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bsmith0612 01-27-2012 10:43 PM

99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
I have my 1999 WJ Laredo. Black. I will be purchasing the 4" Zone Offroad lift for it, as the track bar bushings and shock bushing is worn out one one shock (lift comes with shocks and track bar) so... my question is... what wheel and tire combo should i use? i currently have those sh!tty snowflake looking factory wheels, and HAVE to upgrade as i hate them so much. i have 245/75/16 tires, i believe on factory suspension.

im not exactly sure how big i can go with the 4" lift, but i was planning on 265/75/16's, because id like to keep some MPG. as for the wheels, i was going to go with 4" backspace, and 16" wheels. just... im lost on which ones...

my thoughts: (feel free to add you own also)
1: Dick Cepek DC-2 (polished aluminum/black)
2: Cragar Soft 8's (black)
3: Eagle Alloys 185 (black)

also, i will be purchasing from Summit Racing. (wanna get my employee discount!:D)

any thoughts? suggestions?
Soft 8: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/CRR-3975712/?rtype=10
Dick Cepek: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MTT-1168431/
Eagle: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/AE...7850/?rtype=10

99PlatinumWJ 01-28-2012 08:32 AM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
Just a suggestion but you could also find a set of jk wrangler take offs from a rubicon or Sahara... If you look long enough on Craigslist you can find a great deal like I did... Cheaper and easier than buying brand new wheels and tires you hope fit and messing around with back spacing...

-I have the Saharas on my Jeep and love them, but the sport/rubicon ones I like also... Just got too good of a deal on these to hold out for the rubicons..

cheapjeep 01-28-2012 12:06 PM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
Brandon keep in mind with 4" of backspacing you're gonna be a good bit out past your fender lips and if you're planning on doing some wheeling you might have the possibility of hitting the lip. The pic below is of my 5.5" backspaced wheel with a 30mm offset. The tires are about 10"wide and you can see I'm about even. You are going to be moving out over an inch depending on offset plus a wider tire. I would get a more conservative offset and see where you're at. You can always move it out with a set of spacers. At the very least make sure you extend your bump stops a couple of inches.

http://i1235.photobucket.com/albums/...20-00Small.jpg

bsmith0612 01-28-2012 11:17 PM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
i was considering take offs, but i wasnt sure it the 265's would fit well on those and not rub with only 4" of lift.

I plan on doing just a little wheeling, but nothing too bad that i need a lot of flex. I know what you're saying and i agree, but at the same time im torn because i like the wheels pushed out past the fenders.

im rather unsure of what i wanted to do. so i thought i would see what responses i get :)

cheapjeep 01-29-2012 04:33 AM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bsmith0612 (Post 562707)
i was considering take offs, but i wasnt sure it the 265's would fit well on those and not rub with only 4" of lift.

I plan on doing just a little wheeling, but nothing too bad that i need a lot of flex. I know what you're saying and i agree, but at the same time im torn because i like the wheels pushed out past the fenders.

im rather unsure of what i wanted to do. so i thought i would see what responses i get :)

No problem bud. You'll be fine on the street and even some mild wheeling with your setup. Just dont want to see you ruin a tire or fender if you get into some serious flex the Zone kit is capable of.

bsmith0612 01-29-2012 11:06 PM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 562810)
No problem bud. You'll be fine on the street and even some mild wheeling with your setup. Just dont want to see you ruin a tire or fender if you get into some serious flex the Zone kit is capable of.

i was thinking today, and i thought about maybe running 285/75/16's on a 4" BS rim... maybe too big? its 32.8 inches according to RedRock4x4.

also... any light on double CV front driveshaft vibrations? i really dont have the money to shell out for a double cardan and the yokes to convert it. like i mentioned, i wont be doing much wheeling, just light trails you could take a daily driver (stock) through. im worried about taking it down the highway though, coming home from work at 1:00 am, i like to do about 75 and 80 to cut my drive time down. any input? :D

cheapjeep 02-28-2012 05:56 PM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
Well with those shafts you're more likely to get a vibe than not and that's where it will be at highway speeds. Hopefully you'll get lucky with the t-case drop that comes with the kit but I would start gathering parts for the conversion. 4" is asking a lot from a cv shaft.

bsmith0612 03-06-2012 10:30 PM

Re: 99 WJ 4" Zone Lift, wheel and tire options?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 583212)
Well with those shafts you're more likely to get a vibe than not and that's where it will be at highway speeds. Hopefully you'll get lucky with the t-case drop that comes with the kit but I would start gathering parts for the conversion. 4" is asking a lot from a cv shaft.

sorry, i just noticed your post. theres got to be a better way to keep track of my posts, instead of going to statistics, find all posts, and scrolling...

anyways, winter is over, and i didnt need 4x4, so i didnt replace it. winter wasnt too bad this year. since i didnt need to spend the money to fix it, i decided to get a conversion kit. either Rustys Offroad, or the Tom Woods. any preference to one or the other?


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