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30x9.5x15 or 235/75r/15

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by tasbm5, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. tasbm5

    tasbm5 Member
    from canada
    Messages: 49

    hi there are 30x9.5x15 to wide of a tire for plowing or should i go 235/75r/15 ? reason i ask is because i thought i had a good 31x10.50x15 but they sucked trying to plow my driveway today.it's pretty bad when your wife is out on the street showing you up in her patriot.
    thanks terry..
     
  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    maybe the problem is the kind of tire and not the size. I plow with 31X10.5X15 Tires and out push my helper with a F250 (I have Blizzak and he has all season)
     
  3. tasbm5

    tasbm5 Member
    from canada
    Messages: 49

    i guess you could be right i was running 235's until recently then i got a lift and tires and now it seems to lack power,traction ,handling ,gas consumption gone through the roof and i was hoping 30's might help. sorry for being so long winded terry..
     
  4. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    You didnt say you had a lift with bigger tires.
    Bigger tires Will
    1) decrease gas mileage
    2) reduce power (unless you change the differential gears)
    3) decrease handling

    Lift WILL
    1) decrease gas mileage
    2) decrease handling

    traction mainly depends on the tires tread pattern (mud tires not so good), rubber compound.
     
  5. tasbm5

    tasbm5 Member
    from canada
    Messages: 49

    ok thanks for the info but would i see much difference between the 30x9.50x15 compared to the 235's ? i was satisfied with my performance from the 235's except for plowing because today was the first day i did it. thanks again terry..
     
  6. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,552

    thats 9.25 Vs 9.50 I dont see much difference in width.
     
  7. tasbm5

    tasbm5 Member
    from canada
    Messages: 49

    I never thought i would see that much difference in performanceand gas with a 10.50 tire width.
     
  8. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    I've got 235/75/15s on my Jeep...no complaints yet however they are MasterCraft Glacier Gripps (snow tires).
     
  9. 18lmslcsr

    18lmslcsr Senior Member
    from WI.
    Messages: 113

    redtjx-
    How much did u pay for those tires?

    C.
     
  10. 18lmslcsr

    18lmslcsr Senior Member
    from WI.
    Messages: 113

  11. MikeRi24

    MikeRi24 Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Well, I bought them "used" (as in some guy bought them last year, never used them and then sold them to my with the stickers still on them) for $200, but I think you should be able to get them for about $60-$70 each.