User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: some assistance requested

  1. #1
    Junior Member Trikie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    36

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2004 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default some assistance requested

    What size lift is on my jeep?? it was a dealer add and I can't remember what they said the lift was.

    the tires are 265/70R17's


  2. #2
    Senior Member HillBillE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duluth, MN
    Posts
    13,934

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1985 to 1998

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    68 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Not sure what the dealer lift options are, but I'm betting it's a 2".

    Your tires work out to be 32"s (31.6 actual, which is what most 32's measure)

    Looking at the pic, and knowing the tire size in inches, my guess would 2" lift.

    fwiw: I found the tire conversion here (had to find a new one, lost all my good bookmarks/favs)

    http://www.onlineconversion.com/tire...conversion.htm


    As long as the people remain armed,
    government knows that it cannot rule over the people by force.
    Those who stand in defiance of unconstitutional laws
    do so out of duty, honor, oath and love of country.


    "Certified Jeep Junky!"


  3. #3
    Old Jeeper
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cochranton
    Posts
    80

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1966 to 1970

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I concur. I have a 2.5" RC lift and 32s, and it looks a lot like mine.

  4. #4
    Senior Member HillBillE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duluth, MN
    Posts
    13,934

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1985 to 1998

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    68 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by H2OBob View Post
    I concur. I have a 2.5" RC lift and 32s, and it looks a lot like mine.

    I'm guessing a dealer wouldn't mess with anything over a 2" Budget Boost (unless Jeep has factory lifts??)

    Once you get into the 3" and above range, you're looking at adjustable trac-bars, longer endlinks for the swaybar(s), adjustable control arms, and, from a dealer or Jeeps view, saftey issues.

    Should be able to stick 33's under it easy with how it sit's, I would think.

    I rented an '07 while in Moab 2 years ago, and it had 4" lift and (Metric equivalant of) 33" tires, and came nowhere near rubbing on anything.

    Almost all the rentals I saw had 33's, and mine had the most lift of any the place I rented from had. They were trying a new lift out (RE I believe) and only had one rig with it so far. I got lucky and got it as a rental. Even though it was rental #13, I had good luck





    As long as the people remain armed,
    government knows that it cannot rule over the people by force.
    Those who stand in defiance of unconstitutional laws
    do so out of duty, honor, oath and love of country.


    "Certified Jeep Junky!"


  5. #5
    Land Squid Jeffb_79's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Fairfax, VA
    Posts
    3,593

    Branch
    Navy
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1999 to 2010

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The Manassas Jeep dealership here was actually offering 3-4" lift packages with up to 35" tires I believe. May have only been 33's, but I'm pretty sure they had a new JK in the show room on 35 KM2's.

  6. #6
    Junior Member Cali94YJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Lompoc
    Posts
    206

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1990 to 2010

    Closest Installation

    Vandenberg AFB
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    What HillbillE said, look at the top of your spings for something that looks like this:
    http://www.tuffcountry.com/jeep-lift...lift-kits.html
    the black polyethane pucks.
    Nice Jeep, I dig the color.

  7. #7
    Junior Member Trikie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    36

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2004 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Cali94YJ View Post
    What HillbillE said, look at the top of your spings for something that looks like this:
    http://www.tuffcountry.com/jeep-lift...lift-kits.html
    the black polyethane pucks.

    Best thing for me to do is snap a few pics to post up here. I'm all aircraft mechanic and no automotive skills lol.

    Nice Jeep, I dig the color.
    Thanks! almost everyone I work with cracks jokes about the color. I just tell them that they are jealous. :P

    Should be able to stick 33's under it easy with how it sit's, I would think.
    So I can only get 33's? well good, cause 33's on a 16 inch rim with fat sidewalls looks good to me!

  8. #8
    Senior Member HillBillE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Duluth, MN
    Posts
    13,934

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Served
    Served
    1985 to 1998

    Closest Installation

    Fort McCoy
    Mentioned
    68 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Trikie View Post

    So I can only get 33's? well good, cause 33's on a 16 inch rim with fat sidewalls looks good to me!
    That I don't know. I have heard that 35's fit the JK pretty easy, but I've never messed with one.

    I'm hoping that changes this summer

    There's some JK guys on here that will be able to better answer your questions on what's needed for the size tire you want.

    On the CJ's (5's, 6's, 7's and 8's) I like a 33x12.5, same on the XJ's and Grands. For me, it's plenty of tire, and I love the looks.

    But the JK's are bigger rigs, and I think they look good with 35's.

    Just my opinion. Driver skill and experience go a lot farther than horsepower and big rubber

    btw: I like that color too! Yellow looks good on short wheelbase Jeeps!


    As long as the people remain armed,
    government knows that it cannot rule over the people by force.
    Those who stand in defiance of unconstitutional laws
    do so out of duty, honor, oath and love of country.


    "Certified Jeep Junky!"


  9. #9
    Junior Member Trikie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Tucson
    Posts
    36

    Branch
    Air Force
    Status
    Serving
    Served
    2004 to Present

    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    That I don't know. I have heard that 35's fit the JK pretty easy, but I've never messed with one.
    Yea a guy at work was saying 35's would fit but I want a 2nd opinion just for peace of mind before I get excited and order them and pow no dice.


    btw: I like that color too! Yellow looks good on short wheelbase Jeeps!
    Thanks! now if I can only get outta the house to get her dirty. Kinda on a short leash right now.
    Last edited by Trikie; 02-27-2010 at 00:12.

  10. #10
    G.I. Grandpa SGM O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Monument
    Posts
    2,616

    Branch
    Army
    Status
    Retired
    Served
    1978 to 2014

    Closest Installation

    USAF Academy
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Default

    Can't tell by the photo, but a stock JK can handle 32" rubber. I would look for a spacer under the springs, should be easier to spot and then just measure it, but I concur that from what the photo sends you have a 2" budget boost...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Get the MJ Supporter Membership for a little less than $0.06 a day and get more space, 2 MJ Stickers and no banners ads. [Check it out]