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Old 05-04-2018, 09:07 AM
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Question about lift and tires

Just purchased a 95 YJ with stock suspension and wheels. I've been examining all the great photos here on the forum for ideas of what I might want for lift and tires. I've come to the conclusion that I don't want too big and think a 2" suspension lift will be enough. Now about tires, are 31's the biggest that will go on a lift that size or will 32's work? Would I need to add a 1" shackle lift?

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Old 05-04-2018, 04:21 PM   #2
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This is a pretty common question but ill throw my 2 cents.

My jeep had 31x10.5s on it with no lift and no flares. I've watched a video (dirt everyday) where they stuffed 35s under a 2.5" lift kit.

More than likely you can fit 33s under a 2" lift with 1" shackles.

I've got a 4" lift and my 33's never come into contact.

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Old 05-04-2018, 08:17 PM   #3
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Seems a little silly to choose a lift too small for the tires you want to run and add longer shackles...
Pick your tire size first and then we can advise on a system to make it work.
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Even before you pick your tire size, decide on how you'll use your Jeep.
A daily driver that rarely goes off road and when it does goes on forest service roads will probably do fine with stock size tires with an aggressive tread.
A rig that's set up for rock crawling will require a lot of modification.
A rig made for the swamps will require a different type of tire.

Bottom line is figure out what you want to do and then make a plan. Without a plan, you plan to fail. If you have any questions, don't be shy about asking. We all want to help and I'll bet that someone here has an answer to almost any question you can come up with (about Wranglers).

If you want to build a Jeep for "looks" then just bolt on a set of the biggest tires you can afford and get a lift to match.

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