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Old 11-26-2010, 10:24 PM   #1
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Can I put a 205/75/15

on my 2002 TJ? I use it to deliver mail and a daily driver and looking for economy and less rubber so I dont hit the curb. It currently has 225/75/15, the sticker at the door states that it should have 215/75/15.

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Old 11-26-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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why? the 225's are pretty small, if your thinkin economy than you prob wont tell a difference, plus hittin a pothole might break or bend a rim with tiny tires like that

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Old 11-27-2010, 12:52 AM   #3
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Can you: yes.

Should you: no.

Like stated above. That much narrower will not net you a measurable gain. It may however have a narrower contact patch than your rim is wide, exposing it to damage like Wrangler06 said. Especially if you rub a curb, wich it sounds like is a likely occurance in your line of work.

Best economy tire would be stock size, even if the 205/75/15 is cheaper to purchase initially, it will look bad (to narrow) and if you damage a rim your gain is gone.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:03 AM   #4
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There's not that much of a difference in size...
225 = 28x8.8
215 = 28x8.5
205 = 27x8.0

Can't say, IMO, you'll see much difference in economy
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:45 PM   #5
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Thank you, I will leave it as it is.
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Old 11-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #6
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There's not that much of a difference in size...
225 = 28x8.8
215 = 28x8.5
205 = 27x8.0

Can't say, IMO, you'll see much difference in economy
looking at your numbers I take it a 235/75 is a 29"
Not changin tires here just want a new tire cover
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Old 11-27-2010, 04:50 PM   #7
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looking at your numbers I take it a 235/75 is a 29"
Not changin tires here just want a new tire cover
Yup your correct. The 235/75 is 29".
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Old 11-27-2010, 05:59 PM   #8
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Goodie now I know what cover size to buy, now one more question, at 29" does that mean I have 29"s? as refereed to 30's,31's 35's You know the bigger tires.
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Goodie now I know what cover size to buy, now one more question, at 29" does that mean I have 29"s? as refereed to 30's,31's 35's You know the bigger tires.
Yeah you have 29s, except the tire size is still considered 235/75R15. Where when a person has 30s or 31s the tire size they have is 30X9.5R15, or 31X10.5R15, and so on, So yes you have 29s if that just makes it easier.
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Old 11-28-2010, 10:14 AM   #10
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Well, yea it makes it a little easier to swallow when I see Jeeps and pickups with 30's and above, sounds kinda stupid to em when they say the have 30's and I say 235/75/15 LOL
But I can't go much bigger sine its all stock height, I don;t raise it up cause around here it goes anywhere and everywhere I need or want to go
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LOL yeah i know what your sayin. They say stock wranglers can go as big as having 31s on them. Some... depends on the wheels they have on will rub at full turn, but some will not. My 235/75r15s, Or i better say, my 29s are just right for me and what i use my jeep for too. I have no need to go any bigger, It gets me from point a to point b with no problems, and in North Dakota most of our land is pretty flat, No rock crawling here. Maybe in the western part of the state, but not where i live.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:36 PM   #12
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Mine are stock steels, with the center piece that uses the three screws from the back, and I like them cause I can paint em black if I want or leave em bare. but I HAVE taken it off road with eth stock rims and 235's and so far as long as I don't bottom out in mud I'm ok, all I have to do is keep traction on at least two tires either in front, back or on either side, or if worse comes to worse I overcome the open diffs with the brake, but so far the 29's have done me no wrong.
I can go as big as 30's without rubbing at all, so next time I need tires it depends on which is cheaper, 29's or30's

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