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Old 02-06-2014, 10:54 PM   #91
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Works for me. GYD's 33X12.50 on 15X8 Level 8 Trackers. Got about 2.5 inches with 18/60 springs and Rubicon shocks are also added.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:03 PM   #92
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Works for me. GYD's 33X12.50 on 15X8 Level 8 Trackers. Got about 2.5 inches with 18/60 springs and Rubicon shocks are also added.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:06 AM   #93
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Your jeep looks great!! What kind of rims are they?
Those are XD Cranks 17" by 9" thanks
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Old 02-12-2014, 08:25 PM   #94
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Those are XD Cranks 17" by 9" thanks
Those are awesome man! Best looking rims I have seen on a jku !!
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:02 PM   #95
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I'm mixed on the whole thing. Some 4dr JKs look really nice and practical with 33s and some look weird.
The problem is it takes a lot of money to run 35s properly. You have to r gear, upgrade ball joints, beef up axles, more mpg, less power, beef up tire carrier and tailgate, etc, etc. all for another inch to inch and a half of axle clearance and if you run a budget lift you will have less flex because of the bigger tire.

33s may look too small on a 4dr, but it all depends on the tires and rims chosen. A 33" tire on a 15" rim looks very good on a 4dr and 2dr. You start getting up into the 17 and 18" rims then the tires start looking pretty small.

The way I want my Jeep setup i want a daily driver/weekend trail off road fun/bug out vehicle. I don't have the money to completely rebuild it and beef it up for rock crawling so keeping it lightweight and practical is important to me.

Below are some examples of 33" tires on 2.5" lifts that I think look nice, but also practical








and just for some contrast a few 35" Jeeps





Oh wait. These are 33s lol
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:21 PM   #96
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Rule of thumb: always go one size bigger than what you want
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i keep coming to this thread to tell my self 33s are fine and they look good .. lol everybody wants 35s and i would love to get 35s the problem is with 5.25$ a gallon in Canada and as a dd 35s isnt the best choice i wanan go with 2"OME and 9000 rancho shocks hopefully that would look good ..any thoughts?
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:35 AM   #98
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33s and 3.5" lift. Super happy.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:55 AM   #99
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33's before lift, After RK 2.5"
Reade, what size rim and tire is that 17's? I also have a Sahara and am contemplating 17's instead of the 18's.
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I really like the look of 33" and a little lift.
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I guess it depends on what you need vs. what you want vs. where you are going to end up. IMHO, a tiny lift with no step up in tires doesn't really gain much capability for the effort. I made that mistake with my Taco... if you want clearance you need to go up in tire size or all your suspension bits are at the same place.

"Looks" is a subjective thing, so there is no right answer. I like the look of 37's on a 2.5" lift as a good compromise between trail cred and on-road manners. But, when I park beside a bigger setup it does look small... likewise, when I park beside a stock Rubi or a mini-lift, I think they look silly.

Lots of pics to look at... if it fits your budget and you like it, then go for it. I fell into a big trap on my Taco of redoing work because 'the cheap way' didn't really get me much, and really wasn't that much cheaper than a real setup. I didn't make that same mistake with my JKU.
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Old 10-29-2014, 02:50 AM   #102
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I'm mixed on the whole thing. Some 4dr JKs look really nice and practical with 33s and some look weird.
The problem is it takes a lot of money to run 35s properly. You have to r gear, upgrade ball joints, beef up axles, more mpg, less power, beef up tire carrier and tailgate, etc, etc. all for another inch to inch and a half of axle clearance and if you run a budget lift you will have less flex because of the bigger tire.

33s may look too small on a 4dr, but it all depends on the tires and rims chosen. A 33" tire on a 15" rim looks very good on a 4dr and 2dr. You start getting up into the 17 and 18" rims then the tires start looking pretty small.

The way I want my Jeep setup i want a daily driver/weekend trail off road fun/bug out vehicle. I don't have the money to completely rebuild it and beef it up for rock crawling so keeping it lightweight and practical is important to me.

Below are some examples of 33" tires on 2.5" lifts that I think look nice, but also practical

+1 I completely agree. That is why I have shyed away from 35" that and I really don't need them. I drive my Jeep constantly and its my only vehicle.

I have 3.21 gears and thats my biggest deterant and the stock Dana 30. To have a 2dr with 35s for me would include

regear 4.56 at least
dana 30 strengthining kit trusses gussets chromo shafts hd ball joints
Tire carrier
and 35s of course

Thats a lot of money for a bigger tire. If it was a street queen sure, I could just throw them on and be done. But I like to wheel my jeep and do so moderately (remember a daily driver can't break anything)

Im a person that if its worth doing, its worth over doing. I don't want any issues down the road and I also don't want a jeep that gets lost in a crowd. I like the 33" and 2.5" look. It looks like its there for business and to crawl accordingly. Not slamming people with 35s they have their place, but to keep them on a daily driver it just seems like a waste to have that big expensive of a tire for something that gets driven everyday. Im not frugal at all...ha I just dont see a point to spend all that coin on 35s. just my 0.02 cents. As always do what you want and what you love! Ignore those that criticize your decisions!

4drs is a different story. Recently had this convo with a buddy of mine. Who has a 2014 JKU, 4drs only look good/mean (to me atleast) with a 3.5" lift and 35 or 37. I feel a lot more money needs to be spent on a 4dr to get it looking mean because everything has to be bigger, tires lift etc. JKUs have their advantages tho and I will not get into that.
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I think 33's look just fine with a 2.5" lift. I just switched from a Teraflex Leveling Kit to a Rubicon Express 2.5" Coil Lift with Bilstein 5100 Shocks.

Here are some pics. What do you guys think?

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Hack12,

I think it is more a matter of the wheel and tire combo that determines whether the 33's work with the lift. You seem to have pulled off quite well. What size wheel did you go with?
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I like 33's on a 2.5 but went to 34's on my 2.5... 35's don't have quite enough fender gap and you have to add bump stop to prevent rubbing so you lose flex.

Here's 34's (295/70-17) with a 2.5:


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Here's another 2.5 with 33's.

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OEM Rubicon Wheels about 32" with TF 2.5" Coils

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I don't think it looks bad but just has to last long enough until I save up again for some 35" tires.

But again all your own opinion.
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I'll add, the 285's are better suited to a leveling kit even though they are also 33's. The 12.5's look pretty good on a 2.5... Just my opinion.
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and technically my Duratracs actually measure out to 32's which are what my SRA's were - these are just wider with better tread - so I didn't even have to reprogram my speedo
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i keep coming to this thread to tell my self 33s are fine and they look good .. lol everybody wants 35s and i would love to get 35s the problem is with 5.25$ a gallon in Canada and as a dd 35s isnt the best choice i wanan go with 2"OME and 9000 rancho shocks hopefully that would look good ..any thoughts?
im in the same boat, i already have the ranch 2" lift and i love it and im sure want to go whit the 35s but my rig its a 2009 jku so im worried about the loss of power and flex capabilities more than the price of the gas.

here it's how it looks with the rancho 2" and stock tires as i have it right now
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