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post #1 of 3 Old 07-16-2010, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Rookie tire/rim help?

Ok, I've been doing research on what tire rim combo I want on my 98 Sahara for a little while now. I know that a 15 inch inside diameter tire needs a 15 inch diameter rim, but I don't know how to match up the width. I don't know if a 15x8 rim would work with a tire with a 10.50 section width. How can I measure if a tire would fit on a rim in terms of width and what are the tolerances in case I can't find an exact fit. With that said, I'm looking at getting a set of Super Swamper radials and since the rims I have on already are probably 18 or 19 inches tall, I'm looking at a set of cheap steel 15 or 16 inch rims. I would love some suggestions for something cheaper or a better quality than Super Swampers since I've had no experience with all-terrains and off road tires at all. Also, it has a 2" lift, how big of a tire can I get in front before it starts rubbing my fenders?

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post #2 of 3 Old 07-16-2010, 02:59 PM
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First pics of the Jeep with the rims that are on it now, please. Second, 15x8 is a pretty common rim size for Jeeps. A 10.5 or 12.5 wide tire will fit fine. The thing you must watch for is the back spacing of the rim. You may want to look at your tire choice depending on what you are going to use your Jeep for. More details are needed for that. You could fit a 33" tire with your setup but you wont be doing much off-roading.
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It is not a Rubicon, the previous owner decided to put those on there.
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