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Old 02-09-2009, 06:50 PM
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Alright I am lucky as hell. A client of mine had a 91 wrangler with 43,xxx orignial miles that has been sitting in his garage for the last 15 years and in PERFECT condition. With the exception a couple of rust spot on the wheels it looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor! Best of all he sold it to me for 1500. (I will post pics, it is ridiculous!!) Anyway, it is stock, no modifications and like everyone I want bigger tires. The research I have seen is that 29 in is probably the most I can get away with without rubbing as there is no lift at all. My question is how WIDE can I go without rubbing. Right now it has 215/60 R15 and I am looking at going to a 245/70 R16 which is supposedly 29.5 inches high but again not sure if it is too wide. Any help would be great, thank you!

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that will fit fine. sounds like a sweet deal, lets se some pics.

personally i'd stay with 15" wheel though.

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that will fit fine. sounds like a sweet deal, lets se some pics.

personally i'd stay with 15" wheel though.

Thanks, out of curiousity why stay with the 15"? Basically right now I am trying to get away with as big and as wide as I can without putting on a lift.
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15" wheels and tires are cheaper. and i like the look better, makes you look like you have more tire also. and just the fact that yj's all had 15" wheels. people will keep a 15" wheel all they way up to a 35-37" tire.
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15" wheels and tires are cheaper. and i like the look better, makes you look like you have more tire also. and just the fact that yj's all had 15" wheels. people will keep a 15" wheel all they way up to a 35-37" tire.
Great that helps a ton. Still trying to figure out wheels & tires sizes, very new to this all. So I could drop down a size and go to a 245/70R15 as opposed to the 16 but still have a 28 inch tire or so. Then I would also need a smaller wheel (15") to match the tire correct?
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265 measure basicaly 31, i'd go with a 30x9.50r15. that is the biggest tire you can fit, and still be ok.
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265 measure basicaly 31, i'd go with a 30x9.50r15. that is the biggest tire you can fit, and still be ok.
thanks for all the help, really appreciate it
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Alright I am lucky as hell. A client of mine had a 91 wrangler with 43,xxx orignial miles that has been sitting in his garage for the last 15 years and in PERFECT condition. With the exception a couple of rust spot on the wheels it looks like it just rolled off the showroom floor! Best of all he sold it to me for 1500. (I will post pics, it is ridiculous!!) Anyway, it is stock, no modifications and like everyone I want bigger tires. The research I have seen is that 29 in is probably the most I can get away with without rubbing as there is no lift at all. My question is how WIDE can I go without rubbing. Right now it has 215/60 R15 and I am looking at going to a 245/70 R16 which is supposedly 29.5 inches high but again not sure if it is too wide. Any help would be great, thank you!
You can figure out the width of any tire, metric or standard sizing. The way a METRIC tire size works is, the first number is the width in millimeters. The second number is the aspect ratio which is the percentage the heigth is of the width, and the third as we all know is wheel diameter. So if you have a 245/70/16, the with is 245 mm or 9.646 inches, the heigth is 70 percent of 245 which is 171.5 mm or 6.754 inches. I hope this helps.
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You can figure out the width of any tire, metric or standard sizing. The way a METRIC tire size works is, the first number is the width in millimeters. The second number is the aspect ratio which is the percentage the heigth is of the width, and the third as we all know is wheel diameter. So if you have a 245/70/16, the with is 245 mm or 9.646 inches, the heigth is 70 percent of 245 which is 171.5 mm or 6.754 inches. I hope this helps.
It does help. I had read articles on how to read sidewalls but I think some show metric and some show standard and its confusing. Again, how do I know if 9 inches is too wide so it doesnt rub when I turn? I understand the height I need to stick under (29.5 inches) but I am now looking for the width. Also, when looking up wheels you see 15x7, 15x10,15x12, etc. Does this mean the wheel is 15 in in diameter and 7 inches wide? Sorry for all the stupid questions I do not want to be stuck with tires that dont fit! Thanks to everyone for the help I will post pics this weekend.
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It does help. I had read articles on how to read sidewalls but I think some show metric and some show standard and its confusing. Again, how do I know if 9 inches is too wide so it doesnt rub when I turn? I understand the height I need to stick under (29.5 inches) but I am now looking for the width. Also, when looking up wheels you see 15x7, 15x10,15x12, etc. Does this mean the wheel is 15 in in diameter and 7 inches wide? Sorry for all the stupid questions I do not want to be stuck with tires that dont fit! Thanks to everyone for the help I will post pics this weekend.

There should be three sets of numbers to a tire size. If it looks like this 31/10.5/15 it is a standard sized tire using american measurments 31" in diameter 10.5" wide and a 15" wheel size. Dont worry about asking for clarification tire sizing can be confusing.
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There should be three sets of numbers to a tire size. If it looks like this 31/10.5/15 it is a standard sized tire using american measurments 31" in diameter 10.5" wide and a 15" wheel size. Dont worry about asking for clarification tire sizing can be confusing.
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Wow, that interior is in nicer condition than a lot of the JK's I've seen.
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Man, you weren't kidding. Thats sweet!
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Wow really nice

Someone did a nice detail job also

I would be tempted to sell and make some cash
wunder what you could get for it
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Thanks, I was told it was bought from a touring company in Colorado up in the mountains somewhere and has a special engine and suspension for rough driving. Even thought is says 4.0 on the side seller claimed it actually has a 4.2 in it. How would I find if there is any special parts underneath. I know there is no lift but not sure about suspnsion and I dont know what the hell I am looking for anyway!!

I was also thinking about putting on a 1 to 1.5 inch lift (300 bucks for parts in install) then putting on 30/9.5. I do not off road (yet) or really plan to. Anyone have suggestions on where to get wheels and tires the cheapest? I have looked at several sites and have been price shopping. The best I have found so far for 5 tires and wheels has been about 1200 for 15" wheels 30/9.5 all terrain toyos.( I know there are several options here, just ball park) I am not trying to go overboard, just get the best bang for my buck. I am selling my new ram so this jeep will be my day to day driver. NO MORE CAR PAYMENTS!!!!
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man that is sweet. and if its 91 its 4.0. do you know what a carb looks like, and then what a fuel rail looks like with injectors. 4.0 is fuel injected, 4.2 is carbed. if there's a 4.2 in there something is weird. that thing is almost too nice to wheel, and i've never said that before.

if it is all straight and 4.0 i bet you could get 5 grand for it.

the springs don't even look totally tired yet, you could put a set of shackles and shocks on there and run 31's and it would look great. imo stay away from body lifts, that thing looks too good.
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man that is sweet. and if its 91 its 4.0. do you know what a carb looks like, and then what a fuel rail looks like with injectors. 4.0 is fuel injected, 4.2 is carbed. if there's a 4.2 in there something is weird. that thing is almost too nice to wheel, and i've never said that before.

if it is all straight and 4.0 i bet you could get 5 grand for it.

the springs don't even look totally tired yet, you could put a set of shackles and shocks on there and run 31's and it would look great. imo stay away from body lifts, that thing looks too good.
Awesome info, thanks. What do you think about just putting 30/9.5 and thats it? Dont really want to mess with any lifts and dont have the knowledge for shackles. Are shackles easy to install?
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shackles are easy, but the rear bolt sometimes hits the gas tank making it a little annoying. its almost everyone's first mod to a yj. but if you wanna put 30's on there and leave it alone that is cool to.

or you know what, i think you should just sell it to me for 1500 bux
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I will keep it in mind but I think 1500 is alittle too cheap
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shackles are easy, but the rear bolt sometimes hits the gas tank making it a little annoying. its almost everyone's first mod to a yj. but if you wanna put 30's on there and leave it alone that is cool to.

or you know what, i think you should just sell it to me for 1500 bux

Just saw on craigs list an ad for:31-11.50/15 super swamper LTB off road tires. You have seen my YJ, would these wheels fits since my springs are still somewhat stiff. The seller also has a 2" black diamond add a lift kit that supposedly fits any jeep from 87 to 95 that comes with new leaf spring inserts, shocks, shims and caster blocks. 4 tera-flex shackles to match as well. Would I need to buy everything or could I just buy the tires, they seem like they may be a tight fit. Or could I buy the tires and just do a 1 to 1.5 inch shackle lift and get buy. Everything is brand new and never used, may be able to get a great deal but want to find out before I drop the cash.
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those tires won't be so nice on the street and won't last long either on pavement. as far as add a leafs, skip it. they suck. but if the tires are such a good deal, i'd take them, and do a shackle lift and thats it. skip the tera flex shackles to.
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or you know what, i think you should just sell it to me for 1500 bux

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those tires won't be so nice on the street and won't last long either on pavement. as far as add a leafs, skip it. they suck. but if the tires are such a good deal, i'd take them, and do a shackle lift and thats it. skip the tera flex shackles to.
thanks I will skip them
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You'd part it out, huh doc?
i have never seen a yj so nice i'd say don't touch it, one lucky guy.
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I got 275/r16 on my jeep and it looks pretty decent with the tire to rim ratio

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