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post #1 of 133 Old 04-06-2020, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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I'm needing to replace the tires that are on my Jeep ('98 Sport 4x4) and i'm getting conflicting information. It says 215/75/15 on the door but when I get the Build sheet based on VIN it says 225/75/15 (Which is what's on it). So what do I go with? I'm not looking for off-roading or anything fancy I actually like the stock look of it, I can just step into without any issues.

Edit Also apparently 225/75/15's are more difficult to find

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post #2 of 133 Old 04-06-2020, 02:51 PM
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Either one works fine. I went with the more popular 235/75/15 size when I was just replacing the stock tires. I got all four Goodyear Wrangler tires for $225 on Ebay.

p.s. 225/75/15 are easy to find too. Walmart.com, Ebay and Amazon have a large selection.

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Thanks for that I was leaning towards the 235/75/15 size but the two different sizes confused me as to the "stock" size.

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I think it is funny how you can get a better deal on 235 75 15's then you can on 225 75 15's.
When I bought my 225 75 15 Cooper HT's they tried to talk me into 235's saying they would cheaper.
My Jeep is just a DD. Sure it would probably handle a little better on the highway but the 225's are fine.
Slightly better for MPG and better in the snow. Which is one thing I do need my Jeep to do.
People forget in the snow, IMO, you want those pizza cutter tires. Frankly for a second I was considering the 215's.
If I ever run "winter wheels" then definitely going 215's.
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I think it is funny how you can get a better deal on 235 75 15's then you can on 225 75 15's.
When I bought my 225 75 15 Cooper HT's they tried to talk me into 235's saying they would cheaper.
My Jeep is just a DD. Sure it would probably handle a little better on the highway but the 225's are fine.
Slightly better for MPG and better in the snow. Which is one thing I do need my Jeep to do.
People forget in the snow, IMO, you want those pizza cutter tires. Frankly for a second I was considering the 215's.
If I ever run "winter wheels" then definitely going 215's.
What's Snow??? I live in NW FL the white stuff we have is Sand, Pure White Fine Grain Beach Sand
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Florida and white stuff, sand is not my first thought.... must be a Miami Vice flashback.

I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the door placard and build sheet conflict?
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When I see the price of OEM I think aftermarket.
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Wrong part of Florida :-D but yeah i'm still curious about that as well
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Pretty sure my white sticker on the door says 215.
My build sheet says 225.
Guessing just an option that was ordered by the original owner.
Might have something to do with the fact that my '00 came with Eccos too.
Maybe a minimum size thing?
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So there was an option to go with 225 over 215 at the dealerships?

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So there was an option to go with 225 over 215 at the dealerships?
I don't know.
Under Standard Equipment it says this on my Build Sheet.

* P225/75R15 Wrangler RT/S AT Tires

Under Optional Equipment is says this:

* Goodyear Brand Tires

* 15X7.0 Aluminum "Ecco" Wheels

* All Aluminum Wheels

And that above is 3 separate entries each one preceded with an asterix.
So........
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Do you have the "Ecco" wheels?

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Do you have the "Ecco" wheels?
Yep. Including a matching spare. But I bought that separately and when I bought the Coopers purchased 5.
Can not even begin to tell you how much I hate those space saver spares.
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I've got the Steel wheels, was thinking about swapping to some from a junkyard as I replace the tires but not sure if I want to spend the $ when i've got other mechanical issues to deal with first.

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I've got the Steel wheels, was thinking about swapping to some from a junkyard as I replace the tires but not sure if I want to spend the $ when i've got other mechanical issues to deal with first.
Eccos as a whole are not really worth that much. Neither are the Icons I have that I would like to get on someday.
Picked up 2 sets of 4 Icons, 16"X7" rims by the way, paying $80 for one set and $100 for the other.
The Icons came on some of the Limited versions of '97 and up XJ's.
Just have to find some. Now would be the time to at least poke around and see what you can find.
Figure having 8 will pick out the best 5. But this won't get done for some time.
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Thanks for that I was leaning towards the 235/75/15 size but the two different sizes confused me as to the "stock" size.

Thanks again!
My 235s rubbed slightly on the lower control arms at full turn, so I added a washer to the steering stops to fix it.
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