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Old 02-21-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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Putting 33'' tires on 2010 sport. what do I need?

I am a rookie at knowing what to do so can someone help me? I want to put 33'' tires on my 2010 2-door sport. What do I need to be successful? Can someone tell me what I need in a list? If I need a lift or shocks? and do I need a new dana?

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:50 PM   #2
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I ran 285/70-17 on my stock JK with no lift or wheel spacers for a couple weeks. You may rub a little without the spacers but they fit.

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:54 PM   #3
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You won't need anything. 33s will fit as is. No new axle, no new lift.

You'll probably want spacers to prevent the tires from rubbing at full turns. Other solutions to this are new wheels with proper backspacing, putting washers on your steering stops, or trimming your air dam and other areas in your wheel wells.

I'm using spacers with 32s on stock wheels, but I've never done the washer or trimming thing so somebody with first hand knowledge would have to speak to those.

Depending on how sensitive you are and what your current gear ratio is, you may feel some lost power. Your MPGs will go down as well.
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I added spacers because i was sick of it rubbing on hard turns but other than that you don't need and thing.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:27 PM   #5
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This is for elevated offroad. Where can I get the spacers you have? What are they called? Also did you change your gears? If you didn't do you notice loss of power?
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I have the 285/70/17 and I just had wheels spacer put on. I got Synergy 1.5" but many like Spidertrax also. Just make sure to get made in the USA and hub centric. Not promoting this site just a easy place to see the spacers and the choices. Most local off road shops have at least one of these in stock. Like on Quads site the Synergy adapters are $99 a pair but my local shop had them for $60 a pair.

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I tried the washer trick. I liked that one. That should be all you need for 285mm wide tires. It's about $0.10 for the 2 sides. Takes 2 minutes and you don't have to take the tires off
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I also have the synergy spacers 1.75". I didn't change my gears mines has 4:10 in it so I didn't see much if any power loss
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:06 PM   #9
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Im in a similar situation, in that I am new to jeeps, lifting, tire sizes, etc. I bought a 2011 sahara 4 door and have just recently added new rims on the stock tires. The rims are 18 x 9 with a little offset. I want to jump up to at least a 32" tire. (I think the stock are 31's). I don't want to add too much lift as this is my daily driver and have little kids yet to climb in and out of it on a regular basis. I was thinking a 2 1/2" lift. Thinking spacers but then someone told me to do a full on 3" suspension lift. I am completely lost as to what to do.
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Im in a similar situation, in that I am new to jeeps, lifting, tire sizes, etc. I bought a 2011 sahara 4 door and have just recently added new rims on the stock tires. The rims are 18 x 9 with a little offset. I want to jump up to at least a 32" tire. (I think the stock are 31's). I don't want to add too much lift as this is my daily driver and have little kids yet to climb in and out of it on a regular basis. I was thinking a 2 1/2" lift. Thinking spacers but then someone told me to do a full on 3" suspension lift. I am completely lost as to what to do.
Your stock tires are 32".

With minimal changes (i.e., no lift) you could go to 33s.

Are you happy with that, or do you still want a lift?
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Would still like a little lift, as if I do put the 33s on it with the offset of my rims, I am sure to scrub. I am thinking of the mud grapplers, thinking they might tear up the fenders. Do you think just spacers would do the trick? But thank you for the info on the tires being 32 and not 31
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Would still like a little lift, as if I do put the 33s on it with the offset of my rims, I am sure to scrub. I am thinking of the mud grapplers, thinking they might tear up the fenders. Do you think just spacers would do the trick? But thank you for the info on the tires being 32 and not 31
I don't know what the back spacing is on your wheels, but spacers are typically sufficient. It's not the fenders that rub so much as the inner portions of the wheel well. Thus, for 33s width is more important than height.

There's other options too, discussed above in this thread.
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Would still like a little lift, as if I do put the 33s on it with the offset of my rims, I am sure to scrub. I am thinking of the mud grapplers, thinking they might tear up the fenders. Do you think just spacers would do the trick? But thank you for the info on the tires being 32 and not 31
You could with something as basic as the TeraFlex leveling kit which I believe raises you 2" front and 1" back. Many folks are running this kit coupled with flat fenders to clear 35s. Of course, your backspacing on your wheels will still need to be correct for things to fit.
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You could with something as basic as the TeraFlex leveling kit which I believe raises you 2" front and 1" back. Many folks are running this kit coupled with flat fenders to clear 35s. Of course, your backspacing on your wheels will still need to be correct for things to fit.

Leveling kit and spacers(if needed with factory wheels) or a Teraflex(or any brand) basic 2"lift / would either be better to get???
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I ordered the TF leveling kit and I am thinking of trying to run the 285/70/17 size without spacers, what I don't understand is why some people experience the rub and some don't some rubs in the back some in the front...
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That's the beauty of buying a JK. Just put em on!!!

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