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post #1 of 8 Old 08-31-2019, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Xj Largest size tire you can fit with on stock XJ or a 2" lift?

What is the largest size tire I can fit on a stock XJ and If I did a 2" lift how big can I go? also what is a good 2" lift maybe 3". I don't want to start changing brake lines and other things. thanks

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I'm actually looking to put this size on LT235/85R16
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I run 31s with a 3 lift and a transfer case drop I did have to trim my fenders a bit


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What is the largest size tire I can fit on a stock XJ and If I did a 2" lift how big can I go? also what is a good 2" lift maybe 3". I don't want to start changing brake lines and other things. thanks
That depends if it's for the street or trails. Stock would be 235/75r15 and they rub while turning. 31" tires with a 3" lift (silver Jeep). I'm going bigger with my newest 99'. I usually go with Zone Offroad lifts.
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My last 2 XJ's, a 2000 & a 2001 had / have P255/70R16 - 109T Bridgestone Dueler A/T's. It was the largest size tire I could fit in the stock Spare Tire Location without modifying the interior. This is just over a 30 inch diameter tire.

The 2000 XJ had a clone "UpCountry" suspension. That gives an inch of lift.
The 2001 XJ has about a 3 inch lift.

Take a look at the build thread in my signature to see pictures of the 2001 with an about 3 inch lift on just over 30 inch tires. No trimming has been done.

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post #6 of 8 Old 09-01-2019, 04:28 PM
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I have the Old Man Emu heavy duty suspension which equates to a 2" lift overall (slight positive rake). In researching the exact same question you are asking eons ago I was informed 30" would rub. There are P245/70R16 Goodyear Silent Armor tires on my XJ which are 29.5" tires. Can confirm there is no rubbing on road or off.

As for the second part of your question, the OME HD suspension system has been great. Didn't require lowering the xfer case nor a SYE. No driveline vibrations or anything to speak of different from stock. Goes down the highway at 85mph with no issue at all. Very solid.
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Depends.

In its stock condition, how would you rate your jeeps suspension? Is it new and still springy or shot and wore out. Don't just add spacers to a old wore out set of coils or put some drop shackles on some bent leafs. Do yourself a favor and replace it all if it is original.

Now then, what I found was even after replacing all the springs and other components was that it will settle. My 3" lift seemed stupid tall when I first got in it. Now it has settled all around feels right. I did have to go back into the front and replace the rubber coil spring isolators with new ones at about 1" thickness. This eliminated the front rake that I don't care for and brought me back to level. I want to say I did this about 1 year after I put the original lift on.

I run 31" on the stock wheels. They rub my LCA's at full lock. They do not rub anything else. I did lower the transfer case with a 1" drop. I also ended up replacing my front driveshaft as it was wore in the slip joint right where it came to rest at with the lift. It vibrated badly. It wasn't anything inherent in the lift it was just neglected by the PO's.
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post #8 of 8 Old 09-05-2019, 10:53 PM
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I've got 33s on roughly 2.2" of lift
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