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baronvonhavok 06-29-2009 12:14 PM

lowering and tires
 
hey guys,

i'm thinking about lowering my 2004 wj. i know there are two different lowering kits that put you down to different heights. i'm not sure exactly which one i would get. i'm probably going to be getting 18x9 inch rims to go along with it. what size tire do you guys recommend i should get?

TimmyB 06-29-2009 02:38 PM

Re: lowering and tires
 
Why would you only get 18's and not nice 20's?

Scottina06 06-29-2009 02:39 PM

Re: lowering and tires
 
what size are your stock wheels and tires?

baronvonhavok 06-29-2009 04:21 PM

Re: lowering and tires
 
my stock tires are 225/75/r16

i want 18s because they are easier to afford and im not trying to be flashy or anything. i like being low key and un noticable.

dreamer1213 06-29-2009 06:31 PM

Re: lowering and tires
 
There are actually 3 drop spring kits for the WJ. Here are their specs:

Eibach: 1" front - 1.3" rear
H&R: 2" front - 1.8" rear
Groundforce: 2" front - 2" rear

The choice is yours...all depends on what you want...I have Eibach's on my WJ and really like them...I have thought about going lower.....but I dunno...lol...

As far as tires for a 18x9...I would say like a 265/60/18 or a 275/55/18....

What kinda wheels are you looking at, got a pic?

scjeep4.7HO 06-29-2009 07:38 PM

Re: lowering and tires
 
I have also thought about lowerin my 04 but would need to go with a skinnier tire.

baronvonhavok 06-29-2009 10:59 PM

Re: lowering and tires
 
im getting Dick Cepek DC1s that are "black."

http://www.ttperformanceinc.com/stor...C1_BlackLg.jpg

so wait, the 275/55/R18 will be about 30x10, that won't rub if i lower the jeep, no matter which kit i do?

dreamer1213 06-30-2009 05:30 AM

Re: lowering and tires
 
Those would look pretty cool..just make sure you have the right bolt pattern, and offset...dont' want those bad boys to stick out...unless thats what you want... :)

Scottina06 06-30-2009 06:40 AM

Re: lowering and tires
 
theres a tire calculator here...enter your stock tire size to get the overall diamter and then try to stay close to that with the 18" tires and you should be golden

baronvonhavok 06-30-2009 07:11 AM

Re: lowering and tires
 
alright. thanks guys. whenever i get the money to get everything going you'll see pics!

and i'll have updated pics soon, whenever my friend gets a chances to put pics online.


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