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Unread 03-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #1
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Hey all,
I'm new here and there seems to be alot of info regarding wheel and tire size for the Pats but not for the Compass. I'm in the process of setting up an order for the RRO lift and new wheels and tires. Do you think I could run 16x7 with 4"BS like some do on the Pat or should I run 16x8 with 5"BS. I'd like to stick with BFG All Terrains but I might be looking at some General Grabbers.

P.S. Does anyone have some nice pics of their Compass w/ RRO lift?

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Unread 03-18-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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carter bug pm'd me on this a little while back.

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I'm new and I can't find a definite answer to my question. Do you think I could fit 16x7 wheels with a 4" backspace on my compass? Otherwise I'm forced to go with a 16x8 with a 5" backspace to fit BFG All Terrains with my RRO lift. your help is very much appreciated from a newby.
I think it would work if you added a 1" spacer.
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Unread 03-18-2011, 01:56 PM   #3
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Question: Would a spacer with more offset cause extra stress on the CV joints ?
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Unread 03-18-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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I recommended a 1" spacer to get the center-line of the wheel back out where it should be and to (hopefully) clear the rotor.

Putting a 1" spacer on the factory wheels may not cause a problem (just a guess). Putting a 2" spacer on factory wheels may be too much.

Personally I have never used spacers so I hope someone more qualified to answer gives you a good reply.
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