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I hate to ask this But Tire size lift Question

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I am getting ready to get new tires and wanted to go to 32 10.50's I wanted to know what the most economical way to get enough clearance to fit them. Anyone??
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I don't have a TJ, but I was looking thru the new 4WD Hardware catalog.., so I thought I'd reply. Teraflex offers a 1 1/4" coil spring spacer for $22.95 a piece. That looks to be the cheapest way to go. Probably would be wise to go with new shocks for the appropriate amount of lift. Teraflex also offers a two inch suspension kit for around four hundred, but it does not come with control arms or shocks though. Both should get you in the ballpark, or so the catalog says. If you are monetarily challenged like me..., you can just cut off as much sheetmetal as you can and let 'em rub a little. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: I hate to ask this But Tire size lift Question

Yep, coil spacers. I haven't seen 1-1/4" [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img], only 3/4" or 1-3/4" or 2". But the 1-3/4" spacers will be plenty. Or you could go with some 3/4" spacers and a 1" body lift. But I believe the most economical way would be just spring spacers.

Edit: Actually, after thinking about it a little more, just a 3/4" spacer or 1" body should be enough since your only going with 32's. 31's fit stock, so you really only need another 1/2" of lift.
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It all depends. Have your 31's rubbed at all? Are you planning on running stock wheels? Or aftermarket? I'm running 32" sx's on 15x8 steelies w/ 3.5" of back spacing and i rubbed like mad on the fenders with a 2" spacer lift. I'd say try a 2" spacer lift, www.rustysoffroad and rubiconexpress offer 2" spacers for pretty cheep, you could get a set of 2" spacers for about $60-$80 and a set of 4 kinda cheep shocks $120 so that's about $200 in parts for a 2" spacer lift or e-mail [email protected] he might have a 2" lift for sale. There's a write up on www.madxj.com for home brew spacers if you want to go ultra cheep, probably $10 in metal if that. If the 32's are still rubbing then add a 1" body lift for between $60-$120 (you could probably make it your self, your the handy type). You might be able to get away with a 1" body lift depending on the tires and wheels you are running and if you disconect yrou sway bars or not.

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Well I worked in a tire shop, your going to rub like crazy if you don't have at least a 2" spacer AND the right size BS on your rims. And NO 31x10.5's don't fit stock TJ's, you HAVE to get the correct BS or they rub on the COIL SPRINGS! We've put plenty on people in 31's and 32x11.5 with 2" spacers and aftermarket rims.
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Busted Rig I don't mean to say you are wrong, But I have 31 10.50s on stock rims and they do not rub except when the sway bars are disconnected and the tire is stuffed, then they touch the fender flare.. Maybee mine is wierd or something.
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I haven't seen 1-1/4" , only 3/4" or 1-3/4" or 2".

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4wd hardware advertised them as 1 1/4" spacers. Pg. 173 of their holiday catalog. Reading the description.., it says the lift can be 3/4" or 1 1/4" depending on the inclusion or removal of the spacer. Maybe a misprint?? Like I said I don't have a TJ.
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Well, that's actually a 3/4" spacer. Leaving the factory spacer in they are calling it 1-1/4"
And 31' fit just fine on my '98 and '00 on mopar wheels.
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And NO 31x10.5's don't fit stock TJ's, you HAVE to get the correct BS or they rub on the COIL SPRINGS!

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I'm with Rio Grande. I guess it's been my imagination that our 31's fit perfectly with no rubbing on the stock 8" TJ rims. But then again, we may not have enough time behind the wheel, they've only been on there for 6 years and 110,000 miles. OH, and when the swaybar is disconnected, only slight (and I mean almost no contact) with the fender flare as Rio described, and after 6 years there in no wear on the flare.
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Re: I hate to ask this But Tire size lift Question

Well put Jeepn, I am no expert, but I have had the same experience. I am looking at the spacer kits to get the proper height, I cannot decide if this course would be any better than the 31 10.50s I have now. I just got hung up on some mild looking things last year because I did not have enough travel.
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