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Old 09-30-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Need help with tires

I need to replace tires on my 98 Jeep Wrangler. I will need to keep the stock rims but I want to put on some beefer tires. I am confused about the tires and wheels sizes. I understand the 225/70/15 means 225m wide by 70% as thick on a 15" rim. I get confused when it 30x8 or something like that. I don't under stand how this relates to the first set of numbers imprinted on the tires. So I am asking for some suggestions. You guys know what looks good. Bulky treaded tire rather fat and wide with white letters. I know that sounds so non technical but help! I want to get some nice tires. Thanks
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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Your 225/70/15 is a 27.5x9x15 tire. Tires are measured two different ways. One metric, one standard. Most cars have metric, but in the jeep world, most have standard. Metric Tire Conversion Calculator - Red Rock 4x4 Thats the website I use to do the conversions. You should be able to get 31's under there, but I'm sure other people will chime in.

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Are they mainly for off road or is this your daily driver and you are looking for a beefy tire with road manners?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:02 PM   #4
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These would be for daily drive with a beefy look with manners.
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