I just bought a 1995 5.2l Up country zj and am having to do a number of things that the PO neglected. So far, I've replaced the rear wheel bearing and seals and am currently replacing the front carriers bearing and driver side cv joint as well as replacing the Viscous Coupler for the 249.
The PO removed the front driveshaft when the carrier bearing went bad and since I'm replacing that, I figured new tires were in order. After looking around, I've decided to go with the Firestone Destination LE2's as this jeep will only see light offroading and the weight of them is considerably less than the current tires.
What I need to know, is:
Will the 265/75/r15 fit on my zj?
In case it matters, I measured my backspacing on my wheels and it measures about 3 1/8". <---Edit, 4" Backspacing, I used a triangle level to measure and the base was 1" which i failed to account for.
Last edited by 95upcountry; 03-07-2013 at 10:24 AM..
My 97 with Up country came with 265/70/15s. ( not 75)...if that gives you a reference point. I would also add that the extra 1 inch ride height ( up country specs) is probably no longer a reality due to age and sagging springs.
Now that I have my tires, I thought I would go ahead and let everyone know that 265/75/15's will NOT fit on an upcountry zj. I added a 1 3/4" BB to the front so far and after that, it still rubbed. 15 minutes later and my angle grinder solved all the rubbing.
should fit fine, those are approx. 30 inch tires. might rub control arms a little bit but that can be fixed with wheel spacers
converting 265/75/15 to inches makes it a 30.6x10.43 which is closer to a 31x10.5 which is known for rubbing at full lock with stock backspacing... wheel spacers or rims with less backspacing will help clear the tires