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Old 07-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #91
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How about this......35's on a 4"
To me it has too much room, so we will be installing 37's.
However more than a half dozen folks in person stated that they like it just like that.

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What lift?
Its a TF 2.5 spring lift and it actually measured out to give little over 3" from frame..
When you have 15 wheels instead of the mall crawler 17 or bigger its looks little more meaty.
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This thread is getting a bit sidetracked. I'll attempt to bring us back -

35s with stock flares and a 2.5 lift will rub = might look ok but not functional.
35s with stock flares and a 3.0 or 3.5 lift will not rub = looks great and functional.
33s with stock flares and a 2.5 will not rub = looks great and functional.

You can build your rig any way you desire but the info provided in this thread shows what happens when you go with certain combos. The average is 2.5 with 35s and stock flares doesn't look really proportional and doesn't function fully for wheeling. You gotta go bigger for 35s than a 2.5 to work the way you need and will want them too. When you do this, be ready to hand over the wallet. Things get expensive here.
Just to clarify, if I have a 2.5 lift with stock flares, my 35's will rub and won't look right? But if I have a 3" lift with stock flares, my tires won't rub and will look boss?
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How about this......35's on a 4"
To me it has too much room, so we will be installing 37's.
However more than a half dozen folks in person stated that they like it just like that.
I think that looks perfect! And oh lawdy here we go again -__-
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For me, I started out with the rubicon and added 2.5" lift that actually netted me a ill more than 2.5. Like someone posted before, the stock rubicon tires are close to a 32". So I figured if I'm going to pay $2000 or so dollars for rims and tires, why get a tire that's only a inch, inch and a half taller than what I have. Plus the biggest factor in ground clearance in a jeep or any vehicle is tires. One can have six inches of lift and if he has 30" tires, then his pumpkins will sit lower than someone with no lift and 32" tires. It's truly that simple. The more rubber u have the higher your axles will sit and allow for more clearance. There are two important factors when making this decision, looks and function. Maybe someone who has 33's will look better than someone with 35's, but the extra two inches of clearance is more important when climbing rocks or going through ruts. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and functionality is in the eye of the builder. Just my 2 cents.
Nobody disagrees that 35s have better clearance than 33s, and in the right configuration they offer a lot more off road capability. But check out the title of the thread- the OP just wanted to know if anyone else prefers the look (not functionality) of 33s on a 2.5" lift.
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35's on a 2.5" will not rub when flexed out if you have proper bumpstops. Maybe very little if you are turning lock to lock while flexing, but it all depends really.

To some a low center of gravity looks awesome, to others it does not.
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Nobody disagrees that 35s have better clearance than 33s, and in the right configuration they offer a lot more off road capability. But check out the title of the thread- the OP just wanted to know if anyone else prefers the look (not functionality) of 33s on a 2.5" lift.
Are you retarded? I didn't state either was wrong. I stated why I chose 35's. I said there's two factors. Looks and function. That's it. You're a tool.
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Just to clarify, if I have a 2.5 lift with stock flares, my 35's will rub and won't look right? But if I have a 3" lift with stock flares, my tires won't rub and will look boss?
Here's another can o worms. To answer the question, it depends entirely on "which" 2.5 your running.

BB or coil, maker to maker, it depends.
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I didn't mean to start stuff, was just stating what I liked and making sure I wasn't the only one. I'm going to go 2 or 2.5 BB with my 33 mt/r's.. that is all. Lol
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Here's another can o worms. To answer the question, it depends entirely on "which" 2.5 your running.

BB or coil, maker to maker, it depends.
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Are you retarded? I didn't state either was wrong. I stated why I chose 35's. I said there's two factors. Looks and function. That's it. You're a tool.
I was wondering when this thread would degrade to the level of name-calling.
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I was wondering when this thread would degrade to the level of name-calling.
When morons continue to be morons. U take my quote and change the wording to try to start sh#t.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:25 PM   #107
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Yup- bone stock. Saving up for 33s and a 2.5" lift. Why not 35s, you might ask? Because they look goofy to me.

Same answer for why I didn't buy a yellow JK. So no, I am not jealous.
It's not yellow knucklehead. Lol It's orange. Doesn't even resemble yellow a bit. Says the original guy with black.
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IMO the JKU was made for 35's It's the parfect tire for it imo if your going just for looks.

I've got 3.5" springs and 35's now but going to flats and 37's soon.
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I have the Rancho 2" lift and I just got 33s on 16s put on. I had planned to go with 35s, but I am glad I didn't. I think the size fits perfectly!


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2.5" lift and 33's look great but I'm sorry I did not get 35's to start with. I have a set of the Bushwacker flats and wont put them on till my 35's get here.

Me too. I bought my jeep with a 2.5 inch lift and stock size tires (Someone pulled their mods before selling it, basically). Put 33s on it. Now it needs a regear, and the whole reason i put 33s on was because i thought it wouldn't need any mods besides wheels. Now i have to regear, and if i regear i might as well have 35s.

I'm thinking about puting 4.88s on so i can put 35s on later and still have enough gear. I'm not totally decided on that yet though.

And then i'd probably get another couple inches of lift.

Theres a few guys around here with 33s on TJs with no lift...or it doesnt look like theres a lift with the way it fills the wheel wells, anyway..dont know much about TJs. But i think it looks bad ass. And the only wheeling anyone does around here is tearing up other peoples lawns and making a bad name for everyone with a 4x4 anyway.....

most of the JKs around here are stock though...

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I really messed up. I lowered mine 4 inches and put on 24" mudders. But hey they don't rub when I'm flexing.
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33's no lift:


33's TF 2.5":


I enjoy the lift and like the look, but it made my 33's look super tiny. Will probably go to 35's when I wear our the Duratracs. If I rub then, I have no problem cutting the flares or putting on flats.
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2" Lift and 33's ( from stock I netted about 3" all the way around )

Likely going with 35's when these wear out and possibly Flat Flares !
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I run 35's with a 2 inch lift. I guess it may seem a little "stuffed" to some people, but to me it looks pretty proportional. I like the look better compared to too much lift and not enough tire.
This looks silly to me. No way can this jeep flex out fully and not rub. And the look alone is just a bit off.. To much tire. Just my opinion
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35s on a 3-3.5 look right and function right

35s on a 2.5 look stuffed and don't function fully

33s on a 2.5 look right and function right

33s on a 1.5 look right and function right

33s and no lift look stuffed and don't function fully
Agree 100%!

I have 33s and an AEV 2.5" lift. To me it looks great like this. I want flat fenders, but then the tires *will* look too small and roller-skate-like. I will get flatties after I get 35s in a few years. No hurry. My JK makes me quite happy as it is right now...
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I really messed up. I lowered mine 4 inches and put on 24" mudders. But hey they don't rub when I'm flexing.
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I am going with the Rock Krawler 2.5" x-factor kit, 16" cragar soft 8's or blackrock wheels, and 35" goodyear duratracs (which run small).

I also have ACE flat fenders right now and I think this will look awesome and function well on my JKU.

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35s with 2in lift. Doesn't look stuffed to me!
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33' mt/atzs on 1.5 lift.
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2.5" Teraflex with 35's and Bushwacker flats.


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