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I love the 17s that came with my compass but eventually I'm going for 18s and beefier tires. Will this mess up the 4x4 or cpu? Any concerns? Should I keep stock 17s and just throw bigger tires on them instead?
 

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if the outside circumference stays the same, no issue
changing that can leads to multiple things
such as odometer being off
 

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You can put larger wheels & Tires on as long as they physically fit. Depending on the size your speedometer may read slightly slower than what the vehicle is actually travelling. No harm in doing so its just that your speedo will be slightly off.

The issue with upsizing to 18" wheels is that there is less choices for offroad oriented tires in that size so you may be best off with just getting different 17" tires
 

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Do not forget that the Cherokee Trailhawk comes with 245/65R17 tyres from the factory strapped to the same engine, trans, and rear drive unit. As well as similar axles. Up to that diameter tyre/wheel combination (about 30'' total) is more than alright by the engineers who made all said parts and put them together in concert.
 

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Do not forget that the Cherokee Trailhawk comes with 245/65R17 tyres from the factory strapped to the same engine, trans, and rear drive unit. As well as similar axles. Up to that diameter tyre/wheel combination (about 30'' total) is more than alright by the engineers who made all said parts and put them together in concert.

Would the 245/65r17 fit on the Compass 17" wheels that come with the Trailhawk? I really like those tires on the Cherokee Trailhawks. The tires that came with my 2018 Compass are Falkens. I have read people having trouble with these in the snow. Do I need to be worried?
 

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I love the 17s that came with my compass but eventually I'm going for 18s and beefier tires. Will this mess up the 4x4 or cpu? Any concerns? Should I keep stock 17s and just throw bigger tires on them instead?
I’m curious... did you ever install the tires that come from the Cherokee TH?
 

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I love the 17s that came with my compass but eventually I'm going for 18s and beefier tires. Will this mess up the 4x4 or cpu? Any concerns? Should I keep stock 17s and just throw bigger tires on them instead?
Figured I ask this question again, But was anyone able to put on the Cherokee tire size on the trailhawk compass? 245/65R17?
 

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The tires that came with my 2018 Compass are Falkens. I have read people having trouble with these in the snow. Do I need to be worried?
Well, I've got the "Falkens" on my 2017 Trailhawk and I didn't have a problem with them on some unplowed roads this past spring.

First time in the snow with it and I was impressed!

I was debating on if I should swap out the wheels and tires for a winter set because I get an insurance discount if I have "snows" on.
 

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Well, I've got the "Falkens" on my 2017 Trailhawk and I didn't have a problem with them on some unplowed roads this past spring.

First time in the snow with it and I was impressed!

I was debating on if I should swap out the wheels and tires for a winter set because I get an insurance discount if I have "snows" on.
I much prefer to run snows in the winter. I didn't on my old Bravada, but it always seemed a bit slimey in the snow. My old FWD Patriot was very stable in the snow with General Altimax Artics on it. Got those for Wife's Patriot too.

First I heard of an insurance company incentivizing snow tires, but I think they've decided they're worth the discount.
 

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For the Cherokee Trailhawk rims, I have read that you would need a 25mm spacer to have them fit properly. But using the Cherokee tires, only, you would be fitting a tire that was meant for a 7.5 inch rim onto a 6.5 inch rim.

I would love to put the Cherokee trailhawk rims on and am toying with the idea. But no one has tried this yet?
 

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I just bought a scratched rim for $30. Ill test fit it to my Compass and see if the calipers clear the spokes. I would also wonder about rubbing with the wider tires, but that looks to be a none issue?

Looks like to keep the tire size diameter, a tire size of 235 60 17 is needed. Cooper and Bridgestone make AT tires in that size.
 

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I just bought a scratched rim for $30. Ill test fit it to my Compass and see if the calipers clear the spokes. I would also wonder about rubbing with the wider tires, but that looks to be a none issue?

Looks like to keep the tire size diameter, a tire size of 235 60 17 is needed. Cooper and Bridgestone make AT tires in that size.


I think you can increase the diameter to 65 but if you increase the width to 235 I think you will need spacers.


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Well, I test fitted the rim front and back. It fits fine and clears the calipers no issues. This is without a spacer. It does not sit deeper in the wheel well, but does stick out further by 1 inch. It should fit just fine, as long as the tires are sized correctly. I used a tire comparison calculator to come up with 235 60 17 to maintain the same diameter.

Now I could have figured this out all wrong, so feel free to chime in ...
 

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Those look good! Looks like once a tire is on, you'll have a close to flush fitment. Are you aiming for stock Compass size, or upping to the Cherokee size?
 

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The 245 65 17 is too big. I want to keep the diameter of the compass tire but wider. As stated before, 235 60 17 is perfect. Won't affect the Speedo at all.

Now I am on the hunt for a full set of rims.
 

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I will add that the Cherokee rim will sit 3.7 mm further into the wheel well. Not very much, but considering how close the tire right now is to the rear shock, a 5 mm spacer may be called for.
 

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I have a 2018 Compass Trailhawk with the Falken Tyres. They are fine on sealed roads but puncture easily on logging roads. They don't like rocks.
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