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Which is heavier of the 3, and how does it affect suspension?

16x8 OEM ML Rims with 255x65x16 Tires

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17x8.5 OEM ML Rims with 275x55x17 Tires

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18x9 OEM ML Rims with 255x55x18 tires

Thanks!
 

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the 18" version you listed is undoubtedly the heaviest ... it is the largest wheel with th...

the 18" version you listed is undoubtedly the heaviest ... it is the largest wheel with the largest tire
 

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Luke, Thanks, so what is advantage to go a 255x18x55 setup vs 275x17x55 setup ? (or is the...

Luke, Thanks, so what is advantage to go a 255x18x55 setup vs 275x17x55 setup ? (or is there no advantage whatsoever)
 

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what you need to realize is that going up to 18" wheels you need a shorter profile tire ...

what you need to realize is that going up to 18" wheels you need a shorter profile tire to keep the overall diameter correct .... when you do that you get much better steering response and visual impact
 
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