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Old 10-05-2012, 12:54 PM   #1
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2.5 lift too much for 33's ?

I'm contemplating getting a 2.5 lift but I'm afraid that it will look goofy with duratrac 295/65/18 what do you guys think? Will it be too high and look awkward? Should I just get a leveling kit?

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. Don't really ever plan on going larger than 33's but afraid they will look small with a 2.5 inch lift. Especially considering the majority of lifts out there give you more then the advertised lift.

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Old 10-05-2012, 01:04 PM   #3
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Depends on the look you are going for, 33's and a 2.5 look good to me and leaves you alot of room for flex. Not to mention the huge cost savings between the two and less wear and tear on the vehicle.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:27 PM   #4
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When i had my 2.5 Teraflex added the guys at 4 Wheel Parts nearly begged me to go with 35's instead of 33's and i am glad i did. They said 33's would look to small and i concur. The 35 Pro Comp Xtreme AT was only $3.00 more per tire than the 33 was.
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There's always 34's as a in between size.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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2.5 AEV with 285/70/17 Duratracs. Love the look
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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Nothing wrong with 2.5" of lift and 33. It's a very nice combo. Remember the people at 4wp also like to make a profit.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:30 PM   #8
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Maybe but i like 35 better. Also the profit was only $3.00 more per tire so yea i guess they made a great bonus.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #9
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No, the price was only $3.00 more per tire, their cost could be significantly lower, so greater profit.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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I was about to get some 33's with my 2.5" Lift and decided to go 35s at the last second. I'm very glad with the look. Especially if its a 4 door.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #11
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Could be, maybe, what if. Your really reaching my friend but if you can show me the true cost difference in what 4 Wheel Parts pays for Pro Comp 35x12.5x17 Xtreme AT tires vs the same tires in 33's then i will definitely concede that your post is correct. They charged me $3.00 more per tire. However the op asked everyone what they think about 33's on a 2.5 lift and i gave him my opinion. Now you can give him yours.
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Personal preference, look at photos and decide if you are cool with it or not. Here's some examples.









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Old 10-05-2012, 02:46 PM   #13
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:11 PM   #14
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Those look good! Any with a RK 2.5 lift as that is the lift I am considering and heard you get quite a bit more than 2.5 inches?
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I think it looks fine as long as you don't have flat fenders
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I think they're a pretty good match, myself.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:36 PM   #17
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I have a 2009 JKU with a 2.5" AEV lift and 33x15x12.5 Duratracs. Got about 3" of real lift with AEV kit. I think 33s are bordering on too small, but look OK to me. I certainly understand that some think 35s are ideal for 2.5 inches of lift. Didn't want 35s due to engine performance issues at altitude with 3.73 auto.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #18
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2011 Sport manual with Teraflex 2.5" coil lift. 285/70/17 Falken Rocky Mountains. I have thought about going to 35's but don't want to have to spend even more money to regear right now. Also want to get a roof rack and if I go to 35's probably won't be able to get in the garage. However, IMO 33's do look small on a 4 door with a lift.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:58 PM   #19
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #20
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JKU with 2.5" Teraflex coil lift and 305/70/16 or 33.1" tires.

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Old 10-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
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Ya'll may think 33's look too small on a 2.5 inch lift..... but I'm liking my 33's on my 3" lift. Of course my jeep has a good deal of weight on it... particularly when I'm working... 35's would probably *look* better, but for me, I'll spend less on the tires and fuel... and have more power (than if I put 35's on) and less stress everywhere.... and all that beats the heck out of *looks* in my book
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:58 PM   #22
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thanks for all the replies. I still dont know what im going to do
its funny some looks just about right and others looks to high for the tires

btw CG3 your jeep is very nice
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Ya'll may think 33's look too small on a 2.5 inch lift..... but I'm liking my 33's on my 3" lift. Of course my jeep has a good deal of weight on it... particularly when I'm working... 35's would probably *look* better, but for me, I'll spend less on the tires and fuel... and have more power (than if I put 35's on) and less stress everywhere.... and all that beats the heck out of *looks* in my book
I changed my mind. That does look pretty good. Definitely right about the advantages of not going bigger.
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285/70/17, 2.5 pro comp added 3/4 spacer in front, love the look
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #25
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Yea- RK 2.5 might be a bit much on a 2 door with no weight. I can't post pics now but I got over 4" when first installed. Still around 4".
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:03 PM   #26
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33's on 2.5. It depends in what you want to do - anything less than 2.5 and I'da been rubbing - it was close. But that was a true 2.5.
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:29 AM   #27
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I think 33s w/ 2.5 inch of lift looks good, but I think 35s look better. Wish I did it right the first time.....
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2.5 teraflex BB and duratracs 295 65 18
This is what I have
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #29
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I agree, went with 1 1/2" lift (Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit) and 285/70/17 Duratracs and love the look. Don't rock climb, so this works out great for me.

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Ya'll may think 33's look too small on a 2.5 inch lift..... but I'm liking my 33's on my 3" lift. Of course my jeep has a good deal of weight on it... particularly when I'm working... 35's would probably *look* better, but for me, I'll spend less on the tires and fuel... and have more power (than if I put 35's on) and less stress everywhere.... and all that beats the heck out of *looks* in my book
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Eh...I'm begrudgingly with CG3. It's not a looks thing with me, it's a capabilities thing. If I go with 35 inch tires I'll end up a little heavier than stock (6 lbs per wheel) with my lightest alternative and easily 20 lbs per wheel if I get a heavier wheel+tire combo. The tires will be more expensive than 33s by a good margin, my on-road performance will not be as good...but, I get an extra 1" of clearance under my differentials versus a 33" tire. The bottom line for me - at this point in my Jeep ownership I cannot justify the tradeoff in performance against where my Jeep spends most of its time for a small benefit off road at substantial cost.

I'll run 33" tires on my coming lift once I get around to buying some and I really won't care too much how it looks.

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