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Old 03-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Best decision

My jk currently has 29" tires and I'm looking to buy new tires/wheels and a body lift

What would be the better choice?
Buying tires that are 32" with a 3" lift
Or getting 33" tires with a 2-2.5" lift?

I'm trying not to spend more than $1500
Recommendations?

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33" tires and leveling kit..

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or 32 with no lift.
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Recommendation? 33" tires and leveling kit..
What's the difference between a leveling kit and body lift?
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What's the difference between a leveling kit and body lift?
A body lift is spacers between the body and frame, leveling kit is either spacers on top of the coil springs or new longer springs, basically a small lift
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All of this is very sound advice if you are on a limited budget. Going beyond 2.5" will lead to other mods. Even 2.5" is no guarantee that they will not be needed. Compared to you 29s the 33 will be large improvement.
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Leveling kit with 33s would look great... especially with an aggressive tread
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What's the difference between a leveling kit and body lift?
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A body lift is spacers between the body and frame, leveling kit is either spacers on top of the coil springs or new longer springs, basically a small lift
this^^^

A body lift will do exactly that. Lift the body off the frame giving more clearance for larger tires. The downside, IMHO, is an unsightly gap between the body and frame.. I just don't like it..

The leveling kit will put a small spacer on top of your front coil spring leveling the front with the rear.

Your budget of $1500 limits you because tires will eat up a lot of that.. but either way is still doable

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