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post #1 of 14 Old 03-19-2011, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Tires recommeded for stock suspension?

Hey guys. I have been looking a some lift kits and also wheels and tires for my 95 limited. I am currently on BFG All Terrain's 235/75/15LT is the size currently. What is the max stock size tire you would think could fit on right now with no lift? I am just not sure on where I want to go with my Jeep. Currently I live in the Seattle but after summer I will be moving back home to Hawaii and do not really need a large lift out their because a lot of the trails are pretty tame at least from my experience.

Any recommendation? I was thinking going with the largest i could fit under right now because I could use new tires. Also would a set of wheels from a rubicon fit under with the tires? I found a new set from an 07 Wrangler for only 400 with tires.

I just dont want to "over build" it and then never utilize the stuff i got for it.

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-19-2011, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Oh and to also add. I found by searching that 30X9.5R15 is the max. Do you think it will fit on the stock wheels? Or should I look for a new set of wheels? Black Steelies a good idea?
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Why not throw on a $65 BB and go for some 30" tires? Thats my plan because I too want to keep it all stock. And with a BB you can still keep the stock shocks, sway bars and track bars if you dont disco the sway bar links.
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I just am really trying to budget my stuff right now. Install time you think for a BB ?
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I just am really trying to budget my stuff right now. Install time you think for a BB ?
It can be done in a weekend easy! You just need a good jack and some jack stands. you basically remove the shocks, and put spring compressors on one spring. Then jack up the other side of the axle so one side droops down enough to slide the poly spacer on top of the coil.

BTW you can rent spring compressors from advance and get 100% of your money back when you return them.
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post #6 of 14 Old 03-20-2011, 07:51 AM
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You can do 30s with no lift. If you go with a 2"BB you can move up to 31s. Factory wheels will work with either tire. If you get something that sets outside more like soft 8s you will have to trim your front bumper to get 31s to work without rubbing.

Putting on a BB is not easy, at least it was not easy for me. If I were you I would stay with some 235s and stock suspension. It will perform better on the road. It does not sound like you plan to do a lot of off road with it. Stock ZJs are pretty darn capable, more than people give them credit for.

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You can do 30s with no lift. If you go with a 2"BB you can move up to 31s. Factory wheels will work with either tire. If you get something that sets outside more like soft 8s you will have to trim your front bumper to get 31s to work without rubbing.

Putting on a BB is not easy, at least it was not easy for me. If I were you I would stay with some 235s and stock suspension. It will perform better on the road. It does not sound like you plan to do a lot of off road with it. Stock ZJs are pretty darn capable, more than people give them credit for.
well I just wanted a more aggressive look. I do go up to the mountain every weekend to snowboard and the BFG's on there now have worked well never once have i slid in the snow.

I dont have the space to do any work on my own which is why I was curious about labor time so I could budget that to pay someone around the area to do. I think a 2inch lift or BB would be good because it would be nice to have a bit of a larger tire inside. I would upgrade tires now and then later on get a new set of wheels maybe in a month or two.

I just have so much work I have done to my other car that this one is a completely new deal for me.
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Well IMO having someone install a BB throws the savings out the window. might aswell have then install new coils.
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Well IMO having someone install a BB throws the savings out the window. might aswell have then install new coils.
I also heard that with BB because i dont have an I6 but the 5.2 since it weighs more I may still not get 31's under there?

I jsut want to spend about 300.00 for install and and parts.
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Exactly what I want! I know it may be louder to drive and not as smooth on freeways though but I will start driving my car more daily and using jeep mainly as recreational and "project" vehicle.
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I have the Treadwright Pumas in 30x9.5 size and while I love them I kick myself every day for not getting those 31" Guard Dogs ^^^^
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where would keep a BB in stock that i could get tomorrow and installed? Would you think Autozone or Oreilly?
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post #14 of 14 Old 03-23-2011, 11:57 PM
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I wouldn't think any stores would stock them as their not a demand product, just use Google to find and mail order a set of them. Or if you have a local place that can shape plastics for you, do a few search's on this site, I remember somebody on here describing how they had theirs made locally for even cheaper and I think they posted the blueprints.
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