Hill, Bill.E - 31" vs 30" Tires
I went from OEM 28" tires to 30x9.5 A/T Dunlap Radical Rovers on my stock '01 TJ, 4L with 5 speed. This keeps my GOG low and gives me 1" more ground clearance without any modification to the suspension system. I'm running stock 15" steel OEM rims and do not bind while turning or at full articulation.
To go up to 31" tires would require 2" spacers at the top of my springs and longer shock absorbers. Locally, this is called a 'Budget Lift."
Going from 30" to 31" tires would give me an additional 1/2" more ground clearance, but this is no game changer.
My set up is fine for going long on most dirt and gravel. If I was going to Tierra Del Fuego (and thank gawd no one on this board has stepped up and said they they wanted to make this run with me), I'd pop for a budget lift and 31" M/T tires.
Last edited by x32792; 10-01-2010 at 02:35 PM.
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