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Old 09-19-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Can I run 225/75/15 tires on my 97 wrangler

I was wondering if this tire would fit my jeep and be a good choice for the upcoming winter months. I have stock 15in rims and no lift...

Should I go with a bigger tire or will this be sufficcient. I have the 4cyl...


Im looking at the General Grabber AT2....anyone running this tire?


thanks for the help

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Old 09-19-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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You can fit upto a 31x10.50x15 on a stock jeep depending on the rim size. 225's should not be an issue and should be fine with any stock rim. 31's might look nicer vs the 225;s you will see a drop in power with the larger tires, but for a few bucks more I would get the bigger tire vs having to re-spend down the road.

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Old 09-19-2008, 01:44 PM   #3
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LT235/75R's are a good compromise, 1/2 smaller than 30's and about $15 cheaper for tires at say Sams club. 4 BFG AT/KO's will run you about $470 out the door with road hazard warranty.
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I have 235/75R15s on mine and they look better then the smaller 225s. My jeep came with 225s on it. The 235s are a about an inch taller and about 2 inches wider. Like richp said ... there about a half inch shorter then the 30s but they still look great and are cheeper.
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:56 PM   #5
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what about 255/70/15s ? are these a good size ? anyone running them?
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If you're concerned about winter traction I wouldn't go with the wider tire. I would stick with 235/75/15, or 30x9.5. I have 235s and they look pretty good, but I have a roughly 1.5 - 2 inch lift so I'm thinking 30x9.5s when I've got some cash to burn.

I've heard some sketchy things about general tires. Check out the Cooper AT/Rs or the Yokohama AT/S...the yoko's you can get from summit pretty cheap. I'm liking them for when my tires are shot.

Here's my jeep at stock height with the 235/75/15s. I've still got good pickup and I get a pretty consistent 20 mpg when I run Startron in the gas. The defender in the back is running 31's I believe. Not an excellent reference but they'll fit on a stock jeep.

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Old 09-22-2008, 08:49 AM   #7
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I bought mine with 225s. After that, I went to 30 x 9.50. The 30" tires filled out the wheel wells a little more and looked a LOT better than the dinky 225s. It didn't seem quite as squirrelly either.

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