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Old 07-08-2011, 09:21 AM   #1
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Lift Decision not coming easy...HELP PLease!

I have finally decided on the tire/wheel combo....going with 33's. They will be going on a 2010 2 door Sport, manual trans, everything else stock (so far), Question is how much lift is needed for clearance versus how much for overall appeal? Will any gear adjustments be needed?

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:26 AM   #2
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No lift needed for clearance, but you may need wheel spacers if you kept the stock wheels. If the tires are much wider than stock, they will rub when you turn sharply.

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Old 07-08-2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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I have finally decided on the tire/wheel combo....going with 33's.
Make sure your wheels have the proper amount of backspacing so those tires don't rub your sway bar links and air dam when you make turns.

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They will be going on a 2010 2 door Sport, manual trans, everything else stock (so far), Question is how much lift is needed for clearance versus how much for overall appeal?
Not much if for clearance. If you're looking to keep costs down, get a small (no more than 2.5") "budget boost" or a "TeraFlex leveling kit" and call it a day. You can spend more obviously, but it doesn't sound like you need to.

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Will any gear adjustments be needed?
With a manual transmission on a 2 door, I think you'd prefer it regeared but it's probably not going to drive you crazy to not have it.

However, it's going to depend some on what tires and wheels you choose. If you're adding a lot of unsprung weight, it's going to be a lot worse than if you're not doing so.

I don't know how much the stock 16" wheels weigh, though maybe someone will chime in here and you should be able to find the weights of your current tires, new tires, and new wheels online. If you're adding more than 10 pounds per wheel/tire, you're definitely going to feel it.
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Be careful...

No regear needed. However, I even had a 2.5" "starter" lift put on my sahara but fitted my MT 33" ATZ's to my factory wheels. I have rubbing and vibration with the wheel wells in tight turns. Most likely b/c of 2 things, lack of spacers with my kit, and my factory wheels don't have the proper backspacing.

Going through an upgrade now to bigger tires, wheels, lift, etc. which requires me to regear it (making sure that is not an issue), but if you can afford to get wheels with say 4.5" to 4.75" backspacing I would do it.
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Here's a pic of my 2010 with 33's and 2.5" lift I also added 1.5" wheel spacers (not needed I like the stance)
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I am going with DC-2 from Cepek with 33" tires. Thanks for all of the info so far.

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