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Old 06-07-2010, 10:04 PM   #1
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Will it fit?

I'm about due for new tires. I was wondering if I put a 1" body lift on my TJ will I be able to get away with 33's if I stay on the roads until I can get a lift. I would hate to buy tires twic, but want to know what I would rub on. I know I would lose some turning radius... what else?

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31" tires are the largest you can fit without a lift and these will even rub on the control arms for the 10.5" width tires. Do you have stock rims? 33" tires will rub on the control arms as the standard size is 12.5" wide if I am correct. Are you more concerned with rubbing on the arms or the wheel well? If you are worried about rubbing in the wheel well just put on a 2" BB for $100. If you are worried about rubbing on the control arms you will need new rims or wheel spacers. (Spacers are illegal in some states.)There is a trick you can extend the wheel stop, but you will lose the turning radius on the Jeep. Hope this helps.

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You can NOT fit 12.5's on a stock wheel without spacers. The rears will get eaten up by the spring perches. As far as fitting with no lift, yes with the right backspacing you can do it for a short period of time. I did for 2 weeks, on road ONLY, no rubbing to speak of... If it did, I didn't notice.
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Thanks a lot! Yeah, it is only temporary and strictly for on road until I get the suspension done (going with the rough country 3.25" any advice on that lift would be greatly appreciated as well). I do plan on getting new rims with these tires but back spacers may have to do on the stock wheels for the moment. Not sure if they're legal in Florida but I've seen some crazy shite pass for legal here so I'm not worried about it.

So the end verdict from the responses is that 33's will fit, on stock wheels with spaceres, for on road use only, as a temporary solution until I get the lift.

Looking at the tera-flex 1" aluminum body lift as well. Should I go ahead and do this or can it wait for the suspension lift?
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Wait...what stock wheels do you have?????????????????????

some are 15x8 some are 15x7. Don't put a 12.5 on a 7''wide wheel..not a good idea.

if you have stock 15x8's the 12.5 wide tire will be fine.

Also...wheel spacers will run you $200 for the set...better off not waisting the money and just buying wheels with correct BS.

As for the lift...take a look at the LIFT reviews Sticky at the top of the TJ section.
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And if you'd like to know your factory wheel spec's ....just post a picture of your jeep/wheels and I'll let you know.
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Another thing to keep in mind is power. From what I understand without proper gearing, won't 33's really suck it up?
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Pretty sure they're the 15x7 so I'll take your advice and pick up the new wheels with the right backspacing, from what I've read looks to be 15x8 with 4inch BS (less backspacing pushes the tires out more if I understand correctly)
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Pretty sure they're the 15x7 so I'll take your advice and pick up the new wheels with the right backspacing, from what I've read looks to be 15x8 with 4inch BS (less backspacing pushes the tires out more if I understand correctly)
you got it bud, lower the number the farther they stick out...higher the number the farther in they will sit.

And yes 4'' bs will work fine with 12.5's ,,,3.75 works good too.
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Another thing to keep in mind is power. From what I understand without proper gearing, won't 33's really suck it up?
I have the 2.5 (for now as I'm beginning to gather parts to drop in a small block 350) so I'm not worried about the loss of power that I never had lol. I only live 6 miles from work and I have my r1 for the highways.

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