post #1 of Old 02-20-2013, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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New jeep owner looking for help

Hi,

I am new to the Jeep community. I just purchased a 2011 jeep liberty and am looking to throw on some custom tires. What are the largest tires can put on w/o having to add a lift? I want the Jeep to sit much higher than it currently does. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

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post #2 of Old 02-20-2013, 07:52 AM
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I had 255/65R17's on before I got my lift with no issues
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post #3 of Old 02-20-2013, 09:23 AM
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if 16 inch wheels then a 245-70-16 is about it
Some have fit larger but theres not much room left for turning etc.
But if you leave it in your driveway you're good

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Haha thanks. Any suggestions as far as lifts? I know there are a few ways you can have your jeep raised up to fit tires a little bigger.
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Ah,......well best to read the tons of posts on lifts instead of us rewriting all the info
but basically a good lift is going to run from 700-3000 depending on what you want

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Ah,......well best to read the tons of posts on lifts instead of us rewriting all the info
^^^ try searching

Beware - it starts with tires, then a lift, then??
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If you plan on lifting I would recommend lifting 1st. Why buy tires twice? As Tom said, do a little reading. Check out Jeepinbyal it's 1 of the best places for KK suspension. You can choose to go with the JBA lifts which are expensive but worth the money. Currently the JBA 4" is the biggest we have, but also most expensive. Old Man Emu is popular, Ironman is starting to become popular as well. Just read around there are quite a few choices. Most will recommend going for a full suspension lift over a spacer lift too.
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Welcome to the Forum.

I went with 235/75-16 tires on my factory wheels. The improvement in ride was amazing and worth the cost of the tires many times over. Not saying this is the largest you can go my any means, but I wanted to stay well with in factory specs.

Don't take the quick "do a search and read" answers to your question as being short or rude. It is just that this question does get asked quite often and it is usually from a new member within their first couple of post. So some here may be quick to say "Search" forgetting what it was like when they were new to the KK or the forum.

I will tell you do search and read all that you can before making a choice. Not to be rude, but you need to understand that changing tire size can effect other aspects of the KK in areas of acceleration, CPU program that controls your ASB, TC, shift pattern and so on. Some KK also tend to settle on the suspension, meaning what fits and doesn't rub today, may rub down the road. There are also members who will put a certain tire on their KK and another who does the same size and has rubbing at a full turn.

So it is best to have all the information you can find to make your own choices.

"If you have a difficult job to do....Give it to a lazy man....He'll find the easy way to do it."
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Thank you very much!
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Not KK specific (it's a JK thread), but try this thread http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/d...hread-1410631/ for more understanding.
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That should really confuse them

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So does anyone know where I can get that long arm kit for my Lib??
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So does anyone know where I can get that long arm kit for my Lib??

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