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post #1 of 18 Old 12-13-2013, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone have a picture of stock xj on 31s

Wanted to see if anyone has a picture of a stock xj with 31s. If i do go with 31s, is there anything I need to worry about? Thanks

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post #2 of 18 Old 12-13-2013, 11:27 AM
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My xj is on 31's with a 4" lift and I still had to trim the stock fenders. All the tire rubbing would scare the crap outta my passengers while turning.

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My xj is on 31's with a 4" lift and I still had to trim the stock fenders. All the tire rubbing would scare the crap outta my passengers while turning.
thanks bob. Guess I won't be getting bigger tires.
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My xj is on 31's with a 4" lift and I still had to trim the stock fenders. All the tire rubbing would scare the crap outta my passengers while turning.
I feel you may have had incorrectly backspaced wheels. I've got plenty of clearance with a sagging Rough Country suspension and 31's. I can go up to 33" tires without rubbing anything except maybe my rear fenders when flexed out.
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Kind of hard to see but I ran 31's on 15x8 wheels with what I remember to be 5 inches of back spacing on up country stock suspension with no rubbing.

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Kind of hard to see but I ran 31's on 15x8 wheels with what I remember to be 5 inches of back spacing on up country stock suspension with no rubbing.
looks awesome. That's the exact stance I'm looking for. Thanks bro
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If you're properly backspaced and have your bumpstops extended properly you shouldn't rub anything on 4" of lift and 31s. There's no need to trim anything at that height and tire size.


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If you're properly backspaced and have your bumpstops extended properly you shouldn't rub anything on 4" of lift and 31s. There's no need to trim anything at that height and tire size.
I don't plan on lifting it. Can I install 31s?
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I don't plan on lifting it. Can I install 31s?
With zero lift you can run 30s stock if you bumpstop. Your rear leafs are probably saggy by now anyway. Take the opportunity and get some OME 2" rear leafs and some 2" spacers for the front and throw them in. You'll spend less than $300, improve ride quality and don't have to worry about replacing anything and you'll be able to easily run 31x10.5s

edit: The picture you liked above the poster has up country suspension which means it's 1.5-2" over normal stock height for XJs.


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Your all lying !!! It's preposterous to even imagine fitting anything but stock 225's on your XJ without lifting it ! It's ludicrous, it's hogwash, it's just downright wrong ! You should do at least 8 inch long arms before even trying to install 31's.

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With zero lift you can run 30s stock if you bumpstop. Your rear leafs are probably saggy by now anyway. Take the opportunity and get some OME 2" rear leafs and some 2" spacers for the front and throw them in. You'll spend less than $300, improve ride quality and don't have to worry about replacing anything and you'll be able to easily run 31x10.5s edit: The picture you liked above the poster has up country suspension which means it's 1.5-2" over normal stock height for XJs.
$300 is not too bad. So for 300 I'll get new leafs and 2 spacers. Where does "up country" come from. Tx
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Your all lying !!! It's preposterous to even imagine fitting anything but stock 225's on your XJ without lifting it ! It's ludicrous, it's hogwash, it's just downright wrong ! You should do at least 8 inch long arms before even trying to install 31's.
im so confused. I'm new to jeeps n 4wds
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$300 is not too bad. So for 300 I'll get new leafs and 2 spacers. Where does "up country" come from. Tx
Give or take a few bucks. You can definitely go up 2" cheaper but spend the extra couple bucks now and you'll get much better parts and ride quality and they'll last a lot longer.

Up Country was a factory option that featured a 1" lift (though I've heard 2" on some), no rear swaybar, upgraded shocks, better transmission cooling, tow hooks, rear limited slip diff, a full size spare, and some skid plates.

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im so confused. I'm new to jeeps n 4wds
He was being sarcastic. There are a lot of people who think you have to have X amount of lift for X size tires without factoring in fender trimming, bump stops, ect.


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Give or take a few bucks. You can definitely go up 2" cheaper but spend the extra couple bucks now and you'll get much better parts and ride quality and they'll last a lot longer.

Up Country was a factory option that featured a 1" lift (though I've heard 2" on some), no rear swaybar, upgraded shocks, better transmission cooling, tow hooks, rear limited slip diff, a full size spare, and some skid plates.


He was being sarcastic. There are a lot of people who think you have to have X amount of lift for X size tires without factoring in fender trimming, bump stops, ect.
Yes I was. I tend to do that whenever Mototrcharge is involved, he seems to like it. That aside, his info is usually spot on. I agree that a 2 in budget boost will suit your needs.

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post #15 of 18 Old 12-15-2013, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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thanks now I know what "up country" is. I was looking at rough country's 1.5" kit which replaces all shocks and includes spacers. If I get this kit Would u recommend replacing the leaf springs as well? And if I do the lift are the wheel spacers and steering stabilizer a must for 30"s. Tx
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