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Unread 02-20-2009, 04:35 AM   #166
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So 16" would work on the Compass with no issues with the brakes? If so, then this just might be doable out here....
IF they have the right back spacing/offset. All 16" rims are not created equal but the Patriot ones are the ones to look for. Since the Compass never used 16's the listing for aftermarket should say for Patriot.

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Unread 02-20-2009, 05:11 AM   #167
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It would have to be a different aftermarket one as the Jeep dealer here rips you off.
I think ATT 16" ones will work as I saw another Jeep Compass with them, but the European CRD version..


Tire wise, I have this options for the 215/65/16
Good Year UG Performance
Good Year Eagle UG GW3
DUNLOP DUNLOP SP Winter Sport 3D

Also, there seems to be a option here either 4x4 or regular car tires. I'm guessing I go with 4x4 though my car is 4x2?

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Unread 02-20-2009, 05:49 AM   #168
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The Euro CRD would use the same wheels. The manufactures will have the specs, just go with what they list for fitment. I bought my Patriot 16's on eBay, the Jeep dealer that I have usually dealt with adds an extra 15% on top of list price. I wonder if they realize how much this hurts their name and amount of business.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 07:38 AM   #169
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Quite sad why it's so expensive in the dealer here.
I called a few local shops and one can get me 235/70/16 tires. Hopefully that should work just fine.
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Unread 02-20-2009, 05:50 PM   #170
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Quite sad why it's so expensive in the dealer here.
I called a few local shops and one can get me 235/70/16 tires. Hopefully that should work just fine.
Are they winter tires?
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Unread 02-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #171
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Yeah, Bridgestone Blizzak DM-Z3
I picked them up last night as any other ones was a week wait. At this stage of winter, every day counts.
Paid about 3,100PLN for 4 tires and rims which is about 800USD. That's good for the other prices here.


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Unread 02-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #172
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Lookin' good . Keep us informed on how they do.
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Unread 02-21-2009, 01:33 PM   #173
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Unread 03-05-2009, 05:45 AM   #174
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A followup on my tires (or tyres).
After a few weeks of driving them in the snow/slush and now the rain, I must say they are excellent. I had no issue with traction and driving on a foot or so of snow and slush. It handled great! The same places where I was sliding and slipping before, I have no issues now. They are great. The tires added a little height to my jeep as my CB antenna (which is mounted wrong. Have to fix that) now touches the top of the garage door (doors here in Poland are low). But they are worth every zloty (dollar, euro, pound, etc) I paid for them!

All I need now is to buy the TPS for the other 4 tires in the USA and have them mounted and I'm good to go for the seasons.
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Unread 04-12-2009, 07:44 PM   #175
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What is the biggest tire to use with 18" wheels and Lift Kit

I am going with the RRO lift kit on my 07 Compass, I have the 18" alloy wheels that were standard with the limited. Looking for advice what is the best and largest tire to use with the wheels. Would like a tire that is as quiet as possible on highway, is good in snow, yet can handle alittle fire road driving.
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Unread 04-13-2009, 01:52 PM   #176
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good info here...http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f98/optional-tires-wheels-mks-pg-6-sizes-410134/ (see above)

Tire chart here: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showp...4&postcount=76
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Unread 04-14-2009, 05:51 PM   #177
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Picked these up in Portland, OR - the land of no sales tax. $125 USD each plus $80 installation for 5 tires. Compared to Canadian pricing, I saved a pile of money, even after factoring in the few tanks of gas to get to Portland.




They are 235/70-16 General Grabber AT2's, fitted to Cragar Soft 8 16" X 8" rims with 5X4.5" lug nut spacing and 5" backspacing. I bought the rims used for $175 CAD in Vancouver and painted them with 3 coats of black gloss Tremclad and 2 coats of clear Tremclad.



I was a little worried about going with 8" wide instead of the proven 7" wide Soft 8's, but as you can see, the 29.2" tire just barely touches the plastic bump on the pinch weld. No need for any modifications to the wheel wells (yes, I have the RRO lift installed).



There's lot's of clearance to the spring catch. This was the biggest reason I didn't go with the 245/70 size. The engineer in me tells me to keep clearance here.



The tires do pick up the dirt and throw it, but I was really impressed with how the treads clear themselves instantly. With the SR/A's, as soon as I got on the road, they were flinging dirt off the tires for half a kilometer. These Grabbers didn't fling any dirt that was clinging to them when I got back on the road.




The overall stance is definitely improved. The rims and tires are quite heavy compared to the stock 17" alloys. I've noticed a longer stopping distance, so will definitely adjust my driving accordingly. Each tire is speced at 36 lbs and the rims are 37 lbs each. meh, I've got a Pontiac Vibe if I want excellent milage.



Of course, I had to get a similar sized spare. I really believe you'll mess up the drivetrain if you drive oversized tires with an undersized spare. Your choice though. I'm not going to try to prove it. The spare will either be on the roof, or in the trunk. It does not fit in the spare cubby hole under the trunk.





On the road, these tires did exactly what I wanted. The Jeep no longer feels every bone jarring bump in the road. The additional sidewall gives extra air cushioning. I can't wait to go hit up some logging roads!

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Unread 04-14-2009, 06:36 PM   #178
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Were you able to use TPM Sensors in those wheels or are you running with out?

You also have the FD II so you didn't kill your low end either with 29's. I've heard some good things about those tire that you chose!
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Unread 04-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #179
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I'm just dying to know if you bought TPMS sensors to go with those wheels. I can buy alloy 17" wheels in Calgary for $800 Canadian or $560 U.S. in Montana either way without sensors and my winter tires mounted and balanced.
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Unread 04-15-2009, 12:37 PM   #180
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The only lousy part is that my TPMS didn't get transferred to the new wheels (YET). Either Jeep or my dealer (so far un-named) installed metal valve caps that have corroded. The tire installer broke one of them off, and we decided not to break the other two that were also corroded.

I'll be going to the dealer and asking them to remove the other two valve caps and hopefully replace the broken sensor. My fourth sensor already has a plastic cap from a tire repair last summer.



If you have these valve caps, take them off! Replace them with properly speced TPMS valve caps, that have a seal and are plastic.



Others have installed the factory TPMS into the Soft 8 rims, so I'll be having them installed as soon as the broken one is replaced by the dealer (hopefully tomorrow).
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