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31" tires with 2-3" lifts?

Discussion in 'TJ Wheels & Tires' started by Alex M., Jan 16, 2018.

  1. JMT

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    See @Squatch, I knew this guy would have a pic, because I read once he's a picture whore!

    Anyways, I think it looks just right. Although I'm always torn because I like to see more tread, so I went with the 12.5" tire, but that's just personal preference of me and my wife...

    You might ask your wife what she thinks.
     
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    Me?, a picture whore? Naw! Lol!
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    Picture whore? I resemble that remark. At least your taking pictures of your whole Jeep @bobthetj03 ! I'm taking pictures of Jeep Holes (rust)!
     
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    Cool! That's much closer to the look I'm after. Thanks for the visual! And every time I see Canyons, I think to myself that I could save a few hundred dollars on purchasing new rims if I'd just mount up the set of Canyons I have in the basement. I love Canyons on a Jeep, in general (not just TJs).
     
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    Did you see what I did with the Canyons I put on Frankentrailer?
     
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    I did. And don't think I'm not considering stealing your idea, because I am! :D
     
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    My own fault for advertising it, lol!
     
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    2 inch lift / 31.10.50. Wheels have 3.5 backspace I believe
     
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    Yes, it absolutely makes sense, thanks for the details, Stg58
     
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    Throw some Rubi flares on there, and it would really look great. Not personally a fan of tires outside the flares, if you couldn't tell...great looking Jeep, though.
     
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    Gorgeous jeep, Ron! Would you mind showing a pic of the front end, I think i like that bumper
     
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    I agree with you!
     
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    Love the tint. Window tint looks good on TJ’s/LJ’s
     
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    Florida Jeep .... tint is a necessity, not an option. Hahahaaa!
     
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    New to the forum. I have a 2004 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with no mods. Tires are LT245/75 R16. The Goodyear MT's are gone (Except for the spare tire). The 4 other tires are some street tire like el dorado. I apologize for newbie questions, but I have been reading everything I can find here in the forum for about a month. Decided to post since I'm still lost on what I would call budget/simple lift and tires. This thread is kind of where I think I would be at. Maybe an OME Lift, not sure. I did see the thread that said stock suspensions, biggest tire would be 31x10.5 on R15. For example, when I look at Goodyear Duratrac's. I see the 31x10.5 R15 is 30.8" and the LT245/75 R16(Stock Rubicon size) is 30.7". So, is it worth going down to 15-inch rims for 0.1"? Looks like the next size up for me would be LT265/75 R16 with actual size being 31.7 in the duratrac. I don’t see 32" tire in the duractrac, but I do see a 32x11.5 R15(31.8”) in MT/R’s. I assume going to LT265/75 R16 I would need some sort of lift? Could I get away with just 1.25" Body lift or do I need a suspension lift? I do plan on trial riding, but not rock crawling. So, I worry about Flex with the 31.7". Finally, the max I think I would ever go is LT286/75 R16 (33.1") or 33x12.5 R15 (32.8"). This looks Like I need at least 2” suspension lift and 0.5 to 1.25” body lift? Also, I see people in many threads saying they wished they stayed with 31”. I assume there referring to LT245/75 R16? Can some people share with a newbie why you wished to stay stock with 31”? For example, is it MPG, dollars when parts break, or drivability problems? I find myself many times saying doing I need a lift? While I have a few small trials I go to, I think the LT245/75 R16 would work, and all I need is a more aggressive tire like the duratrac. The other 80% to 90% of the time I’ll probably be going to the beach or going down flat well-maintained dirt roads. Also, I see Kelly Safari’s mentioned from time to time. I see Kelly is owned by Goodyear and I caught a thread of person saying Goodyear pushes older technology to Kelly. Not sure how true that is, but I would be curious if anyone like’s Kelly Safari also? I appreciate any help or insight that people can offer!
     
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    You can easily run 265/75-16 tires with either a 1.75-2" budget boost, or a 2" spring lift. I run those now with my 2" OME suspension. I really like the Moab wheels, so if I get more aggressive tires, they will be 16". Considering Duratracs.

    I think most who say they wish they'd stayed with 31" tires realize 1) those will get you through 90% of off-road situations they encounter, 2) mods to fit those are not only simpler, but easier on the bank account, and 3) bigger tires start you down a rabbit hole of mods that you don't even realize you're in until you look back one day and wonder how you got there.
     
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