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Old 05-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #1
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Tire Size Question

Two Questions:

I'm currently running stock 30 x 9.5 x 15's on my '98 Sahara,

1. would it be possible to put BFG LT235/75R-15/C1's on it? I may be able to pick these up used from a neighbor. They are on their rims, as he put 35" on his jeep.

2. The local tire place said they could do 31" tires a lot cheaper than the 30.5s. Will there be some rubbing issues doing that on a stock setup?

Thanks for the help.

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Old 05-11-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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You should be fine with the 31's even 32's with maybe some rubbing at full flex.

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Old 05-11-2010, 10:23 PM   #3
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Your neighbor's tires are just slightly smaller than yours (30's vs 28.8's).

If you want, you can do the 31's. 32's are too large for a stock TJ with no lift.
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up! I have been catching some serious DW that has to be related to the bad condition of the tires, when I took them to get balanced I was told they couldn't balance a square....

I was told I'd be in the $600 ball park for BFG 30x9.5x15s, lower $500s for 31"s, and my neighbor's smaller BFG's with 5k miles on them for $300, and with money being really tight my neighbor's tires look to be a good option if they will work.

Any worries about later model TJ's having different hub configurations that would cause any issues?

Thanks again!
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:18 AM   #5
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No worries with the lug spacing. All TJ's are 5x4.5"...

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Old 05-12-2010, 01:50 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl View Post
No worries with the lug spacing. All TJ's are 5x4.5"...
Thanks! Time to go negotiate!!

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