03-03-2012, 09:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2012
Working on the 88 Sammi
I need some help....
I used to have a Jeep Cherokee, and lifted it and put 31x10.50's on it. Killed my power output. Didn't re-gear. Lost it in a divorce.... Long, sad story.
Now I have a 88 Sammi, I've had one before but stupidly sold it. This sammi is great, desert tan in color, 85,000 miles, HAS AIR CONDITIONING! It's been towed behind a motor home it's whole life.
Everything is stock. It runs great.
I'm looking for a lift kit that will allow me to run larger tires, but I know 31's will kill the power without re-gearing. The 3 inch SPOA's are too much for my tastes, this has to be a daily driver.
On a budget. In this part of the country, a few weeks looking on Craigslist will come up with some tires.
How badly will 235/75x15's kill my power? The poor little engine struggles at 65 MPH. I need to still maintain 65. I don't care about gearing down in the mountains.
And what kind of lift do I need to run that? Those tires are a dime a dozen around here. Normally $100 for a set of four. This is oilfield country, lots of used tires.