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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:03 AM   #1
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Just lifted. now figuring out tire size Tire size?

Im new to jeeps but just had my 2000 SE lifted with a 2.5 OME with 1inch coil spacers in the front. I have 15x8 wheels. I currently have 30x9.5 Michelin LTX M/S and want to go larger with a more aggressive tire. However this is my daily driver and dont want too much road noise from the tires. Also with the 4cyl I dont want to tax it too much more than it already is.

Mostly like I said this is my daily driver but I also a few times a month go down a few logging trails as well.

The 4wd shop guy is saying i can do a 1 in body lift and go to 33x12.5. I was more thinking forget the extra inch and do 32s?

Looking at tire shack but the 32' tires are pretty limited

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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:12 AM   #2
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you have the same suspension I have on my TJ, I'm running 32x11.5 BFG M/T. Looks pretty good and I have no clearance issues. I'm guessing since it's your DD you're looking at a set of A/T tires? You shouldn't have trouble finding a good 32" tire try looking at discounttiredirect.com.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #3
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You might want to consider 33x10.5s also. BFG has them in both MTs and ATs.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:18 AM   #4
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you could do a 33x12 Goodyear Duratrac. they tend to run a bit smaller than a typical 33. I had 33x12 on my OME HD lift. in the pic below. but i did end up putting a 1.25 BL and MML on to help clear the flares a bit more. i rubbed at full flex front and rear w/ both sway bars attached. only rubbed on the flare not the actual fender.

the duratrac is a light tire which should help with the 4 little squirrles under the hood

edit, 33x10's would be a good choice as well
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:23 AM   #5
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I really think you could go with a choice of three sizes. Since its your dd i would assume your looking for A/T tires. I currently am running 31x10.5 BFG AT and there fantastic and are supposed to last a long time and have been holding up great so far for me. Either way I would suggest the BFG AT KO's for a DD and they come in three sizes you could def fit. 31x10.5, 32x11.5, and 33x10.5 or 12.5. If your going to go 33's I would do 10.5's to keep weight and friction down which would be easier on your 4cl.

oh also there not as loud as mud tires, there really is barely any road noise actually. i love em
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:37 AM   #6
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Awesome thanks for the suggestions guys. I love my ride quality with the moe lift. If I got the 1-1.25 body lift would the ride quality change? That would also put me up over 3.5-4 inches. Would I have to do any other mods at that height?

I really appreciate the help. Im doing this one step at a time so the tires will probably have to wait until the fall. Hard to justify right now to the wife since I have some good tread life in my current tires.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:41 AM   #7
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:42 AM   #8
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if you go with 33x12.5 either get new rims with 3.75 back spacing or get wheel spacers. Also check out Good year MT/R's.
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Unread 05-04-2011, 09:58 AM   #9
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Go with the 33x10.50's and a BL.
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