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Old 01-19-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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what size wheels can i fit on a 95 with a 4 inch lift without messing with the gears

im looking at getting new tires for my 1995 yj 4 cyl. wrangler it has a 4 inch lift and just little 28's on it iv heard that 32 is the biggest you can go without messing with the gearing.

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I'm running 31" under my 94 YJ with 3" lift...and there's plenty of room for more tire, but not enough engine to move them. Started with 31" x 12.5's on Rubicon Moab rims...but they were too heavy and too wide...just no 'balls' under the pedal with them. Got rid of them, went to steel 15" x 8" rims and put 31" x 9" tires on...and got some umph back to it. Still harder than anything to get it up to 55 and hold it there...lots of shifting. So I must have low gearing...it's unstoppable on the trails and rockcrawling, just no speed on the highways. Don't think you can have it both ways...pick what you want to do and live with it. Big tires, slow speed...or smaller tires and highway driving.

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:12 PM   #3
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im looking at getting new tires for my 1995 yj 4 cyl. wrangler it has a 4 inch lift and just little 28's on it iv heard that 32 is the biggest you can go without messing with the gearing.
if you've got 28's now, then stick with 28s if you don't want to mess with gearing...maybe get crazy and go to 29s.

for what it's worth, you can run 42" tires without messing with the gears. the jeep will move. doesn't mean its a good idea or practical.
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I ran 31's on mine for a few years and was a bit slower but very livable. I went to 33's and had to re-gear to 4:88's, but 31's are being run by a LOT of jeepers.
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