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Old 03-09-2018, 10:00 AM
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What lift do I have?

Bought this 95 for my grandson to drive on our farm. At one time it had large tires and I would like to find a larger set. Can you guys tell me what the lift height might be and what is the largest tire that would work on it. He already has it muddied up!

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You don't state what size engine the Jeep has.
Larger tires actually change the final gearing (Think a 10 speed bicycle sprocket).
The larger the tire, the greater the power necessary to turn them. I would recommend nothing larger than a 31X10.5X15 tire.
If you get a hundred responses to what brand of tire to buy, you'll get 75 different opinions. For around the farm a M+S or AT tire might be the best choice.

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Those look like 4" (no lift) Rubicon Express shackles, so I'd imagine they were purchased as a kit, which likely puts this as either a 4" or 4.5" kit. The spring arch matches what my 4.5" REE lift looks like. You can comfortably fit 33" tires, but like @Luckymac said, you will lose some performance depending on how your axles are geared. If it's just a farm truck, not a bit problem likely and I'd go with a 32-33" mud tire. However, if it's every driven on the street/highway much, you'll want to consider regearing.
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Those look like 4" (no lift) Rubicon Express shackles, so I'd imagine they were purchased as a kit, which likely puts this as either a 4" or 4.5" kit. The spring arch matches what my 4.5" REE lift looks like. You can comfortably fit 33" tires, but like @Luckymac said, you will lose some performance depending on how your axles are geared. If it's just a farm truck, not a bit problem likely and I'd go with a 32-33" mud tire. However, if it's every driven on the street/highway much, you'll want to consider regearing.

Thanks..exactly what I hoped to hear..the lift and that 33's will fit. It's strictly a run-about on the farm, once it dries up (snow&mud) around here...it won't be working that hard. BTW: It's a 4cyl/5spd. I kinda liking these Jeeps..have my eyes open for another.....possibly as a daily driver.
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By luck just bought a set of 33X10.5-15 mud tires on 8" Jeep wheels via craigslist about an hour ago for $150...the guy just wanted them gone.
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