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Old 11-17-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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New Tires

Hello All,

I would like to purchase new tires but I am not sure what size rims I have. I would like to get the 31" BFG A/Ts that would be on sale for Black Friday. I was wondering if someone could tell me what size rim I have, and what width tire I need. I have a picture of my rim, not sure if that is enough.

Sorry I am still new to all this and not sure exactly what to look for.

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Old 11-17-2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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15x7 i believe 31x10.5x15 or 30x9.5x15 would look good

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:29 AM   #3
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Standard GSA's...225 75r 15, 235 75r 15, 30 9.5 15....These r the possibilities.

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Old 11-19-2008, 01:43 AM   #4
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depends on what you want to do with the tire.. off roading? Rockcrawling? daily driver? what year is your rig and what do you want to do with it?
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To answer your main question. Your wheel is a 15 inch wheel.

And Yes the 31x10.50 will fit on it.

The size you are looking for is 31x10.50 R 15.

If you look on the sidewall of the tires you have now the tire measurement will be on it. As seen in your picture sir......




If that is your tire in the picture, you currently have 30x9.50 R 15.

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Old 11-19-2008, 02:16 AM   #6
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DAAAAYYYYmmm distortedtj, you must have X-ray vision to see the numbers on the side of that tire!!!!
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Old 11-22-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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Okay thank you all very much.
My Jeep is a 2005 Wrangler X.
I really do not know much of anything about tires. I will be doing mostly daily driving, but I am wanting to get into off-roading more. Not really rock-crawling or anything, mostly dirt and mud. I would also like the tires to do okay in the rain and occasional snow.

So "LT235/75R15/C 104S BFGoodrich® All-Terrain T/A® KO" should fit on that rim with little rubbing with stock suspension, is that correct?

Thank you all very much!
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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A buddy of mine has 31 11.50 BFG A/T on his 04 Sport. They rub if you go all the way to either side. Not bad though. They make it sit taller plus it's an awesome tire.


Just my 2 cents.....
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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11.5 wont rub on stock rims?
My other rims have maybe a 1" clearance on either side in full turn and they have a 3.75" offset
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:42 AM   #10
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the LT 235 is smaller than your current 30x9.50's. I would either keep the same size or go to a 31" if your current tires need relaced,
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:21 PM   #11
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i'm looking to get new rims and tires for my 2005 wrangler x. i've not done anything to this vehicle since i bought it for my birthday in september. i'm looking to get nitto mud grapplers and dick cepak wheels. i'm looking into getting 33 in. tires with a possible 3 inch suspension lift. what size wheels do i need for these tires?
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:26 PM   #12
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i'm looking to get new rims and tires for my 2005 wrangler x. i've not done anything to this vehicle since i bought it for my birthday in september. i'm looking to get nitto mud grapplers and dick cepak wheels. i'm looking into getting 33 in. tires with a possible 3 inch suspension lift. what size wheels do i need for these tires?
It really depends on how wide of a tire your looking to run, but lets assume your gong to run a tire between 10.5 and 12.5 inches wide. Get an 8 inch wide wheel with a 3.75 inch backspacing. You can run a wider wheel but running an 8 inch wide wheel gives you the ability to air down your tires for a wider contact patch without your tire coming off the wheel. Most people will run a 15 inch wheel, tires are cheaper, it's easier to find used tires for 15 inch wheels, the only time you really need a larger wheel is if you plan on running larger brakes.

You can get 15x8 wheels with 3.75 inch backspacing and you can run them with any tire up to 12.5 inches wide without rubbing at full turn.

A 3 inch suspension lift with 33x12.5 15s would work great on a Jeep. Whatever lift you go with, I highly suggest buying nice shocks or you will get a horrible ride out of your Jeep, a lot of people on the forum swear by Old Man Emu shocks.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:11 AM   #13
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I just switched to a 31 x10.50 15 setup. I mounted them on the the style of rim pictured below. The rim is 15 x7, there is a little rubbing when turning hard to either side. With the aforementioned tire size 15 x8 rims are the best choice if possible. Remember that the closer the tire/rim size combination you run the more psi you can put in it and the better mpg you will get.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:40 AM   #14
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Okay, thank you all for your help! I understand what tire size that I am looking for.
Now I was wondering what tire. My Jeep is my primary daily driver, but I don't really care if the tires are noisy. I would like to be able to do some offroading, mostly snow or mud. I would also like to handle the occasional drive on the beach. I do not plan on doing any rock crawling. I was wondering if the BFG A/T KO was still my best choice. I really want to get in to mud more, so I am not sure if I should spend the extra $15 and get the BFG M/T TA KM2 (Sam's Club - 31X10.50R15C 109Q BFGoodrich® Mud-Terrain T/A KM2?) or something different. Does anyone have any input on this? I want something that I will not feel like I need to replace shortly down the road.

Thank you for your help.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:33 PM   #15
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I wanted to emphasize that snow is also pretty rare. I would mostly do mud and dirt.
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Old 11-26-2008, 02:38 PM   #16
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The AT's are not noisy, for road use, you should get some serious miles with AT's. I have over 12k on mine BFG AT's and they still look brand new. They are ok in the mud, havent had snow yet with them, but my old MT's were horrible in the snow. Plus they wore out after 5k miles. My brother has a set of BFG AT's 35" on his 79 Ford that are probably 20 years old and they still look great.
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Old 12-14-2008, 08:14 PM   #17
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I have 265/75R 15's on my 04 Sahara Stock wheels. According to the GPS
my speedo will read 55 when the GPS reads 56mph. Tires are COOPER Discoverer ATR's. I like them cause they are quiet on the highway where
most of my commuting is done. My suspension is stock also.
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15x7 i believe 31x10.5x15 or 30x9.5x15 would look good
That's a Ravine wheel and it's a 15X8 not a 15X7. 5 on 4.5" bolt pattern, 5.5" backspacing and +25 mm offset.
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:34 AM   #19
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I wasn't going to resurrect this post, but some one else already did. I did get new tires on Black Friday. I went with the 31" BFG A/T KOs.
So far they have been excellent, but I have not taken them offroad yet.
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Glad your happy with them.

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