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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #16
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I would love to come back in for a test fit, but this time I might just drive off with the tires still on the vehicle

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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #17
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I would love to come back in for a test fit, but this time I might just drive off with the tires still on the vehicle
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Unread 04-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #18
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you think they are going to make any aggressive tire options for the stock 215/65 17?
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:13 PM   #19
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yokohama geolanders are the most agressive you can get now. but to answer your question, probably not, not enough demand.
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Unread 04-28-2013, 05:57 PM   #20
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Unread 03-15-2014, 04:24 AM   #21
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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. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 With the gracious help of a fellow forum member, aroundincircles, 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... -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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. 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. 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.
Sorry If I missed this somewhere. What tire size in 15" do you recommend if I don't want to lift my Patriot 4x4 FDI or bend the pinch welds on it? Also what tire would you recommend for 90% pavement 10% off-road. Thank you in advance.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 09:29 AM   #22
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Sorry If I missed this somewhere. What tire size in 15" do you recommend if I don't want to lift my Patriot 4x4 FDI or bend the pinch welds on it? Also what tire would you recommend for 90% pavement 10% off-road. Thank you in advance.
The 225/75r15 size should fit your Patriot without a lift or leveling kit. Here's a link to tire options in this size: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...w=false&cs=225

I'd recommend looking at BFG Long Trail T/A or the Goodyear Wrangler ArmorTrac. Both of these tires offer good mileage warranties and would look great on your Patriot.
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Unread 03-17-2014, 11:52 AM   #23
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The 225/75r15 size should fit your Patriot without a lift or leveling kit. Here's a link to tire options in this size: http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...w=false&cs=225 I'd recommend looking at BFG Long Trail T/A or the Goodyear Wrangler ArmorTrac. Both of these tires offer good mileage warranties and would look great on your Patriot.
Thanks discount appreciate it. What do y'all recommend in 16" stock wheel I'm thinking 225/70R16 Firestone Destination LE 2s? I live in central tx so bout a month of possible sleet and icy roads. The rest of the time rainy weather, muddy back roads, and lots of hot pavement in the summer with the occasional light mud hole. Thanks
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:15 AM   #24
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The 225/70R16 may work but I'd recommend test fitting them. Your factory wheel has a high offset and there is a chance this tall of a tire could rub in the front. The 225/75R15 is basically the same diameter as the 225/70R16 but an aftermarket 15" wheel with a lower offset would help set the 15" wheel and tire out away from the front suspension components.

My fitment guide shows the 215/70R16 size would fit without any issue using the stock 16" wheels and no lift. There are a lot of great tires in this size. I'd recommend looking at the General Grabber AT2. These have a 60K mileage warranty and they can be studded for winter use. Link: General Grabber AT2. I'd also recommend looking at the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 These have a 55,000 mile warranty. Pictures don't do this tire justice and although it may look tame, this tires tread design is very functional for a wide range of terrain. This tire's tread should clean out better in the sticky stuff for you as well.

Video for a better perspective on the Cooper Discoverer AT3 tread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1iI9R0JFI
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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:50 AM   #25
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The 225/70R16 may work but I'd recommend test fitting them. Your factory wheel has a high offset and there is a chance this tall of a tire could rub in the front. The 225/75R15 is basically the same diameter as the 225/70R16 but an aftermarket 15" wheel with a lower offset would help set the 15" wheel and tire out away from the front suspension components. My fitment guide shows the 215/70R16 size would fit without any issue using the stock 16" wheels and no lift. There are a lot of great tires in this size. I'd recommend looking at the General Grabber AT2. These have a 60K mileage warranty and they can be studded for winter use. Link: General Grabber AT2. I'd also recommend looking at the Cooper Discoverer A/T3 These have a 55,000 mile warranty. Pictures don't do this tire justice and although it may look tame, this tires tread design is very functional for a wide range of terrain. This tire's tread should clean out better in the sticky stuff for you as well. Video for a better perspective on the Cooper Discoverer AT3 tread: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW1iI9R0JFI
Thanks again Discount y'all are awesome for the advise! Yea I will def try to test fit them I don't want to mess with the pinch weld but will If I have to. Appreciate the help!

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Unread 03-18-2014, 11:59 AM   #26
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No problem at all, have a great week and if we have a store near you, stop in and let them know what you are looking for. We may have a 225/70R16 in stock that we can test fit for you.
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Unread 03-18-2014, 01:35 PM   #27
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No problem at all, have a great week and if we have a store near you, stop in and let them know what you are looking for. We may have a 225/70R16 in stock that we can test fit for you.
Sounds great will do!

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