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post #1 of 4 Old 11-02-2018, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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I suppose I am what is called a newbie on this forum; I am on other forums so I am not unfamiliar with how they flow. I am a dirt biker, trails and track, and enjoy (journeyman/shade tree) auto mechanics as well as maintaining my race bikes. I have never owned a Jeep (or any brand new automobile) and I am enjoying this vehicle. I like the look, but want sportier rims and all terrain (aggressive?) tires. I do know enough to understand that modifications of rims/tires can cause a very different riding experience, retard fuel MPG, etc. To a point, I accept fully those inevitabilities.

Anyway, my 2018 Compass Sport came with black steel rims (see picture); according to the window sticker, they measure 16" X 6.5". I believe the bolt pattern is 5 X 110. The tires on them are 215/65/R16. In the near future I suspect I will want to buy new rims, as the stocks are not exactly my cup of tea. I thought I might stick with 16" rims but increase the sidewall of the tire; also, I would like to purchase much wider tires. The goal of new rims and tires is more aesthetic than utility/mechanical.

Is it possible to keep with the 16" rims but purchase some that are wider than the 6.5" stock ones? If so, I wonder how wide I can go with not only the (16") rim but the tire as well? Depending on the width of the tire, is there a standard ratio (70% sidewall/per tire width) I should abide by? I know the rear tires are already very close to their respective wheel wells.

Any suggestion are much appreciated and very welcome.

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post #2 of 4 Old 11-03-2018, 01:52 PM
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Couple of links that may help you. They are renegade sites. But pretty much same issue with renegade as compass. Hope this helps get you started. A lot of reading but very informative.

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16" is not a popular size in aftermarket wheels so you won't have much selection. Going a lot wider on tires means that you need to add some clearance on the body side of the wheel. That in turn means wheels with less offset ( lower offset number means further from the vehicle). Going to 17" will give you more options in both wheels and tires.
Tire ratio is just the series or profile of the tire, ie, a 70 series tire has a sidewall height that is 70% of the tire width. Roughly speaking, if you go to a 17" wheel you would drop down one step on the tire series, so from 65 to 60. If you also go wider on the tires you might need to look for 55's in order to keep the overall diameter in range.
So likely 17x7" or 17x7.5" wheels; if you stay with a typical tire size such as 225/65r17 there are good AT tire options from BF goodrich, Yokohama, Toyo and others.
If you really want to go wider you will have trouble finding an AT tire to fit.
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Thanks, both of you.
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