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Old 03-02-2009, 08:24 AM
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Arrow Biggest tires WITHOUT a lift kit?

Looking to change the tires/rims on my jeep currently have 215/75/15 .. my question does that 15 in the end mean that I have 15" rims??? and second whats the biggest tire size I can fit without rubbing or wobbling without a lift kit? Thanks

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15 is your wheel size. i'm assuming we're talking abuot your yj. depending on how tired your springs are you are pretty safe w/ 30" tire. some cram 31's in but they rub, or a cheap shackle lift will clear 31's and look good. thats most people's yj first mod. shackles and 31's.

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Ok very cool, I ask because I have a Grand Cherokee with 35's and I was thinking about swapping them but now I see that it makes no sense at all and it wouldn't work. It would be too big for the wrangler and 15's too small for the Grand Cherokee
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Another thing im wondering about, RIM size? is 15'' the only size that will fir without a lift? or can I do a 16 or even 17"
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i wouldn't go with a bigger rim with that size tire. bigger rims go better with bigger tires, IMO.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:40 AM
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Yeah thats true i'll stick with the 15" Im gonna try to find tires on craigslist maybe I'll go with 225's
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:42 AM   #7
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are you familiar with ok4wd in stewartsvill, nj? they always have used tires for sale. they install lift kits and sell big @ss tires. when they install a lift on a jeep they sell the decent tires instead of trashing them.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:46 AM
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Oh really ... No I never heard of them, good to know I'll look up their website
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OK Auto, 4wd & Tire

i don't know if they list the used tires on their site, but if you check out the site their number is listed. give them a call an see what they have. they are very knowledgeable about 4WD and jeeps.
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Ok cool, I just wish they were closer its quite a trip away from here.. and yeah they only have new wheels online
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if i were you i'd find 30x9.5r15, or 265/75r15, both measure about the same.
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Who on here is running 31's on a stock YJ?

I am wondering how much rub I will have and what it will look like

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Who on here is running 31's on a stock YJ?

I am wondering how much rub I will have and what it will look like

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Even with a 2" extended shackle expect lost of rubbing on what are by now 20yr old sagged out to the max stock springs.



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so if I wanted to go with 31's what would you guys say I do.
Keep in mind this is a jeep w/ just drive on the weekends around town for fun but I want something that looks good as well. We will be taking it to the OBX in the sand every once in a while but mainly will be driving around town.

I just think 31's look alot better than the 245's on there now and they are about worn out anyway.
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I have a 1993 stock with 31's and they have never rubbed.
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I have a stock '93 also with 31's and they rub if I make an uphill turn/corner hard, otherwise they dont rub during normal everyday driving.
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Well I guess that helps me make my decision.
Since this will not be a true offroad vehicle I am beginning to think the 31's will work for daily driving.
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when i was running 31s i solved the rubbing issue with a sawzall
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good point whitebuffalo.

What tires would you guys say get?

The tires on there are BFG AT's.
I have had these before and for mostly asphalt driving w/ a little off road they seem to be a good tire w/ good tread wear.

Are there any others I should look at first though?

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