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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2003, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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30\" Tire suggestions and questions.

Well, my 235's are at a whopping 3/32" of tread remaining, so I think it's time for some new tires.
I was thinking about going to 30" or 31" tires for the YJ.

Although, a buddy of mine is looking to get rid of some almost brand new 33x12.50" General Grabber A/T's including American Racing 15x8 wheels for $350. [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]

It's really tempting to pick up those 33's and stuff 'em in the garage until I get my suspension and body lifts (late April/ early May).
However, my current tires probably won't last that long and I'll end up buying a whole new set anyway...not very cost effective. [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

I know I can run 30's on my essentially stock YJ without too many (if any) problems.
The difference between the 30x9.50 and the 31x10.50 that I'm considering is $8 per tire.
For 4 tires that's a whopping $32, for 5 it's $40.
Not a huge difference.

I may grab a body lift shortly after I get the tires just to increase fender clearance to minimize fender rub regardless of which size I get.

So, the big question is: [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

Which would be the best option?
Alternatively, any other suggestions on where I go from here?

EDIT:
I do mostly "desert" (sand, loose dirt, & some rocks - not rockcrawling though) and forest road/fire trail wheeling.
Thick gooey mud is rarely seen around here, so I'm not really looking at a M/T type tire, though I could be convinced if they would be a good choice. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: 30\" Tire suggestions and questions.

What you have to watch out for is the backspacing. That 1 inch might cause your tire to rub the springs depending on what your backspacing is. You can also screw the turn stops to limit this if it rubs, but, this increases your turning radius. L8r,


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Re: 30\" Tire suggestions and questions.

If you are running the stock wheels you can wear 31s without any body rubbing (unless you are going to full stuff). You will need to adjust your turning habits or your steering stops. 30's will rub the leaf spring. Go here to learn how to adjust your steering stops.
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Re: 30\" Tire suggestions and questions.

I have some aftermarket wheels that were on the YJ when I bought it a year ago.

Ultra - Type 51 is what they are.... 15x7, not sure on the back spacing though.

Oddly enough, the 235s have eaten some of the flares already, so it's not really too big of a deal if they get eaten more by some 31's.

I can always go grab a body lift and maybe a shackle lift to tide me over until I can grab a suspension kit.
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