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Old 04-24-2010, 12:05 AM   #1
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To lift or not to lift

can anyone tell me what are the largest tires and can go with if I do a 2" spacer lift and put them on greger 15 x 8 CRAGAR Series 397 Soft 8 Black Wheels

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:07 AM   #2
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Largest tires as in the most you can stuff in the wheel well or do you still want some flex?

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Old 04-24-2010, 12:13 AM   #3
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would like to maintian the clerance I have wth my stock tires just lifting the vehicle off the ground alittle more
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Old 04-24-2010, 08:30 AM   #4
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You can run 31's with no lift, with 2" lift the largest size recommended is 32x11.5's with those wheels. You can (I do) run 33x12.5's with a 2" lift, and those wheels, but I do slightly rub the flares when offroad.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:16 AM   #5
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I run 31x10.50s on 15x8s and if you have never done anything else you will notice a big difference as far as looks and off road performance go without loosing to much driveability. Go for BGF all terrains. I still have good flex and zero rub. I go wheeling about four or five times a month. I mainly see mud and a few hill climbs and I have no trouble with anything. I'll post a pic in a little bit.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:17 AM   #6
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Like Inferno Girl said.
I run 31's with stock suspenssion and no problems at all even when I go offroading, well I know my limits due to a stock height and a DD as well.
Also I agreet that with 33's on 2" spacers is not aproblem.
Most of my friends runs that set up and they rub a litle when off roading.
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Old 04-24-2010, 09:27 AM   #7
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You can run 31's with no lift, with 2" lift the largest size recommended is 32x11.5's with those wheels. You can (I do) run 33x12.5's with a 2" lift, and those wheels, but I do slightly rub the flares when offroad.
Okay I'm totally new to learning about my Jeep, I have a '95 YJ running 31s and have been warned in another thread that I need to lift b/c my tires look stuffed in as in I have no lift or my springs have sagged. I'd love to lift but the finances aren't there right now, maybe a job with the springs would be a good thing for now? I don't do off roading in my YJ (we have a JK that's been great off road) , but almost did the other day and sure would love that option w/o screwing up my Wrangler!
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:31 AM   #8
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Guys I was told that a the rubber spacers dont last more than a year or two, is that true?
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:27 AM   #9
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I wouldn't think so. Idk, but I bought mine used, and the only real wear they showed was just some marks from being installed/removed..... And it seems I've read several posts where users have had coil spacers for years on their Jeeps. But I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in.
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Old 04-25-2010, 08:42 AM   #10
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so what do u have infornogirl 2" spacers and 31" tires and no rubing?
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You don't have to lift for 31's, I had them when I bought my Jeep. No rubbing at all. Now I have a 2" spacer lift and 33's, I do rub at full flex offroad, technically and practically 2" is not enough lift for 33's but for my applications it's fine, I will trim my flares someday and that will help with the rubbing. I have short kids and don't offroad often, so I needed a minimal lift to keep the kids able to get in and out, since it's my DD....
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Old 04-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #12
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Sounds good thanks for the feedback guys
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Old 04-25-2010, 07:01 PM   #13
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ok, so a 2" spacer lift or a 2" suspension lift, what are the pro and cons about the two, other than price, whats the major differance
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Spacer lift is pucks that you put between the springs and body, keeping stock springs and shocks, or you can upgrade to longer shocks. Essentially it is fake longer springs.

Susp. has longer springs and shocks. The biggest difference is cost. I don't think there's that much difference in ride quality if you only add 2" or less. If you want to go bigger than 2" then the springs/shocks would probably be your best bet. If you go over 2.5" then other things have to be altered too or you will have issues. That is why I kept mine at 2" and for the sake of $ used coil spacers. The only difference I feel with them verses stock is that it is a bit stiffer going over bumps. Not a big deal for me.... It wheels fine everywhere we want to go, and some places that scared the crap outta me...
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The off roading where I live is mostly rutty dirt/mud roads. Nothing rocky or of substantial terrain so it seems like my 31s are just fine. But since i've been warned I'll probably rub I obviously need to do something. Sounds like 2" coil spacers would be a good route for me? I don't really care about stiffness, it rides pretty rumbly and bumpy now and I think it's fun.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:33 PM   #16
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ok so it looks like a 2" spacer lift for me, but one more question before I put this one to bed. if I go with the same shocks from a 2" spacer kit, and longer springs, thus elimination the hockey puck spacers. cant I achive the same 2" lift at a lower cost of a full 2" suspension lift?

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