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Old 09-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #1
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Tire/Lift Dilemma

I picked up my first jeep this summer ('04 Jeep TJ Sport) and ever since I've been researching trying to figure out how to outfit it. My first purchase was Mickey Thompson 15x8 rims and next I'm looking to add on a lift and some bigger tires. However, I have the dreaded 3.07 gears and for the foreseeable future a regear is out of the picture. I'm thinking I'll probably go with the Rough Country 2.5" lift because I'm on a tight budget but I'm not sure what size or model of tires to go with. I know lots of people say not to go bigger than 31" tires with the 3.07s but I would like to go up to 32s if I can. Is the extra inch going to make that much of a difference with power loss? And will I be able to fit 32s with a 2.5" lift? Any opinions on the lift or tires would be greatly appreciated

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I picked up my first jeep this summer ('04 Jeep TJ Sport) and ever since I've been researching trying to figure out how to outfit it. My first purchase was Mickey Thompson 15x8 rims and next I'm looking to add on a lift and some bigger tires. However, I have the dreaded 3.07 gears and for the foreseeable future a regear is out of the picture. I'm thinking I'll probably go with the Rough Country 2.5" lift because I'm on a tight budget but I'm not sure what size or model of tires to go with. I know lots of people say not to go bigger than 31" tires with the 3.07s but I would like to go up to 32s if I can. Is the extra inch going to make that much of a difference with power loss? And will I be able to fit 32s with a 2.5" lift? Any opinions on the lift or tires would be greatly appreciated
I drove mine with 32's and 3:07's for about a month or two before regearing to 4:56's (mine is a stick) and also had the 32's on when it still had a 2" lift. As far as the lift goes, the tires just slightly rubbed the end links when turned full lock...other than that they were fine. The gearing worked, but you'll never use 5th gear until you get to about 65mph. and you don't have a lot of torque in first gear...It's enough for daily driving, but not good for off roading.

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:13 PM   #3
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I drove mine with 32's and 3:07's for about a month or two before regearing to 4:56's (mine is a stick) and also had the 32's on when it still had a 2" lift. As far as the lift goes, the tires just slightly rubbed the end links when turned full lock...other than that they were fine. The gearing worked, but you'll never use 5th gear until you get to about 65mph. and you don't have a lot of torque in first gear...It's enough for daily driving, but not good for off roading.
Okay, yeah it will be my daily driver with occasional trails I'm hoping. Mine is also a stick.
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I'm running 32's with 3.73's and a 5 speed, and it's not great.
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