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with a 2" lift on my 01...what is the tallest tire I can put on it? I would like to make it a little bit wider, but the objective is to gain more ground clearance for my van.j I am sure this info is somewhere in this forum but I could not find it. I want to keep the same size tires front and back to simplify rotating and maintenance.
 

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With my 2" lift, the 235/75R15 moderately aggressive LT rated tires, are the limit.
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In my case, that resulted in some rubbing, which necessitated some inner fender well massaging/trimming at the rear pinch-weld seam.
If you have the plastic front bumper trim and side cladding, there will most likely be a bit more trimming at the front of the wheel well. On my van I removed the cladding and the front bumper assembly. I now have a modified Jeep front bumper
I still have some rubbing at full lock with some suspension extension, but it is very minor
Rod J
Issaquah, WA
 

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Are those tires 3" taller than stock? so an overall lift off the ground of 1.5"?

With my 2" lift, the 235/75R15 moderately aggressive LT rated tires, are the limit. View attachment 286969
In my case, that resulted in some rubbing, which necessitated some inner fender well massaging/trimming at the rear pinch-weld seam.
If you have the plastic front bumper trim and side cladding, there will most likely be a bit more trimming at the front of the wheel well. On my van I removed the cladding and the front bumper assembly. I now have a modified Jeep front bumper
I still have some rubbing at full lock with some suspension extension, but it is very minor
Rod J
Issaquah, WA
 

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Sorry...I just answered my own question. The 235 is 1.2" taller than the 215, so the van has .6" more ground clearance. Is there some reason, other than more ground clearance, that people do a 2" lift?
 

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with a 2" lift on my 01...what is the tallest tire I can put on it? I would like to make it a little bit wider, but the objective is to gain more ground clearance for my van.j I am sure this info is somewhere in this forum but I could not find it. I want to keep the same size tires front and back to simplify rotating and maintenance.
235/70R16 according to journeys off road
 

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A 2" lift definitely makes access to spark plugs and wires easier. It also allows many to get under the van a bit easier for some tasks. I can slide under the van on cardboard, pretty easily now, to see most things, but it is still not easy to work on it that way.
Rod J
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With my 2" lift, the 235/75R15 moderately aggressive LT rated tires, are the limit. View attachment 286969
In my case, that resulted in some rubbing, which necessitated some inner fender well massaging/trimming at the rear pinch-weld seam.
If you have the plastic front bumper trim and side cladding, there will most likely be a bit more trimming at the front of the wheel well. On my van I removed the cladding and the front bumper assembly. I now have a modified Jeep front bumper
I still have some rubbing at full lock with some suspension extension, but it is very minor
Rod J
Issaquah, WA
I want to go that same route Rod!
 
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