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Old 05-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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Questions on lifting/bigger tires on YJ

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and new to owning a jeep. I bought a 1995 Wrangler S back in February and I am absolutely in love with the jeep lifestyle and all of the mods that I have seen on this forum.

My question is regarding lifting my rig and adding larger tires. I have a 1995 yj with the 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine. As far as I know, everything is stock on the jeep. I currently have 30x9.50r15LT tires with no lift.

I'd like to put 32-33 inch tires on her but I am concerned of the drop in performance. The gear ratio reads out as 4.11. This is my daily driver, however, I work from home so I only drive to the gym, store, etc.

I am assuming that if I want to put on 32-33 inch wheels, I will need a lift. I haven't gone wheeling or anything like that and I'm not sure how much I will in the future.

Does anyone know if a 2 inch body lift and would give enough clearance for 32 inch tires? If not, what would you recommend? I realize that I will have a loss of performance but just how big of a loss will I have?

I've attached pictures of it when I first bought it and then after I plasti dipped the wheels, grill, hinges and door handles.
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Old 05-20-2013, 12:53 PM   #2
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Ask a moderator to move this to the YJ forum where it will get more views/responses.

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Old 05-20-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thanks Dex, pretty smart posting this in the TJ subforum, right? My apologies guys. Could a moderator please move this to the YJ forum?
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