Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: King George, VA
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.
Last edited by Steve Coode; 11-02-2018 at 02:24 PM.
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