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post #241 of 265 Old 07-30-2011, 03:04 PM
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I am new to the forum so expect errors .
I want to up grade my tires to A/T
but can find any that will fit . can some one guide me guide me ref my Patriot 2010 with 215 / 60 /17

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post #242 of 265 Old 02-23-2012, 08:26 PM
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Now go back up to this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/o...ml#post4104384 and see what size you want and do a search in places like The Tire Rack to find assorted types of tires.

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I started out for the first 25K or so with the 215/55R18 Firehawks that nobody liked, added the lift kit and put on the 235/60R18 Kumho and they have lasted until I hit 75K. I developed a bubble in one, they were no longer available and I was going to get new tires this summer anyway. I drug out the 16" Patriot rims that I bought a long time ago, got some new TPM sensors from Rock Auto for about $100/set (DORMAN 974-001) and then went with some Goodyear Assurance Touring 235/65R16. I know that most ppl don't like the painted steel wheels but I think the paint matches the trim color on my Limited.

Oh ya, I lost 1/2' gc because these are 28" tall so my speedo and mpg will read correctly and I won't need to mentally recalculate.
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Gramps, quick question for you, I'm appoaching over 50,000 miles with my current 215/55/18 Eagle GT's. pretty much need new tires by this spring/summer. Discount Tire told me I could go wider which is fine but would need a shorter sidewall I was told I would have to go with 225/50/18's. From your read out/calculations it shows I could stay at the current sidewall and still go wider. What's your take on this? could I go with 225/55/18's?

I have the Rallye Package with the Rallye rim's I believe they are 18x7 rims.
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post #245 of 265 Old 03-06-2013, 03:05 PM
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Matthew, you can squeeze a bigger tire on your rims. Many of us here on this post have. I have. I just answered another post. I have the crazy miles on my jeep.
I have used both 235/55/18 tires and 225/60/18 tires on my stock 18 x 7 wheels.

FYI. The 225/60/18 has alot of choices. I buy from tirerack. The Michelin primacy tires will give a smooth quiet ride. It's not an aggressive tread tho, if your looking for that.
I owned the Michelin in that size. And also a 60,000 mi warranty.

The 225/60/18 is 28.6" tall it will fill out the wheel well nicely. I admit the 235 width is pushing the limits. I would avoid it. Stock 215/55/18 is 27.4" tall.

The 225/60/18 will put your speedo off about 3.2 MPH at 60MPH. At 70MPH is about 4MPH faster. You will be going faster than speedo will indicate!
Some people find it a big deal. I don't and never worried about it as long you are concious about it. Most law enforcement will give you more leeway than that.

You feel some sluggishness turning bigger tires. Also fuel mileage may drop, especially according to the computer. But it's not as bad as it appears. You will travelling more miles than the odometer will show. And more than the computer thinks you have. So fuel mileage is actually better than what the computer will indicate. All in all likely you will not see a difference.

Personal preference. Go with the 225/60/18 size. You will not be disappointed.
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Aggressive tread wasn't the main reason for my purchase of my original Eagle GT's. The aggressive tread is a plus, suprisingly it was the price. 567.00 w/tax installed for a set of 4 back in 2009. and they've lasted well over the 50,000 mark. The reason why I want to go wider is because of the price. That same set of tires installed today are going to cost me $800.00, BUT if I go with a wider tire same size I can get them for a little over $600.00

I like the Eagle GT's they handle well in the snow, rain and dry weather. Also they are pretty quiet. I'm a little worried about the 60 sidewall. Personally not a fan of fatter sidewalls. though it would fill some of the wheel well. Back to my original question though. So 225/55/18's will fit no issues?
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I guess I can't buy Eagle GT 225/55/18's because they don't sell them in that size. they do sell a 225/60/18, I'll look into those.
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Does anyone have a picture with Rallye rims with a 225/60/18 tire on them?
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Matthew, I'm not sure about your Rallye rims, but I am certain that if you search this exact thread you find pictures of a compass with normal wheels with that size tire on them. If I remember correctly it's a red colored Jeep. Somewhere also I posted in sticky a picture of my jeep with those size tires on it.
I use a winter on my Compass right now with 17" wheels. My 18" wheels have the 235/55/18 tires mounted on them right now. They are stored away at the moment.
I could get you a pic of the wheel/tire combination if you like?

I will say the 226/60/18 will be significate more money than the stock size. As I said I woud avoid the 235 size. I had a flat tire with the 235/55/18. It happened in the driveway. I just tried to move the vehicle to garage just about a 100' with the flat tire. The bulged sidewalls interfered with suspension. The tire didnt even turn. It came off the rim. That why I wouldn't push to the 235 width. On the highway it was fine. But you would ever have a tire starting to go flat and trying to limp in into somewhere for repair you could maybe run into more trouble.
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Matthew, I'm not sure about your Rallye rims, but I am certain that if you search this exact thread you find pictures of a compass with normal wheels with that size tire on them. If I remember correctly it's a red colored Jeep. Somewhere also I posted in sticky a picture of my jeep with those size tires on it.
I use a winter on my Compass right now with 17" wheels. My 18" wheels have the 235/55/18 tires mounted on them right now. They are stored away at the moment.
I could get you a pic of the wheel/tire combination if you like?

I will say the 226/60/18 will be significate more money than the stock size. As I said I woud avoid the 235 size. I had a flat tire with the 235/55/18. It happened in the driveway. I just tried to move the vehicle to garage just about a 100' with the flat tire. The bulged sidewalls interfered with suspension. The tire didnt even turn. It came off the rim. That why I wouldn't push to the 235 width. On the highway it was fine. But you would ever have a tire starting to go flat and trying to limp in into somewhere for repair you could maybe run into more trouble.
I think you might be a little mistaken about the 225/60/18 tire size being more expensive.. It is actually less then the stock tire size I have on now. It really depends on the state, what tire shop, and which is a more popular tire that is on the road. Surprisingly the stock 215/55/18 is not a very popular tire therefore it is going to cost me more money in the long run to upgrade to a wider tire.

I actually do not even want to upgrade to a 60 side wall if I don't have to. I really really like the Eagle GT's as stated before, they provided excellent tread life, I like that the sidewall protects my rim's against curb rash. I'd prefer to run a tad wider then I am now but stay at the same sidewall. I was looking at the Pirelli P4 All season's which has a tread life of 65,000 miles. It isn't really an aggressive tread which is fine. that's neither here nor there.

Eagle GTs with a 225/60/18 are currently running 134.00 per tire 215/55/18's run 144.00 per tire.
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So I've looked online and seen the redesigned jeep compass with a set of 18 inch rims with 225/60/18's the side wall doesn't look THAT bad, so maybe i'll go with the 60 sidewall. Which brings me to my next question.. does having a taller sidewall make the ride smoother? does it act as a dampener? My wife's mustang had 225/60/16's Eagle GT's I know I'm not comparing apples to apples here.. but the ride seemed smoother.
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Discount fitted some 15" rims to my patriot this week:
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They looked pretty good, I'm really tempted to buy them... If I had the money.

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post #253 of 265 Old 03-07-2013, 08:30 AM
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Matthew,
The bigger side walls of a larger tire should give a smoother ride. If your still undecided, I have visited another site that is very similar to this website except it deals with Jeep Patriot instead. Mechanically they are identical. I won't give the link. Censors block it.
Just google Jeep Patriot forum.

There is a bunch of wheel and tire info and pics of tires in the 225/60/18 size.
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The bigger side walls of a larger tire should give a smoother ride. If your still undecided, I have visited another site that is very similar to this website except it deals with Jeep Patriot instead. Mechanically they are identical. I won't give the link. Censors block it.
Just google Jeep Patriot forum.

There is a bunch of wheel and tire info and pics of tires in the 225/60/18 size.
Appricate it!

Still undecided about the size, now I keep look at other cars to get a picture of what 225/60/18's would look like on my car the 55 sidewall is already big enough, i'm just afraid a 60 sidewall would look awkward..
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I saw a 2011 Jeep Compass with 19 inch Gun Metal Black SRT wheels, lowered.. what a nice looking car..
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