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post #1 of 18 Old 01-10-2010, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
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Biggest tire i can put on a stock 2000 cherokee

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.

i have these rims...
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and a bone stock suspension.

what is the biggest tire i can buy for my jeep to give it a nice look but not have it rub and mess up anything.

any help is very appreciated. love everyones rides too!


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post #2 of 18 Old 01-11-2010, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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anything ???
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post #3 of 18 Old 01-11-2010, 11:26 PM
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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.

Hope that helps... and welcome to Jeeps man!!



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post #4 of 18 Old 01-11-2010, 11:28 PM
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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!

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Good call on the search man... thought about hitting him with that but it was his first post. lol

30.9 would look good, 235 is around a 29.5 ish, and I could see the 30.9 working given a wee bit of massaging.


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post #6 of 18 Old 01-12-2010, 10:31 AM
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i have 235 75 15s and on the road they are great...rubs the lower control arms very little at full steering lock..when the sway bar is disconnected they rub the inner wheels wells slightly.
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post #7 of 18 Old 01-12-2010, 10:48 AM
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I have 235 75 15s on a set of rims for mine and they never rubbed at all..
I posted a thread like this a few months ago when I got mine and you can get 31s in there but its REALLY tight.

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What is the biggest size of tires that I can put on my jeep without a lift?
A lot will depend on how your current springs are (sagged etc?) and how you will use it.
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What is the biggest size of tires that I can put on my jeep without a lift?
A lot will depend on how your current springs are (sagged etc?) and how you will use it.
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x2 on this. 235/75R15 or 30x9.5 are probably your best bet.

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i rubbed slightly with my 235/75/15 Goodyear duratracs, acutal diameter was just at about 30" i dont think you could go any bigger.


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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.
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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

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doing this with a bone stock cherokee on 235s will rub slightly in the front wheel wells...anything bigger would rub pretty bad and maybe cause some damage


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Stupid question, but....when going with 235's over 225's, is it at all necessary to change the speedometer gearing?
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when i went from 225 to 235 my spedo became more accurate.


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