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Unread 08-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #1
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biggest size tires with a 3.5" lift

hello, im new to jeeps and off roading and all that fun stuff and i was thinking about getting either a 2.5" lift, but more likely a 3.5" lift and i was wondering what size tires i can run, ive seen a few different sizes so i dont know whats right. btw i have a 2008 if it matters. thanks!

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Unread 08-17-2012, 09:55 AM   #2
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245-75-16 good over all size
maybe able to squeeze 265-75s on but won't have much room for flex and you'll need to regear

If it was me OME springs and shocks, add a 1/4 inch top plate and 1/4 inch clevis
and 245-75s and be done
will look and perform well
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Unread 08-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #3
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thank you

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245-75-16 good over all size
maybe able to squeeze 265-75s on but won't have much room for flex and you'll need to regear

If it was me OME springs and shocks, add a 1/4 inch top plate and 1/4 inch clevis
and 245-75s and be done
will look and perform well
im a poor college student so im trying to get my truck as big as possible for as cheap as possible, so no ome anything haha. i know tires wont be under $150 each so im trying to get a cheap and reliable lift. i just need a little extra space for clearing hills, roots, ruts, and rocks. but thanks for your help
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Unread 08-17-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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im a poor college student so im trying to get my truck as big as possible for as cheap as possible, so no ome anything haha. i know tires wont be under $150 each so im trying to get a cheap and reliable lift. i just need a little extra space for clearing hills, roots, ruts, and rocks. but thanks for your help
If you are a poor college student, I wouldn't mess with a lift because you will then need an alighnment. Plus a cheap lift will make your ride crappy. I would just save your money and when you are done with school and get some $$ rolling in, then do it right. Coil spring, shocks and struts. Keep the stock tires til the threads show lol, then just get everythng at once.

In the meantime, the idiots running this country are doing anything about the oil prices going down so, you may want to hold off.

Good luck
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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Sorry, I know there are millions of tires size questions here but it's hard flipping through ALL of them. I am getting the 3.5" lift installed in the next week or two, and I am just wanting opinions on what tire size to go with. My 2012 Liberty Latitude currently has Hankooks on the stock 17" wheels. I am keeping the stock wheels, but when it's time for tires, I want to go a little bigger without causing any problems or issues. Current size is 235/65/17. Thanks!
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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Stick to a 30 inch tall tire
won't lose much power or fuel mileage
Depending on type of tread you want etc will depend on 65/70 series etc
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Unread 04-25-2013, 09:19 PM   #7
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Stick to a 30 inch tall tire
won't lose much power or fuel mileage
Depending on type of tread you want etc will depend on 65/70 series etc
Agreed!
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Unread 04-26-2013, 11:23 AM   #8
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You do know that the Liberty is fairly capable without a lift? Get some skids and tow hooks and you've got a surprisingly good 4x4.
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