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Old 05-28-2019, 10:04 AM
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Will 235/75-15's fit?

Thanks in advance. New member with our first Wrangler. Have had Cherokees and Grands and even a J20 in the past, but never a Wrangler until now. We picked up a low mile '91 YJ(?) base model. It's needs a few things, tires being the most obvious as they are 15 years old. I can get GoodYear Wrangler 235/75-15 for less than $70 at Walmart right now. I did not see a stock tire size above 225/75 listed for this year. Should I stick with 225's maybe? This is going to remain mostly stock in the drivetrain as this is a base model and will be used for quick trips with the bikini top and no doors!

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The Walmart 235s will work fine. The difference in diameter is approximately .6"
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:37 AM
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Perfect, thanks!
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Old 05-28-2019, 12:32 PM   #5
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Yep they'll fit great
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Those Wranglers are not BFG's by any means, But I ran several on my Ford Ranger for years, Put a set on my Silverado lasted 50k miles, getting ready to put some on my Son's '98 Grand Cherokee. Absolutely love them, For the price you can't do much better.
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I am running stock wheels and 235s rub on the sway bar when turning.
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A couple washers on the steering stop bolts solves that
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Old 05-29-2019, 10:24 AM   #9
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I ran 235/75R15's on my '91 and '94 back in the early '90s. You can also run 30x9.50R15s as well. When going from the 215s to 235s, there is a 4% difference in odometer and speedometer. On my '91, the speedometer was optimistic with the OEM tires and dead on at 70 with the 235s. Today you can check the speedometer with GPS, in those days I had to use the sweep second hand on my watch and the mile markers.

I think you will like the look of the 235s on your YJ better as well. On the GY website for 215s there are on two options, but for the 235s there are 7. The 215s are 28" tires, the 235s are 29" tires. For BFG there are three, one of which is definitely a car tire. In another forum it was pointed out that GY has a new tire out called the Wrangler TrailRunner. It basically has an AT tread but DuraTrac style sidewalls. It is a P series tire so will ride well. (True DuraTracs are a C load rated tire and more than $60 more per tire on the website than the TrailRunners).

BTW - if you are interested in how your Jeep left the factory, here is a link to run the build sheet. It says it will not work for vehicles before 1998, but it does. You get the basics, plus a few "DESCRIPTION NOT AVAILABLE" if the codes is no longer in their system. Plus, for my '89 Cherokee it says it came with P265/60R18 tires - NOT. Of course in the next line it says it came with 15" aluminum wheels which it did. Obviously they change the description for the code for the XJ tires.

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Aewsome Link

The link for the build sheet worked for my '93 YJ. Thanks! Came with factory 4.10 gears in the rear. or was that standard?
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Wish they still made the Goodyear Wrangler in a 30 x 9.50 :-(

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The link for the build sheet worked for my '93 YJ. Thanks! Came with factory 4.10 gears in the rear. or was that standard?

4.10 was standard w 4 cyl 5 speed
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If you can get your tires at Discount Tire by all means do that. Huge retailers often beat up their vendors so bad that they often get 'not up to par' tires. This I know from experience! With Discount Tires you can dicker and get a better price too. Show them the best price for the same tire online and they will match it or do better. I have and never had any affiliation with Discount Tire except from purchasing tires from them.
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When going to Discount Tire, make sure to get the "Out the door" price from whomever has the cheapest price on the type of tires you want. Then make sure the the clerk at Discount Tire matched the "Out the door" price.
The last time I bought a set of tires at DT they tried to add tax and some other charges until I pointed out that the price they needed to match was an "Out the door" price. They matched it.
So far, I've bought mt last 5 sets of tires at my local DT store. I've found that the best thing to do is to drop my vehicle off in the morning with a promised completion time of noon. Then, I'm pretty sure my vehicle will be ready when I go to pick it up in mid afternoon.
Make sure to have them rotate your tires at the recommended interval to keep the mileage warranty in force.

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My son has 235X75/15s on original steel wheels; 7in. It's a stock 95 and there are no issues at all.
My other son has BFG ATs 30X9.50/15s on OEM 8in wheels on his 94 with no lift and they rub when turning.

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My son has 235X75/15s on original steel wheels; 7in. It's a stock 95 and there are no issues at all.

My other son has BFG ATs 30X9.50/15s on OEM 8in wheels on his 94 with no lift and they rub when turning.



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Aren't the stock aluminum wheels 7"?

Btw that red Jeep is beautiful!!

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My ravine wheels are 8" and with 30 x 9.50's they'll rub slightly when turning. I know I can't adjust the stops

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I didn't know so I pulled the spare and you are correct. The red jeep wheels are 15X7J and 31.7 offset. The Ravines on my TJ are 8in and i just assumed...

And, thank you on the comment. It's new to the family as of Wed and im finding all sorts of "stuff" that needs to be addressed and am humbled by my lack of attention to detail when looking it over.

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Chip, No problem. I have been contemplating getting the stock YJ wheels like you have there for my 95 Rio. I like my Revine wheels, Have them on my XJ with 235's and YJ with 30's but there is something about the stock wheels that looks so nice.

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There is always someone willing to let his steel wheels go for cheap to replace them with some matte black or chrome wheels.

I my self sought out the rounded inner style steel wheels to replace the more flat slotted steel wheels the late 90’s Jeeps came with.
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Wish they still made the Goodyear Wrangler in a 30 x 9.50 :-(
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I get an error. I'll check tire rack thanks

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Ah the trail runner. Yeah $150 each. I like the tire but not for that price lol.



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Yeah LT’s usually fetch a premium
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