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@Pelikan yes. You must instruct whomever that wheel weights cannot be on the well/TPMS bump, otherwise your front calipers will rip them off.

Anyone considering any of the 17" rims that just barely clear the calipers needs to add those specific instructions for whomever is balancing the wheels, because, it's not normal to balance in such a fashion.

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ALSO (TO EVERYONE)...
I bet 90% of you would do fine on 18" stock/stock sized rims, and stock sized all terrains... so, always consider your needs and see if it makes sense to go through the hassles of 17" wheels before you do so.
 

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@Discount Tire just got back from a 3,000 mile road trip in the Rockies. I noticed this this morning. I’m guessing that’s where the wheel weights used to be?
I am sorry to hear of this issue, yes that was where the weights have been placed. Although our balance machines would have instructed the tech to place them on the inside barrel for balance, as Robert.Mauro mentioned the weights needed to be in farther into the wheel to avoid being clipped with the brake caliper. If you would, feel free to give a call to the store or stop by, they would be happy to clean the residue off and rebalance all the wheels at no charge. Let me know if i can be of any assistance on my end.

Not breaking any new ground but here’s some shots of Voxx Nova and Falken Wildpeak AT Trail installed today.

stock 245/60R18 on 18x8 +40

Thanks Doug @Discount Tire
My pleasure, and thank you for your business. Looks awesome!
 

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Does the load rating have any correlation with the durability of the wheel? Technically speaking, would a wheel with a higher load rating be more resilient to NYC potholes than wheels with a lower rating ?
 

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looks great! any rubbing, or loss of mpg?
Short answer... no rubs and no loss of MPG.

Just took a trip to Western Carolina mountains and averaged 24 on the highway over 2 tanks of gas. Honestly I don't think these tires had any affect on MPG. The roof rack was empty this trip but still up there dragging in the wind and i had a mountain bike on the hitch rack. In past trips with 2 bikes on back and 2 on the roof I've been as low as 19 over 600 miles of straight freeway with the stock tires. Effects of these tires, if any, are a nit compared to accessories on roof and hitch . I'd venture to say that in stock form (no racks or other accessories) and driving under 70 one could easily get the EPA Highway MPG with these Falkens. That said on stock tires i was getting 14 in urban driving and 18 if I mix in some short highway trips to outer suburbs.

I did drive some rough gravel at low and medium speeds and probably bottomed the suspension 2x. No rubs. They are stock nominal size and look to have most of an inch of clearance to fender wells at rest all the way through the turning angles.
 

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anyone ever order from this website? Decent price for an 18" OEM rim. out of stock currently (of course), but would watch and hopefully get some if they become available. Not sure if anyone has experience or if there's risks I'm missing here.

 

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They're literally 'down the road" from me (under 10 miles), but I've never used them. The part numbers are indeed Ascent part numbers (Base and Premium 18"), but, that's not an Ascent rim pictured (it's an Outback rim, which is not designed to carry the weight of the Ascent).

I suspect they simply grabbed the image that comes up on Google, but just ensure the rim you get matches the part numbers they list on the page.
 

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They're literally 'down the road" from me (under 10 miles), but I've never used them. The part numbers are indeed Ascent part numbers (Base and Premium 18"), but, that's not an Ascent rim pictured (it's an Outback rim, which is not designed to carry the weight of the Ascent).

I suspect they simply grabbed the image that comes up on Google, but just ensure the rim you get matches the part numbers they list on the page.
How can you tell they are the Outback rim in the picture? It looks close to the Ascent's 18" rim, but I don't have a good eye for these type of things.
 

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Doesn't match the OEM images. Regardless, I see the same pic come up on Google, so, it's probably just a mistakenly chosen pic.
 
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