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Old 04-15-2014, 07:04 PM
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I have an 08 jeep..what size level do I need so I can put decent size wheels and tires?

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What do you mean by decent size? What type of driving or offroad do you do with your Jeep? What is your budget?

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Old 04-15-2014, 07:34 PM
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I currently have 1 jeep. Pretty soon I'm buying one that is for off-roading. But this one is just for around town driving. So I want it to look good.
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So is a 2.5 level enough space to run 17x9
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That's a wheel size which has nothing to do with lift height.

What size tire ?
A 33" diameter tire will fit without a lift (33x12.5x17)
You will need wheel spacers running stock wheels or aftermarket wheels with 4.5 or less backspacing.

There's a couple easy ways to level a jeep.
1/ add 1" spacers to the front
2/ leveling kit (2" front and 1" rear spacers)
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You first need to decide what diameter wheel you want to run. 17" is a fine choice, tires are relatively inexpensive and you don't have to worry about caliper clearance like you do with a 15".

Then you need to choose a tire size. The diameter of the tire you choose will dictate how much lift you need. The width of the tire you choose will dictate the width and backspacing of the wheel.
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Your question was 17x9 wheel. So this is a 17x 9" wide wheel, which is a good choice, for 33s, or 35s. Next you need to choose a Backspacing. 4.5 BS works out very well in most cases. That will determine as to how far out your wheel will extend from your hub. This is needed, with larger tires so that, they don't rub. Just look at the charts above, to help you understand that.

Next you get into tire size, and how big do you want to go.

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