I've been researching lifts and various suspension mods for my '02 Sport, and I've about landed on OME lifts. Here's where things go astray. I'm running 30" stock tires at the moment. Somewhere on this site, I've found info that says I can run 31" without a lift or any suspension mods. Ok, I''m down with that. Then I run across this. Quadrateck OME 2" lift
which states you can run a maximum of 31" tires with the OME 2" lift.
By my thinking, if I increase the hight from axel to fender by 2", I should be able to run a tire that is 4" larger diameter than stock. Now I figure that that probably won't work 100% because of flex and angles of the tires at full tilt, but 33's should clear and never rub. So why would they say that 31" is the max tire size with a 2" lift?
My basic plan is to wear out the tires that are on the Jeep now, then add in disco's and whatever lift is required to run 32's or 33's. It's a daily driver so highway manners are a must, but I would also like to have proper trail manners.
This isn't meant to be a thread about "which lift to run" but hopefully more of a discussion as to the hows and whys of how a lifts works, and how they come to there lift numbers.