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Old 07-21-2019, 08:24 PM
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Lift Kit and Tires To Avoid Bottoming Out

For those out there with more experience please bear with me in case I "get it wrong" in trying to explain issue. Up in Cascades the other day and came across bad road with steep up and downs over a lot of rocks. Dragged rear once in a while. Also on one part got in a real steep situation I could not turn around to avoid with heavy rocks. Had to turn around at bottom of hill and go back up that mess; it was really steep with large rocks poking out of soil. Also hit some heavy deep mud that was problematic as well. Thinking of a lift kit (and taller tires?). My concern is how steady will Jeep be on the highway. For example, when going down a steep grade on highway Jeep does not feel that steady even though I had new shocks installed. Cars pile up behind me due to this but it just feels like the thing will tip over if I go too fast (over 50/55). Comments, opinions please. Thanks

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Old 07-23-2019, 08:37 PM   #2
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What year model is your Jeep and how is it set up now?

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Just a stock 2005 TJ with larger tires than the stock ones (but stilll just 28"). Been doing a lot more challanging off road and want to continue to do so without worrying about punching hole in oil pan, getting stuck or not being able to follow road that turns into trail for fear of not being able to clear small logs or large rocks. That being said, I am not intersted in the rock climbing fun so many out there enjoy, but I do want to be able to get off the standard dirt road and do more. Today I went on the old Santiam Wagon Road in Central Oregon where some places i could not continue on where other jeeps were able to go. Thanks for replying by the way (I do have a 9,000 lb wench but have yet to use it)
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You should probably post in the TJ section. I have a JK and a CJ, so can’t offer much advice on a TJ.

If you feel unsteady with stock sized tires at 55mph, you must have some suspension problems that you should address before you upsize you tires
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