I'm new at this. Just bought a 2000 cherokee in december and i LOVE it. I need to buy new tires for it though and as much as i'd love to lift it asap i can't afford it. I've tried researching as much as i can and i can't seem to either understand or find the right info.
235 x 75 x 15 on those stock 15" rims. Go with an AT tire for the best all around performance. BFG AT's are always popular and last forever. At that size you will not get much rubbing if any... and if you do it will be at full sterring lock and only on your lower control arms (LCA's). I ran 235 x 70 x 16's on my Cherokee and didn't rub.
If you are planning on lifting it, go with a good used set off of Craigs List or say any used forum locally. Pop them on, run it like that (same size) and then when you lift it go for a set of 31" or 32" depending on use/lift etc.
Not to be Mr. Negative or anything but you should really use the "Search" feature. This question has been asked at least a thousand times. But maybe you didn't know this already, seeing as how you said you're new.
But on a stock suspension, I've seen people cram as high as 33s with the proper fender trimming and bumpstopping. To be on the safer (and more economical) side, go with 235/75/15s, or 30x9.5/15r. I ran 30x9.5s without a lift and I had very little trimming to do. The good thing about 30x9.5s is that with a 3" lift they still look good and flex great!
[COLOR="DarkRed"][SIZE="4"]1989 Jeep Cherokee:[/SIZE][/COLOR]
[I]Lift, tires, suspension, accessories, and other crap[/I].
1998 XJ on 37's.JK Rubi axles with chromo shafts and ctm's, 4:1 transfer case, etc etc etc.
2003 Range Rover HSE, 4.4 Quad Cam.
1998 Range Rover with a 6.0 LSx
1994 YJ, 4.3/700R4/OME SOA, etc
Western Star 4900EX 4 axle.
4.3/700r4/new frame buildup (YJ).... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/swap-offically-underway-324622/
I was all excited when I got my 2000 and the lift had just arrived and was going on that weekend so I took mine to the local tire place to have them try to squeeze on the 31" 10.5's and they tried it and called me right back and said "Put on the lift first and then bring it back." They showed me it with one on and it was bad, I wouldn't have been able to drive it home.
I've got an old set of cooper weather master st's on mine and they're 235's. I think stock most XJ's will come with 225's but 235 is an easy fit. I can only feel a tiny bit of rubbing at full lock and my tread is semi-aggressive. Also honestly, full lock isnt something you do that often anyways if you drive like me ahah
Also, I must say, I agree with everybody else, 235's DO fill out the wheel wells real nicely, I love the look. Heres some pics of mine while it still has 235's on it. I'll be lifting soon and those tires will be gone but I sure as heck won't forget how well they do in the snow Or maybe that was just the Jeep haha....
as you can see it really fits in there nicely
98 XJ Sport | i6 | AW4 | 231 | Stone White | Agate Leather
SOLD 01 WJ Ltd | i6 | QT2 | Moog HD steering | Tow Package | Boston Acoustics Audio | RB1 | Lou's Catback | Stone White |