If you are going to off road it, then it is worth downsizing to a 16" rim. Also, the R16 tire choices will be less expensive with more choice. I chose to find a set of D2 16" rims from a disco being parted out on craigslist. I have the OME setup with 751's up front and 781's in the rear which gained me 2.5" all around--Also did extended steel braided brake lines. I am not sure if I needed the extra length, but the original rubber ones were probably getting pretty fatiqued after 8 years, and why not get more length for the same price while doing it. I put on 265 75 R16 Dick Cepek Mud terrains. Typically these are expensive tires, although I got a good quote off Discount Tire Direct ($206) then asked the local Town Fair Tire to match it and they beat it by 5%. Plus mounting and all that. This was worth it as they offer free rotations and roadside hazard etc. . . whether that includes a slashed sidewall from a rock is yet to be seen. But I will try if it happens. Tires are aggressive and eat up dirt, sand, mud, rock--and not bad on the
road at all. PM me with any questions about my setup and I'll be happy to share my experience. My album has some pics of how it turned out.
[/SIGPIC]2004 D2 79K, Mikes High Mileage service done at 75K. SS brake extended lines, OME Lift 751F and 781 R. NitroCharger Sports with Damper, TW HD Driveshaft, Rock Sliders, Terrafirma Diff Guards F and R, LP8500 Superwinch, Dick Cepek Mud Country 265 75 R16 Tires. Hella 700FF lights, ARB Bumper. HG's and oil pump housing at 78K--POR15 Frame Treatment, 180 degree Diesel Freelander Thermostat Swap with Traditional coolant, UltraGuage.