Recommendation on used Tires/Wheels
As much as I hate to admit it, I'm currently running a set of 31" PowerCat tires on stock 15" wheels, that are at least 20 years old. While they still have good tread, the tires are slightly cracking, and I know I should be replacing them. The problem is I just don't have the cash to drop on a new set of tires.
So randomly browsing on Craigslist today I see a local guy selling a set of tires and wheels. The info I have on them is that they're 33" tires on 15" wheels with a 5x5.5 pattern. From the picture I can see that the wheels are Wildcat EXT Radial LT tires. I inquired a bit about them for some more information and found out the wheels came off of an International Scout. From what I've been looking at online I believe these should work just fine.
I did go and look at them this evening and they're fairly worn tires. I'm guessing about 3/8 to 1/2 inch of tread left, and you can tell they've been our on rocks that they're somewhat chewed up. He was initially asking $400, but has since told me he'd sell them to me for $275 if that would make me change my mind.
I believe I've got enough clearance for the 33s as the jeep has a total of about 5 inches of lift.
I guess my main question is I'm looking for some feedback here on if I should go ahead and get these. I figure $275 is a decent price even if the tires don't last me that long I could still get some mileage out of them, and always sell the rims off later.
Does anyone know anything about the tires? Experience with the Scout rims on a CJ5? Etc?
1974 Jeep CJ5