Originally Posted by zacander
I am going to put a lift here pretty quick on my rubicon. I would like to keep the stock wheels if possible. If I put a 2.5 suspension lift how big of a tire can I go. If I go 3 inches will 33's fit? Please post pics . Thanks
33's are fit in two common ways on TJ's:
1. 4" suspension lift, with 2" bumpstop extensions in front and 2-2.5" in the rear. Usually requires a CV shaft.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with a 1.25" body lift, with 1-1.25" bumpstop extensions in front and 1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1.25" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.
Either way you go, figure on some or many of the following components: longer front brake lines, extended sway bar links front and rear, gears, brake and steering upgrades to accommodate larger tires, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.