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Old 11-23-2011, 10:45 PM
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2000 TJ... Tires and Lift

Yes ... I am a noob to the jeep game I am lifting my TJ this winter. I'm thinking about a 4" suspension lift with maybe 1-2" body lift. The question I have is about tires and rims. I currently have some 16" rims I got off a 2003 wrangler but it required spacers in order to work. I want to buy 15" rims with my new tires this winter. Now I have seen some jeeps driving around locally with a massive foot print. The rims don't appear big at all, maybe 15" at most. Do they sell rims that are wider than others ? In order to yield a bigger foot print ?

I will be ordering the rims off line so how do I go about picking the right size. I hasn't seen many websites that have a rim width option.

I was beside a jeep a few days ago and this guys rims look like they were maybe 13-15" but his foot print was noticeably bigger than mine as an example.

I have 265/75/16 currently.

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do you know what all goes in with lifting a wrangler 5-6". its very expensive. unless u want to do a mml or a tummy tuck you dont really need the body lift with a 4" suspension. someone will chime in with a list of everything you need to replace. do you plan on doing heavy offroading and is it your dd?

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I got a quote locally for between 1000-1500. Included the full suspension kit with new brake lines and I have a new diff cover, new tranny diff pan with drain plug. All and all I was looking at about 3K for everything including tires but I haven't picked out rims and tires yet so It could be more.

No, it's not my daily driver she sits the in the garage nice and warm in the winter. As for off roading I don't do much with rock climbing but I've been swimming a few times in my jeep lol. Where we go out here in AK we have some real silky, heavy mud. Black gold as we call it, stuff will suck you down like quick sand.

I just want to make sure I do it right the first time. Figured it would be cheaper to do it all at once.

I'll post a profile pic of my worst jeep stuck scenario from last summer.
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The place her locally does a lot of the jeeps that do competitions and heavy duty offroading. They are expensive but a lot of people recommend them. The only other option I was considering was buying the kit my self and then just having them install it but I don't like mix matching parts. Are there any companies that sell the entire kit with all the odds and ends that need to be swapped as well? Most of the kits I see online have the suspension kit but it doesn't include new sway bars, break lines etc etc ...
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with 4" of lift you wanna look into an SYE maybe drive shafts. upgrade steering and maybe brakes if you plan on running 35's.
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currie makes good ones. you'll spend around $2,000
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:17 PM   #7
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Jeep rims start at 15 inches. any kind of bl over 1.25 inches is bad news and you should avoid. BUT first things first.. what size tire do you want to run and what rear axle do you have? From there we can give good options as to how to lift your Jeep
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Well I don't want anything bigger than 35's. I think thats sufficient. As for my rear axle, I couldn't tell ya. I tried looking on my rear diff cuz I guess theres a plate sometimes, that tells you what gear size but I can't find it. The diff cover I have a friend gave to me for 20$ it's a Dana 44. Don't even know if that will fit it. What does a stock tj come with ? My tj has been passed down from mom to a daughter and pretty sure it's all stock.
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TJ/LJ's came with rear TurD35's and D44's stock.. Use this https://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/tj-l...ion-50307.html to guide you in which you have.

This is important cause the D35 max tire size is 33's open and the D44's is 35's locked. The front D30 is good up to 35's
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D44. Which is awesome cuz that means the cover I have works. That thread worked great with all the pictures.
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I would like to do all the necessary adjustments/repairs all at once correctly. Even if it cost an arm and a leg up front. When you mention steering/brake upgrade, what exactly are we talking about? Like a big brake kit? or converting the rear to disc ?

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