lift and tire questions - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-04-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Phillyfan8206's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Townsend, Delaware
Posts: 17
lift and tire questions

im looking to get rims, tires, and a lift in the near future for my wrangler x. whats a good tire size that wont rub? and whats a good lift to go with look for like a 2.5-3 inch lift. i have no idea where to start so anything will help. thanks

Phillyfan8206 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Barmanvarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sherwood, AR
Posts: 5,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phillyfan8206
im looking to get rims, tires, and a lift in the near future for my wrangler x. whats a good tire size that wont rub? and whats a good lift to go with look for like a 2.5-3 inch lift. i have no idea where to start so anything will help. thanks
It kinda all links together so it depends on what final product you want As for tires you can fit 33s ( with proper bs) with zero lift. I decent leveling kit will give you a bit more room for when flexing.

__________________
-Brian
2012 Cherry Red JK
TF 2.5 Coils w/ Billstein 5100 Shocks
17x8 Black Rock D-Window Alloys
315/70/17 GY Duratracs
4:56 Gears - LSD in Rear w/ Ten Factory Chromoly Shafts
TF HD Diff Covers
Barmanvarn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #3
Supporting Member Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Daniel_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Arizoner
Posts: 2,406
Proper backspacing will take care of you rub issues, or you can use wheel spacers. I would suggest a Teraflex or Rock Krawler lift. both have 2.5" and 3"/3.5" lifts. Depending on what kind of wheeling you do, you may find a 2.5" budget boost (spacer lift) will suit your needs. Rock Kralwer also has an entry level coil lift called the stock mod. it is 2.5" of lift as well. You can run 35" tires with these and would suggest the Goodyear Duratrac tire. Good all around agressive A/T.

-Dan
__________________
-Dan, Owner
RockRaider4x4 - PM me for a quote
Free shipping on most items
Suspension package deals available
Daniel_M is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Phillyfan8206's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Townsend, Delaware
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel_M View Post
Proper backspacing will take care of you rub issues, or you can use wheel spacers. I would suggest a Teraflex or Rock Krawler lift. both have 2.5" and 3"/3.5" lifts. Depending on what kind of wheeling you do, you may find a 2.5" budget boost (spacer lift) will suit your needs. Rock Kralwer also has an entry level coil lift called the stock mod. it is 2.5" of lift as well. You can run 35" tires with these and would suggest the Goodyear Duratrac tire. Good all around agressive A/T.

-Dan
now with the backspacing what do i have to do or look for because im new to this so im not really sure
Phillyfan8206 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Barmanvarn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sherwood, AR
Posts: 5,022
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phillyfan8206

now with the backspacing what do i have to do or look for because im new to this so im not really sure
I believe you want a bs of 4.5" or less.
__________________
-Brian
2012 Cherry Red JK
TF 2.5 Coils w/ Billstein 5100 Shocks
17x8 Black Rock D-Window Alloys
315/70/17 GY Duratracs
4:56 Gears - LSD in Rear w/ Ten Factory Chromoly Shafts
TF HD Diff Covers
Barmanvarn is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
MTH
Jeeper
 
MTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,553
You don't need to--and shouldn't--do anything until you've educated yourself about this stuff.

There are myriad options for mods like lifts, wheels, and tires, and they all can significantly affect your Jeep's geometry, performance, and safety. Properly selected and installed, you'll be very happy, will spend what you expected, and will enjoy it for years to come. Improperly selected or installed, and you'll be unhappy, will spend way more than you expected, and will hate your Jeep. You may even render it "unsellable" because it's so dangerously and improperly modified.

The chances that you--knowing basically nothing--are going to get it all right by picking items out of a hat at this point are basically zero. There are too many options and preferences to go off of what other folks say they like or has worked for them.

Leave your jeep as is and find a local jeep group to go offroading a few times. Spend some time on this forum searching and reading. Go to Quadratec.com and order their free catalog to look at a large variety of the types of options available. Here's a good thread that has lots of simple DIY mods that should help scratch your itch to mod without messing up your jeep.

I would not mess with lifts, wheels, or tires without having a basic understanding of terminology, how it all works together, what you want out of your jeep, and how much you're willing to spend. Others may advise otherwise, but I can't see how you'll go wrong with just waiting a while and educating yourself.

JMHO.
__________________
Mike
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
MTH is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Riccochet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Somewhere around Charlotte
Posts: 914
2dr or 4dr and what year? If it's a 2012 and you do a 2.5" lift or more you'll run in to some issues. Namely the exhaust will need spacers and you might need a new front drive shaft on a 2dr if you plan on wheeling it.

As for the wheel backspacing it's how far the rim sticks in past the hub when mounted. Stock is, I think 5.25". If you put 33's on the stock wheels, with no lift, you'll need spacers to bring the wheels out some so they don't rub. Actually, if you use the stock wheels for any tire larger than 32" you'll need spacers. These are what I picked up:

Teraflex 1055000 - TeraFlex 1.25" Wheel Spacers for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 5x5" Bolt Pattern - Quadratec
__________________
ɹǝʌo ǝɯ ןןoɹ sıɥʇ pɐǝɹ uɐɔ noʎ ɟı
Riccochet is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Riccochet View Post
2dr or 4dr and what year? If it's a 2012 and you do a 2.5" lift or more you'll run in to some issues. Namely the exhaust will need spacers and you might need a new front drive shaft on a 2dr if you plan on wheeling it.

As for the wheel backspacing it's how far the rim sticks in past the hub when mounted. Stock is, I think 5.25". If you put 33's on the stock wheels, with no lift, you'll need spacers to bring the wheels out some so they don't rub. Actually, if you use the stock wheels for any tire larger than 32" you'll need spacers. These are what I picked up:

Teraflex 1055000 - TeraFlex 1.25" Wheel Spacers for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK with 5x5" Bolt Pattern - Quadratec
Stock backspacing is 6.25". And the spacers really depends on how wide of a tire you go with. A 33x10 tire, such as the 255/80 KM2, can be run on the stock wheels without the need for spacers.

But, like MTH said, definitely do some research before buying anything.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-05-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
Phillyfan8206's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Townsend, Delaware
Posts: 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Stock backspacing is 6.25". And the spacers really depends on how wide of a tire you go with. A 33x10 tire, such as the 255/80 KM2, can be run on the stock wheels without the need for spacers.

But, like MTH said, definitely do some research before buying anything.
That's the whole point of this thread. So I can figure out good lift brands do I can stay away from the junk ones. This is part of my research

Phillyfan8206 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lift and new tire questions! peterc General Jeep Discussion 5 11-07-2011 06:22 PM
Lift and tire questions... Please help! Bls326 Tires & Wheels 0 10-03-2011 09:47 PM
Newb lift, tire, gearing questions emkayd TJ General Discussion Forum 5 07-15-2011 01:09 AM
Lift and tire size questions kcarey24 TJ General Discussion Forum 6 05-03-2011 02:43 PM
questions regarding tire size, gear ratio and lift Black_Rocky_Mountain JK General Discussion Forum 3 08-01-2010 04:19 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:05 AM.



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