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Old 02-23-2015, 01:17 PM
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Hey everyone, I am looking to buy some new shoes for my TJ! The current tire I have is: BF Goodrich Radial Long Trail T/A - 31x10.50 R15 LT 109R. What am I looking at while wheel shopping to insure I can use my current tires? Also bolt patterns?

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Tj bolt pattern is 5x4.5. Also your current tire size will only fit on a 15" rim. So look for a 15x7 or 15x8 (depending on your personal needs). I believe (and someone correct me if I am wrong) you will want a wheel with 3.75 to 4.25 backspacing.

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X2 on the above, 5x4.5" is the proper wheel mounting bolt pattern. A 15x7 wheel would be ideal for 31x10.50 but a 15x8 would work too and be a better choice if you envision bigger tires like 33x12.50 in the future. Anything between 5" and 3.75" of backspacing would be fine, and 4-5" of BS would keep your tires tucked more than 3.75" would. I'd tend more toward 4-5" than I would 3.75 of backspacing.

Pay no attention to the 'Offset' measurement term use on some wheels, offset is a term that is more useful for car wheels. Backspacing is the measurement that is more useful for Jeep and truck wheels. The terms are not interchangeable.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:18 AM
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/brw-997571240

So would these work for my current tires?
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http://www.summitracing.com/parts/brw-997571240

So would these work for my current tires?
Yes they'd work fine
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:04 AM
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Bolt Pattern Chart

I was looking for this info and found a good chart from Morris 4X4:
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Just curious, were your old rims Moabs?

Ah nevermind, just saw your old tires were R15
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great information. yesterday, I hit something on a very bad dirt/rock road and punctured one tire and cut the sidewall of another. could have been concrete, rebar, sharp rock...almost anything. luckily, I was about 1/8 mile from a tire shop

had to buy an interim tire. I have new rims coming in a week or so. since I'm going with 15x8 rims I wanted to go with 31x10.5x15 tires.

good to know the tires will fit a 15x7 until my 15x8s come in

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