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post #1 of 8 Old 01-13-2006, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Dilemma, Input Please

I know these topics pop up a lot but this one was kind of thrown on me.

I have a REBB, front springs were saggin, especially after the winch, so I ordered 3" Rusty's coils (in the garage). Was planning on upping the tire size sometime but I got a kickass deal on a set of 33/12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials that I couldn't pass up.

I have Grizzly wheels but they're 15x7, so that's be a tough fit to get 12.50's on there.

I have a D35 rear with 3.07 gears, so it's a lot of rubber to turn on stock gearing, and more stress on an already weak rear.

Trying to decide whether to cram them under my current lift and maybe add a body lift a little later, try and trade them for some 33x10.50's or 32's, any other options or opinions, I know everyone has one...


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post #2 of 8 Old 01-13-2006, 10:52 PM
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I know these topics pop up a lot but this one was kind of thrown on me.

I have a REBB, front springs were saggin, especially after the winch, so I ordered 3" Rusty's coils (in the garage). Was planning on upping the tire size sometime but I got a kickass deal on a set of 33/12.50 Mickey Thompson Baja Radials that I couldn't pass up.

I have Grizzly wheels but they're 15x7, so that's be a tough fit to get 12.50's on there.

I have a D35 rear with 3.07 gears, so it's a lot of rubber to turn on stock gearing, and more stress on an already weak rear.

Trying to decide whether to cram them under my current lift and maybe add a body lift a little later, try and trade them for some 33x10.50's or 32's, any other options or opinions, I know everyone has one...
hmmm...I have the stock grizzly wheels as well, but I'm 99.99999999% sure they are 15x8, not 15x7...did they make both sizes???

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hmmm...I have the stock grizzly wheels as well, but I'm 99.99999999% sure they are 15x8, not 15x7...did they make both sizes???
I might be mistaken. Either way I'd need a set of spacers to run them on there, and for that much I can easily get a different set of wheels with proper BS.

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Well, being in the same boat w/a '98, 4.0, auto, 3.07 my personal preference is to stick with 31s. Its mostly not worth the performance loss to me but as you mention there is also the added worry about the rear axle strength to go to 33s. I did have the grizzlies as well at one point (maybe our jeeps were twins), and I'm pretty sure they're 7" which is why I got rid of them.

If it were me, I'd jump on the tire deal and just keep em in the shed til I was ready.

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-14-2006, 05:54 AM
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Grizzly's are 15x7s, the only 8" wheels that come/came on TJ's were/are the Canyons, Ravines and Moabs.
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I'm also going to say stick with 31s.

33s w/ 3.07 is terrible for both performance and mpg.

I'd sell the Grizzlies and buy steelies with the cash.
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Grizzly's are 15x7s, the only 8" wheels that come/came on TJ's were/are the Canyons, Ravines and Moabs.
TJ's also came with "Gambler" wheels which are 15X8. I belive they were made by American Racing Wheels. They are alloy with 5 large holes in the center and fake rivets to make them look two piece.

Best looking wheel Jeep ever offered IMHO.

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TJ's also came with "Gambler" wheels which are 15X8. I belive they were made by American Racing Wheels. They are alloy with 5 large holes in the center and fake rivets to make them look two piece.

Best looking wheel Jeep ever offered IMHO.

I forgot all about those.
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