post #1 of Old 03-12-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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245/70 16 Geolandars. Not even close

Well based on the forum I jumped on the Geolandars in 245/70 16 on the Cregar Soft 8s. Put the rocky road lift on and threw the wheels on. Not even close.

Lock to lock they catch the bumper as well as the trim for the ground effects. This is on a 2007 Compass. Where did I go wrong???

So now I'm paranoid. What size do I go to without having to worry?

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post #2 of Old 03-13-2012, 03:51 AM
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Post a picture, I'd like to see it.

As far as tire size goes, I have 215/65 17 firestone winterforce without a lift and they look great. I would say you would need at least an extra inch for 245/70 to work.

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I went by the post that Gramps had with the tire sizes and it was a confirmed fit excellent choice. So I'm trying to figure out what's gone wrong here. I didn't take pics, but the tread is catching on each side. I don't know if u can do any massaging to the bumper to get them to fit.
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These were a confirmed fit by one of the users. The wheels also play a part in the fit too and we have no control over that, sometimes wheel spacers are needed. Whenever you max out anything for size you must verify the fit yourself. There are many tires that come closer to the stock sizes without going to the extreme of a 29.5" tire.

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So it sounds like they catch in a 'lock to lock' turn. Correct? "Ground Effects"? Is this a Rallye?

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you might need to trim some. how much backspacing on the soft 8s

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The backspacing is 4". I don't think that pushing it out would help, the tread is just catching the back trim piece and the edge of the bumper. If these tires had maybe 1000 miles on them they would possibly fit - still very tight. I have seen someone use the same wheel/tire size on a Pat with no issues. Really disappointed.

It's funny, I was going to go with the wheels with the 5" backspacing but seeing someone else confirm the fit I went with the 4. I could trim but it would look awful. I will probably back down to the 235/70 - the half inch will hopefully do it. I'm really surprised that even with the lift it would catch like this.

Yes, lock to lock is where it catches. When I say ground effect, I mean the trim piece that goes from the wheel well under the door to cover the rocker panels. It is not a Rallye. Thanks.
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I had 225/75R16 mounted on Cragar Soft 8's on my Patriot with the Rocky Road lift. I had to do some "minor" adjustments to the pinch seam at the back of the wheel well to get the tires not to rub. I would NOT recommend going any larger than 225/75R16

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i was thinking less backspacing would get the tires back inside the wheel wells and then all you would have to do is trim the inside the wheel wells. that's what i had to do to my liberty before i got my ARB. if you don't want to trim i would say a smaller tire is your only solution. do you have any pictures of it. i bet it looks mean with those 245/70s

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