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09-16-2014 07:29 PM
ZachGruver Thought I might throw a rusty and faded bright mango into the mix
09-16-2014 10:33 AM
mike89jeep Yes I know what you are saying I'm trying to keep it as close to stock as posble
09-16-2014 09:44 AM
Sierra Shark
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Originally Posted by PaulRevere1991 View Post
i run 235/75/15's perfect size
I too want to keep my YJ as close to stock as possible. I also went with this size tire. No difference in mileage or performance.

That's a really clean ride. I would keep it stock too. Not a lot of people preserving older Jeeps. With all the aftermarket products available it's hard to resist building one up.
09-16-2014 05:31 AM
mike89jeep Attachment 1490561

235 75R 15 on mine and no problems
09-15-2014 08:07 PM
Bogus57 Teal with a Spice top. That's what mine is.
08-21-2013 10:01 AM
stroked250 Nice to see a thread with so many well taken care of YJs!
08-19-2013 09:50 PM
courtney_moore Lol sorry guys, guess I coulda read the whole thread before answering already answered questions.
08-19-2013 09:36 PM
courtney_moore
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Originally Posted by kboles89 View Post

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?
I just saw your post after i replyed to the same message. Its called Aqua metallic pearl or something along those lines. I love mine, but i dont like it with the spice. Im changing everything out to black. I accidentally ordered the gray soft top instead of black when my SunRider was done for, but ill eventually switch that too.
08-19-2013 09:31 PM
courtney_moore
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Originally Posted by jibber View Post

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.
It also comes in the aqua metallic color that mine is in. Not quite as rare as the mango, but pretty scarce.
01-03-2012 05:57 PM
PaulRevere1991 i run 235/75/15's perfect size
01-03-2012 03:21 PM
jibber 33's are out for me. Don't want to have to make any mods.
12-05-2011 01:24 PM
econjo My 33x12.5s killed my power. But i am regearing it once it gets warmer again so that should help a little.
12-02-2011 01:28 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by Nubby55 View Post
I run 235/75/15s on Cherokee Sport wheels on my 90 4.2 auto and love the look and did not kill power or MPG

That may be what I go with. Thanks!
11-30-2011 10:00 PM
Nubby55 I run 235/75/15s on Cherokee Sport wheels on my 90 4.2 auto and love the look and did not kill power or MPG
11-30-2011 09:36 PM
Tarby 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]
11-30-2011 09:24 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by Tarby View Post
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..
[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

Nice Jeep!! That is the EXACT soft top I want with the sliding half doors. Wish I could find that somewhere! Thanks for posting.
11-30-2011 09:15 PM
Tarby 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..
[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
11-30-2011 07:46 PM
IDSKoT
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Originally Posted by jibber View Post
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.
11-30-2011 07:44 PM
IDSKoT
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Originally Posted by Anepyer4964 View Post
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.
11-30-2011 02:54 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by Anepyer4964 View Post
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.
11-30-2011 02:37 PM
Anepyer4964 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!
11-30-2011 01:43 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by Kahuner View Post
jibber;

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?
11-29-2011 09:54 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by cronz View Post
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!
11-29-2011 09:46 PM
cronz 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.
11-29-2011 09:14 PM
IDSKoT
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Originally Posted by Kahuner View Post
jibber;

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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Originally Posted by kboles89 View Post
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?

Attachment 80376
Looks like an aftermarket paint job.
11-29-2011 06:47 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by kboles89 View Post
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?

Attachment 80376

I am not sure what color it is but I like it!
11-29-2011 06:46 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by Kahuner View Post
jibber;

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.
11-29-2011 06:07 PM
kboles89
Quote:
Originally Posted by jibber

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?

Attachment 80376
11-29-2011 05:25 PM
Kahuner jibber;

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!
11-29-2011 04:04 PM
jibber
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Originally Posted by guardian262 View Post
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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