So, I live in France and have a '97 TJ. Just found out recently that my beloved Jeep is 'illegal' running anything but stock size rims and tires. For a '97 TJ that's 215/75/R15. I've been pondering selling it to some backcountry Frenchie that doesn't know or care about rules, but I'm not ready to give up.
Of course I had planned to doing some mudding / offroading, but with 215's that'll be fun.
Does anyone have some pictures or maybe suggestions on at least getting a sporty look with some rims/tires?
Here is how it currently looks. I have some 235's on there now:
Check for a sticker inside the driver's side door jamb at the hinge. You should have a sticker there that lists the rated tire size(s) for your vehicle. I had a '97 TJ Sport that came from the factory with the "LT Option" which included 8" rims with 30"x9.50R15 light truck tires (load class C) as stock. All TJ model years had this option available on the Sport and higher models but it must be on the door jamb sticker to be offically stock from the factory. I see from your pics that you don't have the Sport decal on your Jeep, so you may not have the LT Option on the door sticker.
Hope this helps.
Mine: 2004 TJ Sport, Khaki, Dual Top, Still Stock except for MT/Rs
Hers: 2004 Liberty Limited, Very Red, OEM Chrome 17", Totally Stock
I think I might would buy me a Rubicon decal for the hood, and find me a passport forge-atir and have a new label made up saying I had Rubicon, (if I wanted bigger tires.) I've lived in other countries, I'm sure you could make it work.