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Unread 09-08-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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lift/tire dilemma

alright - 93 Renegade with 250 000 kms/150 000 miles

Currently it sits on a set of 30x9.5 Kumho AT. The rims are the stock Renegade ones, 15x8 I think. (pic: http://public.fotki.com/VarsityTyler.../poser_04.html)

On flat (not negative) leaf springs front and back can I fit 31x10.5? I don't do hardcore trails - the Jeep is used mostly on pavement with the odd unassumed logging road and beginner trail thrown in. Flex isn't important. Rubbing at full steer is a minor concern. I think the backspacing is okay. Will they work?

I don't want to lift if I don't have to (read: I can't afford to lift it). If it turns out that I needed a tiny bit of space, would a small shackle lift help?

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Unread 09-08-2004, 12:35 PM   #2
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alright - 93 Renegade with 250 000 kms/150 000 miles

Currently it sits on a set of 30x9.5 Kumho AT. The rims are the stock Renegade ones, 15x8 I think. (pic: http://public.fotki.com/VarsityTyler.../poser_04.html)

On flat (not negative) leaf springs front and back can I fit 31x10.5? I don't do hardcore trails - the Jeep is used mostly on pavement with the odd unassumed logging road and beginner trail thrown in. Flex isn't important. Rubbing at full steer is a minor concern. I think the backspacing is okay. Will they work?

I don't want to lift if I don't have to (read: I can't afford to lift it). If it turns out that I needed a tiny bit of space, would a small shackle lift help?

Do you already have the 31s? If you don't just go with the 30s, but otherwise a small shackle lift will get them on.
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Unread 09-08-2004, 12:43 PM   #3
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Do you already have the 31s? If you don't just go with the 30s, but otherwise a small shackle lift will get them on.
have the 30x9.5 now. the tread is gettin low, so I figure that when I get new ones I might as well get something slightly larger if I can.
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Unread 09-08-2004, 01:11 PM   #4
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Nice rig! I say the 31s will just fit, given you don't mind a bit of turning rub and don't need to flex often.

I'd say go for the 31s, and if they really don't fit, put in a shackle lift. I just put in a 1.25" shackle lift and would recommend it: added clearance and a smoother ride.
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Unread 09-12-2004, 12:47 PM   #5
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31's will fit without a problem, I ran 31's on a flat leafed 89 with very little problems, and the renny came stock with 30's so another inch wont be a problem
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Unread 09-12-2004, 01:43 PM   #6
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Hi guys,

I'm having a similar dilemma, I have an 87 YJ, I'm running w/ no lift and 30 x 9.5 Bridge stones...

I would like to get a 2" shackle reversal, the go to 31's or 32's x 10...

Right now i have rubbing w/ a full turn, but only on the left side, so the reversal will fix this, tapped an oddly placed "parking stop thing". I heard that if i get the 10's I'll have rubbing and that spacers are bad... I'm not going to do any heavy off raod, just to the hard to reach paintball fields after the rain and such, so I would like to know if doing the 2" reversal is a good idea and if i go to the 10's how would I get rid of the rubbing w/ out spacers, if the are bad.

Oh one last thing... if i go w/ 32's do i have to get it regeared to keep the same speed and beter milage?

This is my first jeepo so please bear w/ me..

BTW, I have read alot of the posts here and you guyys have been very helpful in the past.

thanks,

Mike
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Unread 09-20-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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Hi guys,

I'm having a similar dilemma, I have an 87 YJ, I'm running w/ no lift and 30 x 9.5 Bridge stones...

I would like to get a 2" shackle reversal, the go to 31's or 32's x 10...

Right now i have rubbing w/ a full turn, but only on the left side, so the reversal will fix this, tapped an oddly placed "parking stop thing". I heard that if i get the 10's I'll have rubbing and that spacers are bad... I'm not going to do any heavy off raod, just to the hard to reach paintball fields after the rain and such, so I would like to know if doing the 2" reversal is a good idea and if i go to the 10's how would I get rid of the rubbing w/ out spacers, if the are bad.

Oh one last thing... if i go w/ 32's do i have to get it regeared to keep the same speed and beter milage?

This is my first jeepo so please bear w/ me..

BTW, I have read alot of the posts here and you guyys have been very helpful in the past.

thanks,

Mike
Anybody? I'm getting my other truck out of the shop and i would to get the Jeep in for the 2" lift and the orderthe tires and rims... trying to budget time and $
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Unread 09-21-2004, 03:07 PM   #8
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if you do shackle reversal you need new front driveshaft and i t messes with steering not 1000% sure, it moves axle forward
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Unread 09-21-2004, 04:26 PM   #9
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^^ Thanks... I'll look into that.. I don't want to get caaught w/ having to spend money I'm not aware of when I drop it off!
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Unread 09-22-2004, 06:54 PM   #10
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I'd say you could comfortably run 31s with some extended shackles if they rub stock. For 32s you could probably fit them with the shackles and maybe a 1" body lift if you don't want to spend too much.
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