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Old 10-05-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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Torn between tire sizes and part route

Hey everyone, i'm needing some help deciding between what route to go with my 99 2.5L

First off i'll start by saying i'm not a hardcore offroader, i'll definitely take her offroad and through some trails, but nothing drastic or big compared to a lot of guys/girls on the forum.

Right now she sits stock and my initial idea was to put a 2" skyjacker spacer lift on with 31x10.5 tires and 15x8 MT signature series wheels. I'm moving in the next few months so my budget for add-ons isnt the biggest. I know 31's will fit without the lift but i'd prefer a larger wheel gap.

My second idea is to run the 2" skyjacker spacer lift with a 1" body lift and put 33x10.5's on with the MT signature wheels.

I'm fine with a scenic route since that'll make the overall normal driving a bit slower, but my main concern is i wont be happy with the look of the 31's and would wish i had 33's

Any and all help is apprecated!

I've also read regearing to 4.88's is recommended but I wanna stay away from having to do that.


(i'm horrible at making up my mind haha)

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Old 10-06-2010, 12:20 AM   #2
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33's would be cool and all but when I noticed you have a 2.5L I would not recommend it, unless you want to spend serious dough on re gearing, lift ,sye and so on. Go with 31s they are fine for most trails and a 2.5 can handle them.

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Old 10-06-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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Well, with your 2.5L you should have 4.10 gearing. You should be able to get away without a regear with 33" tires. At 2" you're not going to need a SYE/CV, you're DS angles aren't going to be that off. That 1" you're planning on only simply lifts the body.

If you have money for the 2nd option, then go for it definitely.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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Yeah, i know the body lift only lifts the body...only reason id be doin it would be for the extra tire clearance.

Alright excellent...i think i'll just go for it and go with option 2

Hopefully getting the spacer lift and body lift in a month (bonus check finally shows up) and then go from there with gettin the tires!
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