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Re: PICS of new tires
I wouldnt elevate your ride height, much from where you are now. If you trim your fender wells to TJ flares you will be pretty well set for those tires from what I can see. You may need to trim the rear of the front fender wells back a little further(maybe 1 1/2") than the natural position of the TJ flares, and then just force the TJ flare to the wider position,(they will move that much without noticeable distortion, and will relax to fit ther perfectly after a day or two in hot weather.
Raising the rig more than necessary is just pushing your center of gravity higher. It doesnt seem like much, but it effects your steep climb, and decsent performance, as well as side hilling. I am about to begin a fairly involved re-engineering of lowering my body placement, due to not heading my own advice when I installed the 5.0. I used 3 body spacers, as a quick engineering fix for clearnace at the tranny bell housing. What would have been a couple fo hours of fabbing back then, will now be probably 5 times that to correct now.
2 things to remember when setting up suspension and frame geometry.
1:Gravity is not your friend, and will tug on whatever and wherever it can.
2:Weight and Elevation, are in cohorts with Gravity.
Adversity is imminent, versatility is mandatory, misery is optional.