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Old 01-10-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Do I need a lift for 32" tires on a 1987 YJ?

I just bought a Wrangler and the first thing I bought was some rims/tires for it, but I was wondering if I could just put on the tires as is (32" with 15" Rims) or do I need a lift so the tires will clear? If I do how many inches for the lift? And how much does it cost typically for installation? A new and excited Jeep owner here waiting for the summer Thanks!

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Old 01-10-2009, 08:52 AM   #2
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Really depemds on how you're going to use it. I would think you need something either some longer shackles or a body lift. But if you're going to wheel it, you'll need to lift it. The other thing to remember is you're sitting on 20 yr old springs. They have probably sagged a bit with age.

I am running 31's on a 2-1/2" suspension lift and can bury them into the flares depending where I am and what we're up to.

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Old 01-10-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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I agree. I am running 31's with no lift and I rub. I have a 3" lift waiting to go on when I get better. I also trimmed my fender flares to make about another inch of clearance.
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I have 31x10.50's on my stock yj, and they rub on the leaf springs when i am turned all the way.
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35x12.5 on a 5 inch lift lots of cutting.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the advice I'll play it safe and go with a lift
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:03 PM   #7
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My previous lift was a 2 inch suspension,and a 1 inch body. Worked well with 31's.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:13 PM   #8
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sent you a message! getting rid of a 3.5 inch black diamond lift if youre interested.

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