Originally Posted by 90SaharaJeep
My wife wants to get a new Patriot but thinks the stock street tires and wheels look rather wimpy. I noticed the wheels only come in 16 and 17". Does anyone know if you can fit a 15" wheel?? I guess the main concern is if they clear the breaks.
Anyone have nicer wheels or more aggressive tires then stock yet?? She wants to put BFG AT's with black wheels.
my 'guess', and it IS just that, is that you may use the standard 15" steel wheels off of a Caliber. same brakes
. unfortunately they don't use a 15" ALLOY, it's a 16".
one thing, and i've brought this up before, is to watch the weight of the tires you get. some of the 'all terrains' weigh as much as 50lbs ea and the OE tires are approximately 28lbs. 22lbs at EACH WHEEL is a lot of additional rolling mass.
also, keep in mind that the Calibers 15" steel wheels were made for 'street tires' and NOT 'all terrains', so they're not going to be as strong as wheels made for a 4X4 vehicle.