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post #1 of 13 Old 08-06-2016, 08:20 AM Thread Starter
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Grand Wagoneer Pictures - Lift and 31s

I have an 88 Grand Wagoneer in need of new suspension. I would also like to install 31x10.50/15s / 265/75/15s.

Please post some pictures of Grand Wagoneer with 2" or 4" Lift with stock wheels and 31s. This will be a street driven truck only.

Also include Lift Brand and recommendations.

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-06-2016, 09:12 AM
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try asking on fsjnetwork.com Im not sure youd get many responses for that on here, as there arent too many FSJ owners on this forum minus myself of course.
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-07-2016, 08:44 AM
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Here's a few of my 81 waggy with 31" BFG's and a 4" all spring lift from Rusty's offroad.










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Wagoneer looks great with the 4" lift.

Just as I suspected. Does NOT seem that a 31 with a 2" Lift will work.
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post #5 of 13 Old 08-07-2016, 12:05 PM
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I think if you don't plan on wheeling then you might be able to get away with a 2" lift. Personally, I think the 4" lift with 31" tires looks just about 'right'.

With the 4" lift I did get some inner fender well rubbing at some maximum articulation but I wheel'd the Wagoneer pretty hard.

BTW, those are factory rims.

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post #6 of 13 Old 08-10-2016, 12:10 PM
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this is 4" lift on 33x10.50's with stock wheels, but minor fender trimming where you cant see it.

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post #7 of 13 Old 08-11-2016, 01:19 PM
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Here you go. Up front I put new spring and 2" plus shocks On the rear I added a rancho add a leaf and a small 1" block. Wasn't my first choice but overall I added 2-3" and my 31" tires fit perfectly with minimal rub at full lock. Before and after
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-15-2016, 01:26 PM
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I've got 31's on mine with a 2 inch lift. No issues.
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Little Green - That seemed to work out for you.

GCX2450 - That looks great!

What suspension lift kit did you go with?
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-16-2016, 10:28 AM
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Thanks, I put the BJ's 2-inch kit on that tan '89. The grey '88 in my profile had saggy stock springs and had no issue with some worn 31"s. The biggest issue would be the width and how far out to the corners the tread lugs went.
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post #11 of 13 Old 08-21-2016, 07:12 PM
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Sorry for the late response, but you're in luck haha! I have an '88 GW with a 4" all suspension lift from BDS and BF Goodrich AT KO2 31x10.5x15s. I've had it installed for a couple years and have been very happy with it. It rides okay, a bit firm especially in the front but not much different than stock. It handles great, no track bars needed. I have wheeled with it countless times and never had any problems. The springs are still doing great, no squeaking or anything. I installed a drop pittman arm, and put in all new tie-rods and ball joints at the same time.

There is one problem you may run into. I had problems with the truck returning to center after a turn. My caster was down to about 1.5 Left 1.9 Right after the lift. I needed to add 4 degree caster shims to the front spring to get back to the correct caster in the front. That corrected the problem and it drives around town and on the highway great. Problem is, when coupled with lifting the truck 4" it creates a fairly extreme driveshaft pinion angle for the front axle that in my case resulted in a bad vibration above 50 MPH or so. My band-aid fix was to add unlocking hubs to the front so the front driveshaft won't turn unless I want to shift to 4WD, which would only be during low speed anyways. The best way to do it is a "Cut and turn" on the front axle, which is on my to do list. That's the only way to get proper caster and pinion angle after lifting this type of suspension.

So I did give up the ability to do 75MPH on the fly shifts into 4WD haha. And the possible hand grenade of someone shifting into 4WD without locking the hubs thus destroying my transfer case, but I'm the only one who drives it so it's not really an issue.





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Forgot to mention. The front tires do rub on the leaf springs slightly when turned to full lock. You could probably run the same tires on a stock height rig it wouldn't make a difference. On the stock SUA, lifting the suspension will not really change the relationship of the tire to the spring unless you go SOA. So in short, 31x10.5x15 is about as big as you can go unless you want to run spacers (not recommended) or wheels with a different offset.

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Here is a pic of mine, 89 Waggy with a 4" BDS with 31 BFG KO2's. Let me know if you'd like to see more.
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