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Old 11-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #1
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How big of a tire can i put on a 2" lift?

I'm trying to figure out some tire sizes. What can fit on a stock lift and what can fit on a 2" lift? Plan on keeping the stock rims for now. I dont have the money for a full suspension lift, but I would like 33's.

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Old 11-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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Old 11-23-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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Yeah, an 02 tj sport. Just bought it yesterday... My first jeep!
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #4
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The least expensive way (but not the best way) for you to run 33s would be a 2" budget boost (spacers on top of springs) and a 1.25" body lift. JKS makes a good body lift and spacers are spacers. You will be best off with longer shocks as well, but I think you could get by with stock shocks for a while. If you off road it and flex at all you will need to lengthen your bump stops about 2" also. If you are using the stock wheels you will probably need to go with a 33x10.50 tire. A 33x12.50 will require a 8" wide wheel with about 4" of backspacing or you could use wheel spacers with the stock wheels but I'm not a fan of wheel spacers.

If you stay stock you can go with a 31x10.50 as long as you are mostly street only or don't flex it much.

Other options to run 33s include staying stock or just a small (1"-1.25") body lift and raising the fenders by installing tube fenders in front and losing the flares and inner fenders in back and possibly some trimming.

Traditional means to run 33s is a 4" suspension lift. The good lifts include most everything you need, sometimes with the exception of shocks.

Whatever you decide - cheaping out the first time usually results in fixing it later on. Most people will suggest saving up and doing it right the first time.

If you decide to do it right, I suggest you call Dirk at DPG Offroad at 316-776-9900. He will help you make the right decision and set you up.
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Couldn't ask for a better answer than that! Thanks alot!

For now it's mostly a street jeep(daily driver), with some minor offroading to get to remote camping spots near Lake Tahoe. But as it ages I'll start putting in more and more offroad parts, i.e. Skid plates, etc. I was really just curious about the 33". If all I needed was a temporary $200 spacer lift I would do it for sure until money gets saved. But anymore than that it's like you said, not worth the money and might as well save for the pricier complete suspension lift. which company offers the best 4" lift?
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Old 11-23-2011, 03:54 PM   #6
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If I was going to install a lift on a stock TJ I would go with one from DPG most likely... the best one I could afford from their choices. Not a 4" lift exactly, but a 2.5" OME lift with 1.25" body lift. The advantage being that you need the BL anyway to be able to install a belly up transfer case skid and some gas tank skids.

http://dpgoffroad.com/productcategor...wrangler-kits/

I suggest for what you are using the Jeep for that you refrain from doing anything until you can get what you will ultimately be happy with, or it will cost you more in the long run. A stock Wrangler is very capable.

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