Will 3.5" lift clear 32" Tires - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Will 3.5" lift clear 32" Tires

Rampage Bowless Soft Top Oconee offroadAlloy USA Still AvailableAdvance Adapters SYE Kits

Reply
Unread 07-27-2009, 11:22 PM   #1
huskerfan
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7
Will 3.5" lift clear 32" Tires

I was wondering if a 3.5" lift on a 96 grand cherokee would give enough clearance for 32" tires or if 31" would still be the better choice

huskerfan is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-27-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
Virmagicus
Headed Out West
 
Virmagicus's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 6,428
Are you planning on wheeling it or will it be a street queen?
Virmagicus is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-27-2009, 11:44 PM   #3
nelson1248
Registered User
2002 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Albuquerque,NM
Posts: 1,080
yes they will fit i had 32s on a BB with minor trimming!!!!
__________________
MOPAR or NO CAR
nelson1248 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-28-2009, 03:06 PM   #4
cherokeeja
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Montreal
Posts: 36
If you'll be running stock control arms, you might find the need to hammer the pinch seams in the front wheel wells.
cherokeeja is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-28-2009, 04:33 PM   #5
ajmorell
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Posts: 7,144
If you plan on wheeling it you'll either need to installl some loooong bumpstops or do a little trimming. I'm running 33s on just over 4" of lift, I'll guarantee that I could run 32s with an inch less of lift.
ajmorell is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-28-2009, 08:20 PM   #6
MoonyJohn
Mountain Climber
 
MoonyJohn's Avatar
2004 WJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Linn, Oregon
Posts: 6,666
Ive got 32's on my 3" lift, and it works out perfect. In the back I have no rubbing, and in the front I have minor rubbing at full flex turning right. Once I trim my fenders I should be able to fully turn at full flex with no problem
__________________
"Water covers 3/4 of the earth, Jeep covers the rest"
MoonyJohn is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 07-28-2009, 08:22 PM   #7
FPKites
ZJjazzyJim
 
FPKites's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,496
Yes - take a BFH to your pinch seam in the front/cabside, cut some plastic.

Stuff it and you'll be cussing though. 4" is better for 32" or taller.
__________________
Jim Karlin
"How the heck do you get there?"
"Duh! Big RED Jeep!!!"
Best customer service in the states:

Best mod you'll ever do on ANY vehicle!!!!

FPKites is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.