Everyone seems to have a hard on with 33 inch tires. Just because you have more than 2 inches of lift doesn't mean you have to have 33 inch tires. I think 31's look pretty good on a yj with 4 inch lift, just my 2 cents tho.
I had 31's with no lift and thought it looked great. I see 31's with 4" and I think it looks ridiculous. there is too much lift with not enough tire. it looks very disproportional. I now run 33's with 3" lift. However, it's not about what everyone else has a "hard on" for, its what you have a hard on for. It's your jeep so do what you want.
What? Your 30" tires rub on a 4" lift... See here's the thing once you put a lift on a vehicle you become top heavy with too small tires, it's not that everyone has a "hard on" for 33" tires that just happens to be what is recommended by most 4" lifts. You can run 31s with a 4" but 31s were recommended for the 2.5" lift... 33 is a good median sized tire it's not small it's not big... It still requires some modification but not anywhere near what 35s would need so it's where most people stop so as not to cause thousands of dollars worth of necessary mods to run them efficiently. 33s are still very effective offroad and yeah they do look pretty sexy too!
I was just saying with a yj the rear wheel wells r too narrow, so 31's look good if left stock, I'm gonna go to 33's once I change the rear axel, Regear and get wider flares. But until then I'm gonna roll with some 31's until I so some more mods.
I'm stretched 2 inches in the rear with 33 13.5s and 6 inches of light and I don't come close to rubbing the fenders. Yes it has wider flairs bit i dont hit any of the wheel well. If your rubbing start cutting
I have 235/15R/75s (29") with my 2" BB and absolutely hate it. I thought I'd have the cash for the new boots and wheels by now. I figure by the end of the summer my tires will be bald and I'll have to get new boots. I can't wait 'til they wear out.
Lol you think taller tires make your vehicle less top heavy that's funny.
How wide are your tires? How much do your tires weigh? You do understand also that lifting a vehicle shortens it's wheel base? You also understand that adding size to the lowest point on your vehicle (the tires) makes you less top heavy? You do understand these points?
actually tires vary alot in weight, depends on the tire. Width is what would make a jeep more stable not height. But yes obviously the higher your lift the more top heavy you'll be. Living in Vegas I see the guys with 12 inches of lift or more on their trucks with low profile tires on 22 inch rims. I could almost walk over and push their truck over. Pretty silly
Theres nothing wrong with the Jeep "looking lifted" as it would with a slightly smaller tire. The difference in capability with a 33 vs 35 is minimal for most. The down side of 35 vs 33 is much greater than the up. Most people go bigger than needed just for looks and there Jeep under performs because of it. The difference in ground clearance is minimal when you think about it. One inch clearance dont get you far but two inches of tire makes a huge difference to your Jeep and how it drives.
I think it stands to reason that a taller, wider, tire weighs more full of air then a smaller narrower tire. But yes different 33s of the same width can have different weights etc... And no a taller tire does not make you more top heavy as long as the foundation is bigger then the top it would not be top heavy... 30" tires that are probably 9.5 wide would make a 4" lift top heavy 33x12.50 tires do not make a 4" lift more top heavy that is why they are the recommended tire for that lift.
If you really wheel you got to keep flex in mind. I see JK guys that I ride with that have 35's on 2.5" BB's that dont have nearly the travel that I do with my set up. I follow them no problem and never worry about rub or over stressing my axles and terrible MPG's plus a much more sluggish ride. Having only delt with one TJ in my live I cant imagine going anything over 33" with less that 4.5 inches of lift and having any room for travel and flex.
I'm not into the stuffing biggest tire possible on minimum lift just because you can when on the pavement.