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Old 09-14-2013, 07:29 PM   #1
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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.

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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

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^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.
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