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1.5”-2” Lift and New Tires

We are the proud new owners of a ‘99 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD that appears to be stock save for a new radio and headliner. We need new tires and would like to add a small 1.5”-2” lift kit and potentially new wheels. Do y’all have any advice on what order to do things? Will a 2” lift allow for bigger tires or should we stick with stock size? What are the best tires for a daily driver with occasional mud and raid ice/snow since we live in Texas?

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Congrats on the new XJ. I'd stick to 235 75r15 with a lift that small. AT tires are good in all conditions. I bought some Goodyear Wrangler tires for $200 on ebay. They were great in the snow, rain, etc. I sold them for some larger MT tires when I lifted it.
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A 2 inch lift will fit 29x9.5x15 tires of your choice on the stock rims. An All Terrain tread tire will meet your stated needs, there are lots of choices in that style of tread.

BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 are always a good choice. Cooper Discoverer AT3, and Kuhmo AT51's have also worked well for Minnesota winters on my Cherokees. Goodyear Wranglers have never impressed me.

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One thing you may want to consider is the condition of your stock springs. I opted for crown HD coils and leafs and got ~1” lift up front and ~2.5” in the back on a stock XJ since mine were worn and rusty. Medium duty leafs would put you around 2”. If yours are in good shape you could just throw a budget boost on, get some all terrains, and call it a day. I like the look of the Daystar budget boost since the front is higher than the rear to level out the rake. I believe it’s 1.75” front, 1” rear.
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1.5-2" you should be able to fit 30 x 9.5 tires on 15 x 7 rims without issues.
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1.5-2" you should be able to fit 30 x 9.5 tires on 15 x 7 rims without issues.
He will need to adjust the steering stops with a couple of washers or they will hit the lower control arms at full lock.

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03' Rubicon/Zone 4.25" combo lift/Rancho 9000XL shocks/5.13 gears-35" MTZs/LoD bumpers/Black Magic brakes
Desert Sand 99' XJ Classic (JEEP #18) ) 5" BDS lift / HP30/ 8.25/ 33x12.50" DC Extreme Country/Tactik black satin wheels.
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