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Old 06-01-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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surprised with larger tires

Found a guy that wanted smaller tires (stock or smaller) so I traded mine straight across for his BFGoodrich 31/10.50R15.
It didn't seem to lug it down like most people claimed they would.
Also it seems that the the suspension is much softer, more forward to back motion and it really notice the jeep raise up when my kids get out (maybe I'm crazy). Is this possible? Either way I think it needs a 2" lift and my FIL is suggesting puck style. Any thoughts?

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Old 06-01-2013, 12:58 AM   #2
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You can get a "budget boost" which would just be spring spacers, but you don't need that for 31's.

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Found a guy that wanted smaller tires (stock or smaller) so I traded mine straight across for his BFGoodrich 31/10.50R15.
It didn't seem to lug it down like most people claimed they would.
Also it seems that the the suspension is much softer, more forward to back motion and it really notice the jeep raise up when my kids get out (maybe I'm crazy). Is this possible? Either way I think it needs a 2" lift and my FIL is suggesting puck style. Any thoughts?
What was your original tire size??? Softer... Thats probably due to the greater sidewall in the tire. Whats " FIL" a 2" budget boost would be good.
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FIL = Father in Law. Should have typed that one out.

original size might have been P215/75R15 . Didn't pay attention and now they are gone. I just know they appeared to be about stock size or smaller
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FIL = Father in Law. Should have typed that one out.

original size might have been P215/75R15 . Didn't pay attention and now they are gone. I just know they appeared to be about stock size or smaller
So im not sure of the problem here??
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I was just couldn't wrap my mind around why the suspension seemed to be affected by the tires. The sidewall makes sense, and maybe a little higher center of gravity.
I have never paid attention to lifts so I was curious how the "puck style" lift would affect the ride etc.
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I was just couldn't wrap my mind around why the suspension seemed to be affected by the tires. The sidewall makes sense, and maybe a little higher center of gravity.
I have never paid attention to lifts so I was curious how the "puck style" lift would affect the ride etc.
Shouldnt affect it much. Its a jeep. We have jeeps because we dont worry about power, a cadillac ride or good fuel mileage.
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I get that. I drive a 3/4 ton truck that gets 10 mpg and doesn't have a Cadillac ride. Just wanted to discuss how it's funny the old timers try to tell me it should be different, was just curious about what changed, and what my options would be when I lifted it
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I changed my tires from 215/75 to 31x15.50 and added a 2" BB best thing I did. The jeep looks much better and the ride is almost the same. You don't have to do a lift if you don't want to because 31's should fit with no problem,.
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I was just couldn't wrap my mind around why the suspension seemed to be affected by the tires. The sidewall makes sense, and maybe a little higher center of gravity.
I have never paid attention to lifts so I was curious how the "puck style" lift would affect the ride etc.
The ride won't be affected at all by the spacers because your still using the same springs and you can get away with using the stock shocks.

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