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Unread 01-08-2015, 11:07 AM   #1
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2 inch lift?

I am thinking about putting a 2 inch lift on my 94 xj Just some shackles and spacers. Will 31x10.5x15 tire on 15x7 rims with 3.75 backspacing and -6mm off set fit with little to no rubbing?

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Unread 01-08-2015, 11:14 AM   #2
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It will probably rub. The wheels and tires will fit, but you will most likely have rubbing on the fenders, especially with wheels that stick out. Your best bet would probably be 30x9.5 tires with a 2" budget lift. I have that setup on mine and it is perfect. Added ground clearance with plenty of room for flex and no rubbing at all. It is kind of pointless to put bigger tires on if you can't flex over obstacles without eating up your tires and damaging your fenders.

Edit: I saw the pic of your green XJ in the other thread you posted. That Jeep would look great if you threw some 30x9.5 aggressive tires on the stock wheels and put a 2" budget lift on it.
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It will probably rub. The wheels and tires will fit, but you will most likely have rubbing on the fenders, especially with wheels that stick out. Your best bet would probably be 30x9.5 tires with a 2" budget lift. I have that setup on mine and it is perfect. Added ground clearance with plenty of room for flex and no rubbing at all. It is kind of pointless to put bigger tires on if you can't flex over obstacles without eating up your tires and damaging your fenders.


Edit: I saw the pic of your green XJ in the other thread you posted. That Jeep would look great if you threw some 30x9.5 aggressive tires on the stock wheels and put a 2" budget lift on it.

Will i have to do any trimming if i go with the 30x9.5 tires? also do you have a picture of your xj so i can see what mine will look like

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If you use the stock wheels you won't have any rubbing with 30x9.5 tires. With aftermarket wheels that stick out you still shouldn't rub with 30" tires but that really depends on the current condition of your stock springs.

I'll see if I can dig up some pics of mine or take some later. There might be some in my build thread too.
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Unread 01-08-2015, 02:50 PM   #5
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If you use the stock wheels you won't have any rubbing with 30x9.5 tires. With aftermarket wheels that stick out you still shouldn't rub with 30" tires but that really depends on the current condition of your stock springs.

I'll see if I can dig up some pics of mine or take some later. There might be some in my build thread too.
how do i figure out the condition of my springs?
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Lift shackles in the stock location are terrible regardless of spring condition. Even if they're brand new springs you're going to have a 90* shackle angle that's going to ride like hell. 2" shackles on older factory springs are going to flatten them pretty quickly and you'll be back to stock ride height in a few months. Find some Comanche stock shackles and get some shackle relocators and you'll come out at about 2". Pricier, but you'll be better off with the relocators if you ever lift it more in the future.
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Unread 01-09-2015, 02:35 AM   #7
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I second Motorcharge's post. Just adding shackles are going to destroy your springs and destroy your ride quality (if you even care about that). Its just gonna flatten them out like pancakes and youll just keep replacing springs.
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Unread 01-09-2015, 06:48 AM   #8
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I second Motorcharge's post. Just adding shackles are going to destroy your springs and destroy your ride quality (if you even care about that). Its just gonna flatten them out like pancakes and youll just keep replacing springs.
Then how do you recommend adding 2 inches to my ride height
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Unread 01-09-2015, 09:38 AM   #9
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There are a few ways to do it. Starting with a new stock or HD spring would be your best bet. I bought a set of Crown HD leaf springs that advertise 1"-1.5" lift over stock pretty cheap on Amazon (yay for free prime shipping). Then you can add a shackle relocation box which will add about 1" of lift. That's a good base in the rear. If you decide you want to go higher later, you can easily add a lift shackle and use the relo box to get a good shackle angle.

Up front you can either just get a 2" spacer, or if your coil springs are worn you can shop around for lift springs or some combination of lift springs and spacers to get your desired height. I bought a set of Moog cc782 coils and 1" spacers.

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Unread 01-09-2015, 02:46 PM   #10
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Unread 01-28-2015, 01:30 PM   #11
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Threads abit old but I did a 21/2" lift I'm my 1998 2dr. Basted packs in the rear and v8 zj coils and a 1" spacer up front. Looks like this.... And those are 235/75R15s on there
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