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Need new Tires and Lift. Suggestions?


 
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jonner
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Need new Tires and Lift. Suggestions? Reply with quote

Hey guys,

I have a stock '91 Jeep YJ, and I'd like to make it a little beefier. I want to get some bigger tires, and a small lift kit.

I live in the city (Vancouver, B.C.), so I don't want to get big mudders. I just want something with better tread than what I have now, but I don't want to kill my reasonable gas milage.

So, what I'm looking for is around 30 to 33' tires. I think I have 25 or 27'. Yes I know, I should know more about my Jeep, but I don't Smile

Anyways, long story short. What size/type of tires would you recommend, what kind of lift would I need to use them, and about what am I going to have to spend to do this?

Thanks guys!
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drewguere
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Location: Wilder, Vermont

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you do any wheeling

If not you could probably stuff 32s maybe 33s on a stock suspension, I wouldn't recomend it. Look into a small econo lift, and it would look better too
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jonner
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do a little 4x4ing, but not a lot. My parents live up in the country, so there are great logging roads to drive. But what I'm going for is a little extra clearence and just making it look more badass Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could do 33s with a 3 inch lift, that would look pretty good, maybe a little rub at full articulation, but you wont have a problem on logging roads, just dont play on the rocks too much.
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jonner
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, that's about what I was thinking. Any suggestions on brands, types of tires?
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drewguere
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rubicon express is pretty decent, look into a 3.5

I dont know that much about tires, but I was looking into the Goodyear Wrangler MT/R, and I have heard the BFGoodrich Mud Tires aren't bad.
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drewguere
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not positive, but I think this will fit on your jeep. Check it out, nice & cheap.

http://jeephorizons.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4148

Edit: I dont think they will work, YJs have leafs front and rear right, if so, nevermind
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

33's and a 3.5 inch lift will rub more than you think esp once the springs start to sag, 32's work great with a 3.5 inch lift, look for some AT 32's that will be your best comprimise
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jonner
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok cool. I'm thinking 32" or 31" now. Just gotta figure out what kind and what kind of lifts, since I have no idea what I'm doing Smile
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azyjeep
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THe first thing I did with my jeep was get longer shackles and 33 ' tires. I had to shave my flares though. Then I got the pro comp coil conversion(luckily I didn't pay for the crappy thing I got it on a trade) I through in some bigger axles and modified the pro crap uh I meant pro comp lift and added 2" spacers in front and 3" in the rear.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

personally, I'd go with 31x10.5's on a 7" rim. I upped from stock to 30x9.5's on an 8" rims and it totally changed the way it drove...in a bad way. I'm still kik'n myself for that one.

The 7" rims will keep the tires tucked in and shouldn't change the way it handles. ...but let me know if it does! Very Happy
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DesertYJ
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get cheap lift kits; however, you will regret it later.
Do it right the first time. Stay away from ProComp and FabTech.
I recomend Rubicon Express.
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/dynamic/mainpage.asp?folderid=186
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