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post #1 of 20 Old 04-13-2012, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Need advice on tires please ('06 TJ)

I'm looking for some help and advice on tires. Every shop I've seemed to go into gives me different opinions and advice on what I can or can't put on my stock TJ. I've also found numerous and different suggestions online.
I want all-season tires that will get me through wet and winter conditions (my 4WD will get me through where I live). I'd like them to have some bite when I do light off-roading on gravel roads/small hills. I won't be seriously off-roading.
I have a 2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ Sport. It is ALL stock. Auto, 4.0L. My stock tires are 225/75R/15.

What are the options of tires sizes that would fit on my jeep, without adding any kind of suspension?

Can I safely put on 235/75/15? Can I put on 31's? Please let me know some and/or all my options.

Has anyone ever heard anything good about CooperTire... Dynastorm AT or Autoguard SUV tires?

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post #2 of 20 Old 04-13-2012, 11:13 AM
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235/75/15 is roughly 29x9.5. Will fit fine but will probably appear small and skinny.

On a stock TJ you should be able to go as tall as 31 and as wide as 10.5.

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My father had 31x10.50 on his stock TJ and it rubbed when he turned full lock but otherwise it seemed to fit OK. Definitely can't go bigger.

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My father had 31x10.50 on his stock TJ and it rubbed when he turned full lock but otherwise it seemed to fit OK.
That can be prevented with a couple washers under steering stops, although that will reduce turning radius a little.

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Much appreciated on the quick replies. I'd much rather have 31's if I can manage it on the stock no problem. Half of ppl say they can rub, the other half say no problem. I wouldn't crank it anyway, so I'm hoping I'd be good.

I like the Goodyear Durtrac's.. Although a tire place by me mentioned Dynastorm 31's I can get for $150 each. Any other suggestions?
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My father had 31x10.50 on his stock TJ and it rubbed when he turned full lock but otherwise it seemed to fit OK. Definitely can't go bigger.
I am also looking at upping the size of my tires on a stock '05 TJ, currently with 225/75R15s. I've been considering the 235s, but also feel they will still look wimpy, a was mentioned above.

I've also been looking at 30x9.5-15 and 31x10.5-15.

Will the 31s rub only on a full lock turn? How badly will they rub? What are they rubbing (fenders or something else)? Is rubbing a bad thing?
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My father had 31x10.50 on his stock TJ and it rubbed when he turned full lock but otherwise it seemed to fit OK. Definitely can't go bigger.
I am also looking at upping the size of my tires on a stock '05 TJ, currently with 225/75R15s. I've been considering the 235s, but also feel they will still look wimpy, a was mentioned above.

I've also been looking at 30x9.5-15 and 31x10.5-15.

Will the 31s rub only on a full lock turn? How badly will they rub? What are they rubbing (fenders or something else)? Is rubbing a bad thing?
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I ran 32's stock and 33' for a couple hundred with no rubbing except at full lock. 31's will fit fine and as mentioned only thing that will happen and that's rub at full lock on the sway and lower control arms. Yeah you might have to add/adjust the stops but that's it and its maybe 50 cents and 15mins.

Tire wise I always run m/t tires but have other jeeps with a/t tires. Cooper STT will net you over 50k and has a lot of bite and a strong side wall. I have Cooper ATR's on the cherokee and they do very well on and off but less traction and wear the same as most newer m/t tires.

To each their own on tires and wheels, there are a million combos to choose and you have to look at it and drive it etc. If I had my way all jeeps would have mud tires so pick a tire that you like and will serve your needs best. Don't believe the bull**** tire tards tell you, they always want to sell ya "their" favorite plus the fact most tire shops hire idiots. Good luck either way

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KKiowaTJ... thanks a million for the info & advice. Sincerely appreciated!

Will those washers/spacers affect operation of the Jeep or put any stress on other parts?
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Could I get some advise as well?

I currently have 31x10.5 Goodyear mt/r's on my stock 2001 wrangler sport. It is time for new tires so I purchased a 2 inch coil spacer skyjacker lift kit that I plan to install. Then i am planning on getting 33x12.50x15 mt/r's. will I Need wheel spacers??
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The washers will cut your turning radius down, but not enough to have any negative problems. You might not have to add them but check at full lock first. No stress or anything for that matter will be affected by adding them.


If you have stock wheels yes you will need spacers with a 12.50 wide tire. The price of spacers are close to a new or used set of wheels depending the material. IMO get a 15x8" with 3.75 backspace and you won't have to adjust anything but bump stops. You might want to add a BL too as the kevlars run true to size. But if you adjust your bump stops you won't rub unless disconnected.

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The washers will cut your turning radius down, but not enough to have any negative problems. You might not have to add them but check at full lock first. No stress or anything for that matter will be affected by adding them.

Thanks a million for the advice and input... sincerely appreciated.

One last issue I have is regarding lifts. Would a 2" coil spacer lift do much for me? Does it allow bigger tires again (over the 31x10.5)? Does it put any stress or cause any long term problems with the suspension or other parts of the Jeep?

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I had a stock 2000 Wrangler that I had 32 10.50 15 on it. They didn't rub when turning. But there's no way you can go bigger without a lift. My 98 Wrangler I have now I bought with 31 10.50 15 pro comp all terrains and they looked good. I have since lifted it and run 33 12.50 15 Yokohama geoLanders. These tires are awesome. Not much road noise at all and out perform my super swamper tsl's offroad.
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Thanks a million for the advice and input... sincerely appreciated.

One last issue I have is regarding lifts. Would a 2" coil spacer lift do much for me? Does it allow bigger tires again (over the 31x10.5)? Does it put any stress or cause any long term problems with the suspension or other parts of the Jeep?

Thanks!!!


The lift/spacers themselves won't but the more weight you add tire/wheel wise and accessories etc. It will cause more stress if you don't build to run whatever size you want. Motor, trans, axles etc will wear if you don't regear to put the RPM back to the original position so the jeep runs efficient.

If all you want is 31's I wouldn't worry about a lift until you go bigger. But a set of spacers and longer shocks won't harm, hurt or stress anything premature. Just make sure if you do add them to check clearance for bump stops so you don't put a tire up through your fender. You can run 33's on a BB, but a 1.25" BL would help.

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