I'm applying a 3 inch Rusty's lidft to my 99 XJ soon, gonna keep my stock tires and stuff till they wear down, but i wanted to know what size rims and tires would fit, i'm not looking to get gigantic tires, i dont do any ridiculous offroading or anything, im just gonna get some V5's and BFG A/T's.
Right now ive got the stock 15 in rims and 235/75R15's on it
get some 30x9.5x15s That will fill the space nicley, give you a little more clearance, but not rub. Also as far as rims go, with that tire size you can either keep the stockers, or get some 15x8s with the 5x4.5 bolt pattern.
second number tells you how wide the tire is. if you are going to get 30's they would prob be 30/9.5/r15 or r16
i think most 31" tires are 10 or 10.5" wide so you would see that as 31/10.5/r15. most tire sites have a tire size conversion chart or calculator
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if your going 30x9.50 get 15x7 4" backspacing rims and if your going to go 31x10.50 get the 15x8 4" backspacing rims. i upgrade to 31x10.50 and cragar 15x8 rims. if your ever think about going bigger 31" and up i would get 15x8 rims.
4.5" Rough Country x series lift kit/ lifted xj 31x10.50 15x8 4"backspacing cragar rims/ trimmed front rear fenders/custom swaybar quick disconnects/custom winch bumper w/ warn winch/custom roof rack/ lights mounted.
my build thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-jeep-build-xj-1156115/index3.html
i said get a rim that has more backspacing because this is what happened to my jeep when i flexed it out with 4" backspacing and 30" tires on a 2" lift. (more backspacing like 4.5" means your tires stick out less)
getting rims with more backspacing will help keep your tires tucked under your fenders.
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