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Old 01-12-2010, 09:56 AM   #1
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I just bought an 02 Jeep Wrangler Sport. It's bone stock and I don't have the money for a lift yet, so I'm wondering what's the biggest size tire I can fit on my jeep stock?

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:11 AM   #2
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31". 32" if you don't plan to do any offroading and get some wheel spacers if you have stock wheels to avoid rubbing on the control arms.

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Old 01-12-2010, 10:16 AM   #3
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+1 on the 31''x10.50R15
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Old 01-12-2010, 10:39 AM   #4
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31's are usually the biggest that you can run without any trouble rubbing, etc. If you don't go offroad or disconnect your swaybar, you might be able to get away with 32's but they'll rub if you do much flexing.

EDIT - yeah what they said . . . took me too long to type I guess!!!
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I have a 99, 2"BB and 32x11.5. No rub and turning clearance is fine. I don't disconnect tho.
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alright thx for the info guys. I plan on doing some off-roading so im probably gonna stick with 30s or 31s.
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alright thx for the info guys. I plan on doing some off-roading so im probably gonna stick with 30s or 31s.
good plan.
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You can get a BB(Budget boost) for cheap, like a few hundred. You can get the cheaper spring spacer only kits or the recommended spacers with longer shocks kit.

Or you could even go with a cheaper yet body lift. But I would never get anything bigger than the JKS 1.25" lift. Though all down to personal preference of size of body lift.
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You can get a BB(Budget boost) for cheap, like a few hundred. You can get the cheaper spring spacer only kits or the recommended spacers with longer shocks kit.

Or you could even go with a cheaper yet body lift. But I would never get anything bigger than the JKS 1.25" lift. Though all down to personal preference of size of body lift.
If you go with the BB with no shocks, you can find em as low as about $120...if you get the "kits" with new shocks...that's where it starts to add up.

Also, I hear 1" BL (and I think the JKS 1.25" works too) or lower doesn't require extending some components...like the fuel filler, some linkages, moving the radiator, etc.
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ok i'm thinking about holding off on the tires and focusing on the lift for now. I want to be able to fit 33s but my budget is kinda tight at the moment. Its a bone stock 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport with coils in the front and leaf springs in back. Does anyone have suggestions on any specific kits?
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ok i'm thinking about holding off on the tires and focusing on the lift for now. I want to be able to fit 33s but my budget is kinda tight at the moment. Its a bone stock 2002 Jeep Wrangler Sport with coils in the front and leaf springs in back. Does anyone have suggestions on any specific kits?
if its bone stock, then it shouldnt have leaf springs. tjs came from the factory with coils all 'round.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:10 AM   #12
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my mistake lol it does in fact have coil springs all around. So same question. Any suggestions on BB lifts for someone who wants 33s but has a tight budget?
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if you look in the tj lift review thread, some one there is running a spacer lift that is 2 and 1/4 inches tall, combine that with a JKS body lift and you should have plent of room for those 33s.
i cant remember what the name of the spacer lift is, but i found it some where for like $90 without shocks. the body lift is like $130 at quadratec.com and shocks are how ever much you feel like spending
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Also keep in mind, if you upgrade to 33's...you very well may need to regear in order to put your Jeep back in the power band it was designed for...and if you want to use 4wd, you'll need to regear the front AND rear.

If you have 3.73 gears, you may be able to get away with running 33's without regearing...but if you have 3.07 gears, you prolly will need to, especially if you do a lot of highway driving.
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thank you schnutzy i'll take a look into that.
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if you have either the 3.73s or the 3.07s and you want to re gear, you can cheat and take the axels from a tj with a 4 cylinder and swap those in. all the 4 banger jeeps came with 4.10s, and its alot cheaper then going out and paying to have new gears installed
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all the 4 banger jeeps came with 4.10s, and its alot cheaper then going out and paying to have new gears installed
SOME...not all.
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By the way, thanks for the link...I'll be bookmarking that.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:30 PM   #20
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Thank you guys. I'm def gonna get that BB it looks great and its pretty cheap even with new shocks. As for regearing, I'll probably just save up the money for new gears rather than swap out the axle from a 4banger.
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also, since I'm getting a 2 1/4 inch BB and a 1 inch body lift, will I need to do any other mods such as a transfer case drop, engine mount lift, etc...or does that only come into play when you go higher?

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