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Unread 03-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #1
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Max Tire size stock?

What is the max tire size I can put on a stock 1998 Cherokee

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Unread 03-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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235/75-r15
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Unread 03-23-2013, 05:48 PM   #3
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this depends.

How much do you want to cut?

Get a sawzall or cut off wheel on an end grinder, a hammer and some 31's

Stock I could probabaly fit 33's without issue with how im cut, maybe 35's but couldnt flex them properly.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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What about with a 1.5 lift?
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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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235 fits perfect
30 or a small 31 will fit, but you'll rub without extending bumpstops
32 will fit if you take the fender flares off but you'll rub the fenders without bumpstopping and your LCAs at full turn without increasing backspacing. Trim the fenders and only the rear will rub at full flex without swaybars
33 will fit the same as above but rub sooner with trimmed fenders

1.5 you can run 33s fine if you trim, but you'll need to address wheel backspacing. 31s with bumpstops if you don't change anything at all.

All of this assumes your rear leafs aren't badly sagging.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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What's bumpstops?
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Unread 03-23-2013, 06:56 PM   #7
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Bump stops are like the opposite of limiting straps. They stop your up travel and keep your tires from hitting fenders/flares. The front you'll see them inside the coils, the rear are like little pyramids on the frame rails above the leafs.
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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:06 PM   #8
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Do you have to buy them or do they come on the truck
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Unread 03-23-2013, 07:14 PM   #9
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You have stock bump stops, pretty much every vehicle does. You'll have to buy longer ones or find ways to extend your stock ones. For the front a popular way to extend them up front is to put hockey pucks inside the coils on the axle side.

Give this a good read. No matter how you want to build your rig, KTM does a good job of breaking down individual suspension components and what they do. You can use that info to decide how you want to build your rig.

http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f67/low...24-12-a-32980/
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Unread 03-23-2013, 08:04 PM   #11
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Full width axles and enough backspacing to clear the fenders entirely and you could...
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