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DiscountTire 03-07-2013 02:14 PM

15" Wheels and 30" tires on your Patriot (no spacers): Test Fit Results
 
Hello everyone,

We've been trying to find a great 15" option for the Patriot and with the help of a fellow forum member we've done just that. In fact, we've found 3 great 15" options for your patriot. Check it out.

Like we mentioned in the Discount Tire wants your help: Anyone running 15" Wheels? thread, our internal fitment guide is telling us that a 16" wheel is the smallest diameter that will fit the Patriot. After looking at the Patriot's brake dimensions and at the dimensions of some of our 15x7 0mm offset aftermarket wheels, we decided it was time to test fit. In looking at the wheel specs we discovered that a 15x7 with a 0mm offset should sit pretty similar to a factory wheel with a 32mm (1.25") wheel spacer. If this fit over the brakes of the patriot, running a wheel with these specs would give the vehicle owner the chance to run a wider and taller tire without the use of a wheel spacer.

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Before I get to the results some of you may be asking, "Why would anyone want to run 15" wheels on their Patriot?"...

Here's a few reasons... First, if you have been looking for an off road tire option some of you may have discovered that there are not a lot of 16" or 17" off road tire models or sizes to choose from for the Patriot. 15" on the other hand, offers quite a few off road tire options. Also, downsizing to 15" is also great for off road performance. When compared to 16" and 17" tires of the same diameter, a 15" tire gives more sidewall height for better off-road performance and handling when aired down. 15" tire and wheel combinations may also save you some money at the pump. Depending on the wheel you choose, a 15" alloy wheel and tire combinations typically weigh less when compared to larger diameter wheel and tire set-ups. This, un-sprung weight savings translates into fuel savings. note* If fuel savings is one of the main reasons you are considering running a 15" wheel and tire set up we recommend running an alloy wheel over a steel wheel. Best of all though, 15" tires are typically more economical so when you're due for your next set you'll have more money left over to spend on other Jeep mods :D

With the gracious help of a fellow forum member, :bacon: aroundincircles, :bacon: we were able to test fit a few 15" wheel models on the Jeep Patriot along with a few larger tire options (compared to stock). Here's what we found...
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RESULTS of TEST FIT:
The 15x7 ET0 (4" BS) Unique 297, 15x7 ET0 (4" BS) Cragar Soft 8, 15x7 ET0 (4" BS) MB TKO, and 15x7 ET0 (4" BS) MB Chaos 5 all cleared the Patriot brakes with plenty of room and DO NOT require wheel spacers. The sizes we test fit were 225/75-15, 235/75-15, and 30x9.50-15. We selected these sizes as a lot of the members here are lifting their Patriots and running 29" + tall tires. Please see pictures below for notes.

Links to Wheels that fit:
Unique 297: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=1&wd=15&rw=7
Cragar Soft 8: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=1&wd=15&rw=7
MB TKO: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=1&wd=15&rw=7
MB Chaos 5 (black): http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=1&wd=15&rw=7
MB Chaos 5 (silver): http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...r=1&wd=15&rw=7
Links to Tires tested:
225/75-15 Tire Options: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...w=false&cs=225
235/75-15 Tire Options: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...5&rd=15&cs=235
30x9.50-15 Tire Options: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...sw=false&cs=30

Now on to the pictures!
*Please note that aroundincircle's Patriot has a 2-1/8" lift and PWM done. Also, any one of these wheels can be used with any one of these tire sizes to create the combination you are looking for.

15x7 ET0 MB TKO mounted with the 225/75-15 General Grabber AT2
Notes: This set up may fit non lifted Patriots IF the owner is willing to cut the pinch weld and trim the fender liner in the front fenders. No rear fender modification is required.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps1505c8a6.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps43746b6c.jpg
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15x7 ET0 Unique 297 mounted with the 30X950R15 Discoverer AT3
With a 2 1/8" lift this tire requires the pinch weld to be modified (cut or bent) it also requires some modification to the front fender liners.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps65ea8d5e.jpg
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http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...pse423b02d.jpg

15x7 ET0 MB Chaos 5 mounted with the 235/75R15
Notes: This fitment requires a 2 1/8" lift, Pinch weld modification and fender liner trimming.

http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...ps1a3d49dc.jpg
http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/g...psd32b249b.jpg
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Matthew1785 03-07-2013 02:26 PM

Hey Discount Tire take a picture of a 225/60/18 tire on a Jeep Compass and post pictures!

Gramps 03-08-2013 08:33 AM

Thanks guys this great info and we appreciate you going to all of the work to check this out!! Those are some tuff looking combos.

My only question did this patriot have drum of disc brakes on the rear? I don't think the fit would be any different, just curious.

Thx again!

DiscountTire 03-08-2013 10:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gramps (Post 15099940)
Thanks guys this great info and we appreciate you going to all of the work to check this out!! Those are some tuff looking combos.

My only question did this patriot have drum of disc brakes on the rear? I don't think the fit would be any different, just curious.

Thx again!

Thank you for the kind words. The Chaos 5 mounted with DuraTrac tires is one of our favorites :thumbsup:

As far as the brakes go, the Patriot comes with front and rear disk brakes.

aroundincircles 03-08-2013 02:56 PM

It was my patriot. FWD patriots have drums in the back, I have a FDII so it has 4wheel disk, there was pleanty of room, so I don't think the drums in the rear would have been an issue.

DiscountTire 03-08-2013 03:14 PM

Thanks for pointing that out aroundincircles. I was thinking of the AWD models.

The drum brakes in the rear will be not be an issue for these 15" options.

Gramps 03-10-2013 08:00 AM

Thanks for the additional info. I do believe that the drums on the FD II would have the same fitment but figured somewhere down the line someone else was bound to ask.

I think the The Chaos 5 would be my first choice simply because mine's a limited and has the silver accents but they all look great! I would also go with the shorter times so the speedo would be closer to reality.

Gramps 03-10-2013 08:28 AM

So - aroundincircles - did you bite the bullet yet or still drooling? Just wondering which ones you're going with. Sorry if you posted pics and I missed them!

aroundincircles 03-10-2013 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Gramps (Post 15109311)
So - aroundincircles - did you bite the bullet yet or still drooling? Just wondering which ones you're going with. Sorry if you posted pics and I missed them!

Just drooling, my 245/65-17's have less than 3k miles on them, and I can't justify to the wife that I need a new set of wheels yet.

Gramps 03-11-2013 06:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aroundincircles (Post 15111621)
Just drooling, my 245/65-17's have less than 3k miles on them, and I can't justify to the wife that I need a new set of wheels yet.

Understood!!! :thumbsup:

rcguymike 03-27-2013 08:41 AM

So will any 15X7 5x114.3 wheel with 4" backspacing fit without spacers or do different manufacturers have different shapes/styles that wont fit?
Thanks! Been wanting duratracs since I got my Jeep but I want to go as small as possible to keep my torque.

DiscountTire 03-27-2013 05:33 PM

Each wheel manufacturer fits slightly different but all the 15x7 ET0 wheels we test fit had plenty of clearance, no spacers necessary.

KLRJEEPER 03-28-2013 03:34 AM

Thanks d.t. when I get a new pat for the wife, I will get some nice mb wheels and tires.

skip11and1 04-25-2013 01:11 PM

do you have any side view pics of the patriot in the first wheel tire comboof the entire vehicle I just want to see how it looks form a distance

DiscountTire 04-25-2013 02:57 PM

We didn't take any full side pictures during this test fit.


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