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Unread 07-05-2014, 11:44 AM   #1
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Jeep XJ 3 inch lift tires

Hi guys so a few months ago I put in a three inch lift and so far im loving it, and now I'm ready to put on some tires on to match the lift. From what I understand, i can put on 31s or 32s on it without trimming. Is this correct and can anyone post some pictures of their xjs with these tires. Also if anyone has some specific recommendations thatd be cool too. Im looking for something thatll fill out the wheel wells nicely that will be reasonably good offroad (mostly just mud) but it's also my daily driver so i'm looking for something that won't drown out my radio on the highway and be good in snow and stuff.
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Unread 07-05-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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I just finished my 3inch too. On the fence of swapping out my 235s. I've read plenty of threads on the subject and conclude that 31s is the ultimate choice. Trimming fender or not, putting on bigger than 31 only create more problems on or off road.
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Unread 07-05-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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as long as you dont have ABS, your axel combination should be fine with up to a 33s. if you dont want to trim your fenders, 31s or 32s would be your best bet. maybe measure how much room from the hub out you have? as far as type, look for something kinda like the BFG TA/KO if you want a tire that serves on and offroad well. I know people with the goodyear wrangler duratracs that like them a lot too
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Unread 07-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #4
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I currently have 31's on 2" of lift.. Have trimmed the bottom corners of the front flares and adjusted the steering stops. Trimming and adjustment was done when I had the 30s from the ID pic, also was at 5" of lift then. I figure I could easily do 32s if I bumped lift to 3-4 inches. Biggest Issue I see for the 32s is backspacing, since I'm currently on stock steel wheels. Canyons from the pic were stolen. the 31s and the 30s rub on the inside of the rear wells when compressed.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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30s or 31s if you don't want to trim anything and stuck with at most a 10.5 wide tire. 32s to really anything depending on how much you want to trim, cut, or remove.
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Unread 07-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #6
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old pic of my jeep with the 3.5 inch lift and 31s with very minimal trimming and they never even came close to hitting. (my fenders were only trimmed when i had a 2 inch BB and 31s)
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Unread 07-06-2014, 06:40 PM   #7
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Personally I'd go for 33s with 3.75 inches of backspacing. Yeah you'd have to trim and bump stop accordingly but low cog is the way to go
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Unread 07-06-2014, 06:50 PM   #8
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^ lol, my current set up. trimmed for days but no bump stop and it doesnt hit
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Unread 07-06-2014, 06:56 PM   #9
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^ lol, my current set up. trimmed for days but no bump stop and it doesnt hit
so jealous
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Unread 07-12-2014, 05:57 AM   #10
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With 3" I went with a 265/75R15 (30.65") on 15x8" MB Wheels Razors with about 3.75" backspace. Mounted, balanced, and to my door for $750 after all discounts and rebates. Had to take a hot knife to the inside bottom corners of the front flares both ahead and behind the tire. I'm not much of a wheeler and DID NOT want to lose my flares, plus they pop off and back on anyway if need be. BTW, the tires are 55k mile treadwear and make barely any more noise than a regular AT Touring tire. No radio adjustments needed.









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Unread 07-12-2014, 08:46 AM   #11
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thanks for the posts guys its been helpful appreciate it
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Unread 07-12-2014, 08:59 AM   #12
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I'm on 31 inch procomp xtreme AT's and had to trim the flares a bit at 3 inches
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Unread 07-12-2014, 10:36 AM   #13
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Not my jeep but this is what I'm planning to start with. No lift, bushwacker fender flares and 31s
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Not my jeep but this is what I'm planning to start with. No lift, bushwacker fender flares and 31s
That looks so good
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Not my jeep but this is what I'm planning to start with. No lift, bushwacker fender flares and 31s
every time i see my wheels on another xj it just makes me think that i made a good lookin choice.
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