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Old 09-22-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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tires and a 4 cyl motor

I just bought a 97 TJ with a four cyl. I was told that the biggest tires that motor can turn effectively is a 31x10.50,, seems to make sense to me what are your thoughts, this jeep will be mostly a mall crawler with some time on the beach! Thanks Bo

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Old 09-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #2
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I have a 98 tj 4 cyl and I'm running 31x10.5 bfg all terrain and I it runs great off road and fan cruise at about 65 on the highway
33s might be stretching it a little


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Old 09-22-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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Thanks for the confirmation!, I have grabbed some used Pro comp alloy 16" wheels and have some "gifted" 31's coming. I will also add a 2" rough country lift!

what is the suspension specs on your jeep! it looks very nice !
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Thanks I have a 2.5 inch bds suspension lift and the tires are15x8 dick cepek dc 2
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:12 PM   #5
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I had 31x10.50s on my 93 and went to 33's for a while. Looked great, but you have what they call rolling resistance with a tire that big. They're just too heavy. Not to mention the gearing change. I went back to bfg 31x10.50's and it is soooo much better.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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Charlie24, any thoughts as to why you went with the OME lift over the rough country?
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:35 AM   #7
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If you do highway, biggest i'd run would be 31's...

That being said, i have a 2.5L and am 95% in town and offroading...the only hwy driving i do is to get to the trails.

I run 35x12.5's with 4.88 gears (as well as lots of other part to run these tires right)





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Old 09-23-2013, 11:58 AM   #8
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Charlie24, any thoughts as to why you went with the OME lift over the rough country?
I was just after good quality as well as ride and I had read good reviews on the ride. I had Pro Comp springs previously with Pro Comp shocks and it sucked. The OME are probably more expensive, but I wasn't on too tight of a budget. I only ordered springs and used my existing bolts and bushings. My Jeep has no rust, so I don't have to fight with PB Blaster, etc.
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here is how she ended up !
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