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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2002 WJ STOCK EVERYTHING except the radio which was already swapped when i bought it.
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.
2002 Grand Cherokee Limited
4.7L Powertech V8 l Iron Rock Offroad 3" Suspension Lift l Bilstein 5125 Shocks l Bilstein 5100 Steering Stabilizer l 17x8 Unique Steel Wheels l LT255/75R17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM l Kevins Offroad Transfer Case Skid l Kevins Offroad Roof Rack Tire Carrier l Hella 500 Black Magic
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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2002 Overland - 4.7 HO, "Select-Drive", 4" RC long arms, TAG front winch bumper, 32" BFG KM's, 3" exhaust, Magnaflow hi-flow cat, Flowmaster 50 series
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.
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.