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ZukieRen

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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2019, 10:27:44 AM »

Thowing my question here too for a little bit more visibility. Am I going to have alot of trouble with 235/75r15 on a current stock set up, beyond having to edit the front bumper? I need new tires, this size is a good deal currently at Walmart, and I do want to do a lift or SPOA,  and I do want to ditch my stock bumper, heh.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2019, 11:01:29 AM »

On a samurai with stock suspension you'd be cutting it pretty close with that size. In addition to the bumper, I suspect you might have to hammer the welds down in the wheel well too in order to keep from rubbing especially if you're offroading.

Just my .02 and I'm sure others will have some input.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2019, 10:55:49 AM »

These tires here seem to have really good reviews, the second link especially as there are many more reviews:

https://simpletire.com/lexani-215-75r15-lxstat1575010-tires
https://simpletire.com/atturo-235-70r16-tbati0048346-tires

Price seems right as long as they make the size you need.

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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2019, 06:57:05 AM »

Sweet, thanks for the links. Since then, Zukie is now lifted 2in, which I think will be plenty to fit the 29s. Her current tires are pushing 9 years old... I'll be so relieved when I get them off, lol. Also switching back to the steel wheels, which is another project I gotta get on. I don't think I will be able to afford having them powder coated, so I'm thinking of painting them with Por-15.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2019, 07:19:32 AM »

For wheels, I again highly recommend the ProComp rockcrawler series steel wheels. Most come in either chrome or black powdercoat. Some even have an option for white.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2019, 01:56:47 PM »

Any idea if I can put 285/70 16's on a 99 tracker after 2" lift? They are 30.5" tall the rims I am looking at are 0 offset with 4" backspace.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #36 on: April 23, 2019, 04:28:09 AM »

Any idea if I can put 285/70 16's on a 99 tracker after 2" lift? They are 30.5" tall the rims I am looking at are 0 offset with 4" backspace.
Nope, I wouldn't recommend it as they likely won't fit properly and will rub when turning, wheeling etc.
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #37 on: April 23, 2019, 10:41:30 AM »

So any idea how big of a 16" tire I can put on a rim with 0 offset?
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Re: Tire/rim question
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2019, 04:36:15 AM »

So any idea how big of a 16" tire I can put on a rim with 0 offset?
I'd suggest that you stick with a 15" wheel as there's no reason whatsoever to go to a 16". As far as backspacing, somewhere in the 2.5"-4" range I suppose but 4" may be a little too much. As far as tires, you could probably get away with a 235/75R15. These of course are just recommendations based on my experience as well as rough estimates and in no way should serve as a substitute for actually measuring your setup and perhaps even taking it to a tire/wheel shop to discuss.
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