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Old 05-31-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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Nitto 315's

Morning! 2014 Unlimited Sahara Question.

Purchasing Nitto Trial grapplers 315x70x17's (Actual height on website is 34.61") with rockstar II's. Will a 2.5" lift be enough? Also, should I get a 17x8 or 17x9 wheel?

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:08 AM   #2
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You'll be better off with a 8" or 8.5" wheel.
2.5" is right on.

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Old 05-31-2014, 07:30 AM   #3
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8" will put the wheel farther away from the center to allow more room not to rub correct?

Also, any thoughts on which 2.5" lift to buy?
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Old 05-31-2014, 07:39 AM   #4
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Each tire usually has a min/width wheel width.
Most wheels are 8-8.5 anyways. If you off road, a narrower wheel will hold the bead better.
You want something around 4.5 back space with a 12.5 wheel.

How are you using the jeep ?
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I work at Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo Indiana, and I work A LOT with the new 9sp launch. So, I don't have much time to spend off road! Just want an aggressive look without issues of rubbing or breaking anything.
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No the 9 is wider, so acctually it should lower the height a of the tire 1/2 inch or so.
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No the 9 is wider, so acctually it should lower the height a of the tire 1/2 inch or so.
I personally like the look of 9 wide over the 8. Wider stance looks better if your not doing any hard core off-roading
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I work at Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo Indiana, and I work A LOT with the new 9sp launch. So, I don't have much time to spend off road! Just want an aggressive look without issues of rubbing or breaking anything.
I considered the Nitto trail grapplers for the exact reason you said "look". I had two tire shop managers tell me both Jeep owners that your going to be balancing them more often and they will naturally be louder per aggressive tread. Like you, being honest, I knew 99.9% of my driving will be on the hard surface. I really did not need the Nittto and I went with BFG AT's- 315.70.17s and am reeeeeeally glad I did. Long wearing, quiet, no balancing/vibe issues, and still look like new with 9000 miles on the tires. And yes, a 2.5" lift will work. I would buy these again in a minute. See my link below. At the end of the it's your $$$!

Good luck with your choice!
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Old 05-31-2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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So what lift does everyone agree I should order? 2.5"? or just get the 3.25"
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I considered the Nitto trail grapplers for the exact reason you said "look". I had two tire shop managers tell me both Jeep owners that your going to be balancing them more often and they will naturally be louder per aggressive tread. Like you, being honest, I knew 99.9% of my driving will be on the hard surface. I really did not need the Nittto and I went with BFG AT's- 315.70.17s and am reeeeeeally glad I did. Long wearing, quiet, no balancing/vibe issues, and still look like new with 9000 miles on the tires. And yes, a 2.5" lift will work. I would buy these again in a minute. See my link below. At the end of the it's your $$$!

Good luck with your choice!
Really? I've ran 2 sets of Trail Grapplers now and both balanced perfectly with very little weight. They are also more quiet than any other MT I have ran.
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So what lift does everyone agree I should order? 2.5"? or just get the 3.25"
Read the link in my sig line.

Less is better, especially if only for looks, trimmed or flat flares a 35" tire will for perfect with a kit like this
http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...=16031+4301+07

Without flat or trimmed flares
http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...=16190+0006+07
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Morning! 2014 Unlimited Sahara Question.

Purchasing Nitto Trial grapplers 315x70x17's (Actual height on website is 34.61") with rockstar II's. Will a 2.5" lift be enough? Also, should I get a 17x8 or 17x9 wheel?

Thanks in advance,
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I ran this set up for several years in 3 different Jeeps.

If you are going for looks, do the 9".

You will really love the Nitto's as they are quite, balance easy, and vibration free and without a doubt add to the looks of your Jeep.

Now, if you do go off road, they are fantastic in sand and mud as I don't have any snow can't comment on that.

On road they wear great and have huge traction in any condition.
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Awesome! Thanks for the reply! Now could use a little more info on a lift. I know I know, lots of info on here and I've looked at most of it to the point I'm blind!

I don't want to do a lift just to make the wheels fit, I want a little more room in the wheel wells. But I don't want to high that I have to make more changes to the driveline. So I'm leaning towards rough country 3.25" lift. PLEASE HELP WITH OPINIONS!!! 😁

Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:36 PM   #14
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:27 PM   #15
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A 2.5" lift will be fine for those tires, especially since it's mainly for looks. Anything larger an you could run into more driveline issues.

Look into the 2.5" Budget Boost kits. Terraflex and AEV come to mind. There are also a lot of 2.5" coil lifts out there, and most of them will give you slightly over 2.5"
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Awesome! Thanks for the reply! Now could use a little more info on a lift. I know I know, lots of info on here and I've looked at most of it to the point I'm blind!

I don't want to do a lift just to make the wheels fit, I want a little more room in the wheel wells. But I don't want to high that I have to make more changes to the driveline. So I'm leaning towards rough country 3.25" lift. PLEASE HELP WITH OPINIONS!!! 😁

Thanks!
You only need a 2" lift to clear the tires.

I have used the Old man Emu lifts for all of my JK's except 1.

Really like them in the HD 2", great on road ride.
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I understand now that a 2" lift will clear these tires!

I'm wanting to go around 3" or 3.5". Leaning towards the rough country 3.25". Any suggestions why I shouldn't go with RC lift?
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I understand now that a 2" lift will clear these tires! I'm wanting to go around 3" or 3.5". Leaning towards the rough country 3.25". Any suggestions why I shouldn't go with RC lift?
Personally, I would not get it because I don't see it as a complete kit. At 3.25", you will need to adjust your caster and re-center the axles below the vehicle. To do this, you need adjustable front and rear trackbars to center the axles, and at least adjustable lower control arms or geometry brackets for the caster. It also looks like a kit that was just thrown together, as they use coil spacers and new coils to get the height. A well engineered kit will use coils only.

That's my opinion, and we know what opinions are like....

Read this: Newby's guide to lifting your JK
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I appreciate your opinion! And I've since decides to go with the 3.5" lift with new control arms.
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Old 06-06-2014, 01:48 PM   #20
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All done! Glad I went with the 3.5" lift from rough country and the 315 nitto's!

Exactly what I was looking for!
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Looks good! I have the same lift and love it.
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