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Unread 08-25-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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New guy question?

I just picked up my second Jeep, 98 GC. Bought used obviously and it is time to change the tires. I am wondering if I can squeeze 31"s under it on the stock 15's? It will be the wifes daily driver so I am not allowed to lift it just yet. Thanks for the info, is this the only forum out there for Jeeps.

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Unread 08-25-2003, 05:22 PM   #2
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I don't know about the tires. I don't think you can fit 31's under there without a lift. but as far as forums go this is the best one, there are others like and . but this one is definitely the most helpful
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If you have the Up Country suspension, you can install a 30" tire. I had a 30"/9.50R15 tire, Michelin tire was the best tire for the vehicle. We ran the LTX A/T, great riding. Or you could run the new cross terrain, which rides very well.
You will need to check the tire clearence when turning. Mine had a good 1/2" from the front corner while turning.

31" would hit in turns when turning.
You could have the tire store install one, and check it on both front corners.
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Unread 08-27-2003, 12:44 AM   #4
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30 is as big as you can go without a lift.. And even with a budget boost you will need to do some small corner shaping on the bumper to clear 31's at full flex.. Nothing major just a little trim...
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Unread 08-27-2003, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yes, you can fit 31s under it without a lift. Yes, they will rub everytime you turn, hit a speedbump, or any flexing of the suspension. Yet, some people insist on putting them on.

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Unread 08-27-2003, 03:19 PM   #6
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You can definitely get a 30x9.5 up country or not. For a 31 you could do stock, you won't flex at all and you'll have to do some trimming. Take it to a tire shop, have them throw 31's on and tell them to trim as needed. Then don't tell your wife you hacked away at her bumpers, it shouldn't be noticeable.
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