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Old 12-05-2010, 08:15 PM   #1
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Tire size / Wheel size?

Hi All,
New to Forum and must say I'm really impressed with all the information on here. Kudos.

Question is this... I'm in the market for a new set of wheels (not tires). I have a set of 31x10.5 BF Goodrich A/T tires and would like to know what wheel size I can use for that tire size? Short of going to tire store, which I just haven't had a chance to do, I don't know how to figure this out.

Is 15 x 8 my only choice?

I have a 98 Wranger Sahara (not lifted).

Any help is GREATLY appreciated!


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Old 12-05-2010, 08:22 PM   #2
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Also confused on Bolt Patterns...seems like the 98 Wrangler required 5 x 4.5 Bolt Pattern. Is that correct?

And, if 15 x 8 is the size I need, how big of a tire can I put on these (in case I ever decide to lift it later)??


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Old 12-05-2010, 08:48 PM   #3
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I also have a 98'. You are correct on the bolt pattern. From what I read you can put up to a 12.50 tire on the 8" wheel. I plan on running 33-12.50-15 on my TJ with an eight inch wheel. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-06-2010, 08:06 AM   #4
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Yep. Deere is correct. Assuming you have 15's currently, 15x8 would be your best choice. You could go down to a 15x7, but then you are more limited in tire sizes later, as you wouldn't want to go wider than 11.5 on a 7" wheel. Backspace is what should concern you most, in order to fit a 12.5" wide tire on a TJ, you need no more than 4.5" bs, 4" is about perfect.....

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