Lift and tires

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Lift and tires

Postby redbeard1585 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:01 pm

I am planning on lifting my xj about 3-3.5 inches and am thinking either rubicon express or zone. And I am running tj rims. so whatwill I need beside the lift to run 31x10.5
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Re: Lift and tires

Postby desertratt » Thu May 17, 2012 12:05 pm

If they are stock type ti rims, you might need aftermarket rims with less backspacing.
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Re: Lift and tires

Postby redbeard1585 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:15 pm

I have these rims tho and intend to use them so what will be needed to make it work? they are 24.5x15x8
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Re: Lift and tires

Postby rlpetty43 » Thu May 17, 2012 8:24 pm

redbeard1585 wrote:I have these rims tho and intend to use them so what will be needed to make it work? they are 24.5x15x8

24.5x15x8 typo perhaps Im not sure what back spacing tj rims have but you my need a back spacer I am running 32x11.5 4.5 lift with 3.75 backspaceing have trimed your fenders and remove the fender flares?
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Re: Lift and tires

Postby redbeard1585 » Fri May 18, 2012 7:48 am

i just typed what the back of the rim said. i was guessing 15 inch rim x 8 inch wide and 24.5 mm backspacing. but thats just a guess. I have not trimmed my fenders yet but am willing to. didnt there used to be a topic about trimming fenders on here and about parts that work between jeep models and what the benefits were? I think Todd posted it but I do not remember his user name on here.
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Re: Lift and tires

Postby beefsupreme » Tue May 22, 2012 12:07 am

You can run 31's with a 3.5" lift. I have the RE Super Ride kit with the Superflex front control arms, and run 31's easily. There are various writeups on how to trim the fenders, I just got a grinder and a jigsaw and went to town one day when I was drinking (my fenders were bent from the newfound flex anyway).

Look at the RE 3.5 kits.....if you have the extra cash, get the superflex. I didn't notice a difference in ride quality, and the front control arms in the super ride are crap because of the rubber bushings ( I reamed them out in a year of wheeling, giving the front end about 1" of lateral play.) You also get the quick discos, IIRC.
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Re: Lift and tires

Postby dilleywhopper » Tue May 22, 2012 8:01 pm

You may run into the issue of rubbing the tires on the control arms at full steering. In that case there are steering limit bolts on the front of the knuckle on both sides. The downfall in adjusting these is you aquire a greater steering radius.

Just depends on the backspacing of the wheel. Mine had the stock steelies and rubbed, so I extended the stops. Once I got wheels with less spacing I was able to readjust the stops and gain the tighter steering back.

Most likely you will have to go to the hardware store and get longer bolts if you run into this.

I was running 32's on 3.75" lift.
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