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Unread 07-18-2008, 04:13 AM   #1
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What size tires can I use on my stock laredo rims??

Hey guys I got my 98 grand cherokee ZJ, and everything right now is stock, and I just, for now, want to get some bigger beefier tires, as the ones on it are getting bald and its gonna be time for new ones soon anyways, and I work at Sears, so I get associate discount, so i can probably just get them there, but i wanna know what's the biggest size i can have thrown on without any rubbing, etc. I'm not jure what size rims i have, theyre just the stock laredo rims for the 98 model, here's a picture if it helps:



As always, the helps appreciated!!

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Unread 07-18-2008, 06:11 AM   #2
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Unread 07-18-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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no i know about that chart, thats for with a lift kit of 1" minimum, i'm talking about max. tire size for stock ride height on stock 15" wheels.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 08:07 AM   #4
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Ok ill Bite, It doesnt matter what I say cause I will always be wrong lol

I would say 30x9.5"
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Unread 07-18-2008, 08:08 AM   #5
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Ok ill Bite, It doesnt matter what I say cause I will always be wrong lol

I would say 30x9.5"
Thats funny cause I am running 31x10.5. So you are wrong moron!
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32"x11.5" BFG A/T
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Unread 07-18-2008, 08:10 AM   #6
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Thats funny cause I am running 31x10.5. So you are wrong moron!

Oh yeah well I have this friend who knows this guy and he has 32"x11.5" withs some trimming

See where this is going? What tire size would you like, How much money would like to spend give us a little idea of where you are headed. Really you should only run the tires size recomended by the manufacture.

BTW I am not tyring to be an buthole just goofing dont get mad I just wanted to beat out everyone elses comments.
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1970 Jeepster Commando 225 V6
32"x11.5" BFG A/T
4" Lift



"For every one thing I fix two things break"

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Unread 07-18-2008, 08:19 AM   #7
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I understand, i don't think i was very clear to start off with. i'm not so much looking to jump into monster tires, as my truck only has stock suspension, i can't afford any lifts right now unfortunately. So what i mean is what is the next beefiest tire i can put on it to make it look more aggresive than the regular road tires on it now, without actually having to buy 30"s or 31"s etc. I'm looking to spend like 350 or less for all for, i'd like to hope. i found some nice sized ones at sears: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...Name=All+Tires but $145 a piece is kinda high, but at sears I get 10% off with my associate discount, but are there ones similar for better prices? but thats about the size im shootin for, as that can still be mounted on my stock rim and clear the wheel wells without rubbing.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 09:00 AM   #8
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Do you do any off roading? you drive this vhehicle in the winter?

All Terrians will definatly give your jeep a meaner look.

Check out Tirerack.com You may get a better deal through sears but tire rack will give you sizes that will fit and detailed pictures of the tread.

When I first got my jeep I purcahsed a set of Yokohamma AT/2's These are an excellant tire! They useally go for under $100 a piece, They look mean, have awesome grip in all terrian and are quiet on the road. Tire rack will also have ratings of tires which will give you an idea of how the tires perform.

Tire rack will useually offer you a stock size then and plus one or plus two options. These are useally larger tire options that will fit you stock setup.

Since money is a factor stick with a stock tire size and go as thin as you can this will help with gas mileage. With my yoko's (stock size) inflated to 45psi I was able to get 22-24 mpg highway ~55-65mph.

When you get a lift you are going to want to get new tires anyway so just buy what you need right now.
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32"x11.5" BFG A/T
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Unread 07-18-2008, 10:32 AM   #9
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ok thanks for the help. and yes i do offroad and drive in snow too
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Unread 07-18-2008, 10:40 AM   #10
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You mentioned not having the $$ for a lift, well a Budget Boost could get you a little height to fit the bigger tire. Especially if you offroad, it would help as flex is better with more wheel well space. At the moment I am running 29 inch by 9.5 on my stock ZJ, it definately gives it a meaner look, very nice I might add.
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Unread 07-18-2008, 12:48 PM   #11
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I've got a 98 GC ltd and had a similar thing I wanted slighty better profile tyres with stock suspension. I've got 16" wheels and I've just had 225/75/16 put on with no rubbing issues at all.

To compare this to your tyre size use this calculator here:

http://www.tyresave.co.uk/tyresize.html

Put in my size and then try and match it with your 15" wheel size. I've got goodyear Wrangler AT's on now and it looks much better than before.

having a play around you could have a 245/75/15 tyre which would be 4mm bigger than my current diameter but you would have to check if the extra width (245) would cause any issues. Lets see a pic of what you put on there afterwards as a comparision.

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Unread 07-18-2008, 03:16 PM   #12
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Just wait until the next Friends & Family night, that along with your associate discount will save you quite a bit of money. I just put 235/75/R15 Bridgestone Dueller 6ply sidewall on my Jeep for $466 with road hazard. I think the next F&F sale is August 17th if I remember correctly.
But in answer to your real question. I believe 31 x 10.5 is the largest size I would put on a factory Jeep wheel, any bigger and you'll want something with a little less backspacing.
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44" BOGGERS with mucho trimming!
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Unread 07-18-2008, 11:19 PM   #14
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see what I mean
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Unread 07-20-2008, 05:55 PM   #15
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Bigger Tires

On stock Jeep wheels, I run 30 x 9.50's. Daily Driver and light duty off-roading on the desert. No clearance issues at all at stock height. Hpwever, I do NOT pull a trailer, either.
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