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Old 11-29-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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My 1995 Jeep Wrangler Rio Grande Edition

Just wanted to post some pictures of my Jeep. Don't think I have yet. Any suggestions on a nice set of tires to beef it up a little bit. Don't want to put a lift on it. It is all stock and I like it that way. It currently has 215/75r15's on it now. They look too small.

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Old 11-29-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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The front view is badass.

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That front bumper is serious! Haha

You can fit I believe 31"x10.5" under stock. Those will stick out the side of the fender flare by I believe 2" (According to another WF member I know IRL)

Here is a picture I found on another forum of a YJ with 31"x10.5"



NOTE: Not my Jeep, but it's a looker!


You can also buy bigger flares that will cover the whole wheel.

I'm currently sporting 12.5" with stock flares... water / mud / anything flies everywhere!
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That front bumper is serious! Haha

You can fit I believe 31"x10.5" under stock. Those will stick out the side of the fender flare by I believe 2" (According to another WF member I know IRL)

Here is a picture I found on another forum of a YJ with 31"x10.5"



NOTE: Not my Jeep, but it's a looker!


You can also buy bigger flares that will cover the whole wheel.

I'm currently sporting 12.5" with stock flares... water / mud / anything flies everywhere!
I am looking for tires that do not rub at all. I was thinking a set of 30 inchers at MAX. But was considering a nice set of All Terrain 235/75r15's.

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My friend had a stock 92 wrangler and he put on some 32's and they didnt rub to bad he said only time they did rub is flexing out and thats when it was bad.
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I'd go with some 31's and not risk the tire rubbing ... hey so a Rio Grande edition. What options did that wrangler have compared to a Sport? Anyone?
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I'd go with some 31's and not risk the tire rubbing ... hey so a Rio Grande edition. What options did that wrangler have compared to a Sport? Anyone?

Here is something off of wikipedia:

Rio Grande (Available in champagne gold, moss green and white and, (rarely seen) Bright Mango; with a Pueblo themed interior trim package. This trim was only available in 1995, and was added to spice up the base 4-cylinder Wrangler 'S' models


Plus I have a nice Rio Grande Edition sticker on both sides.

The interior is cloth as well. i think most interior is vinyl isn't it? I will take some interior pictures and post them.
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Pictures of my interior

Here are some pictures of the interior of my Rio Grande.
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Anyone else see it?
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Anyone else see it?

I kinda do. It was on it when I bought it.
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Super clean jeep by the way, I can see why you wanna keep it stock. That interior is glorious!
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Super clean jeep by the way, I can see why you wanna keep it stock. That interior is glorious!

Thanks! Yeah I clean the interior like every week to keep it pristine. I want to preserve this jeep as long as I can.
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Jezabelle's long lost twin but with black wheels. Looks great man (of course I am biased).

I wonder what happened with the steering wheel that it has been changed out.
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Jezabelle's long lost twin but with black wheels. Looks great man (of course I am biased).

I wonder what happened with the steering wheel that it has been changed out.

I don't think it has been changed out. I see a lot of Rio Grandes with either black steering columns or the spice color with leather steering wheel. My buddy had a 1995 Rio Grande back in in 1996 that had a black one.
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Jezabelle's long lost twin but with black wheels. Looks great man (of course I am biased).

I wonder what happened with the steering wheel that it has been changed out.

And I painted the rims black myself. I saw several other Moss Green Pearl Rio Grandes online with the rims painted black and think they look better. Especially with the dark green. My personal opinion.
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That's a great looking vehicle! Very, very, nice!

Listen to me now, believe me later........... do NOT put 30" or bigger tires on your Jeep! Rub or no rub.

What I don't hear enough about on these sites is: "Guess what happened to my performance/ gas mileage after I put bigger tires on?" In other words the other side of the story. There's no free lunch!! They look great but you pay the price everyday in performance or gas mileage.

I have bigger tires (30") on my '89 4.2L 5 spd man. and I wish they were smaller. I don't need 5th gear on the highway!!

Please don't flame me; I'm just sayin' it straight!
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Here is something off of wikipedia:

Rio Grande (Available in champagne gold, moss green and white and, (rarely seen) Bright Mango; with a Pueblo themed interior trim package. This trim was only available in 1995, and was added to spice up the base 4-cylinder Wrangler 'S' models
Mine is a rio grande. How come my color isn't in there??? I would say go with 31s and the general grabber tires look awesome on the jeeps with black wheels. Btw what is the name of my color if anyone knows?

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That's a great looking vehicle! Very, very, nice!

Listen to me now, believe me later........... do NOT put 30" or bigger tires on your Jeep! Rub or no rub.

What I don't hear enough about on these sites is: "Guess what happened to my performance/ gas mileage after I put bigger tires on?" In other words the other side of the story. There's no free lunch!! They look great but you pay the price everyday in performance or gas mileage.

I have bigger tires (30") on my '89 4.2L 5 spd man. and I wish they were smaller. I don't need 5th gear on the highway!!

Please don't flame me; I'm just sayin' it straight!
I am probably gonna go with 235/75r15's. I don't want to go too big since it is all stock.
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Mine is a rio grande. How come my color isn't in there??? I would say go with 31s and the general grabber tires look awesome on the jeeps with black wheels. Btw what is the name of my color if anyone knows?

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I am not sure what color it is but I like it!
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That's a great looking vehicle! Very, very, nice!

Listen to me now, believe me later........... do NOT put 30" or bigger tires on your Jeep! Rub or no rub.

What I don't hear enough about on these sites is: "Guess what happened to my performance/ gas mileage after I put bigger tires on?" In other words the other side of the story. There's no free lunch!! They look great but you pay the price everyday in performance or gas mileage.

I have bigger tires (30") on my '89 4.2L 5 spd man. and I wish they were smaller. I don't need 5th gear on the highway!!

Please don't flame me; I'm just sayin' it straight!
Yeah, the 33"x12.5" tires I have kill my gas mileage, and it's sluggish on acceleration. But that's what you trade for:
1) A more "hard" look
2) Higher ground clearance.

It sets it apart from other cars. You can see my Jeep in nearly any parking lot over nearly any car. (5" lift with 33" tires)

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Mine is a rio grande. How come my color isn't in there??? I would say go with 31s and the general grabber tires look awesome on the jeeps with black wheels. Btw what is the name of my color if anyone knows?

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Not aftermarket paint at all. Paint code is PQE/PQQ. Aqua Pearl Metallic, Dr colorchip has touch up, rattlecan, and liquid paint. That wiki article is not terribly accurate on the Rio Grande... here's my '95 Rio "Lucy"


She rides on 235/75r15 BFG A/T's, only rub i have/notice is during full lock, where the rear inside of the tire drags on the leaf spring slightly, more noticeable in 4wd. I think 1"-1.5" set of wheel spacers will not only remedy the rubbing, but the slightly wider stance will give it a bit more aggressive look for having no lift and on 29"s.
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Not aftermarket paint at all. Paint code is PQE/PQQ. Aqua Pearl Metallic, Dr colorchip has touch up, rattlecan, and liquid paint. That wiki article is not terribly accurate on the Rio Grande... here's my '95 Rio "Lucy"


She rides on 235/75r15 BFG A/T's, only rub i have/notice is during full lock, where the rear inside of the tire drags on the leaf spring slightly, more noticeable in 4wd. I think 1"-1.5" set of wheel spacers will not only remedy the rubbing, but the slightly wider stance will give it a bit more aggressive look for having no lift and on 29"s.

You should go and edit WIKI and add that color in. I like that color. Those are one type of tire I was looking at. Seems like a lot of Jeeps have the BF Goodrich AT tires. I may explore a little more. Thanks for the info!
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That's a great looking vehicle! Very, very, nice!

Listen to me now, believe me later........... do NOT put 30" or bigger tires on your Jeep! Rub or no rub.

What I don't hear enough about on these sites is: "Guess what happened to my performance/ gas mileage after I put bigger tires on?" In other words the other side of the story. There's no free lunch!! They look great but you pay the price everyday in performance or gas mileage.

I have bigger tires (30") on my '89 4.2L 5 spd man. and I wish they were smaller. I don't need 5th gear on the highway!!

Please don't flame me; I'm just sayin' it straight!
I wonder if 235/75r15's would be good then?
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Need some advice, what size tires would you recommend on a stock suspension 95'YJ? I'm putting some pro comp 15x8 polished rims on and want to know what size tires will give me good gas mileage but at the same time look good.... Any advice is appreciated!
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Need some advice, what size tires would you recommend on a stock suspension 95'YJ? I'm putting some pro comp 15x8 polished rims on and want to know what size tires will give me good gas mileage but at the same time look good.... Any advice is appreciated!

I am looking in to the same thing and think I am going to go with 235/75r15s. That's what I would go with. Stock is 215/74r15s.
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Need some advice, what size tires would you recommend on a stock suspension 95'YJ? I'm putting some pro comp 15x8 polished rims on and want to know what size tires will give me good gas mileage but at the same time look good.... Any advice is appreciated!
If gas mileage is really a concern to you, I'm sure most members would say you chose the wrong vehicle. But I'll say anything under 30" doesn't kill your fuel economy too much. The wider the tire, the lower the miles per gallon. After that, it's just about the ground clearance / look you want. Personally, if I were to go for something not 31" or 33", I'd probably go 29", as I've seen some pretty mean looking set ups with 29" tires and the stock Jeep 5 spoke.

Like these:
http://www.wheels-and-rims.com/images/ALY01512U.jpg

Saw an XJ with them, and I fell in love with that look. Stock suspension, 29" with those rims gives it a nice mean appearance.
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I am looking in to the same thing and think I am going to go with 235/75r15s. That's what I would go with. Stock is 215/74r15s.
I'd always go with the wider tires when it comes to a Jeep.
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Here is my Rio Grande. This is when I had lift shackles and just 30 in. (30x9.50) tires. It actually was very good to drive, power wasn't really a problem, and I live in the hills of PA. They fit fine with stock setup, but I wanted enough clearance for getting over stumps in the wood trails I used to go on.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

Here it is today with 2.5 inch Rubicon Express Extreme Duty lift kit. I have 31 inch tires on it now. I also re-geared to 4.88's for future mods...as that is always the case...lol..
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Here is my Rio Grande. This is when I had lift shackles and just 30 in. (30x9.50) tires. It actually was very good to drive, power wasn't really a problem, and I live in the hills of PA. They fit fine with stock setup, but I wanted enough clearance for getting over stumps in the wood trails I used to go on.[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

Here it is today with 2.5 inch Rubicon Express Extreme Duty lift kit. I have 31 inch tires on it now. I also re-geared to 4.88's for future mods...as that is always the case...lol..
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Nice Jeep!! That is the EXACT soft top I want with the sliding half doors. Wish I could find that somewhere! Thanks for posting.
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Believe me...this Rio is sporting the original paint from the windshield/cowl to the spare tire. The Front has been re-done. I bought this as a R-title salvage vehicle. Took me 3 years to find one as clean as this...southern wreck in Virginia beach...hit a telephone pole mashed the hood, grille, and front pass. fender. I had the frame pulled and rebuilt it and had it re-titled. Not a spot of rust anywhere on it or under it.

The top is a Bestop Replace-A-Top from 2004...still looks brand new. My mom bought it for me when I finished painting the Jeep as a birthday gift. The upper sliders I bought on sale from 4wd in 2005 for around $300 shipped...couldn't pass them up, it originally had just the zip out soft upper windows. If you are going with a framed soft top, don't skimp on them...Bestop is the only tops on all of my jeeps and they last the longest and stay the tightest (they don't stretch as much as the cheaper grades).

Your Rio is a nice looking rig...love the green the best, as you can tell...

It isn't always clean...here it is after the 2011 Pennswoods Jeep Jamboree on the first day of trails.[IMG][/IMG]

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