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post #1 of 8 Old 08-18-2017, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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WJ 3" Lift - Tire size?

Ok, now I'm ready to lift it. I got some great advice with tires on this forum before the lift.

I plan on lifting my GC 3 inches. I wanna keep the same rims. 18x8 WKIIs show in the photo. So what size tires will fit after the lift. If it rubs a little Ill be fine with trimming.

Also do you guys have any photo examples of your GC lifted 3 inches so I can get an idea of stance?

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side note - all terrain mud tread preferably.
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DuraTracs can be had in a 265/60R18... I think their 265/65R18 may be too much. 18" wheels kind of limit your A/T or M/T options.
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DuraTracs can be had in a 265/60R18... I think their 265/65R18 may be too much. 18" wheels kind of limit your A/T or M/T options.
Thats actually a sweet looking tire. if you think 256/60R18 would be good on the 3 inch lift, ill roll with that. you gave great advice last time bro. Thx again
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It's a really good tire for all sorts of weather and it performs quite well off-road. It's one of the few AT/MT hybrids.

I always like a 245/75R16 on a 2-3" lift. It looks good but also allows you to use the tire off-road and disconnected. You CAN squeeze in a bit more tire but knowing your flex limit would be accidentally curb hopping in the parking lot is a bit unnerving in my opinion.

A 265/60R18 is pretty much the same height as a 245/75R16 (30.5") and a bit wider at 10.5". Typically, I prefer thinner over wider but hey, it's what's inside that counts.

Wait, we're talking tires. 10.5" wide tires aren't overly wide at all, though the extra width on a 30.5" tall tire will increase you chance to rub. Also, if you ever throw on wheel spacers, you may increase rubbing as well.


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3" IRO lift with 265/70r17s.

They do rub in full lock and partial on inner fender plastic. Not entirely sure about full flex as pavement princess.

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32" diameter tires of up to 265 width are very common for 3" of lift. You will have to trim a little plastic on the front bumper cover. A 31" tire shouldn't rub at all.

When you choose a tire, be cautious about the sidewall load range rating. Stay away from load range E as they will be too stiff and make the ride harsh. Load range C is ideal.

I'm an IRO dealer and an Old Man Emu dealer and would be happy to assist with a lift. You can PM me here on the forum or email me at kolak@aol.com and we'll chat

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I run 265/75/16 on my 3in IRO. Had to trim just over an inch on the front bumper and rubs the left LCA at full left lock. Mine are Laufenn X Fit A/T (Hankook's cheaper line).

Ignore the bumper rash and the lack of tire shine on the rear...this was several days after getting it cleaned.
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