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Old 04-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Tires and Lifts for 08' JK

I am thinking about trading in my 05" TJ for and 08' Wrangler. Does anyone know the max tire size and if a lift can be put on it. Thank you.

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Old 04-04-2008, 10:19 AM   #2
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The max, is only controlled by the walet............ Yes, they do have lifts for them, and it does not take much of one, to fit 35" tires.

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Doesn't the JK have that stability program installed?? I wanted to lift my wife's Commander but they did not recommend because of the ESP thingy...So I am wondering if I can take my 33" X-Terrains off the TJ and put on the 08" (these tires have less than 1K miles on them). They have proven themselves at two Jamborees and I would like to keep them along with thier warranty.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:36 AM   #4
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I am not sure about the ESP deal, but I know that Joe, at Absolute Offroad can tell you everything you want, about lifting the JK. He is a vendor on this forum, so you can look him up under our vendor section. Pretty sure his phone number is there as well. I have seen JK's on 37" tires, so I know it can be done.
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Sweet. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 04-04-2008, 02:21 PM   #6
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From what I've heard, you won't have an issue with the ESP up to a certain lift height... like 3.5". Anything lower than that and it should be an issue. I think the way to over come it is with an drop pitman arm though. Call Joe to be sure.
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The main thing with the ESP is the centering of the steering wheel after a lift. If it's off my more than 2 degrees it gets all kinds of pissed.

In regards to your tires. You are going to have to buy 15" rims for them because I believe none of the JK's come with 15's anymore. Also based on the rear link setup they put the uppers extremely close to the tire now. So new wheels are going to be a must when lifting any JK. Or at the minimum putting on spacers to accomodate for the wider tires.

To put 33's on a JK however the most you will need is a 1" BL. You probably wouldn't even need that in all honesty as the Rubicon models now come with a 32" tire stock.
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The main thing with the ESP is the centering of the steering wheel after a lift. If it's off my more than 2 degrees it gets all kinds of pissed.

In regards to your tires. You are going to have to buy 15" rims for them because I believe none of the JK's come with 15's anymore. Also based on the rear link setup they put the uppers extremely close to the tire now. So new wheels are going to be a must when lifting any JK. Or at the minimum putting on spacers to accomodate for the wider tires.

To put 33's on a JK however the most you will need is a 1" BL. You probably wouldn't even need that in all honesty as the Rubicon models now come with a 32" tire stock.
I would suggest a lot of research before buying 15" rims for the JK or be prepared to start grinding on the calipers. There are many JK'ers that have had to grind off portions of their calipers to be able to fit 15s. Since it seems to be hit or miss, I think I will look at 16s.
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I would suggest a lot of research before buying 15" rims for the JK or be prepared to start grinding on the calipers. There are many JK'ers that have had to grind off portions of their calipers to be able to fit 15s. Since it seems to be hit or miss, I think I will look at 16s.
Excellent point Jase. I posted that and went on reading other threads going "I knew I forgot to put something in there"
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:38 PM   #10
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Wow! I just bought a 08 JK and i love it. Was thinking about adding a lift and tires. You guys just brought up several things i hadn't even considered. Excellent post.

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