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Old 05-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Tire size

I known this has probably been beaten to death but I will ask anyway. What is the largest tire I can run with the stock 15 in wheels without making mods? This is my daily driver and I do take it off road (mainly the beaches) quite often. Ay brand, size and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 05-01-2013, 12:41 PM   #2
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You can fit 31" on stock. You may need to adjust steering stop with a washer or 2 to get rid of rub at full lock

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That's what I was thinking. Would it be better to go with aftermarket wheel and bump up to 16"?
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That's what I was thinking. Would it be better to go with aftermarket wheel and bump up to 16"?
That does nothing but give you more rim and less tire, the whole thing will still be 31. If you want 32's you can buy wheel spacers and maybe cut your fender flares, but any bigger than that and youl need to start lifting
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That's what I was thinking. Would it be better to go with aftermarket wheel and bump up to 16"?
After market wheels with less back space would be okay, but I wouldn't switch to 16's. I made that mistake and now have less selection of tires and pay more for the ones I can get.
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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Great guys. Thanks a million!
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I known this has probably been beaten to death but I will ask anyway. What is the largest tire I can run with the stock 15 in wheels without making mods? This is my daily driver and I do take it off road (mainly the beaches) quite often. Ay brand, size and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Writing the bold part only makes it worse, so you know this question has been asked but cant be bothered to just look up one of the hundreds of threads with the same question in it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
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Writing the bold part only makes it worse, so you know this question has been asked but cant be bothered to just look up one of the hundreds of threads with the same question in it.
And so we have an irritated troll. Thanks to those who were helpful
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As it turns out, I I'd do a search and found two threads that got close but did not address my needs. This is why I said "probably" in my opening statement. Settled on set of 31x 10.5
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Writing the bold part only makes it worse, so you know this question has been asked but cant be bothered to just look up one of the hundreds of threads with the same question in it.
It's okay, we won't run out of ink.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:53 AM   #11
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And so we have an irritated troll. Thanks to those who were helpful
Lol, I'm glad you know forum lingo. Glad you got your answer.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:35 AM   #12
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Lol, I'm glad you know forum lingo. Glad you got your answer.
Hahahaha! Couldn't resist and thanks!
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I tried putting 31x10.5x15's on my stock Jeep and they wouldn't fit. The drivers side rear spring perch would hit the tire. I ended up putting 235x75x15 Goodyear Territory tires on it. That was the biggest tire that would fit.
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As it turns out, I I'd do a search and found two threads that got close but did not address my needs. This is why I said "probably" in my opening statement. Settled on set of 31x 10.5
Nice what brand?
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #15
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I put on the Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor 31X10.50R15LT. I will post a pic.
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I tried putting 31x10.5x15's on my stock Jeep and they wouldn't fit. The drivers side rear spring perch would hit the tire. I ended up putting 235x75x15 Goodyear Territory tires on it. That was the biggest tire that would fit.
They are close but do not hit and have about a half inch or so clearance. I was out on Cape Hatteras last weekend and never had a problem either and I was super amazed how well they did on sand.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:23 PM   #18
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Just a word of advice, don't expect much in the way of mud performance. They cake up quick. I had a set on my jeep before I lift and got 33" mtr's w/ Kevlar.

And if you need a spare I've got an unused one btw just saying.

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Old 05-03-2013, 01:34 PM   #19
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Thanks for the compliment. Not finished by a long shot yet. Transformation still happening. I have a set of mud tires on my Comanche and this TJ being my daily driver I am not actively seeking mud but the beach........absolutely!
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And if you need a spare I've got an unused one btw just saying.

Same tire? If so I would entertain taking it if its used and not completely abused.
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And if you need a spare I've got an unused one btw just saying.

Same tire? If so I would entertain taking it if its used and not completely abused.
Yep. It is totally unused. Literally has rolled maybe 10 times from where it was put on the wheel to my jeep. PM me and I'll see if we can work out a deal.
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They are close but do not hit and have about a half inch or so clearance. I was out on Cape Hatteras last weekend and never had a problem either and I was super amazed how well they did on sand.
That's weird, my Jeep is a 04 Columbia Edition as well. The tire would hit the perch and the wheel couldn't even be bolted to the Jeep.
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Mine fit perfectly with the stock wheels with no problems even off road. Did they hit on both sides?
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Nope just the drivers side rear.
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That's strange. I will post some pics before I put the new springs and shocks .

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