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post #1 of 37 Old 08-17-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wj 2" suspension lift tire recommendation.

i was thinking either 265/70 or 245/75......what do you guys prefer or what fits best speaking from experience.


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post #2 of 37 Old 08-17-2010, 10:16 PM
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i run 245/75s on my stock wj. if i were you, i would go with 265/75s maybe 265/70s.

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post #3 of 37 Old 08-17-2010, 11:10 PM
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I am also wondering what size to run I am thinking that some 265/70 will be the way for me to go so I don't lose too much power.

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post #4 of 37 Old 08-18-2010, 12:16 AM
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245/75/16 fits nice with the 2" lift, I run 265/75/16 with a 4" lift and had to trim some up front and I rub the rear when flexed out.
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245/75/16 fits nice with the 2" lift, I run 265/75/16 with a 4" lift and had to trim some up front and I rub the rear when flexed out.
not trying to be arguementitive, but i personally believe that the point of lifting is to fit the biggest tire possible on the least lift possible. if you can run 245/75s on stock, why not run 265/70s or 265/75s on 2"?

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not trying to be arguementitive, but i personally believe that the point of lifting is to fit the biggest tire possible on the least lift possible. if you can run 245/75s on stock, why not run 265/70s or 265/75s on 2"?
I agree with you on the "run the biggest tire with the least lift". I don't think I could have disco'd the front with the 2" lift with the 265/75 tires. I would have to had cut a lot of fender to make it fit. The back would have been the same problem. I rub now with the 4" I have.
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i have 265/70-17s and i love em i only rub in reverse at lock

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I agree with you on the "run the biggest tire with the least lift". I don't think I could have disco'd the front with the 2" lift with the 265/75 tires. I would have to had cut a lot of fender to make it fit. The back would have been the same problem. I rub now with the 4" I have.
i didnt even think of it being discod, ive never even taken my sway-bar off my WJ. now that i think about it, i DONT think they would fit with 2" and discod sway.

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post #9 of 37 Old 08-18-2010, 03:10 PM
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What brand is it? i was thinking about buying my buddys old 4in teraflex lift but was thinking about doing a 2 in first.
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post #10 of 37 Old 08-18-2010, 03:27 PM
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I got a 2'bb and run 265/75/16 with stock rims (99 wj) only thing i have ever rubbed on was the lower control arm, and its only barley biffs it.

never discoed it either, but with the stock rims the 265 tires stuff nicely
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oh yea, i have the 3.73:1 gears with the tow package

3.55:1 gears might feel the tire size increase more
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so with no trimming and stock R16's the general census is go with 265/70??????? cuz a 75 would be to tall?

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My jeep is like night and day when disco'd, It rides sooo much better. All I now is 265/75 don't fit even with 4' lift. I trimmed like 2-3" off the front bumper, and I hit on both sides of my rear fender well, Got a new rear bumper coming tomorrow so I should be good in the back now.
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I have 265/75/r16's with a 2"bb they fit fine. I will take some pics, if i can find something to flex the suspension i will take pics of that too.

only thing i trimmed was a 1/2 under the fog lights on the plastic. have been running that tire size for about a 100,000
only other thing that rubs is at full lock is the lower control arm. Even then a 1/2 spacer could fix that.
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post #15 of 37 Old 08-19-2010, 09:38 AM
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I'm running about 2.25 to 2.5" of lift, OME HD springs, with 245 75 16 MTR's (30.7" diameter by specs) and I had to trim the front bumper lower lip about an inch. The rear tire at full stuff will rub inside the back part of the rear fender liner where it is nice and flat, doesn't hurt anything. I didn't notice until later after we got to camp, the rub marks were about a 3" wide by 3" high dead center on the back side of the fender liner. IMHO a 31" tire with 2-2.5" of lift is perfect if you disconnect the front bar and stuff tires often when wheeling. The way my WJ stuffs, any taller tire would probably dispose of the window washer tank and pumps with a full front tire stuff. This could be remedied with longer bumpstops but I want flex more than an inch taller tire and 1/2" extra ground clearance.
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