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Old 02-17-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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after days of research and recomendations i ended up goin with the rough country 4 in. lift. i am now tryin to decide if i want 33s or 35s. Any suggestions. pics too pleaseee! thanks!( its a 2010 jk bythe way)

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #2
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If it matters any,i have a 4-door Jk with a 3" zone lift with 35's and i think its perfect

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:13 PM   #3
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after days of research and recomendations i ended up goin with the rough country 4 in. lift. i am now tryin to decide if i want 33s or 35s. Any suggestions. pics too pleaseee! thanks!( its a 2010 jk bythe way)
For a 4" lift?? Definitely 35s.

In my opinion, 33s will look like rollerskate wheels on a JK two door with 4" of lift. That's a big darn lift for a two door, and will probably result in more than 4" of lift unless you just happen to have HD coils in there already. This post shows a two door with a 4" lift and 35s. Notice that even the 35s don't look that big under 4" of lift.

Conveniently, the poster of that thread also does a good job of retelling all that goes into a 4" lift for a two door and 35s. It's a lot, just fyi.
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after days of research and recomendations i ended up goin with the rough country 4 in. lift. i am now tryin to decide if i want 33s or 35s. Any suggestions...
You don't even need a lift for 33s.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:59 PM   #5
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You don't even need a lift for 33s.
Actually, I believed this and moved on to 33s. Found out that under a full turn and running over a hole or anything else that makes the wheels flex, the wheels rub the "plastic" that is located right underneath the front bumper and part of the front bumper.

I was told before getting my 33s this could happen and they said that during off road, if the wheels flex to much it can hit the fender. I don't think it will hit the fender, doesn't look like, but I'm not willing to take the risk.

I'm planning on going with a 2.5" lift kit from teraflex
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Old 02-17-2011, 10:11 PM   #6
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Actually, I believed this and moved on to 33s. Found out that under a full turn and running over a hole or anything else that makes the wheels flex, the wheels rub the "plastic" that is located right underneath the front bumper and part of the front bumper.

I was told before getting my 33s this could happen and they said that during off road, if the wheels flex to much it can hit the fender. I don't think it will hit the fender, doesn't look like, but I'm not willing to take the risk.

I'm planning on going with a 2.5" lift kit from teraflex
The air dam? I forgot about that as I had removed it when I replaced my front bumper. I was only thinking of the fender, but yeah I forgot about some rubbing on the air dam, and the stock bumper. I guess it also depends on the type of 33s you get (the wider the more rubbing).

BTW - I like the TF 2.5” spring lift.
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With a 4 inch go with 37's.
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Actually, I believed this and moved on to 33s. Found out that under a full turn and running over a hole or anything else that makes the wheels flex, the wheels rub the "plastic" that is located right underneath the front bumper and part of the front bumper.

I was told before getting my 33s this could happen and they said that during off road, if the wheels flex to much it can hit the fender. I don't think it will hit the fender, doesn't look like, but I'm not willing to take the risk.

I'm planning on going with a 2.5" lift kit from teraflex
Those issues will not go away with a lift. You prioblem stems from wider tires not taller. The 33's only lift your vehicle 1/2 an inch. The width is too much with the stock rim backspacing. Replace the rims or get wheel spacers.
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after days of research and recomendations i ended up goin with the rough country 4 in. lift. i am now tryin to decide if i want 33s or 35s. Any suggestions. pics too pleaseee! thanks!( its a 2010 jk bythe way)
You've put the cart before the horse. Decide on what tires you want, then get the lift necessary to run those tires. A full 4" lift will look silly with 33"s.
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Actually, I believed this and moved on to 33s. Found out that under a full turn and running over a hole or anything else that makes the wheels flex, the wheels rub the "plastic" that is located right underneath the front bumper and part of the front bumper.
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Those issues will not go away with a lift. You prioblem stems from wider tires not taller. The 33's only lift your vehicle 1/2 an inch. The width is too much with the stock rim backspacing. Replace the rims or get wheel spacers.
Daggo's right, though I wanted to add that you could also get rid of that air dam, which is that plastic thing that is under the front bumper.

All the air dam does is improve your aerodynamics (something about "gas mileage" blah blah blah). You can either go on without it or replace it with an actual skid plate, which is much cooler and more functional for offroading.

Like this . . . .
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daggo, i got inch and a half wheel spacers for the tires so i could keep my rims. and if i get 35s, what would be a good size. im not good with how tire sizes work haha
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2.5 to 3" anything more will cause other issues. Fatal Angle Tom Woods JK Wrangler Driveshafts - Jp Magazine
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Daggo's right, though I wanted to add that you could also get rid of that air dam, which is that plastic thing that is under the front bumper.

All the air dam does is improve your aerodynamics (something about "gas mileage" blah blah blah). You can either go on without it or replace it with an actual skid plate, which is much cooler and more functional for offroading.

Like this . . . .
Nice, but just to let you know, I have new wheels too. I'm not using the stock wheels. The new wheels are Rugged Ridge with a 12mm offset.

But again, the dam is the only part that it hits, at least while on road driving. I'm going off road on Monday, if it hits anything else I'll let you know.

I was thinking about cutting a piece of the dam for the time being. But you just messed my mind up with that skid plate. If I get additional money from somewhere and I don't notice any more rubbing while off road I think I get it.
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That's a ton of lift. Definitely 35s if not 37s. But I hope you have already started saving for driveshafts.

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