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AddictedtoWranglers11 05-08-2012 08:08 AM

Can this be done?
Hey guys I just bought a 95 yj to "mess around" in. I love jeeps but am really new to doing mods to them. My question is...... I just ordered 5 Dick Cepek dc-2s 15x8 with 3 and 5/8 bs, Can I run 31 10.50 on stock suspension? I am willing to buy a shackle lift but would like to stay away from a 2.50 lift. So could it be done? Also does anyone know anything about the Goodyear Authority tires from Walmart? Lame I know but the PRICE is just too good. HAHA thanks for the advice ahead of time.

banks316 05-08-2012 08:22 AM

Dont know too much about the those Goodyear tires, but putting 31's on stock suspension is doable if your springs dont sag too much. Might need a 1in body or shackle lift tho.

Beachcruiser 05-08-2012 08:29 AM

Yes, you can run 31's on those rims w/ no problems on the street. You'll get some rub offroad, tho.

1" body lift + TJ flares & some trimming w/ give you most of the room you'll need.

wwch99tj 05-08-2012 08:30 AM

I've got the tires on my Tj. I don't have any complaints about them. They are noisier than the other AT's I had, but I like that about them.

I've got about 5k miles on mine now with no noticeable wear

Edit the tires actually measure 30.4" tall

AddictedtoWranglers11 05-08-2012 08:31 AM


Originally Posted by banks316 (Post 2346481)
Dont know too much about the those Goodyear tires, but putting 31's on stock suspension is doable if your springs dont sag too much. Might need a 1in body or shackle lift tho.

I have 30 9.50 right now on 15x7 rims. I just want to "fill" the space a little more. Thats why I dont want to do the 2.50 lift. Then I would want to go bigger. I have looked at a 1.25 shackle but Dont know if I would need new shocks?

banks316 05-08-2012 08:36 AM

Wouldn't need new shocks with with a 1.25 shackle lift.

AKohler883 05-08-2012 09:01 AM

Wait, you think $212 is a good price for tires at Walmart ?
I would rather go with the BFG's for $157

AddictedtoWranglers11 05-08-2012 09:08 AM

They are 148 here

AKohler883 05-08-2012 09:17 AM

i see that now, I was looking at regular Goodyear Wrangler tires (not sure why they list both), and yeas they are $148 ... but NOT AVAILABLE.
I would still spend $9 extra dollars and go with the BFG's.
In my opinion, all Goodyears (car and truck tires) wear WAY too fast.
Best I have found are Coopers.

banks316 05-08-2012 09:30 AM

I hate my Goodyears, can't wait till I can get a set of swampers.

WranglerJR83 05-08-2012 01:50 PM

I'm running 32s on my YJ with stock suspension. I had to trim my flares a little, but they fit.

Before Trimming:

After Trimming:

banks316 05-08-2012 02:38 PM

WranglerJR83 very nice, really like the trim job you did

Xpress 05-08-2012 04:22 PM

Go Silent Armors. They're Kevlar re-enforced and I've seen them take massive abuse. A buddy only got 25,000 miles out of them, but he had it in his thick head that they needed to be ran at 50psi at all times because it said on the sidewalls to seat the bead at 50psi. He also drove exactly how you would expect the typical 18 year old cocky teenager to drive, HOWEVER I have seen them last over 60,000 easily, mostly road use.

banks316 05-08-2012 05:29 PM

WOW 50psi that must have been a stiff ride

Xpress 05-08-2012 05:49 PM

No kidding, I swear my YJ and its leaf springs gave a smoother ride than his 98 Tacoma 4x4 does..

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