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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2016, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Selecting the right size tires

I'm new to jeeps and I'm ready to upgrade my wheels & tires. I was wondering if it were really necessary to lift a jeep to tuck in 33s? And if so how much of a lift would be appropriate? I mainly use it as a daily driver, but I'd like to use it off-road as well.

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post #2 of 11 Old 06-10-2016, 03:59 PM
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Kinda going to need to know what Jeep you have bud.
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Kinda going to need to know what Jeep you have bud.
Sorry it's a 92 YJ.
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post #5 of 11 Old 06-14-2016, 02:33 PM
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Since this question is specific to the YJ, I'm going to move your question over to the YJ Tech Forum.

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post #6 of 11 Old 06-14-2016, 03:08 PM
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You probably want a 4" lift to clear 33" tires.

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-14-2016, 04:32 PM
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Welcome to the addiction, and to the Forum!!!

Here's some information copied from the FAQ.

What size of tires fit without rubbing?
Older YJ (sagged springs on stock rims with lots of miles) - 235/75r15
Newer YJ (non-sagged springs on stock rims with few miles) - 30x9.5r15
Newer YJ (non-sagged springs on non-stock rims with few miles) - 31x10.5r15
2.5" lift on stock rims - 32x10.5r15
4" lift on stock rims - 33x12.5r15

Backspacing on the standard rim is 5.5".

Here's a link to the FAQ: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/f...y-here-451154/

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Just happened to re read that, and realized it may have sounded a bit rude and come across like "look it up yourself".

Just wanted to clarify that was not my intention. Was kind of in a rush to get out of the office at the end of the work day, and was just trying to toss you a couple of quick resources to use in case you didn't get a lot of fast responses to your thread.

Just wanted to apologize if that came across wrong!

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Just happened to re read that, and realized it may have sounded a bit rude and come across like "look it up yourself".

Just wanted to clarify that was not my intention. Was kind of in a rush to get out of the office at the end of the work day, and was just trying to toss you a couple of quick resources to use in case you didn't get a lot of fast responses to your thread.

Just wanted to apologize if that came across wrong!
Wasn't rude at all.

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When I bought my Jeep, it had a 2.5" lift. With 1.25" lift shackles, and a TC drop. The shackles messed with the steering some, but fit 33" tires just fine. The bump stops helped too. If you go to a 4" lift, you will probably need to spend more money on a SYE (Slip Yoke Eliminator) and double cardan drive shaft.

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Just happened to re read that, and realized it may have sounded a bit rude and come across like "look it up yourself".

Just wanted to clarify that was not my intention. Was kind of in a rush to get out of the office at the end of the work day, and was just trying to toss you a couple of quick resources to use in case you didn't get a lot of fast responses to your thread.

Just wanted to apologize if that came across wrong!
Not rude at all! Thanks very much for the response. It was very informative. And thanks to everyone else for their input as well
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