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Old 04-21-2004, 12:03 PM
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I know I have seen this thread sometime, somewhere but a search did not find it so here it is again:

I am looking for the best, not the biggest tire for my 78 Wagoneer. I am running the stock alum slotted wheels (if I can find 2 more) which I believe are 7" in width. The normal use is on dry pavement with the occasional trip to the fishing hole or to drop the boat off in the lake and do some camping as well. It will probably see some light trails as well as trailer towing.

I don't plan on a lift anytime soon, but like anything else in my house it can change with the weather.
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Old 04-21-2004, 12:13 PM
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Wayne I guess it really depends upon your budget. With no lift 31's are probably going to be as big as you can run with.

If your not doing much "froadin" AT's would probably be the way to go. Again, all contigent upon how much you want to spend.

Pro Comp? BFG's? Goodyear? Cooper?

Lots to choose from. If money's tight, check with Discount Tire. 31's are a dime a dozen and you'd be amazed at how quickly they'll give away the one's, they were fixin to trash.

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Old 04-21-2004, 12:15 PM
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If you have ANY sag the 31's will likely rub and or get cut in the rear. 30x9.5's would be a sure bet.
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Old 04-21-2004, 01:20 PM
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Price is always a concern...gotta keep pocket change so that when the next proje..errrr unbeatable deal shows up I can jump on it.

Not much for the off roadin' but occasional snow and mud.

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Old 04-21-2004, 01:46 PM
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I've got 31's on my stock rims and they don't rub, even though I'm sagging a bit. It is trouble when there's a good deal of weight in the back. It is tight. Not sure how different your wheel wells and fenders are, though. Good luck

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Old 04-21-2004, 04:47 PM
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I ran 31's for over a year with no lift. They'll fit just fine unless you flex the thing quite a bit. I could even do mild wheeling with no rub. If you think you may get a lift definetely get 31's or you'll be buying new tires right after you lift it.

Here's mine with 31's before the lift.


Here it is after.


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Old 04-22-2004, 02:05 AM
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http://www.high-tec-retreading.com/

I am running a set of 30x9.5R15 APs on my Comanche. These have been great tires for me. All came on Bridgestone Dueler carcasses. It cost $230 for a set of 4, shipped to my door
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what is the difference between 30x9.5 and 275/70?
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I've never seen a 275/70/15. A 30X9.5 is a pretty good choice if you know you're not going to lift it before the tires wear out. A 30x9.5 is also a very common tire size so your choices will be much greater than an odd ball size like 265/70 or something like that.
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I had 275/60 on my 76 Cheby truck and they filled the wells up fairly good...found a d*mn good set of 275/70's in the yard off a 03 Navajo for 120.00. Poor kid rolled it on it's side...the tires still had the "hair" on it.

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Well, a 275/60 will be pretty wide for a 7" rim. You could probably do it though.
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Hey, this is all great info. I'm interested in doing a lift (eventually) and this helps. Steve, your jeep looks amazing. I've seen pics before and just had to say so. Man, really nice. I like it with AND without the lift!

How is the handling and ride now that you've completed it and have the taller tires?

Thanks,

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If I did my calculations correctly a 275/70R15 is gonna be about 30x11. I've never seen a 275/70R15 but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. A 275/60R15 would be about 28x11...
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