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My new wheels and tires are in and love them!! Here is the breakdown.

2011 Jeep Compass Latitude 4x4. Originally had 17x6.5 OEM wheels and 215/60/17 tires. The OEM offset is about 40mm and sits closer to the suspension. So if you added 225 wide tires it will most likely rub the inside wheel well.

I ordered my Wheels and Tires from Americas Tire.

Wheels: 16x8 Pro Comp Series 31 with 0 offset. The off set pushed the wheel 1 inch away from the suspension and the outer rim is 2 inches further out. The wheels stick out just a bit and I love this look. I paid $110 per tire.

Tires: 225/75/16 Cooper AT3 tires. Overall Diameter is 29.1. Some TA tires that are same size are 29.3 which makes a difference. I recommend you go to Tire Rack and for the exact measurement. For AT tires they are great and quiet and not bad. They were even more quiet than regular pair of non TA tires I had. I paid $116 per wheel. I know this was a risk because I saw many posts saying only 70's is the max fit, however I learned that the Jeep Patriot is basically the same frame and saw posts on their forums that some had used 75's.


  • *No Lift kit - ARGGHHHHH RRO!! LOL
    *No spacers - Because the wheel offsets at "0" it pushes the wheel out about 2 inches.
    *No rubbing - Even at full turn there is no rubbing because the offset pushes the rim out just enough. To be safe I will work on hammering in the inner weld piece that sticks out because although it don't rub at turns, there is a less than a finger thickness width between the tire and wheel weld piece. If I had 29.3 tires in diameter i think it would rub and I would be pounding the wheel weld piece. Tire Rack was the only place I could find the exact details.

    Up next:

    2 inch lift - Rocky Road Outfitters (RRO) has on backlogged and I'm on week 2 waiting and they said it may be 2 weeks more.
    Paint: Hood Stripe and painting top roof and upper trim around windows black. (yes I'm copying its newer younger brother)

    Appreciate the feedback.
 

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Rro lift kit update

After 3 weeks waiting. The lift kit FINALLY arrived. Each week I had to call to ask for a follow up on delivery, after asking for my refund, did they suddenly decide to send my delivery. As the box shows, the box arrived heavily damaged and I doubted all items were in place, but surprisingly it wasn't. If the box weighs 20 lbs, it makes no sense why they would use such a flimsy box that was easily damaged and would have torn if it had gotten wet. Regardless, its here and I will go have it lifted.

Here is a picture of the box and items I received.
 

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NEW LIFT INSTALLED

So this is my jeep with its new lift! It looks super awesome and I got great comments with the 2 inch lift and wheels. ITS PAID OFF TO So Im going to splurge and add a vehicle wrap to the roof and hood instead of painting. The wrap will cost about $1k instead of $2,500 for the paint job.
 

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Yes! Zero off-set is the way to go rather than using wheel spacers. I did the same thing but with a different brand of rim and I'm running 235 70 R16's in the BFG KM2 mud terrains.
 

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I ran 225/75-16s on my Patriot. Lousy tires that came off our Wrangler. They fit with an ever so slight rub under stressed conditions, but it was a tight fit. If I'd taken it to extremes, I might have had a problem. Mine was an '08 -- newer year Patriots sit 1" higher so I suspect your Compass might too. That may give you a little extra space.

Looks nice! Be careful out there. Watch your speed since you will have a +/-5% speedometer error. Probably a tad better fuel economy, though. :)
 
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