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Unread 01-18-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Trying to decide on tire sizes..Picture request 2.5" lift and 32" tires

The time has come to finally shop for new tires for the CJ and I'm having a hell of a time trying to decide what I want. I'm thinking 32" tires for it in either a Mud terrain or AT style. I have a 2.5" lift right now and I dont plan on going any higher other than a YJ spring swap at 2.5 as well. Any have pics of a CJ with a 2.5" lift and 32" tires? hopefully MT's. I've looked through the pic threads but there are just TOO many pictures!

Also how will the Jeep drive after them? I have 31" on it now and it seems to have plenty of power still in 5th on the highway. Is there a tag for gearing on the Jeep somewhere?

So...Tires. Everyone has their own preference but what do people think of the Hankook Dynapros. They're on the cusp of my price range at Discount Tire. Any other good alternatives online? I have a business shipping address so I might be able to get a decent shipping quote from a online site.

Thanks for your opinion folks!

Heres what I'm dealing with now


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I'm running BFG KM2's 32 inch with a 2" lift on 'Black Betty' my '78 CJ, no issues with rubbing or anything so far.



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Here's with 1 1/2" add-a-leafs and 1" shackle lift, 2 1/2" total, and Armstrong 11x15 TruTrac's (32"). I did have some rubbing on the front wheel wells on occasion.
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Unread 01-19-2015, 04:31 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pictures guys!

Now did handling change? I have the T5 wit the 258 and the AMC 20 out back. Am I going to break something? I dont do any hard wheeling, nothing over alot of rocks.
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32x11.50 TSL/SX on 8" rims, 2.5 BDS lift, 3/4" shackles (3/8" lift):



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I have the T5 wit the 258 and the AMC 20 out back. Am I going to break something? I dont do any hard wheeling, nothing over alot of rocks.
What is your axle ratio?
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He's correct, it's greatly dependent on your axle ratio. I had 2.73 gears and the T4 tranny, which is the same as the T5 but w/o overdrive (5th). Hilly terrain, on road, it will quickly loose power. It's hit or miss how your factory 2 pc. axles will hold up. Mine held up for years before spinning.
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Here's a photo of BFG 32" tires supporting a 2.5" lift. 32" tires IMHO fit the wheel wells best as the diameter of the tires matches the diameter of the opening.



Jeep drives straight and true do to front end alignment that is dead-on correct to factory specs. Correct toe-in and castor are your main goals.

With large diameter tires, you must match your axle gearing in order to get the weight and diameter of these tires to move with ease. 4.10's gears is what I run with a T5 trans and if I had the T4 or T176, 3.73's would be my choice.

Wide tires will make your jeep stick to the road. Contours of the pavement, dips and slopes will make a lifted CJ feel like you are driving a large Garden Tractor very fast. At least that is how I can best describe it, but you are in control as you are slightly swaying back and forth going down the road because a CJ's suspension does not give easy and the higher center of gravity contributes to that as well. To me, its a very cool feeling but sometimes a passenger does not think so.
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2.5" lift and 32" x 11.5" BFG ATs.

No rubbing at full flex.

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..Contours of the pavement, dips and slopes will make a lifted CJ feel like you are driving a large Garden Tractor very fast.
That is about as accurate a description anyone could make. I got the same feeling just sitting in my CJ5 with 2.5" lift and 32" tires.
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Here is my 76 with 32" BFG and 2.5" lift

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Thanks guys! Yall rock! Very nice Jeeps too!

I think I'm going to go with the BFG A/T's after seeing how good they look on the CJ's! And at only $154 a tire they're the cheapest too at discount tire. Anyone know of the price includes mounting and balancing?
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Do you have a pic of how it looked like with the stock height?


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Here's a photo of BFG 32" tires supporting a 2.5" lift. 32" tires IMHO fit the wheel wells best as the diameter of the tires matches the diameter of the opening.



Jeep drives straight and true do to front end alignment that is dead-on correct to factory specs. Correct toe-in and castor are your main goals.

With large diameter tires, you must match your axle gearing in order to get the weight and diameter of these tires to move with ease. 4.10's gears is what I run with a T5 trans and if I had the T4 or T176, 3.73's would be my choice.

Wide tires will make your jeep stick to the road. Contours of the pavement, dips and slopes will make a lifted CJ feel like you are driving a large Garden Tractor very fast. At least that is how I can best describe it, but you are in control as you are slightly swaying back and forth going down the road because a CJ's suspension does not give easy and the higher center of gravity contributes to that as well. To me, its a very cool feeling but sometimes a passenger does not think so.
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32" Falken Rocky Mountains with 2 1/2" BDS lift. Really nice combo on and off road (at least where I live).
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Do you have a pic of how it looked like with the stock height?
Something like this? Stock size tires but the lift is installed.
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