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Unread 08-02-2012, 06:40 AM   #1
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What size lift on WJ to take JK 32"s

Got a set of JK rims with 255/75/17's and would like to put them on my 02' WJ. I thought these were 31's but now finding out there 32's (yes I'm new to this) so 2" BB may not work.

Has anyone installed these tires on thier WJ? If so, what lift option did you use? Budget is an issue for us.

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Unread 08-02-2012, 06:44 AM   #2
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i was bouncing around the forum and found this post pretty quickly, might be helpful to you although i haven't looked at the specifics of those tires just yet. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-post-1304102/ right near the top there is a chart outlining some info about lifts related to tire size and such.
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Unread 08-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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3 in minimum4if you want flex without rub
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Ive got an IRO 3" lift on mine, I had the JK Moabs and BFG KM's, and ran them for over a year just fine, with no problems and minimal rubbing at full turn, in reverse. I just ditched the Moabs and got 17" steelies, with more backspacing, and they rub more than ever lol. Yeah, you'll need at least 3 inches of lift, 4 would be ideal.
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you can do it at stock height, just cut fenders.
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Really depends on how much cutting you want to do. As mentioned, you can fit them stock if you want to do a lot of sheet metal work. 6" with no trimming. 4" with light to no trimming. 3" with quite a bit of trimming. 2" with a lot of trimming.

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Got a set of JK rims with 255/75/17's and would like to put them on my 02' WJ. I thought these were 31's but now finding out there 32's (yes I'm new to this) so 2" BB may not work.

Has anyone installed these tires on thier WJ? If so, what lift option did you use? Budget is an issue for us.
If budget is a big issue you could cut your fenders and delete or relocate your washer fluid bottle and run those 32s with just the BB. If you can afford ~$700 plus install (unless you do yourself) a 4" lift like IROs or RCs will work.
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you can do it at stock height, just cut fenders.
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I am running OME lift with those exact tires on stock wheels on my 04 OL. They fit excellent. The only place i had to trim was a little of the wheel well liner behind the fog lights.
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I ran that set up with 255/75/17 M/Ts on a 2" BB and no trimming. There was slight bumper rub at full lock in reverse but if you did minor trimming they wouldn't rub. Granted my tire treads were pretty worn out though. It's still very do-able. Here's my WJ with the set up.

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Unread 08-06-2012, 06:09 AM   #11
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So.. looks like 3" min with 4" optimum to minimize rubbing/trimming.

I know it's just 1" difference but would a 4" lift show much of a difference at the end over a 3"?

Does anyone have a pic of thier Jeep with the JK 255/75/17 and a 4" Lift to share? I see plenty on the gallery with the 3"IRO.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:45 AM   #12
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Hybrid 4in lift



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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #13
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Hybrid 4in lift
Is this jeep running 3" coils in rear? Looks shorter in back for 4"?
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Nope iro 4in coils just did the lift last night front coils haven't seated in isolators yet also running 3/4 spacer in the front
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