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Unread 03-05-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Will 265/75/15 Fit on my Upcountry zj?

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.


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Unread 03-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
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should fit fine, those are approx. 30 inch tires. might rub control arms a little bit but that can be fixed with wheel spacers
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Unread 03-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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Thank you for the quick reply on that dnuccio, with such a short backspacing though, that should eliminate the need for the wheel spacers, or atleast i hope.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 10:48 PM   #4
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Thank you for the quick reply on that dnuccio, with such a short backspacing though, that should eliminate the need for the wheel spacers, or atleast i hope.
all you can do is try it and see. wheel spacers are cheap enough if you end up needing them. let us know how it works out
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Unread 03-06-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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I've got the same size tires on my 1995 5.2L Limited. Chances are there going to rub when taking sharp turns and such. Mine do.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 03:26 AM   #6
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I have them on mine without the Up Country suspension,but of course too I'm running a 2 inch BB.Mine rubs the control arms,but I'm careful how I turn.Can wait to get those Soft 8's.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 07:26 AM   #7
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fljeepney, do you have any idea what your backspacing is?
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Unread 03-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #8
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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.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 10:55 AM   #9
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Stock back spacing is around 5".
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Unread 03-06-2013, 12:08 PM   #10
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I think I should be safe to run those tires and if I have any rubbing, I'll probably just do a 1 1/2-2" BB. Thank you to everyone for the feedback.
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Mine rub a little on the control arms and are 9.8" wide according to the company.
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Unread 03-06-2013, 04:59 PM   #12
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fljeepney, do you have any idea what your backspacing is?
Not really sure what the backspacing is on stock Canyons.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 04:58 PM   #13
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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.
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Unread 03-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #14
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it's the width that gives you issues.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 01:56 AM   #15
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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
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