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?
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.
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.
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