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Old 07-24-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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JK SPORT w/33s NEED HELP!

I have been reading this forum for a couple of days and keep getting contradicting information or lack of in some threads. I bought a 2013 sport unlimited last week and want to put 33's on it.

What exactly do I need to do. I have been leaning towards the lift spacers (puck) but most time the conversation comes up about performance on the lift spacers it goes negative when it comes to off roading. I need clarity….I will not be rock climbing, walking up trees, crazy axle articulation, nothing crazy….just running around the deer lease and the beach. What about wheel spacers? I plan on runngin the stock 17's.

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Old 07-24-2013, 03:20 PM   #2
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u can do 33's with the stock suspension. depending on how wide the tires will be, spacers will be needed for ur stock wheels.

ur jeep is very capable even in its stock form..even with 33' tires.

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Old 07-24-2013, 04:00 PM   #3
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Exactly... You don't NEED anything to go 33's, but as said depending on width wheel spacers may be necessary.... Or something to consider is downsizing your rims to 15" or 16" if you currently have 17's as tires are cheaper and wheels that size can be had for $80 a piece with a proper offset.... You may be surprised on the price as opposed to doing 17" tires on your stock rims... Just a suggestion
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Old 07-24-2013, 04:21 PM   #4
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I have a 2dr sport with 285/70/17's NO spacers, but, they are load range D. if you use a load range C , you will probably need spacers,
I have run a RC 2.5 series 2 budget boost for 4 years now and wheel with the Rubi's all the time. with the gdyr MTR/K's I don't get stuck bad enough to not be able to get myself out, but my winch and straps have paid for themselves pulling others out.
start out slow,you can run the 33's by themselves and go from there. take one step at a time and learn what your Jeep can do, it wiil surprise you.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #5
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I run 255/85/16 (33 x 10) BFG KM2s on 16 in plastidipped steelies. No problems whatsoever. No lift or spacers.
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:21 PM   #6
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I'm also considering 33s. Today I was admiring some 33s on a TJ and noticed that the hub was nearer to the brake side of the wheel instead of the front like most are. I see that a Discount Tires web page calls this negative offset or deep dish:

Wheel Offsets - Discount Tire

I'm sure that I've seen a deep dish wheel in the past and thought nothing of it. That page has a caution about it so that probably why it's not too common.

I know the Silent Armor would rider smoother but I like the look of the Duratrac.
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The Duratracs ride smooth, just don't overfill them.
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Old 07-25-2013, 08:44 AM   #8
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I have been reading this forum for a couple of days and keep getting contradicting information or lack of in some threads. I bought a 2013 sport unlimited last week and want to put 33's on it.

What exactly do I need to do. I have been leaning towards the lift spacers (puck) but most time the conversation comes up about performance on the lift spacers it goes negative when it comes to off roading. I need clarity….I will not be rock climbing, walking up trees, crazy axle articulation, nothing crazy….just running around the deer lease and the beach. What about wheel spacers? I plan on runngin the stock 17's.
I know exactly what you men...I'd like to put 33's on my jeep on 15's but the comments on the forums can really get confusing..... some say no lift required , some say yes you do....lol Of course then the conversation on the 15;s started and some say they won't fit, or they're too close to the brake calipers..... at this point I'm not sure what to do ... so I think I'll save up a bit and do research until I decide!
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I have 15x8 MB 72 wheels and the fit and look great. Yes, there is very little clearance around the brake calipers but there is no rubbing and I did not grind or trim anything. Talk to Discount Tire and they will get you set up in the right direction.
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I have 15x8 MB 72 wheels and the fit and look great. Yes, there is very little clearance around the brake calipers but there is no rubbing and I did not grind or trim anything. Talk to Discount Tire and they will get you set up in the right direction.
Thank you! I will do that. I really like the look of the smaller wheel / bigger sidewall
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Old 07-25-2013, 01:05 PM   #11
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Also, I missed this part of the OP's question, but per Teraflex, their Performance 2" leveling kit (front springs) is designed for those who add aftermarket front bumpers and winches. The spacer (pucks, whatever you want to call them) 2" Leveling Kit (what I have on mine) gives you exactly 2" up front and 1" in the rear with stock bumpers.

I really like the kit that I bought. Personally, I say to save yourself the extra $130 and just get the spacers. Use the extra money for something else on the Jeep.
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I was going to use spacers on my stock wheels but they are a bit pricy for the good ones, so I ended doing 17x8 pro comp wheels (on sale for 125 each), 285/70/17 duratracs (220 each local with rebates), 44.00 eBay TPMS sensors and the 130 teraflex 2"/1" spacer/leveling kit. Figured that way I would keep the stock 255/17 tires/wheels/sensors around for when I trade it in.

Didnt have to center the steering and the speedo was close enough, read 1mph low with the stock tires and 1mph high with the duratracs according to my GPS. I did pick up a procal, didnt really need it though..

Exactly the look I wanted and didnt cost that much, I was flexing the suspension some and the front did rib the inner fender a little with the sway bar disconnected. I'll probably do some flat fenders eventually if I hit the harder trails but for the easy/moderate trails and extreme mall crawling its fine. I will probbaly pick up some rubicon take off shocks, I read the sport shocks werent gas pressurized but mine were so not sure how much better rubi shocks will be.

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Old 07-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #13
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I run 255/85/16 (33 x 10) BFG KM2s on 16 in plastidipped steelies. No problems whatsoever. No lift or spacers.
Can you post a pic of this please! My 14 is coming in with the 16 steelies and I would like to see what this set up looks like! I too will be plasti dipping my steelies!
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Here are 33x12.5x15 duratracs on discount tire tracker 15x8" rims NO LIFT


Here is the same set up with a 2.5" TF lift


The 33s fit fine with no lift but it did look a little "squatty" with the 12.5" wide tires.
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Can you post a pic of this please! My 14 is coming in with the 16 steelies and I would like to see what this set up looks like! I too will be plasti dipping my steelies!
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Here are 33x12.5x15 duratracs on discount tire tracker 15x8" rims NO LIFT


Here is the same set up with a 2.5" TF lift


The 33s fit fine with no lift but it did look a little "squatty" with the 12.5" wide tires.
Thanks for putting up these pictures... I've been looking to see what my Jeep would look like with these tires and wheels... now I know. I purchased them today before I saw these shots. I guess I'll be happy even thought I don;t have a lift.

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