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Unread 10-06-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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Best wheel/tire combo for the street.

Currently we're running the factory TJ wheels with 235/75R-15 AP tires. Our TJ is driven on the street 100% of the time. We plan on purchasing a set of winter wheels and tires soon because we live in New England. (I'm thinking about used TJ wheels and retreaded, siped 235/75R-15 tires). Back to my original question, which size wheel and tire combo work best on a street driven TJ? Should we stick with the 15's or move up to 17's or 18's?

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Unread 10-15-2010, 08:15 AM   #2
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My choice for street, slippery boat ramps, and jeep trails is 235/75R15 on 15x7 Grizzly. Certainly not the ultimate/best street tire/wheel combo, but it works for me...

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Unread 10-17-2010, 12:08 PM   #3
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Michelin ltx's bout as good as it gets for my money; gust me though
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Unread 10-19-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Just put on four new BFGs, boy they are so smooth I thought I got a tuneup and chassis work, too.

She had Firestones on her that made an awful amount of noise.
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Unread 10-26-2010, 03:56 PM   #5
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i still run a 15 inch wheel for now. centerlines with 255/70 all the way around!
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Unread 10-29-2010, 06:31 PM   #6
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I want to get alloy wheels and run 215/75/15 , skinnier tire ,better fuel economy and getting around in snow.
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Unread 12-04-2010, 09:07 PM   #7
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31x10.5R15 goodyear duratrac will fit with slite adjustment of steering lock. They are a A/T tire and raited as a snow tire. With a 10.5 inch wide tire you can use the stock wheels. The duratrac also comes in stock Wrangler size.
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Unread 12-19-2010, 04:53 PM   #8
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The 235's are what I am going to use. Have the stock rims w/215's right now. Will go to 235's with some lighter weight alloys when I switch. I have Michelin LTX's now, they are great on the road but I would probably get stuck off-road. They just won't wear out, and I can't see replacing them if they aren't worn. It is my DD, so I don't want to go tooo extreme.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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I have my 99 jeep wrangler with no lift and nothing done to it. I want to get these rims : 16 inch ballistic hyjak 5 x 4.5 i just want to know if i get tires will they fit without any rubbing and what tires would fit because im not sure what to do right now
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Unread 07-17-2011, 10:36 AM   #10
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I have heard good things about the Nitto Terra Grapplers...50K+ miles with low road noise.
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Unread 07-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
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I forgot about this thread. I went with 16" Grand Cherokee wheels and 265/75R-16 BFG KO ATs without a lift. They rub at full lock, but make the TJ look alot more muscular.
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Unread 08-13-2011, 07:44 PM   #12
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Michelin LTX MS2 in 235 75 15 is a great street only tire to me.
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Unread 08-20-2011, 12:50 AM   #13
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Unread 08-20-2011, 02:22 PM   #14
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I think a set of good all terrains would serve you well. I would stick with a 15inch wheel much cheaper and easier to get tires for. I have 32x11.50s BFG KM2's but, have had the AT K0's and they performed great all around. I really didn't need the KM2's but, I loved the look of them. 235 would be fine for you though if you don't want bigger meats.
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Unread 11-20-2011, 09:06 PM   #15
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The Yokohama Geolandar ATS in either the 30x9.5, 31x10.5 or 33x12.5. They're inexpensive, wear evenly and work well in the snow here. I've never had a problem with them since I got them in the spring and they don't seem to hydroplane as much as the BFG AT/KO or Mud Terrains.
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