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Old 02-23-2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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Largest tire with stock setup?

The stock tires on my 2002 Sport are 30/9.50/15 how much larger can I go without changing anything? Seems like there is alot of room, but maybe not enough? Can I go taller, but keeping the same width, can I go taller and wider? I don't know my limitations. Thanks again, Scooby

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I don't know if this will help you or not but I ran 285/75/R16's on the stock Moab wheels on my Rubicon without any wheel spacers. I didn't have any rubbing at all. I don't see why something similar to that wouldn't work on a 15" wheel.

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31x10.50x15 is the commonly accepted "largest tire size without problems" for the TJ.
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I don't know if this will help you or not but I ran 285/75/R16's on the stock Moab wheels on my Rubicon without any wheel spacers. I didn't have any rubbing at all. I don't see why something similar to that wouldn't work on a 15" wheel.
Is that what I have, stock Moab wheels? Thanks again, Scooby
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Is that what I have, stock Moab wheels?
No one knows what wheels you have unless you post photos of them. You don't have exactly his wheels because his are 16" and yours are 15". Regardless, 31x10.50x15 tires will work fine on your factory wheels, whatever model they are.
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:08 PM   #6
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Thank you very much!
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Old 02-23-2007, 12:56 PM   #7
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Scooby, I have new 15 inch wheels (which are sitting in my living room right now). I just ordered 31s like Mr. Bransford said because I was assured by several people, including many here, that they'll work fine.


(though, hearing it again from the Bottomless Pit of Knowledge is reassuring to say the least)
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Old 02-23-2007, 02:01 PM   #8
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Cool! It would be awesome if you could send me some pics, or post some pics and let me know what you think once they are installed. Thanks again, Scooby
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Old 02-23-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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To help scooby out with what he has now

Just compare to these

Gamblers, 15X8 with 5.5 inches backspacing


Grizzly's, 15x8 5.5 inches Backspacing


Canyon, 15x8 5.5 inches Backspacing


Ravine,15x8 5.5 inches Backspacing


Rubicon Moabs, 16x8 5.0 inches backspacing


Any of them will run a 31x10.5 tire with no problem. With exception to the Moabs which can run most 11.5 tires with no problem. But it is a 16" wheel as J.B. stated.
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hey man I just got a set of outlaw 1 rims 15x10 they came with 31x10.5 ATs i have a stock 01 i pulled my rims of and out theese on 2 days ago no rub they fit great and they look great but I still want the 33x12.5 down the road
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hey man I just got a set of outlaw 1 rims 15x10 they came with 31x10.5 ATs i have a stock 01 i pulled my rims of and out theese on 2 days ago no rub they fit great and they look great but I still want the 33x12.5 down the road
Whoever set you up with 15x10 wheels for 31x10.50 screwed you, 10" wheels are way too wide for that small of a tire. You'll be lucky to keep the tires seated if you air down to go offroading. For a 31x10.50 tire, a 7" wide wheel is appropriate, an 8" at the most.
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To help scooby out with what he has now

Just compare to these

Gamblers, 15X8 with 5.5 inches backspacing


Grizzly's, 15x8 5.5 inches Backspacing


Canyon, 15x8 5.5 inches Backspacing


Ravine,15x8 5.5 inches Backspacing


Rubicon Moabs, 16x8 5.0 inches backspacing


Any of them will run a 31x10.5 tire with no problem. With exception to the Moabs which can run most 11.5 tires with no problem. But it is a 16" wheel as J.B. stated.
Where are the Ecco wheels?
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Whoever set you up with 15x10 wheels for 31x10.50 screwed you, 10" wheels are way too wide for that small of a tire. You'll be lucky to keep the tires seated if you air down to go offroading. For a 31x10.50 tire, a 7" wide wheel is appropriate, an 8" at the most.
i got the rims because in the next month I am putting up a 3 in lift and soon after that I am getting 33x12.5 and besides it is realy hard to get screwed when they were FREE
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:17 AM   #14
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Thanks for the pics Scoob, I have the Canyons on my Wrangler. Thanks again, Scooby

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