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Old 06-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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Roughly, what is the largest tire I could run on my M/T Classic II (15x8)rims? I have a 1997 Sahara with bone stock suspension...I know a 30x9.50R15LT would fit, but is it possible to go bigger and not have to worry about rubbing in turns or ripping off the flares?

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Roughly, what is the largest tire I could run on my M/T Classic II (15x8)rims? I have a 1997 Sahara with bone stock suspension...I know a 30x9.50R15LT would fit, but is it possible to go bigger and not have to worry about rubbing in turns or ripping off the flares?
You can run up to a 12.5" width tire on an 8" rim, but with stock suspension the biggest tire you can run is a 31x10.50. If your backspace is around 4" you will be fine when turning. Keep in mind a 31" tire on stock suspension will not yield you much flex so hitting the flares off road is a concern. A 2" budget boost or even a 1.25 body lift would be recommended to prevent flare contact.

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That's what I was thinking too. Wouldn't be much to lift her a bit and just get that small amount of clearance so I don't have to worry.
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That's what I was thinking too. Wouldn't be much to lift her a bit and just get that small amount of clearance so I don't have to worry.
Something to think about - If you don't go to a 33" tire now, you will eventually want to. If you can afford it, I would suggest you do what is needed to fit that tire now. A 2 1/2" suspension lift and 1.25 body lift will work well. If I had to do it over, I would get one of these packages and be done with it:

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