I know the 235/85/R16 measure 31.7 but the are pretty skinny,,, I wouldn't think they'd rub,,,,
Most 3.7l's seemed to be 3.55 geared, and if that was the case with mine, I'd plan on gearing,,,, but I'd think with 3.73 that it might be okay, especially if I recalibrate the speedo so the transmission really knows what's going on,,,,
What about the combination of the skyjacker withe the clevis, and top plate/spacer? I guess I'll just need a couple isolators for each side of the rear.
What the largest size spare tire that can be run w/stock tire carried and stock rear bumper?
OK ya ask for advice and then .............................
I've had mine since 2004 when bought new, TJKJ since 02 , we've both done a lot of lifts, not sure how many he has done but I've been involved in close to 30 just on KJs . 23 in my garage with another one Friday, so have a pretty good idea of what works, what fits, what doesn't etc . Plus I work pretty closely with JeepinByAl in getting new lifts etc out on the highways so.........oh and even have one lift with my name on it.
MOST all automatic 3.7s are 3.73 geared , not 3.55s manual trans etc were 3.55s
With 3.73s / 31s or 32s you'll lose a lot of power trust me I ran for a couple of weeks after installing 32s and hated to drive mine. Plus mileage dropped about 4-5 MPG
Sure you can add extra top plate for 1/2 inch lift, and a clevis BUT once you start doing that you'll also need JBA UCAs since you'll need them to do an alignment correctly and also spring/ UCA contact
You can run a 32 on the carrier but its a lot of weight back there
Also a 32 inch tire on stock wheels will rub on the inner fender behind the fog lights, will rub on the pinch weld ( easy pound over) and will rub the sway bar when turning