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Unread 01-17-2011, 11:57 AM   #1
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tire size question no lift 95 Cherokee

I'm getting ready to replace the tires on my Cherokee 4wd 1995. What would be the largest all terrain or maybe mild mud tire I could fit on it without a lift? I'm considering a small lift, but it needs to be budget. I'm not spending 600.00 for a lift and I don't want a bunch of problems to sort out.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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235 75 15's on stock height are pretty much the biggest you can go... That's what I have on my stock height Jeep, and while they don't rub at all, there's not much room for more.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
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I agree, Iran that size for years at stock height and also with 2" lift. 30's will fit, but you will have some occasional rubbing.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 05:27 PM   #4
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xjfever, do you mean 30's will fit with a little rubbing with OR without the lift? Likewise, If I get one of the out of the box 2" lifts to fit 30's will I have to do anything but install the components/follow the directions with it?
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Unread 01-17-2011, 05:35 PM   #5
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The 30's will fit it stock with minor rubbing, but will clear fine with 2" lift. The budget boost will require removing the coils and adding the spacer above it, but it can be done with basic tools and a good set of jackstands. Depending on which 2" lift you get you may have to seperate the rear leafs and add an extra leaf in or just remove the rear shackle and install a longer one. The directions may be a little vague depending on which one you go with but you can get all the info you need here on the install. Good luck with whichever you decide on and keep us posted with the progress.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 06:10 PM   #6
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budget lift and add a leafs will give you nothing but problems speaking from experience. you can put on 30-9.50x15 or 235/75/15 your choice, the 30's are a little bigger and wider. i had 30's and my stock xj and hated them. 235's are the way to go
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Unread 01-17-2011, 07:26 PM   #7
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check your steering before you get the lift, if your ball joints are bad, a 2" lift will end up costing 600

BEWARE OF THE DEATH WOBBLE
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If your ball joints are bad, they're going to need a replacement either way.

For a stock Cherokee, 235/75R15 is pretty much the largest you're going to fit without rubbing, and even then you may find rubbing issues from time to time when turning and flexing. Part of that will depend on the wheel - with 15x6 stock rims, I never had rubbing on my '89 XJ. Likewise with 15x7 stock rims on my white '96 - no rubbing.



With 15x7 (unknown backspace) on my red '96 I rub occasionally, but oddly only while reversing while turned and flexing.



I only fit 30s on my white '96 after I put a 2" Budget Boost on; I'm not sure I'd even try it on a stock lift unless I didn't care about my sheetmetal.
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Unread 01-17-2011, 11:03 PM   #9
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Unread 01-18-2011, 01:32 AM   #10
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If your ball joints are bad, they're going to need a replacement either way.
my ball joints are bad, but no death wobble yet (no lift installed). just sayin that it's still driveable (sometimes) until you put a lift on which in my case will definitely end up with death wobble

its kinda sketchy when your jeep starts changing lanes on its own so im replacing them anyways.
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My 2000 was running 235 x 75 x 16 on the stock Icons for the better part of a year. Rubbed a tiny bit on the LCA at full lock when you hit a bump, other than that no problems. They looked great and worked great, but looked SILLY when I added 3" of lift, so on went the 31".

I believe they worked out to be around a 29.8 or something like that, so a 30" tire.
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check your steering before you get the lift, if your ball joints are bad, a 2" lift will end up costing 600
how so?
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Unread 01-19-2011, 12:44 AM   #13
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how so?
if you have bad ball joints, but no death wobble... lifting the thing will be a catalyst for death wobble (in most cases)
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For a stock Cherokee, 235/75R15 is pretty much the largest you're going to fit without rubbing, and even then you may find rubbing issues from time to time when turning and flexing. Part of that will depend on the wheel - with 15x6 stock rims, I never had rubbing on my '89 XJ. Likewise with 15x7 stock rims on my white '96 - no rubbing.
I've got a 1989 Cherokee, stock, that I'd like to put 235/75R15's on. Are you sure that they won't rub anywhere?
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I have 235/75/15 on my 90 and am positive they don't rub, not even at stock full flex.
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