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Old 09-25-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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97 Jeep Wrangler Stock Tires Options

Ok guys excuse my ignorance..

I have a 97 TJ, with stock wheels and tires. I plan on getting her some new tires soon, but I'm completely lost as to what I can get.

On the tires themselves, the size states it's 215/70R15 (even though all the tire sites I visit state that 97 Wranglers are 225/75R15)

What size tires can I get for my Jeep? I don't plan on getting lifts, so everything will stay stock until I fix her up a little bit more.

I'm really curious since I plan on going to a Tire shop this weekend, and I really don't want to sound dumb when trying to decide which tire to get.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I have a 97 also and I put on 15 x 8 rugged ridge rims and 31 x 10.5 tires. I have a 2 inch suspension lift and 2 inch body lift.

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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There are several previous posts on this subject with a lot of good info, just look it up in the search bar...I believe 31 inch tires can be added without a lift..will beef it up a bit..but check the previous posts for sure..
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:13 AM   #4
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1. Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
2. Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors

both are excellent for over the road, off the road, and through snow.
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Get either a 31x10.5 or 30x9.5 BFG AT(they wear like iron). My Jeep came stock with 30x9.5, my last set I bought 31x10.5. No lift
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #6
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Ok guys excuse my ignorance..

I have a 97 TJ, with stock wheels and tires. I plan on getting her some new tires soon, but I'm completely lost as to what I can get.

On the tires themselves, the size states it's 215/70R15 (even though all the tire sites I visit state that 97 Wranglers are 225/75R15)

What size tires can I get for my Jeep? I don't plan on getting lifts, so everything will stay stock until I fix her up a little bit more.

I'm really curious since I plan on going to a Tire shop this weekend, and I really don't want to sound dumb when trying to decide which tire to get.
If you live in a big city look on craigs list... You would be shocked at how many wrangler owners sell their stock rims with almost new tires still attached for very low $$$... They buy new rims and sell their stock ones for very cheap.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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You have 27 X 8.5, stock are 28 X 8.5

Combine post 4 & 5.

With a stock wheel and no lift you can run 30 X 9.5 or 31 X 10.5 tires. For general daily driving and mild off road get an AT style. The Duratracs are very popular and are supposed to be very good in the rain/snow. Don't get a MT (mud) type or anything with a few very large lugs. They might look nasty, but they will be noisy and be horrible on wet streets.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:12 AM   #8
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Thanks Fellas. Keep the suggestions coming!

I've heard good things about Duratracs. I also was looking at the BFG All Terrain tires on tirerack.com and they looked nice and were somewhat cheaper than the other tires I was looking at.

Thanks Sparky for the clarification. That has helped me alot. I may go towards teh Duratracs if the price is right.

How much would the 30" duratracs run for?
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what about different auto makers like ford chevy ect!!!

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