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Unread 07-27-2014, 09:25 PM   #1
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Geolandar ATS or Rocky Mountain

I'm thinking of improving my Patriot's performance off road. I have an FD1 Patriot so tires would greatly help it's prowess at the beach, woods, and in the snow for sure. Right now it has the Firestone Affinity tires and while they've been okay I'm sure the Jeep can do much better with different shoes. Anyone have any suggestions? I want something aggressive yet reliable and safe in all weather. I was thinking about the Geolandar AT-S or the Rocky Mountain ATS by Falken.

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Unread 07-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #2
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I don't have any experience with the yokohamas so have no opinion on them either way, BUT I would shy away from the falkens.

I had them for about 12k miles, and They are GREAT off road, and hold up well to a beating, and can be aired down pretty low as they have a very strong sidewall, and they didn't chip or chunck or get any cracking or splits of any kind. they looked almost brand new after many off road trips...

BUT, and its a big one. the sipings and grooves only go down half way through the tread, so when you still have half your tread life left, you basically have 5 slick sections:
http://www.tire-art.com/1700/0810/9790/754505.jpg
They get noisy, they start to handle poorly, they loose their off road traction that they had previously. I simply could not recommend them to anyone.

are you thinking of sticking with your stock rims? do you have 17" or 16" rims? spacers?

I have a set of hercules all trac's really like them, but not available in a 17" size. they do sell their terra trac in a 235/65-17 if you have the 17" rim. The yokohamas get great reviews by people and I've seen them driven off road a few times on other 4x4's and they seem to hold up (but don't look as aggressive) so there are other options out there for sure.
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Unread 07-27-2014, 11:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up on the falkens. I'm going to stick with my stock 17's. Someday I MAY try out the RRO lift but for now I'm going to stay stock. My affinities are 215 not 235 but you thing I'll be okay with Geolandar or Terra Tracs in 235?
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Unread 07-27-2014, 11:39 PM   #4
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Some people have had success some have had rubbing, each tire is different. Most places will test fit a tire for you

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Unread 07-29-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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I just picked up a set of Geo A/T-s 225/65R17's. They ride nice on the road haven't tested off-road yet. I looked at going between the 225 & 235's, found that more people had rubbing then not.
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Unread 08-01-2014, 10:50 AM   #6
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I have 225 Geolanders and they work well. Not sure if the 235 will rub on full lockout, but I played it safe going to Tire Rack online for the tires.
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Unread 08-08-2014, 10:45 AM   #7
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I've had 225 Geolanders (no lift and no rubbing) for about 9000 miles now with a good mix of highway and dirt roads/light trails. I have no complaints about them at all, traction is very good in the snow and the road noise is pretty minimal. This is what the 225 Geolanders look like on my pat
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Unread 08-09-2014, 01:35 AM   #8
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Finally! An FDI Patriot w/ Geo ATS in 225 !! You have no idea how long I've been looking for a photo reference on this! Thank you!
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Unread 08-10-2014, 11:35 AM   #9
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You're welcome
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