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Need wheel/tire/lift kit advice for 2016 Black bear

OK, so I freely admit I'm not going off roading with the exception of crossing from the freeway to the service road in event of an accident holding me up from work ! ...... BUT ... I want to lift my 2dr Wrangler .. It's a Black Bear.
Here's what I was looking at:
Zone 3" lift
7 x 9 -12mm wheels
315/70/17 tires ..
Will this work ?
Basically, I want bigger tires, light wheels so it looks good, but doesn't kill my mpg.
Also, if I go with aluminum wheels, will the extra weight of the tire necessitate a new rear bumper/wheel carrier or can I get away with stock ?
I'm thinking weight and size will mean getting new bumper/tire carrier, but I'm on a serious bufget, so need to be sure of what I need/cost.

Any/all advice appreciated.

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Re: Need wheel/tire/lift kit advice for 2016 Black bear

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OK, so I freely admit I'm not going off roading with the exception of crossing from the freeway to the service road in event of an accident holding me up from work ! ...... BUT ... I want to lift my 2dr Wrangler .. It's a Black Bear.
Here's what I was looking at:
Zone 3" lift
7 x 9 -12mm wheels
315/70/17 tires ..
Will this work ?
Basically, I want bigger tires, light wheels so it looks good, but doesn't kill my mpg.
Also, if I go with aluminum wheels, will the extra weight of the tire necessitate a new rear bumper/wheel carrier or can I get away with stock ?
I'm thinking weight and size will mean getting new bumper/tire carrier, but I'm on a serious bufget, so need to be sure of what I need/cost.

Any/all advice appreciated.
Sorry, havent gotten passed the "I got a wrangler and will never take it offroading"

Wouldnt a minivan or a civic do the same thing?

And if you're on a budget, why did you buy a wrangler lol???
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Sorry, havent gotten passed the "I got a wrangler and will never take it offroading"
This is just his legal disclaimer to avoid having his warranty voided.
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This is just his legal disclaimer to avoid having his warranty voided.
Whew!!! I was worried there for a bit.
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Sorry, havent gotten passed the "I got a wrangler and will never take it offroading"

Wouldnt a minivan or a civic do the same thing?

And if you're on a budget, why did you buy a wrangler lol???
Yeah, you're right - foolish of me.

Thanks for the judgment.
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Whew!!! I was worried there for a bit.
Reminds me of that car ad being run on TV. A middle age couple walks out of their house, gets into their car, buckles up, carefully backs out of their driveway, and finally slowly drives away.

They felt they needed to still put in the fine print at the bottom of the screen "Professional driver. Closed course. Don't attempt".

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Reminds me of that car ad being run on TV. A middle age couple walks out of their house, gets into their car, buckles up, carefully backs out of their driveway, and finally slowly drives away.

They felt they needed to still put in the fine print at the bottom of the screen "Professional driver. Closed course. Don't attempt".

I realize that the wrangler has become a fad in the last year or two. It is the new soccer mom vehicle. Everybody wants one, and they want to put the biggest wheels and tires and as many light bars as they can on them. This is just another iteration of keeping up with the Joneses

Makes me wonder how many of the new wranglers will get $20,000 plus in modifications and upgrades and will never see anything but pavement. Those poor poor wranglers
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Re: Need wheel/tire/lift kit advice for 2016 Black bear

I wouldnt go higher than a 33" tire on the stock carrier

Bigger wheels and tires will cut your mog no matter what.

Buying a wrangler will cut your mpg no matter what

Adding a lift of any height will cut your mpg no matter what

Notice a trend here?

Im not trying to be a jerk here. You bought a vehicle that is expensive already and you want to buy expensive upgrades.

If you say you are on a tight budget, buying a Jeep was one of the worst decisions to make.

BUT, all that aside, welcome to the family.
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