Tire size options for 2009 Jeep Patriot 4x2 Sport


#1

My original Good Year Eagles have 30,000 + and are 205 70 R16 and it seems they are more or less the only tires I've been able to find for sale in that size. I want to go in a different direction and want more choices if possible. Would a 215 70 R16 size work? Thank you for feedback.


#2

Tires should list the rims (in width) they can be installed on. If your vehicle will accept the tires, you can install them. There's not a great difference in the tire sizes, so as long as you're not rubbing when you turn on either lock, you should be OK.

I check tirerack.com, and I'm truly shocked: one vendor, one tire for that particular mix.

Here's a good page to detail what all those numers mean:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=46

Chase


#3

I looked at a 2010 Patriot 4x2 last year and was concerned about the tire size also. The 205/70R16 has a diameter of 27.3". An optional tire size is 215/65R17 with a diameter of 28".

Diameters for 215/70R16 tires ranged from 27.7" to 27.9" depending on the brand. Based on this I would be comfortable using a 215/70R15 on the Patriot. The diameter difference is ~2%.

All of was obtained from The Tirerack website. www.tirerack.com

Ed B.