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Unread 09-09-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Lift and Bigger Tire noob, a few questions

Like the title says, I'm a noob to the whole lift/big tire game, so I have a few questions.

Right now my '99 Sport Has stock wheels and tires: 30x9.50R15

I want 35 inch tires, and have custom painted my wheels. Is it possible to keep my custom wheels with a 35 inch tire, even if it's wider? If so, what would the measurement of the tire be? Any you recommend? I'd prefer all-terrain or mud-terrain, but not sure how mud-terrain would preform on the road or what kind of milage I'd get.

Also, I know I need to lift to get this tire size. What is the minimum lift I'd need to pull of that size? What type of lift?

Thanks for any and all help you have to offer me

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Unread 09-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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Read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/. Running 35s is a pretty significant commitment. 33s a lot easier.

As to your specific questions, those stock wheels have a lot of backspacing and are probably going to be a problem for you as tires get bigger. Can potentially be addressed with spacers, but most go to aftermarket wheels with less backspacing.

AT v. MT really depends on your usage. Unless you tell us a lot more about what you'll be doing very hard to give advice.

The thread I linked above will tell you a lot about what is required to get to the 35s. For specific lift manufacturer recommendaitons go to TJ Tech, search and read. Hundreds of "what lift should I get" threads.
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