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Old 10-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #31
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2.5 inch is too much for 33s.

Not that you cant do it, but if your considering it, you should consider to use this set up.

2.5 inch lift, light wheels, and 315/70R17 Duratracs.

They look will be far better, and they will ride pretty much silent and get you through any terrain including snow.

light wheels and the 34.4 inch duratracs will weigh as much as many 33 inch wheel setups. and will look sooo much better.

I run this set up and love it. Its the best way to go if you are using your truck DD.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #32
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It's a lot, for sure. I got more just over 3" if I remember correctly. Here's a shot before my stubby bumper:



But some times you want room to flex.



After I finish beefing up my front axle, then I can consider 35's or 37's down the road with a beefier shaft.



For now, though, it's close to too much, but really not that bad.

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Old 10-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #33
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2.5" lift (Terraflex) with 33's.......looks and drives great.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:45 PM   #34
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I'm in the same dilemma. I think 33's with a 2.5 lift on a 2 door looks good. On a 4 door I think it's pretty small. Opinions on a 2 door???
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #35
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It's a lot, for sure. I got more just over 3" if I remember correctly. Here's a shot before my stubby bumper:



For now, though, it's close to too much, but really not that bad.


What does it look like after your stubby bumper?

Love the half doors btw.
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Old 10-17-2012, 08:57 PM   #36
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I see a few folks still running stock wheels with the 2.5" lift... are you guys using spacers or does the lift help with the width as well? I'd like to go 2.5" and 285 or wider, but if I can jam the 285+ on my factory wheels with spacers, then do the lift in the spring, that would be handy.
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I run 33x12.50x15's with a 2.5" Teraflex. See for yourself.


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Old 10-18-2012, 10:22 AM   #38
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33/12.5x15 with Teraflex 2.5" with Bilstein 5100 shocks. Rough measurements I got 3 up front and 2.5 out back. Might be a tad much for now, but when I wear out these 33's I do plan on bumping to 35's. 33's were fine on stock height until I disco'd.


The ride is great, so all is well. I have zero complaints.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:26 AM   #39
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Hi guys I decided to go with tf performance leveling kit ill post some pics when I have it installed. Thanks for all the help
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:49 AM   #40
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I went with a 2.5 bb and the rear trac bar relocation and sway bar links, took the rear links to front and am running 33/12.5/15 duratracs with 15x8 tko's and love it so far, considering I don't want to do any extreme wheeling while still making payments on it. In the end it's all in what u want to do with your rig. Mine isn't my only vehicle but I go to nm to ski and to the coast a few times a year so it's still a great ride on a road trip.
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2.5 inch is too much for 33s.

Not that you cant do it, but if your considering it, you should consider to use this set up.

2.5 inch lift, light wheels, and 315/70R17 Duratracs.

They look will be far better, and they will ride pretty much silent and get you through any terrain including snow.

light wheels and the 34.4 inch duratracs will weigh as much as many 33 inch wheel setups. and will look sooo much better.

I run this set up and love it. Its the best way to go if you are using your truck DD.
Noob here & I'm struggling (obsessing is more like it) with this same dilemma! I'm dead set on the AEV 2.5 just can't decide on the economy of the DT 285/70/70 or the DT 315/70/17. I LOVE the look of the 315s, but what kind of wheel would qualify as a "light wheel" for a good setup with them?
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #42
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I will more than likely be doing a 2.5" lift in the near future also. I plan on running 33's as we put 15+ thousand miles on a year... but once this jeep is paid for and is a true toy... I'll be able to slap 35s on and go!
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33's before lift,



After RK 2.5"

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Old 02-22-2013, 01:05 PM   #44
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The answer is is you think it is too much, then it is. If you do not, it isn't. No matter what anyone else thinks, when it comes to your Jeep, do what you like best. I personally think 2.5" is too much for 33's from a looks perspective.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #45
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Alot depends on what you have on and in your jeep. I have 33's, 2.5" lift, bumpers, winch and a lot of recovery stuff, and I am not as high as READE's jeep (which looks good) so it will depend on which lift, tires, equipment and 2dr/4dr
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Old 02-22-2013, 02:28 PM   #46
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2.5 teraflex with stock 32s

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I think a lot depends on how much you actually gain from your lift. I got 3.5" from my RK 2.5" max travel and it made my stock 32" tires look tiny. I was pretty sure 33" wouldn't look much better, so I went with 35s. To me, 33's look great on 2-door JK's, but they tend to look out of proportion on 4-door JKU's, especially with anything much more than 2-2.5" of lift. Of course, I've also had to replace the tailgate hinge, install gussets, trim pinch seam, etc. that probably wouldn't be as necessary with 33's.

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2.5" TF Coil on 33s First pic is before the lift
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #50
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Here you go, 2.5" lift and 33x12.5R15s. Looks good to me:

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^^^That's a matter of opinion. Just joking, looks good!
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^^^That's a matter of opinion. Just joking, looks good!
You know what else looks good? No need to regear, and ~18 mpg on my 35 mile each way commute every day.
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You know what else looks good? No need to regear, and ~18 mpg on my 35 mile each way commute every day.
Touche! 35's do come with a price, more than just the tires themselves. Possible regear, gussets, tire carrier, mpg drop. So far, I'm trying to hold off on the regear until I decide to do lockers, but then I do drive like a grandma on the freeway.
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Hi guys I decided to go with tf performance leveling kit ill post some pics when I have it installed. Thanks for all the help
How did it come out, where are the pics?

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I personally feel 2.5" makes 33s look small on a 4dr. I'm also going with the 1.5" TF Performance coil Leveling kit. Just enough to make the perfect stance. with 33x12.5x15 Duratracs on Level 8 Trackers and Steering stabilizer and Lower front flex arms for better high handling. If I get a heavier bumper and winch I'll add 3/4" spring spacers in the front to get rid of the sag. I'll post pics once I got it together come April.
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I think 35s are perfect for 4DRs but I think they look too big for 2DRs. If you have a 2DR, I would go with 33s.
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I think 35s are perfect for 4DRs but I think they look too big for 2DRs. If you have a 2DR, I would go with 33s.
I'll have to respectfully disagree. I have a 2.5" RK max travel and almost 35's. I like it.

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Agreed with the post above. With the RK on 2 door it is too much lift for 33's. Now with the Teraflex 2.5 kit I think 33's look great.
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Here you go, 2.5" lift and 33x12.5R15s. Looks good to me:

I see you're on stock bumpers and such, how much lift did you actually end up with? Trying to judge what my MC lift that might be up to an inch over 2.5 due to only having sliders might look like with 33's.
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I see you're on stock bumpers and such, how much lift did you actually end up with? Trying to judge what my MC lift that might be up to an inch over 2.5 due to only having sliders might look like with 33's.
Honestly . . . I have no idea.

I started with a 19/60 swap plus 3/4" coils, those then came out and a TF coil kit went in.

At no time did I break out a tape measure, so I'm clueless as to actual height changes.

Those are pretty heavy rails you see there, btw, though I saw no change when they went on.

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