Tire Size relative to Lift? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 16
Smile Tire Size relative to Lift?

Hey all,

I run a 2013 Jeep Wrangler 2D Sport, with 17" wheels, currently on it I believe P255/70-R17 tires: I was wondering if there was any way I could lift my jeep by ONLY replacing the tires (while keeping the 17" rim size), not using any lift kits, etc. Any help? Sorry new.

Bluenation13 is offline   Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,193
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
Any time you put on tires bigger than what you currently have, you end up "lifting" it. Total gain in height is half the increase in tire size.
That said, you are limited to how tall you can go. With flat fenders, you could probably squeeze 35s under your Jeep, but that will only give you an inch and a half extra room, would not be great as far as flex goes, and you will still need either new wheels, or wheel spacers

__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote
Old 09-15-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
dawhitesJKU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SoCal 714/562
Posts: 4,350
Send a message via Yahoo to dawhitesJKU
^correct. I had the stock steelies and upgraded my wheels/tires 2 months prior to my lift and getting in/out was noticeable from day 1.
__________________
Eat, Sleep, Jeep
2014 JKU Willys
2014 Cherokee Latitude
2015 Chrysler 200 LX
dawhitesJKU is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:59 AM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC