Skinnier wheels (to a point) are considered better for the tire bead not unseating. It normally jumps off to the inside (in a turn) rather than to the outside.
Skinnier wheels do tend to pull the outside of the tread up a tad, putting more wear on the center.
Keep in mind these LT285/65R18 K02s are only 285 mm (11.2") or the specified 11.5" when installed on 8.5" wide wheels. They're probably closer to 265 mm/10.5" section width on factory 7.5" rims. @Revmarc could measure them for us. They're also only 1/2" larger in diameter and only add 1/4" to...
I understand. It's hard to resist this: :)
I think you may find with the additional height, you want the additional track of the AEV or MOPAR 8-1/2" wheels... or not.
I was under the impression the additional Rubicon height comes from higher spring rates... springs that will be replaced...
IMO, there are three 4-door configurations that proportionally look "stock."
Non-Rubicons with no lift and stock tires (duh!)
Non-Rubicons with MOPAR 2" lift and 35" tires.
This should be nice for those buying a Safari to get SelecTrac.
A Rubicon with no lift and 35" tires.
The Rubi just...
Open the Build Tool in two different tabs in your browser. In one, build a two-door. In the other, build an identical four-door. Then switch back and forth between tabs in the front and rear views. The four-door really looks like a stretch limo when you do that.
Those of us who can use a...
It has a button to Lock it in 4WD and another to Lock it in the Granny Low first gear for a 20:1 crawl ratio.
You could even sleep in it.
Good 2017 end of year pricing
The only problem is the odd size tire Jeep put on it and the Compass. and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto is...
The only way to make the price differences fair would be to add A/C to the JL Base Sport or remove it from the JLU Base Sport. But as in other areas, Jeep is trying to put the 2-Door at a disadvantage, making it less attractive and driving down sales, and justifying it's eventual discontinuation.
And my point of saying, "Optioned appropriate to the trim level..." means if I'm going to spend that much extra for the Rubi, I'm not going to buy one with plastic Safari bumpers or pass up the LEDs and Proximity Entry available at that trim level. It's about real world... not about being fair.
FWIW, I found the angles and ground clearance in the Dimensions and Capacities section of the All Standard Features section of the Build Tool Summary page.
Clearance is 9.7" for the Sport, 10.0" for the Safari, and 10.8" for the Rubicon.
RIM WIDTH RANGE...