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Old 03-20-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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Lift and tire size help

Hey guys, I'm trying to decide what size lift and tire size. I'm thinking i want to do a 3 inch lift but not sure if i should go with 33 or 35 by 12.5 tires. Can anyone show pictures or offer any advice on this. Pictures so i can see the look and advice so i don't screw anything up on my 14 JKU. Also, rim size, i have 18 inch but not sure if i should go down or keep the same size. Thanks all

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Old 03-20-2014, 11:29 PM   #2
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Hey guys, I'm trying to decide what size lift and tire size. I'm thinking i want to do a 3 inch lift but not sure if i should go with 33 or 35 by 12.5 tires. Can anyone show pictures or offer any advice on this. Pictures so i can see the look and advice so i don't screw anything up on my 14 JKU. Also, rim size, i have 18 inch but not sure if i should go down or keep the same size. Thanks all
Not trying to be rude here BUT this topic comes up ALOT... try spending some time searching on this forum as well as jkforum and a few others. There is really no right answer it comes down to a lot things like personal preference, budget, and use...
For example
https://www.google.ca/?gfe_rd=cr&ei=...33+vs+35+tires

google images is your best bet for seeing examples, most jeep owners enjoy posting pics of their rigs

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Why are you lifting? What terrain do you offroad? Have you been offroad? Or just going for street looks? See my signature line below. Lifting should not be the first mod.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:57 PM   #4
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Why are you lifting? What terrain do you offroad? Have you been offroad? Or just going for street looks? See my signature line below. Lifting should not be the first mod.
im lifting and adding tires for look mostly but plan on off roading as soon as it's all completed. I just know that at some point I'll have to change my gears and have the speedometer adjusted. I know that with 33's I don't need a lift bus also know that once I get 33's I'll want 35's. Also not sure if I need to change my rim size. It's kind of frustrating not knowing everything I need to and knowing how much $$$ it's going to take.
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im lifting and adding tires for look mostly but plan on off roading as soon as it's all completed. I just know that at some point I'll have to change my gears and have the speedometer adjusted. I know that with 33's I don't need a lift bus also know that once I get 33's I'll want 35's. Also not sure if I need to change my rim size. It's kind of frustrating not knowing everything I need to and knowing how much $$$ it's going to take.
In a nutshell, 33's are cheaper and easier to fit, a good leveling kit is all that's needed. 35's will cost more, will need regear, spare tire carrier, should reinforce axles depending on use, will need at least 2.5" of lift, trackbar and front end parts will wear quicker. The choice is yours, smaller rim sizes will be cheaper so it depends what you want, you can ask 10 times and get 10 different answers, get on google and spend 2 hours searching and reading, you will learn more than you can imagine
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