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Old 07-22-2016, 08:24 PM
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15X7 Steel Wheels - Stock Height YJ - Tire Options ???

I think the title is pretty clear.

Want to keep the YJ at stock height.

Have refurbished a set of 15X7 steel wheels and am wondering ....

What tire size options can I run on them ???

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Old 07-22-2016, 09:01 PM   #2
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215/75R15, 225/75R15, 235/75R15 are your best options to retain the power our little 2.5's have, unless your doing some serious off-roading there is no point in going larger.

I run 215/75R15 LT BFGoodrich AT KO's, I could run 235+ in this tire however I am taking into account the weight of the tires as well... these 215 LT's are about the same weight as an 235 passenger rated tire.

If the cost is prohibitive for an LT tire, I recommend Walmart's Wrangler radial 235/75R15, I ran them on my Grand wagoneer for several years in northern Minnesota weather and they performed flawlessly.

This what mine look like with fresh stock suspension.




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You can run anything just as long as its for a 15 inch rim. You can tell by the last number in the size code what the rim size should be, for example, 31x10.50R15 is a 15 inch rim, where as a 235/75R16 would be for a 16 inch rim. As far as recommendations, @IRQ has the answers.
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depending on the backspacing of your rims. id run some 30s . about 1 size up from a 235x75x15 , i have a really really really worn out and broken/cracked junk yj and im runnign some modern ( i think jk) rims with some 265x75x16 (about a 31.66 almost a 32) but because they dont have enough offset ( or to MUCH backspacing) they rub the springs on tight turns and rub the fender flares on bumps ( i dont wheel it its too messed up). but i have several sets of after market rims with 30s on em and they never touch. and my springs are bent the wrong direction
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depending on the backspacing of your rims. id run some 30s . about 1 size up from a 235x75x15 , i have a really really really worn out and broken/cracked junk yj and im runnign some modern ( i think jk) rims with some 265x75x16 (about a 31.66 almost a 32) but because they dont have enough offset ( or to MUCH backspacing) they rub the springs on tight turns and rub the fender flares on bumps ( i dont wheel it its too messed up). but i have several sets of after market rims with 30s on em and they never touch. and my springs are bent the wrong direction
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I am going to look for a set of those stock wheels for my YJ, I have the other basic stock set on there now and cant stand them but I don't want crazy aftermarket wheels. I run 31's on mine now has anyone put 31's on these? I have a 1 inch MORE body lift and trimmed fenders other than that and some really ugly home made bumpers that I also want to replace I am all stock on my 95

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215/75R15, 225/75R15, 235/75R15 are your best options to retain the power our little 2.5's have, unless your doing some serious off-roading there is no point in going larger.

I run 215/75R15 LT BFGoodrich AT KO's, I could run 235+ in this tire however I am taking into account the weight of the tires as well... these 215 LT's are about the same weight as an 235 passenger rated tire.

If the cost is prohibitive for an LT tire, I recommend Walmart's Wrangler radial 235/75R15, I ran them on my Grand wagoneer for several years in northern Minnesota weather and they performed flawlessly.

This what mine look like with fresh stock suspension.




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