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Re: Smallest lift to run 31\'s???
dont forget you get different clearance issues with different kinds of suspension. A shackle reverse causes the front wheel to move rearward during compression, so your rubbing would be at the back of the front wheelwells.
My YJs on M/Ls go up and forward so the rubbing happens at the front of the wheelwell.
Just for a reference: I am running 30" mud tires on stock BS wheels and the YJ setup gives about 2" of lift. I rub on the outer seam of the front wheelwells and the square part behind the headlights when driving offroad or even cornering hard on the road. I have a set of 31s on 2" BS wheels that rubbed while I was just driving slowly on flat ground with this setup.
Likewise, when I had the calmini 2" s/r installed I had the same 31x10.50s on std backspace wheels and they rubbed all over the place, even on the road, worst of all catching on the springs at full lock.