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Old 02-06-2014, 09:54 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, 10:03 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.
I'm diggin that bumper

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Old 02-12-2014, 12:06 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, 07:25 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, 09:02 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, 10:21 PM   #96
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Rule of thumb: always go one size bigger than what you want
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #97
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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, 03:35 AM   #98
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33s and 3.5" lift. Super happy.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:55 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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Old 09-03-2014, 06:06 AM   #100
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I really like the look of 33" and a little lift.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:34 AM   #101
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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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