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    Hello....I'm new here.
    Just wondering....I want to put the biggest tires on to my '89 Laredo without having to lift it. Does anyone here know what that size might be? Thanks.

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    225/75R15 without any rubbing. 30"x9.5" will rub during turns and when the axles compress.

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    235/75R15 would fit with no lift. Was that a typo Bounty???

    You could do a 2" budget lift that could be installed in a few hours for around $200 or less if you want to better clear 30" tires.

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    did the laredo come in a xj and a zj ?

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    No ZJs were made in 89. But in 93 when the ZJ came out, the Laredo was available if I'm not mistaken.
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    93 doesn't look right after reading my post.....they did come out in 93.....right?
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    Do any of you have any preference in brands...? I need mostly road w/ some off road driving. I have always liked BF Goodrich...but am open to suggestions.
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    Okay. The XJ came out in 84, the ZJ in 93.

    Best bet for good all around tire would be (I'm gonna list as many as I can from each manufacturer):

    BFGoodrich All Terrain T/A KO (Long lasting)
    Bridgestone Dueler A/T Revo (Awesome.)
    Cooper Discoverer S/T ( I ran these, VERY good all around, but snow is so-so)
    Interco Super Swamper TrXus STS Radials (Pretty good, until your'e above 33", then it is noisy)
    Parnelli Jones Dirt Grip (I might get these, they look promising)
    M/T Baja Claw RADIAL (Might get these as well)
    GoodYear MT/R (Hey, if they are good enuff for a Rubicon, they are good enuff for an XJ/ZJ)
    Firestone Destination (Not sure on this, but heard its ok)

    For those who are on a tight budget, I strongly recommend the Futura Dakota tires from Pep Boys. I used all the Futura products, and they definitely don't disappoint.

    If I had a 89 Laredo, I would try running some 235/75R15 BFG AT KO or some Dakotas (with no lift).

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    No typo, I say the 235's will rub when turing and under axle articulation.

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    full width axles

    Hell, you could put some 44's on them there jeeps with out a lift! My best friends friend of a friends cousin did it! No rubbing, Had to trim the fenders little tho!

    Yee Haw!


    Honestly I would invest in a budget lift first then address you tires!
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    Hell, you could put some 44's on them there jeeps with out a lift! My best friends friend of a friends cousin did it! No rubbing, Had to trim the fenders little tho!

    Yee Haw!
    Yeah, and Mingez did it to his surrey!!!
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