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#197 of 226 New tires for a 95' Wrangler YJ
Dec 04, 2009 (4:24 pm)
Im looking to buy a set of tires for my 95' Wrangler YJ which has stock rims. The Tires are 30X9.5X15, my 2 questions are, will these tires fit without a lift and will the tires fit on my stock rims.
also i get a loud clunk from time to time when i begin moving in 1st gear, and very rarely when i start moving in reverse. I thought this might be transmission but i'm not sure, any ideas?
#198 of 226 Re: New tires for a 95' Wrangler YJ [ridgely8]
Dec 05, 2009 (8:59 am)
I had a '92 YJ. Stock wheels, either steel or alloy are 15x7, If I remember correctly.
The 30x9.5-15 will fit on stock wheel. I like the look of the General Grabber AT2, reasonable price for all-terrain tire. They might be next on my TJ. May get some minor rub when steering turned to full lock. If still on stock springs, check for spring fatigue which will lower ride height and reduce tire clearance in wheelwell. When looking at leaf pack from side, the pack should have an upward curve between the spring eyes. If pack is flat or has downward curve, it's time for new spring packs. They are cheap, and easy to change, can be done at home with common tools and jack& stands. A stock or nearly stock type suspension is reliable and still quite capable off-road. As for clunk, I would start by checking u-joints in drive shafts, primarily the rear. A short driveshaft combined with steep angle is rough on the u-joints. Good luck, Merry Christmas.
#199 of 226 What tire pressure to use?
Dec 21, 2009 (1:23 pm)
I was wondering what tire pressure to run my BFG 31/10.50/15 tires at on my 06 Sport. Since these are bigger than the stock tires I know not to look on the door jam sticker and the max of 50 printed on the tire is way to high. I would like to put a chalk line on them and see how they sit but I have snow on the ground. What tire pressure would you folks use with normal highway driving?
#200 of 226 Re: What tire pressure to use? [mgarvie]
Dec 23, 2009 (11:16 am)
I was wondering what tire pressure to run my BFG 31/10.50/15 tires at on my 06 Sport. Since these are bigger than the stock tires I know not to look on the door jam sticker and the max of 50 printed on the tire is way to high.
I run mine (same size BFG AT KO) at 27psi all round. Factory recommended pressure for 30x9.5x15 is 29psi.
I recently fitted a new set after approximately 60K on the old ones with perfect tire wear (rotation every 3K).
The 50psi on the tire wall is maximum pressure at maximum load and not any kind of practical recommendation.
#201 of 226 09 Jeep Rubicon 4dr/ Tire Size
Jan 30, 2010 (8:50 am)
Whats the biggest tire i can fit on my 09 rubicon without a liftkit? Also with little to no rubbing? I would like to put a 33'' or 285/70/17 Mud Terrain tire on but it seems like a 2'' lift is required. I dont want to lift the jeep because the warranty will be voided so what are my options?
Jun 06, 2010 (3:34 pm)
I've read several of your posts and you seem very knowledgeable on wheels on Wranglers. I have a stock 2001 Sahara with stock Canyon wheels (15x8's). I want to upgrade to an 18x8 with about a 31 or 32 inch tire. The tires that I have looked at (Yokohoma Geolanders) have a height of 32 inches and overall (sidewall to sidewall) width of about 11 inches. I plan to put a 2.5 or 3 inch Rough Country lift kit under it. I don't offroad, but I love the look of a mildy raised Wrangler with taller than stock tires. I don't like for my tires to stick out beyond the flares very much. Currently my tires run pretty even with my fender flares. I can deal with them protruding about an inch beyond the flares. I've been told that the offset of my stock Canyon wheel is 25mm negative and the backspacing is 5.5 inches. What backspacing and offset do you think would accomplish the look I'm after?
#203 of 226 Re: Wheel Upgrade [patsahara]
Jun 08, 2010 (9:16 am)
Pat, 18" wheels and tires that work on a lifted Jeep will likely be quite pricey. I know the JK has 18" wheels available, but their wheel openings are a bit different and their lug pattern is different.
My 15x8's run a 12.5" wide tire. My canyons ARE backspaced 5.5" but I have a 1.25" wheel spacer on each corner to make the effective backspacing 4.25"
Here are the spacers:
With this setup, I have NO problems turning on the street. You could run a 33x12.5x18 tire similar to what I have on my OME lift setup and stick out a bit past the fender. Wheel size (15 vs 18) would only make the sidewall a bit smaller on the 18's.
Here's how much my 33x12.5x15" MT's stick out with the Canyons/spacers.
You'll find that if you go with a lower backspacing number, your wheels will stick our further than you want. However, if you go with a higher backspacing number, you're more likely to rub when turning, even on the street. You COULD do a 32x10" tire if they're available on 18" wheels, but it is an odd size setup as far as I know. You will also need to check vehicle code in your state to see if tires can stick out at all. Alabama doesn't care as long as you pay for the plate. States like Pennsylvania are a bit more strict about those kinds of things, even with aftermarket flares installed.
#204 of 226 May have to eat my own words
Aug 14, 2010 (4:34 pm)
Always said I would never buy a Mich or Good tire, never had a good experience from a factory installed tire or the one car tire purchased.
Decided with warranty on top of warranty, that for now (only 21k miles), the lifting and modding will have to wait. The tread lightly rebate is in the mail. Yesterday, more than 200 miles ago, discount roadforce balanced Lt 265 70 17 C Duratrac's. They got a lot more used lead than the new lead they gave me. Factory km's still had usable tread but the urge to start thinking of falI rains and winter during this dry heatwave overcame me. Was impressed with the road force results. They are only 4ply. We can hear inside the rubicon, almost comes to a good second to better_half's h3 on her 6 ply toyo at's.
Last weekend better_half was using her set of blue_rubi keys and was chomping at the bit today.
Whoa said I.
#205 of 226 Re: Wheel Upgrade [erickpl]
Aug 14, 2010 (4:54 pm)
Judging by the color, that looks like a little bit of Georgia or Alabama on your tires!
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#206 of 226 Re: Wheel Upgrade [tidester]
Aug 18, 2010 (4:55 am)
Yup just a bit. Alabama to be exact.