Ok, 9,000 issue free miles... time for the next mod:
I had already decided to go as big as Patriotically possible (like that play on words?) and had or... Show moredered Fuzion XTI 245/65R17's. Some people have stated they had no issues others have stated that they rub on the inside of the front tire at full lock. Those that rub also said it could be cured by installing .25- .33" wheel spacers. I figured being the big dog I am, I should go BIG or go home!
Wife is home right now so the drive way is somewhat crowded... Her new van was trying to sneak into the shot! The second photo shows another angle and yes the wifes van trying to jump into the background to get some attention. Silly van lifts are for Jeeps!
You can also sorta see how much dirtier it gets... I haven't decided if I want to add the splash guards yet or not.
The left shot shows how little space space is between the tire and the spring catch. Its slightly over 1/4" (.25 of an inch). The right shot shows how the tire rubs at full lock. Its not too bad doesn't seem to pose any danger but does make an annoying click noise when it does rub. I believe this could be fixed with a .25" or .33" wheel spacer, but haven't got around to getting them yet. Show Less
I now present to you the First Lifted Jeep Patriot on CarDomain.com!
I will have more photos tomorrow, but these are just a few quickies...
And here is one... Show more showing the ground clearance at the lowest point.
Yes Sir, thats a full 10" of clearance on stock tires. Coincidently that's the same amount of ground clearance a Wrangler Rubicon has!
Several people were wondering where the low spot on the chassis. The photo was taken from a 2007 brochure that someone posted on JP, I then trimmed it up and circled the low spot.
Hope you enjoy the pics, and don't forget to vote or leave comments.
Thanks, JeepJim Show Less