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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2000, 03:00 PM
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Lift required

How much lift will i need to run on 30x9.5 on stock wheels (15x5.5)?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2000, 06:59 PM
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Re: Lift required

I have 30x9.5's ( overall 29.2 )on my suki , with no lift . They rub on the frame at the front on full lock . I lowered , ie reduced the wheel travel , the front bump stop by 1/4 inch ( slipped a 1/4 inch plate in there ) and chopped the front bumper for clearance . No rubbing so far .
Not the best solution if you want a trail rig but all I wanted was the bigger tyres for the mud .
Cheers Monty

post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2000, 07:10 PM
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Re: Lift required

My experience is this:

Ran 235s (28") on stock rims, removed bumpstops and sway-bar. I had no rubbing on the street, but a little tire cutting when fully flexed (springs in good shape).

Added 1" lift (2" longer than stock) shackles and the rubbing went away completely.

Now running 31x10.50s (about 30") on the rims I had on my Jeep (not sure about the off-set, 15x7 or 15x8 I'm not sure). I had rubbing on the street at first when I turned lock to lock. Then I pounded flat the ribs that are inside the front wheel well and the rubbing went away. Now I still rub during flex so I am moving the axle forward a bit with longer springs and lifting a little bit again (1" maybe).

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-27-2000, 10:30 PM
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Re: Lift required

I have the calmini s/r which provides 2" of lift in the front and 1" in the back. I put the extended bumpstops in the front but left the back stock. I have some 30" tires which are a little bigger than average, I compared them to BFG A/T 30"s on a friends truck, and there was a noticable difference. The extended bumpstops are about 1.5 or 2" of drop, and the tires still almost rub. I had to cut the front bumper, I bent the mounts forward too, and I pounded the seem at the back of the front wheel well. With the steering locked either way, at full compression, they just barely touch. The back, with stock bump stops, the tires don't rub when the axle is twisted, but due to slight scraping at the top fender lip, it seemed to rub just a little, maybe when I caught some air? Oh yeah, I have 15X8" wheels, so the do stuck out more than on skinnier rims, causing more rubbing with the steering locked one way or the other than you will find. Just my experience.


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