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Old 05-05-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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2.5" Teraflex Lift, 33" Tires, and Wide Stance

I haven't even gotten my JKUR yet and I've already received my Quadratec catalog. Yes, I'm wasting no time on already trying to upgrade my Jeep.

I'll regretfully be spending more time on than off pavement due to a lack of places to off-road in the nearby area, but I just can't be happy with the appearance of a stock Jeep Wrangler.

I'd like to get a minor lift and some larger tires, which also widen the stance a bit. I don't want to go with just a taller tire, as I find the "pizza cutter stance" to be absolutely repulsive.

In the very rare event that I may be blessed with the opportunity to rock crawl one of these days, I want to make sure that those taller, wider tires don't rub any suspension components or fenders if I wind up with the wheel tucked all the way up into the fender-well.

So, anybody's experiences with these types of things would be great, and I'd also like to see some photos!

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You described my set up.
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I have the Teraflex 2.5 inch lift and 33's on some Blackrock 909's. Did the Moab Easter Jeep Safari and no rubbing at all at full droop and compression. You will be fine. Can post a pic or two in a few.

MTH's posts actually sold me on the tire/wheel combo.
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Are the DuraTracs durable enough in the sidewalls? The tread seems decent enough.
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Are the DuraTracs durable enough in the sidewalls? The tread seems decent enough.
If I knew I was going to be doing a lot of wheeling, I'd probably pick something with a sturdier sidewall. As is though, I'm only an occasional wheeler, so highway performance is more important, and the DuraTracs rock for that while still being a good offroader.
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If I knew I was going to be doing a lot of wheeling, I'd probably pick something with a sturdier sidewall. As is though, I'm only an occasional wheeler, so highway performance is more important, and the DuraTracs rock for that while still being a good offroader.
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:10 PM   #7
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You described my set up.
It looks great! I like how the wheels look pushed towards the fenders a bit without extending past them.

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I have the Teraflex 2.5 inch lift and 33's on some Blackrock 909's. Did the Moab Easter Jeep Safari and no rubbing at all at full droop and compression. You will be fine. Can post a pic or two in a few.

MTH's posts actually sold me on the tire/wheel combo.
I'm not familiar with the Moab Easter Jeep Safari or any off-roading event for that matter! I'm totally green to the world of 4x4s. Dare I say I don't even know what the "Moab" is or where it is!

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If I knew I was going to be doing a lot of wheeling, I'd probably pick something with a sturdier sidewall. As is though, I'm only an occasional wheeler, so highway performance is more important, and the DuraTracs rock for that while still being a good offroader.
That's my situation. I'll be the occasional off-roader but want something that's going to cut it on both, the trail and the highway.
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Con Artist, do yourself a favor (if you're not kidding) and Google Moab, Utah. Then check it out on You Tube- tons of wheeling videos there.
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I have the Teraflex 2.5 inch lift and 33's on some Blackrock 909's. Did the Moab Easter Jeep Safari and no rubbing at all at full droop and compression. You will be fine. Can post a pic or two in a few.

MTH's posts actually sold me on the tire/wheel combo.
The sidewalls were just fine in my opinion. I actually prefer these over the stock BFG's. After airing down they were nice and compliant and wrapped over the top of the rocks wonderfully in Moab and gave me lots of grip.

Also I went outside and snapped a couple of pics...


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The sidewalls were just fine in my opinion. I actually prefer these over the stock BFG's. After airing down they were nice and compliant and wrapped over the top of the rocks wonderfully in Moab and gave me lots of grip.

Also I went outside and snapped a pic...
That's exactly the type of stance I'm looking for! Looks great!

I really like the black grill, too. Is that something you did yourself or did you purchase a black one?
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Con Artist, do yourself a favor (if you're not kidding) and Google Moab, Utah. Then check it out on You Tube- tons of wheeling videos there.
Will do! I'm horrible with geography, I probably should've heard of Moab before.
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That's exactly the type of stance I'm looking for! Looks great!

I really like the black grill, too. Is that something you did yourself or did you purchase a black one?
I took the grill and grill guard off and popped out the turn signal housings and then laid about 6 coats of Plasti-Dip on it. It looks very smooth. If you Plasti-Dip yours I would recommend you let it dry for 24 hours before you remount it. Just tapping the bumper remounting it dinged the Plasti-Dip in a couple places and touching it up doesn't look as smooth. It stands up to power washing very well though.
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I took the grill and grill guard off and popped out the turn signal housing and then laid about 6 coats of Plasti-Dip on it. It looks very smooth. If you Plasti-Dip yours I would recommend you let it dry for 24 hours before you remount it. Just tapping the bumper remounting it dinged the Plasti-Dip in a couple places and touching it up doesn't look as smooth. It stands up to power washing very well though.
If I gather up the guts, I may try that! It looks really good. Do you have any close-ups of the grill so I can see the texture of it?
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Old 05-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #14
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I did the same to my grill. I really like it...
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The white Jeep looks fantastic!

Love blue too but could not locate any when I bought mine a few weeks ago.
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread. But I too am loving the look and stance of Amangum's Rubi. It's just want im looking for. But Im looking at tires and the sizes confuse the crap out of me. I want to keep 16" wheels. Is that what you have? And what is the exact size of those tires? I'm at tirerack.com and there are 10 different 16" duratracs! I like those wheels too.. Any help?
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Old 07-04-2014, 05:59 PM   #17
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I'm also seeing an abundance of differing TF 2.5 lift kits.. This shit is confusing.
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Old 07-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #18
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I think I got it.. You have the 909 15x8 wheels and the 33x12.5R15LT tires?
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:06 PM   #19
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2013 JKU sahara
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