I live in the land of Potholes. I was talking with my friend about getting 18's and he said to not bother as i will be Susceptible to pot holes. He seemed to believe that from a 17 to an 18inch rim the pot holes are that much more likely to damage the rim. Is this true? If thats the case i'll stick with my 17's and be happy. Either way 17's are already $150 a tire for BF Goodric GTA's.