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post #1 of 14 Old 05-29-2008, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Lift and Tire fitment for all Jeeps!

Found an old 2005 JP mag article on tire clearance for certain lifts.



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'Smaller stock tires come standard because of YJ's lower stance. With a set of 30x9.5s on the stock rims, you will self-clearance the fender flares. Ditch them and add TJ flares for the ability to put 31s on it if your springs aren't sagging a whole lot. For anything wider than a 10.5-inch tire, you'll want aftermarket rims with 3.5 inches of backspacing. Stock rims with wide tires will have you hitting your springs at every turn. We'd put 33s on it with a 4-inch lift and TJ flares, then call it done.'
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I would like to read that article myself. I wonder if I could find that on their website.
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I'll type up the main article when I get back in about 20 minutes.

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LIFT AND TIRE FITMENT FOR ALL JEEP MODELS
'Whether you are new to wheeling, or you've just gotten a new-to-you Jeep, we've all wondered at some point about the biggest tires that would fit under our Jeep. Despite knowing a whole lot about this addiction we call Jeeping, we've recently added to our Jeep stables. Now we're right back at the beginning, so to speak.
There are a lot of factors that figure into this. Wheel backspacing and rim width for particular tires are important to consider. Read the manufacturer's specs of the tire ou are contemplating because they specify it for a set rim size. Skinnier rims mean more sidewall bulge, which might cause interference. Wider rims will equate to less sidewall bulge, but might mean the tire will hit on the fender, or you won't be able to air down as far. More backspacing means you mihgt hit suspension components, and less often means that you'll interfere with your fenders.
We all use our Jeeps lovingly (read: abuse them). Due to frame tweakage or spring sag (or just maybe the bevy of women you are toting in the back of your Jeep ), all the circumstances will be different, and will play a big part in what hits. This is a basic guideline for what you can run on your Jeep, but if you aren't sure try to find people with a similar Jeep and ask them about tire sizes.
No one has put together a table of sizes for all Jeeps like we have here. Sure, we skipped the M-726, M-170, M-678, CJ-4, and CJ-10A. But just how often do you see one of them? Some models we don't feel are safe or stable with the stock-width axles and wheelbase above a certain lift or tire size, and some we don't feel have the power to turn the bigger tires. If you are swapping any of the major drivetrain components, use this as a reference and go from there. Keep in mind the tire sizes are actual sizes, so use the P-Metric sidebar in this article for a reference to your tire size if you've got a metric tire. If you've got a standard-size tire, subtract an inch from the advertised size on the sidewall. As usual, the best bet is to actually measure the tire in question.'

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Very helpful for me due to i was unsure on what size i could go up to, due to i have 265/75r16 on right now, think ill go to 30 in tires bf goodrich All terrain t/ko

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Very helpful for me due to i was unsure on what size i could go up to, due to i have 265/75r16 on right now, think ill go to 30 in tires bf goodrich All terrain t/ko
Glad I found this magazine!

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Very helpful for me due to i was unsure on what size i could go up to, due to i have 265/75r16 on right now, think ill go to 30 in tires bf goodrich All terrain t/ko
I have to say, had you look in the YJ FAQ, you would have found very similar info on tire fitment.


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For those who think "inside the box" you *might* do fine.
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For those who think "inside the box" you *might* do fine.
Was that at me???


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Was that at me???
Nope, not at all.

The FAQ's here are excellent!
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Nope, not at all.

The FAQ's here are excellent!
Ok, just checkin. Prolly the screaming kid in my lap the foiled my thought process.


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Odd... they didn't take axles into consideration. I don't know about you, but I'm not going to run 35s without at least a different rear end.

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Prolly the screaming kid in my lap the foiled my thought process.
... and what is Big-N-Broke doing on your lap? (had to get a punch in at him since he's slacking on his forum checking)

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Don't they have that chart in the newest quadratec? I either saw it there or in the most recent JP. I'll have to check tomorrow. I think it was quadratec. Exact same chart.
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I lied. It's on pg. 46 of the july '08 issue of JP magazine.



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