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Old 09-10-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Wheels, lift, & tite advice needed for 1997 jeep

It's time for you new tires for my jeep and I'm considering getting black wheels and possibly a lift. But I need some advice and direction since I have no expire nice with this Right now I have P265 70r15 tires. What is the best size tire for what kind of lift? Do I need anew wheels or can I powder coat mine? So much to know and I don't want to get ripped off! Any advice is appreciated!

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Old 09-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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It depends on what you want to do with the jeep. Lift for looks or for offroad etc.

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Old 09-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #3
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I have a 2 in spring spacer lift and 1.25 body lift.pics are before the BL
33x15x12.5 pro comp MT2 tires
black wheels

if you want mud tires I am very happy with the procomp MT2

if all terrain is what your after then seems like people lean towards the dura tracs

knowing what I know now I would have done a spring lift instead of the spacers, but live and learn. read all you can about lifts on here before you choose one. ALOT of info and dif opinions on the forum.
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Old 09-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #4
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Thxs for the replies. After doing more research I am going with a 4"suspension lift and 33" tires. Can I use the wheels currently on my jeep or would that look dumb? Right now the tires are p 265 70R 15....I don't know tire lingo but I was going to try to save $ and powder coat them. I won't be doing too much off road with this jeep.
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:06 AM   #5
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Post a picture of your jeep as it sits. Are your wheels stock? if so they might not have enough backspacing to run the typical 12 inch wide tire. Powder-coating a rim here in florida runs about 50 each. You can buy black steel wheels for 60-65 each and sell your old set.

Also what lift have you picked out? Do not fall trap to the low priced all inclusive lifts. It would be much better to save your pennies and buy a lift that is well designed and is built with quality components like metal cloak etc. Do lots and lots of hw on lifts before you spend one cent. There is a lot more to it then just buying a 1000 kit and slapping it on.


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Old 09-12-2013, 12:23 PM   #6
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Thxs for the replies. After doing more research I am going with a 4"suspension lift and 33" tires. Can I use the wheels currently on my jeep or would that look dumb? Right now the tires are p 265 70R 15....I don't know tire lingo but I was going to try to save $ and powder coat them. I won't be doing too much off road with this jeep.
Before you go putting on a 4 inch suspension lift you better do some research on this forum regarding all the other things necessary to accommodate this. Bigger tires means you may want to regear as well so it performs like it should. If you are not going to do much off road driving then there are more economical ways of lifting and having it drive nicely.
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Before you go putting on a 4 inch suspension lift you better do some research on this forum regarding all the other things necessary to accommodate this. Bigger tires means you may want to regear as well so it performs like it should. If you are not going to do much off road driving then there are more economical ways of lifting and having it drive nicely.
X2 on this. Do a Search on Lifts and read up a little bit. I wouldnt suggest anything over 3" of SL or over 1.25" of BL. Anything over that you start to get into muddy waters and it gets very technical. A combo of SL and BL might be a good route for you, but you also need to think about your drivetrain also.
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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I appreciate the advice. Still researching. So now I'm back to 3" suspension lift with 33" tires. I don't have stock wheels or rims and want to powder coat mine black since they are different than any around town. I know that cheap is not the way to shop these since its a big investment and safety is involved.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #9
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We'll, it's done! Thought I would post some pics to get some feedback! Sooooo cool.

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Looks killer but it's never done if it's a jeep my friend.
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Thought I would post some pics to get some feedback!

It looks nice. Got details?
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:38 PM   #12
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I love how your lift and upgrades turned out. That's the route I want to go with mine.

Black rims on the 33s looks so bad !!!!!

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