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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question for you guys best place to get tires and an alignment cause I have the 2.25 lift and need to fix ball joint on passenger side plus need new tires cause looks weird I want to go with a 31x10.5x16 on stock rims plus a spacer for no turn rub but I guess a 245-255 by 70-75 will work also just some all terrains not ready for the big boy mud tires yet any suggestions welcome

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Unread 02-15-2014, 12:04 PM   #2
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Question for you guys best place to get tires and an alignment cause I have the 2.25 lift and need to fix ball joint on passenger side plus need new tires cause looks weird I want to go with a 31x10.5x16 on stock rims plus a spacer for no turn rub but I guess a 245-255 by 70-75 will work also just some all terrains not ready for the big boy mud tires yet any suggestions welcome
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My issue was I couldn't get the balls centered. I had to use some extra force to get everything lined up right. It didn't take me long.


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Unread 02-15-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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Was that all one sentence or just a bunch of random words in a pile?
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Unread 02-15-2014, 04:46 PM   #4
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Sorry was in a rush was at work and doing all this really fast. What I wanted to know was is there a good place to get tires and an alignment. I just installed the 2.25 lift and also have to replace a ball joint on the passenger side so I need an alignment for that. Also what tire do you guys recommend for all terrains?
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Unread 02-15-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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It happens. Thanks for coming back and explaining. Someone will be by to give you advice on where to get an alignment. I couldn't begin to tell you a good place as I have always just done them myself.

As for tires, I have both BFG A/Ts and Falken A/Ts. Both are pretty good tires. The BFGs are a little more aggressive than the Falkens. Both seem equally at home in the rocks around here. Neither have given me any problems.
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Unread 02-15-2014, 10:13 PM   #6
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Sorry was in a rush was at work and doing all this really fast. What I wanted to know was is there a good place to get tires and an alignment. I just installed the 2.25 lift and also have to replace a ball joint on the passenger side so I need an alignment for that. Also what tire do you guys recommend for all terrains?
if you haven't done the ball joint yet just measure before and adjust accordingly after the new one is installed. I think the general opinion on alignment shops is Firestone lifetime alignment plan. In town shops I generally use discount and buy their warranty on new tires. I don't know if you would be interested but I've got a zj with a blown motor I've been trying to get rid of that has an IRO 4.5 lift and a new trans. Just throwing it out there.
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Unread 02-16-2014, 07:24 PM   #7
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Yea that's what I figured was to measure and get everything as close as I can. Would the Goodyear Kevlar I think mt be any good and I might hit you up for that 4.5 kit depends on how bad the dealer hits me for injectors and high pressure oil pump in my diesel.
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Unread 02-17-2014, 08:58 PM   #8
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Sorry was in a rush was at work and doing all this really fast. What I wanted to know was is there a good place to get tires and an alignment. I just installed the 2.25 lift and also have to replace a ball joint on the passenger side so I need an alignment for that. Also what tire do you guys recommend for all terrains?
Took the wife's car to Firestone lifetime alignment 160 I think it was. Pretty pricey but she drives her Benz like she drives our jeep with zero regard to speed bumps and curves lmao
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Unread 02-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #9
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Yeah Firestone seems to be the place to go. Once I have all the ball joints, steering gearbox, and ends fixed I will take the zj in hopefully by tomorrow afternoon and go look at some tires.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #10
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So got another question for everyone. I have read all the post on the 242 swaps for zj and wondering has anyone in vegas done one? I am trying to find a 242 right now to swap in and just wondering if anyone has any pointers or tricks.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 11:16 AM   #11
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I was going through the same before I broke. If you are going to get into regular off road use I would skip the 242 and get a 231. They are more common as well as have aftermarket support. If you do end up going with the 242 I have a spare zj 242 bezel you can have.
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Unread 02-23-2014, 05:54 PM   #12
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the pick a parts always have a good selection. I think they charge around 160 for a t case.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 12:13 PM   #13
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Sounds good I think I will go check it out
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Unread 02-28-2014, 03:14 PM   #14
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So I got a select trac 242 out of a 98 grand cherokee ordered for 210 low miles out of a looks like bone stock street driven jeep from Cali so looks like bye bye to the 249
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