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post #1 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I dont know what size tire will work with a 3.5" lift

I have a 93 jeep wrangler yj, everything on it is stock. i want to get a 3.5" lift and i dont know what size tires will work well on it. i think i want to get 32" or 31" bighorns. will they look small with the lift? if i get bigger tires will i need to get bigger rims? i want to take it 4x4in and such, mostly mudding. what do you all think?

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post #2 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 05:40 AM
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I have a 93 jeep wrangler yj, everything on it is stock. i want to get a 3.5" lift and i dont know what size tires will work well on it. i think i want to get 32" or 31" bighorns. will they look small with the lift? if i get bigger tires will i need to get bigger rims? i want to take it 4x4in and such, mostly mudding. what do you all think?
If you get the 32x11.5's it will look fine. It might look a little small with 31x10.5's on it though. You should be able to run either of those sizes on your stock wheels. If it were me i'd get the 32's.

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post #3 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 06:03 AM
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That sounds like the tail wagging the dog. Decide what size tire you want and then get the amount of lift necessary to run that size tire.

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post #4 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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so if i got 32" i could stick with my stock wheels? im thinking of getiing either maxxis bighorns or the maxxis buckshot, they seem to be good tires. what do you all think?
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post #5 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 10:30 AM
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If you want to keep the stock rims, the big thing will be the tire width. you could run a 33" tall tire if you wanted, as long as the tire isn't to wide for you rims.

although they measure a little smaller than what's on the sidewall, I have 33x12.5's on my YJ with 3" of lift.
I do have different wheels though, and TJ flares.

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post #6 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thanks. So now I just need to decide on what tire I want to get. Does anyone have the maxxis bighorn or buckshot? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-12-2010, 07:30 AM
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Just as important as the lift is the axle gearing... It, too, needs to match the tire size to maintain acceptable on and off road performance. Look for a set of diffs from a 4 cylinder (4.10 gears), they are reasonably cheap because no one wants a D30 or a D35.
Also be aware that you are approching the danger area of weakness in the D35 rear diff; they have an increassed tendancy to fail with increasing tire size (in the 33 and larger size range) if used hard, off road.

Too many people want the look but are not committed enough to do it right.

Enjoy!

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