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Old 04-09-2008, 01:48 AM
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New, tire question

Hopefully thursday I will be buying a 1993 wrangler with about 85000 miles for $3200. It has the 4.0 5spd. First thing I'm looking at is a lift and tires because it needs new tires and I dont see wasting money for stock tires. Anyways I found a nice 4" lift for like $450 but I'm stuck on tires. I know I can fit 33"s but I'm finding 31"s for over $150 less I dont know if its worth it I dont have the extra money now really

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Old 04-09-2008, 02:15 AM   #2
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Depending on what kind of tire your looking at, there will be a big difference in price... but one thing to consider, a 12.5" wide tire won't work on a stock wheel. You'll need something with less backspacing.

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I had 31x10.5x15 on my 89 yj with stock rims and even those rubbed on the springs with bf goodrich all terrains.Found some new rubber of the same w/outlaw rims and they clear with lot of room to spare now.
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my opinion, 35's don't fit well w/ only 4" lift on a yj, i got in trouble for saying this on a tj forum, but i'm stickin to it. and stock axles aren't strong enough. if you want 35's the "right way" check out soa (spring over axle) threads, there's one on here recently w/ good info. and upgrade axles. 4" lift will clear 33's ok. and you can keep stock axles w/ very little problems. you could also clear 35's w/ 4" suspension lift, and an inch or two body lift but i would never do it.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:31 PM
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I'm going to get new wheels, what offset and backspacing do I need for 33x12.5 15"
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