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post #1 of 8 Old 09-30-2016, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Tire Question

Brand new YJ owner, so I am a complete novice on most of this adventure.


Will a set of 4 wheels and tires size 35x12.50/15 American Racing wagon wheels and BFG mud terrain km2 fit in place of the original 225/75/R15 that came on my 1987 YJ? Or will I need to do some modifications (lift kit)


Thank you in advance for your help.


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post #2 of 8 Old 10-01-2016, 12:04 AM
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Yeah, Not even close.

If you want to run those, you are going to have to totally re-make the vehicle.

Your 2.5L isn't up to the challenge.

You will need to replace your entire drive train and suspension

Don't

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Yeah, Not even close.

If you want to run those, you are going to have to totally re-make the vehicle.

Your 2.5L isn't up to the challenge.

You will need to replace your entire drive train and suspension

Don't
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-01-2016, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, like I said - completely new to this - a total novice.


So can you drive on the beach with regular passenger tires without a problem?
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my 2.5 with 411s is VERY anemic with 31s on it. With 35s it would be about dangerous.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-02-2016, 03:54 PM
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Yes you can drive on the beach with stock tires. Reducing the pressure will allow you to "float" over the sand. 12-15 psi would be a good starting pressure. A small compressor to refill the tires would be a welcome addition. An MV-50 is a decent small inexpensive compressor at about 60-70 bucks.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-03-2016, 04:31 AM
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If beach driving is your thing with that YJ, when it comes time to buy new tires, consider some 235 or 245/70r15. They're a little wider with being roughly, but not exactly, the same diameter as stock. That extra width would be a small advantage on the sand. I'm not saying to go buy them now--not nearly that big of an advantage.

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post #8 of 8 Old 10-03-2016, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much.
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