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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hi guys, so i recently picked up a 1997 Grand Cherokee TSi 5.2 v8. Its in pretty decent shape and i want to start putting work into it. i want to be able to take it off-road (nothing too crazy tho) and still keep it as my daily. ive already done some minor mods such as headlights, taillights, flowmaster exhaust, and mesh grill. I am considering a 4" RC lift and 32x11.50 Tires on 15x8 Soft 8's I don't know much about jeeps yet but im here to learn so if anyone has any suggestions feel free to let me know.

Also Im looking for some meaty looking 32x11.5 tires but cant seem to find any that look good and aggressive. so if anyone could point me in the right dirrection that would be great. right now im looking at BFG Mud Terrains

Here is a pic as it stands now and the day I got it

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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #2
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grill looks cool. check the chart in the FAQs to see what lift you need for what tire size
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...9/#post8113788
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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You would be able to run 33" x 10.5 with a 4" lift but not 33" x 12.5.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies guys. also im looking for a tire with a pretty aggressive looking tread but still decent for driving on road. any suggestions? probably going with 32x11.50s now

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Unread 04-03-2013, 12:07 PM   #5
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Looking at BFG Mud terrains but if anyone can show me some more aggressive 32x11.5 tires that would be great
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:09 PM   #6
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https://www.treadwright.com/p-119-26...b2b-e-m-t.aspx
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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:36 PM   #7
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The Hankook Dynapro ATM's are a great choice. The only thing I will tell you is that if you plan on keeping this vehicle as your DD and you drive on the highway and such then you probably want to stay away from pure M/T's like the Claws from Treadwright or BFG M/T's. You will more than likely want a AT or hybrid such as the ATM. I have had the Mud Dogs from Treadwright on my Dodge Ram 1500 for a year and I love the quality and durability of them and especially for the price. But driving M/Ts as a daily driver will wear them down very quickly.

Since you want to get into some minor offroading you may want to take a look at installing some Tow Hooks and possibly some skid plates.

https://www.treadwright.com/p-60-265...den-a-t-d.aspx - These are the A/T from Treadwright and are a great tire. My Buddy has them.

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...yp=Truck%2FSUV

Here are the Hankook Dynapro ATMs
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Unread 04-03-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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BFG KM2's FTW! lol

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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #9
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Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar.

Or if you have deep pockets, Pitbull Rockers
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:41 PM   #10
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Beautiful job on your car. I'm new to knowing how my Jeep works. I really liked learning from the repair manuals on Morris4x4 site. <http://www.jeep4x4center.com/knowledge-base/>

Be sure you understand your Jeep's VTSS or "anti-theft system". (I'm sure you know that. Trying to spread the word . . .) The chapters that discuss it might include electronic control modules (including body control module and power control module), ignition control, instrument cluster, and vehicle theft security.

I also found this forum to be unrivaled for specific problems and examples.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the suggestions guys. But most if the tires you poste don't come in 32x11.50 it seems. (Or maybe I'm just not looking on the right sites) but so far the BFG mud terrains look like my best bet

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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:22 AM   #12
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I don't know what rim size you are looking at but 32x 11.50 is pretty popular in mud terrains. You can put 33x 12.50's on a 4" lift you just need proper backspacing, bump stops, and some trimming.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:22 AM   #13
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this is what my wife is running on hers.http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
they do have them in 32(i checked). they are very good tires on/off-road and don't make a lot of noise driving down the interstate.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 09:30 AM   #14
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cooper stt's.

http://www.treaddepot.com/tire/90000003123.html
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #15
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Those are nice and not too expensive. Thanks man
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