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post #1 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Lift, tires and rims are in!

kay i ordered a 1.5 inch Black Diamond lift kit, 15x8 black craGAR WHEELS AND 31X11.5 super swamper LTB bias tires...i know biases run out quick on the road but eh, they were kinda cheap...plan on installing the kit sometime next week...but when installing the tires, is it possible to istall them yourself after they're balanced by a local shop? or should i go through with the extra money to get them rotated as well...also my alignment is pretty good as well right now, should i also get an alignment just to be safe?


1995 Green YJ
- Cobra CB/PA System
- 64" CB Antenna Whip, tailgate stop mounted
- 3.5" Superlift Lift Kit w/ Teraflex 9000 SSV Shocks
- 31"x11.5" Interco Super Swamper LTB Bias Tires
- Cragar 342 Black D-Window 15x8 wheels.
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 10:25 PM
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You kinda lost me there. Can you install them after a shop balances them? If they balance them, the tire is on the wheel, so I hope at that point you can install them on the Jeep yourself.?. Pay extra for rotating? If they're new, they won't need rotated for a while, that's nothing more than moving them around on the vehicle, front to rear, side to side, that kind of thing. Helps the tires wear more evenly. I would imagine if you are installing a new lift, might as well get an alignment, cause you will be changing some parts under there and might as well get it checked afterwards.

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post #3 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 10:26 PM
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I would install the lift then have the tires put on the rims and have them balanced. I would think you would want a alignment after installing the lift.
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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yea thats what i thought...i jsut cleared out my bank account so ill wait 2-3 weeks after i put it in for the alignment and such but nevermind about the rotation...i lost myself there for a second lol...for some reason i was thinking that...sorry

1995 Green YJ
- Cobra CB/PA System
- 64" CB Antenna Whip, tailgate stop mounted
- 3.5" Superlift Lift Kit w/ Teraflex 9000 SSV Shocks
- 31"x11.5" Interco Super Swamper LTB Bias Tires
- Cragar 342 Black D-Window 15x8 wheels.
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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also, you think i should be okay with the 31 x 11.5's fitting on the jeep? if not i can always do some fender trimming or get some new shackles

1995 Green YJ
- Cobra CB/PA System
- 64" CB Antenna Whip, tailgate stop mounted
- 3.5" Superlift Lift Kit w/ Teraflex 9000 SSV Shocks
- 31"x11.5" Interco Super Swamper LTB Bias Tires
- Cragar 342 Black D-Window 15x8 wheels.
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 10:44 PM
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You'll be fine with 31's and 1.5 lift.

1992 YJ -2.5 Old Man Emu lift, RC 1-1/4" Boom greasable shackles, JKS Discos, 1" Daystar BL, 33x12.5x15 BFG AT KO's mounted on 15x8 Cragar soft 8's, flush mounted tailights, SJFab front bumper, TKH Fab swingout tire carrier welded to a Dirtworx rear bumper, Tuffy stereo console, RC SS Extended brake lines, Home brew plate relocation bracket, Magnaflow Cat, Dynomax Cat back, No track bars front or rear
1997 XJ - 4.5 RC coils + extra OEM spring isolator(6.5" actual front), OME medium duty springs+OME extra leaf + Teraflex 1.5 shackles (6.5" actual in rear), OME Long travel shocks, OME SS, IRO Adj TB, IRO Adj LCA'S, IRO Adj Uppers, RC Control arm drop brackets, JKS Quicker Discos, SYE / XJ shaft, 33x12.5x15 BFG AT KO's on 15x8 Cragar soft 8's, RC SS extended Brake lines, Hella 500's
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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thought so... good to hear, ill probably be trimming some anyways just to not make it look to cramped inside the wheel well even though these are wide tires, or maybe buy some tj flares...also plan on removing step up rocker panels

Also, one m,ore thing....do you think the stock lug nuts that are on my jeep right now will be okay with the new wheels?

1995 Green YJ
- Cobra CB/PA System
- 64" CB Antenna Whip, tailgate stop mounted
- 3.5" Superlift Lift Kit w/ Teraflex 9000 SSV Shocks
- 31"x11.5" Interco Super Swamper LTB Bias Tires
- Cragar 342 Black D-Window 15x8 wheels.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 11:05 PM
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i got my 32x11.50 inch bfg mts on 15x 8 wheels pretty easily..then i got them balanced at a shop.

tuff yj sitting on 33's...with stuff
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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good to hear, looks like the same route ill be taking...but bds told me about lug nuts, will the ones i have on my jeep now be ok with the new wheels?

1995 Green YJ
- Cobra CB/PA System
- 64" CB Antenna Whip, tailgate stop mounted
- 3.5" Superlift Lift Kit w/ Teraflex 9000 SSV Shocks
- 31"x11.5" Interco Super Swamper LTB Bias Tires
- Cragar 342 Black D-Window 15x8 wheels.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-07-2007, 11:19 PM
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Lug nuts is an easy fix if they don't fit right. Just go to the nearest auto parts place and take a new wheel with ya. The folks there should be able to match up what you need. I don't know what you have, or what a stock YJ would have, so can't really answer the way you would like. Take a nut you have and put it against the hole on the new wheel. See if the angle of the wheel seat and the lug nut match up nice. If you have the acorn style and have long wheel studs you may need nuts that are open on the end to allow the stud to stick out through the nut. Otherwise the closed end nuts could bottom out on the stud and not press against the wheel properly. Make any sense?

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post #11 of 11 Old 07-08-2007, 07:35 PM
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Chrome lug nuts can be ungodly expensive when you buy them one at at time at an autoparts store...if you buy them in sets, they are like $25-30 maybe a little more for the set...individually, I've paid over $2.00 each for them...and that's with my jobber price I get
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