks and the rim.
Taller sidewalls mean better ride comfort.
of taller tires include a more or less significant loss of performance.
With every inch over stock diameter you'll lose 3.5% of torque.
Larger tires have a negative influence on stopping power.
Draw back of heavier tires is a possible decrease of comfort on pavement.
More unsprung weight means a rougher ride on pavement.
Draw back of wider tires is a loss of steering accuracy.
Wider tires have a higher rolling resistance resulting in higher gas consumption.