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Old 04-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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newbie question - tire size

Im about to trade in my 2010 bmw for a jk. The one im about to buy has a lift, wheels and larger tires on it. My question is...what are the problems that come with larger tires and a lift? I know details would be nice but im picking up the jeep tomorrow. I already out a deposit on it. I live in a city so i dont plan on taking it offroad much.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:26 PM   #2
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Sorry...should have been in the wheel and tire section.

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Old 04-04-2011, 07:28 PM   #3
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Is it a 4 door JKU or a 2 door? Is it a Rubicon or another model? Is it a Automatic or Manual? What size tires does it have? What size lift does it have? And was it regeared?

These questions needs to be answer before a good answer can be given. Each factor makes a lot of difference.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:29 PM   #4
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If lift is right no problems but it is a jeep so hey who knows. Best I can say is about the same cost of upkeep as a BMW but the stuff you'll want to buy will cost waaaay more than the upkeep of the BMW,lol.

Seriously mostly if things are off, is vibrations but if you drove it and runs good then you're okay.
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
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Its a 2 door sahara, manual, not sure about tire size and gearing. I call the dealer about the tire size but they were already closed.

Here is a link to the jeep im interested in.

2009 Jeep Wrangler for sale at Stingray Chevrolet Plant City FL - 1J4FA54129L785246
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Well since it has 3.73 gears, as long as it is 33's then the tires should be fine. If they are 35's you may want to regear later. You can run 35 with those gears but it will be sluggish.

What you need to look for in the lift is what size is it. On a 2 door you will be safe up to a 2.5" lift with no issues to worry about. If it has a larger lift then 2.5" then it has to have upgraded axles and U-joints. Looking at the picture though, it doesn't look to be more then 2.5" lift so you should be fine

Looks like a sweet ride. Has less miles then my 2010.
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:14 PM   #7
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I'm with Ric, looks like it has no more than 2.5 inches of lift, you should be fine... Tires look good, score on the HD bumpers and low miles.... Enjoy it bro!!!
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:16 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info...I told them that i want to take it to a shop for someone to inspect it. I test drove the jk and it did feel sluggish. Although im sure that may be due to me dd a 330hp bmw.
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Thanks for the info...I told them that i want to take it to a shop for someone to inspect it. I test drove the jk and it did feel sluggish. Although im sure that may be due to me dd a 330hp bmw.
Itll feel sluggish because its a Wrangler.
And then... Itll feel sluggish because its a Wrangler with a lift and tires.

I went from a VW GTI to a Liberty to a Wrangler, and I had to get used to the sluggish feeling even after owning a Liberty. So don't think that because it feels sluggish there is something wrong with it. Its a Wrangler you can't compare it to a compact car.

On another note.... That car is CLEAN! Good job and congrats. I look forward to seeing you on the forum every once in awhile.
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Thanks...I figured that I would have to get used to it. It drives great just slow...lol. I just have to stop the wifey from driving it. She used to have one and loves everything about it.

Oh and btw....GO NOLES!!!

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