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Unread 03-05-2014, 07:22 PM   #1
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lift and tires?

Hey guys, I have a 2008 Liberty and I'm considering getting a lift. Right now I have P225/75R16 104S tires. I know if I get a lift I'm gonna needs bigger tires. Any suggestions on what kind of lift and tires to get?

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Unread 03-05-2014, 07:51 PM   #2
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Here is a thread someone just started this morning that asks and answers the same questions. It's over on Lostjeeps.com.
http://www.lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB...p?f=88&t=78482
The biggest tire size you'll want to go to is 245/75/R16, but you'll need to be lifted first.
Read as much as you can on LOST and on here. There is tons of knowledge available. Good luck!
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Unread 03-07-2014, 06:49 AM   #3
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If you go 245 75 16 you'll want to regear as well. I went 245 70 16 and it looks great to me.

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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:32 AM   #4
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If you go 245 75 16 you'll want to regear as well. I went 245 70 16 and it looks great to me.

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You sure about that? I was under impression that you didn't need one with 245's.

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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:35 AM   #5
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245 75 16 you do need to regear. At least that's what Tom has been saying.

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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #6
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I have the 245/75/R16's on mine and have not yet regeared. There is a definite loss of power there as the engine and transmission need to work harder in hilly terrain, and MPG's have gone down by about 3-4. I want to regear eventually and am saving up for that. That said, I think I could get along alright without regearing, but it would just be better if I did. Now with 265's I couldn't imagine not regearing, as you wouldn't be able to use overdrive at all! So, in my experience, I would say regearing with 245/75/16's is optional but recommended, where as it would be required with 265/75/16's. Stock gears are 3.73's for 225/75/16's, and Tom recommends 4.10's for 245/75/16 and 4.56's for 265/75/16's. Also keep in mind that to run 245/75/16's you'll need 2 inches of lift, and to run 265/75/16's you'll need 4 inches of lift.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 09:22 AM   #7
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Right. Always said going with 4:10 would be beneficial bug has always said that an go up to 245 before a regear is necessary.

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Unread 03-07-2014, 12:58 PM   #8
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Regearing isn't necessary for 245/75-16s. It's that point that it doesn't hurt to regear, but it isn't necessary. Some want to regear, others don't or don't have the funds at the time. It's bearable with stock gearing, but you feel it. If you never drove the truck before you wouldn't notice a thing though. If you want to regear with 245/75-16s, 4.10s will put you back to about stock.

As for a lift, how high do you wanna go? How much are you looking to spend?
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Unread 03-11-2014, 09:22 AM   #9
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I have 255/70R16 with no re-gear and everything is just fine.
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