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Old 06-30-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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Tires and Wheels...

Ok...this might seem like a stupid question but I'm really not sure so I have to ask...

I have a 98 TJ and I'm trying to figure out what size wheels will fit what size tire...right now I have the stock ones...they're ugly and I can't find the width written on them and everyone I've asked at garages is useless...when you're not familiar with it there is so much information out the fact there are limited places to buy specific tires/wheels where I live...

Here's what I'm looking at
American Racing
A78 172 BAJA POLISHED 15 x 8

BF Goodrich AT T/A KO 30 x 9.50R15 C A

Will this combination fit?...I don't have a lift...and don't want any rubbing of the tires...what is the big diff between 6,7 and
8" when choosing a tire?

Also, Anyone else have the American Eagle rims?...I can't find many reviews...some say that the coating wears really quickly?

I use my jeep daily and I do a fair bit of driving in the woods/mild mud/sand - nothing too serious...I've had the jeep 3 years and only now can afford the whole new tire/wheel I want to be sure it's all right...

HELP please!!!...It would be appreciated...there aren't many jeepers here in western Newfoundland...


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Old 06-30-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
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Welcome to this forum, and all things Jeep. I am pretty sure that you have 15"X8" rims. Which means that your rims are 15 inches tall, and 8 inches wide. The rims and tires that you have shown will work just fine. If you want them to stick out a little on the sides, don't have more than a 4" back spacing on the rims. This will also keep you from hitting the sway bar at full turn. The back spacing is the distance of the edge of the rim, to the back side of the wheel, where the bolt pattern is, on the mounted side. With the 9.5" wide tires, you should not have any problem with tire rub.

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Old 06-30-2006, 10:34 AM   #3
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What bluvikng said.
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Old 06-30-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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Thanks alot...we have an offroad forum here in NL but I think most of it is "hardcore" offroad and to be honest I don't think they don't take girls seriously...just cause I don't know that much doesn't mean I can't learn...much appreciated

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Old 06-30-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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I think that stock TJ rims are 15x7.5 not 8. However what you are looking for is a 15x8" rim like Viking told you.

I know you said that you are looking for a 30x9.50, but if you are getting new rims you can move up to a 31x10.50 and still not have any rubbing. If you get your rims with 3.75" of Backspacing (which is the amount of space from where the wheel mounts on the jeep to the back of the rim) then there would be no problems what so ever running a bigger tire. Your jeep can handle 31's with no lift.

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Old 07-01-2006, 10:13 PM   #6
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yup...those rims should be 15x7...i think i got the same can definitely fit that combo without rubbing...especially since ur getting 15x8 rims that have different back spacing...but u could go with a 10.50...and i've heard good things about american racing...they seem to be really popular...and of course the tires are good

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