my 2013 4x4 fd1 5spd came new with 17" wheel package.
i decided after the tires wore out to go to a 16" wheel and the 215/70R16 tire. i hated the gy wranglers... super noisey. i went with the yoko geolander ats. this tire is exactly the same outside diameter as what came off my jeep in the 17" size. so no speedo issues there. I gained some sidewall which helped the ride and helps more in offroad/rocky situations- though my offroading is limited to a steep creek gravel mountain road with some rocks sticking up an inch or so here and there that i have to nagivate around. but rubber will give before metal will.
i like the look way better. the feel way better- who puts low profile tires on a 4x4 vehicle come on- and it seems more jeep-like. i also lost some weight on each corner as the aftermarket wheels weigh about 4 lbs less per wheel- went with drag 9 wheels from discount tires. The tires got heavier but no by much, like 1 lb, and that is more than offset by less metal wheel weight....that means i lost no low end torque and in fact gained a hair i'd bet and it's easier on the wheel bearings and junk on the front end- less weight and more shock absorbing rubber....
2013 patriot sport 4x4 2.4 5spd FD1 True Blue, Willy's Overland edition
215/70R16 Cooper Discoverer AT3 on Drag 9s, a/c
front and rear wet okole seat covers, front and rear rugged ridge floor mats, cargo cover,cargo carpet, front custom cut splash guards, rear window crank rattle-delete mod.