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Old 08-05-2006, 04:52 PM   #1
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31"tires with 3.5" lift.

Do you guys a 3.5" lift would look odd with 31" tires. cause i dont want to go that big on tires. its going to be on a 05 jeep unlimited.

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Old 08-05-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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yeah i think it will look a little odd personally...i would go with
33's...i mean it already has 30's so that is just 1 inch bigger so you'd be going up 1 inch in tire size and 3.5 inches in clearance...you can fit 31's stock...you definitely don't need a 3.5" lift for 31's... and if you want clearance for plenty of flexin you can just run a 2 inch spacer lift...but a 31 is only 1 inch bigger so personally i don't think it's worth it just to go an inch bigger...i'd go with some 33's so it's 3 inches bigger...i went four inches bigger on my jeep...that is just my opinions though

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Old 08-05-2006, 08:35 PM   #3
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I think it would look ok. Only you have to like it, but I know what you mean about not wanting to go to big on the tires. I say go for it.
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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31" tires will not look all that bad and we have seen quite a few TJ like that. Some uys out here will run 31" in the winter for better MPGs and switch to 33" for the summer when wheeling. For most (not all) tires the height of a 31 versus a 33 is barely 1.5" in height.
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Old 08-06-2006, 11:19 AM   #5
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Ive had 31s on with a 2 in lift and its perfect for me. Looks good and its all the bigger tire I need for the kind of wheeling I do. Doesnt look weird to me at all.
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if your just going to go with 31's i would do like this guy and go with just a 2 inch spacer lift...theres no need to go with 3.5 inches of lift when you don't need it...its just wasting money unless you need a ton of flex...i would just go with a cheaper 2 inch spacer lift or even a 2 inch coil lift and it will give you the clearance you need and be suitable for your tires...if your gonna stay at 31's for sure i wouldn't go over a 2 inch lift just for 31's
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:50 PM   #7
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yeah i think you guys right i should go with a 2 inch spacer, how much are they and do i need new shocks. thank alot guys.
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:27 PM   #8
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I just put a 2'' RE BB on my 03 TJ. It was really easy to do. I think it was $250. It included everything, spacers, bump stop extensions, and new shocks. Why are you lifting it? What are you gona be doing with it? Daily Driver? weekend warrior? I think we could help a little better if we knew what you would be doing with it.....
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Old 08-06-2006, 09:37 PM   #9
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I have a 2" lift on my TJ with 31" tires. If I were you i'd go bigger on the tires, maybe 33's.
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:12 PM   #10
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they should run your no more than $250 or $300 at the very most...even for a very good name brand spacer kit...and it should come with the new shocks so you wont have to worry about buying them seperate...i think that is a good decision because it will clear your 31's fine with plenty of room to flex and it will look good too without breaking the budget or spending a ton...it's also an easy install
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:34 PM   #11
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Even easier is running 31s with no lift. You don't need any lift to run 31s.
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not a bad idea there either...very true as i'm running 32's with no lift and i don't rub at all on the street and when im off road it doesn't rub at all either (AS LONG as it's just mud where you don't flex a lot)...but if you wanna have a lift then the 2 inch spacer isn't a bad idea
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Old 08-06-2006, 10:45 PM   #13
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not a bad idea there either...very true as i'm running 32's with no lift and i don't rub at all on the street and when im off road it doesn't rub at all either (AS LONG as it's just mud where you don't flex a lot)...but if you wanna have a lift then the 2 inch spacer isn't a bad idea

Man, be careful. My buddy down the street has these humps in his front fenders, one on each side, from (he says) 32s. He's been known to stretch the truth a bit, so I don't know but in the next sentence after he told me that he was talking about when he tried 33s on it.

I don't like the guy much, but he's the only other Jeeper I know of around here.
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lol alright...but i'm just telling ya how it is for me...honestly, i don't rub
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lol alright...but i'm just telling ya how it is for me...honestly, i don't rub
Oh I believe you. I don't believe most of what the guy down the street with the TJ says.

I actually just met another Jeeper around here recently, so I have a prospective Jeep friend here. This girl has a sweet. I keep meaning to tell her about WF, but shamefully, I haven't gotten around to it.

I better get some WF decals to pass out.
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well thats good that ya met another jeeper...you'll have to introduce her to the forum
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Oh I believe you. I don't believe most of what the guy down the street with the TJ says.

I actually just met another Jeeper around here recently, so I have a prospective Jeep friend here. This girl has a sweet. I keep meaning to tell her about WF, but shamefully, I haven't gotten around to it.

I better get some WF decals to pass out.
And you call yourself an Administrator.

Getting back on topic, I would say that there's a reason you wanted 3.5" of lift in the first place. But for what you want to do I think there's a better way to accomplish it. If you want to stick with your 31's then the spacers are a good idea and if you are still wanting the clearance that 33's could give you then stick a flatter belly pan on there. It will do wonders for you on the trail.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:15 PM   #18
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x2...the spacers are a good for the 31's but if you want more clearance there is other ways..but even with the 2 inch spacer lift you should have ample clearance for the type of offroading you do (im guessing its not to hardcore considering your just going with 31's)
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Oh I believe you. I don't believe most of what the guy down the street with the TJ says.

I actually just met another Jeeper around here recently, so I have a prospective Jeep friend here. This girl has a sweet. I keep meaning to tell her about WF, but shamefully, I haven't gotten around to it.

I better get some WF decals to pass out.
You are such a flirt.......Amerijeep.............
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Oh I believe you. I don't believe most of what the guy down the street with the TJ says.

I actually just met another Jeeper around here recently, so I have a prospective Jeep friend here. This girl has a sweet. I keep meaning to tell her about WF, but shamefully, I haven't gotten around to it.

I better get some WF decals to pass out.
I just realized that I was going to say "This girl has a sweet TJ". I had no idea I left it the way it is. Pretty funny. I guess I left it for yall to fill in the blank or something.

This girl has a sweet TJ.
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Old 08-08-2006, 03:20 PM   #21
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yeah i dont do any hardcore off-roading, i just some more room to clear the kind of rocks and hills that i go to so thank you guys for helping. and i think i will go with the 2 inch spacers.
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Old 08-08-2006, 04:11 PM   #22
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i think that will be a very good and smart choice...be sure to post some pics
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Old 08-17-2006, 08:31 PM   #23
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I would put 33's on a 3.5" lift. I have an 06 TJ with a 2" lift and 31" tires, looks great.

31's will look a litte small on that size lift. Good luck
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:28 PM   #24
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I agree with the spacers, dont do a body lift they suck. Plus they look silly. Go with the spacer and shocks and 31's it'll look sweet.
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Old 09-08-2006, 11:32 PM   #25
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it would look good but not as good as 33's
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:24 PM   #26
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what about 33x 9.5 tires that will good and tall also.
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Old 09-15-2006, 08:09 AM   #27
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are you talking bfg all terrains...i think Kat runs those and likes them...just wondering, if your gonna go that tall, why not go wider unless its better for the terrain you wheel on?

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