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Old 06-04-2011, 04:40 AM   #1
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2" lift 33 or 35" tires

can anyone show me pictures??
im really thinking about doing it...

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Old 06-04-2011, 04:53 AM   #2
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Never try to run 35s with a 2" lift let alone 33s but I have done it look a my jeep profile the pic of my jeep driving down the beach I had 33s with a 2" skyjacker bb.

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Old 06-04-2011, 05:24 AM   #3
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how did the 2" spacer and 33's work for ya
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:25 AM   #4
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It was ok it only rubbed off road. On road it was ok I guess. Any info of what price range your after for a lift?
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:56 AM   #5
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well i have the 2" spacers.. and i am upgrading to a dana 44 so i want 33's. i PLAN on saving for a rock crawler coilover kit
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2" lift with 33 x 10.50 -15" rubs a little on arms at full turn.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:46 AM   #7
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^ thats a good looking jeep
i want to do 33x12.5
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:57 AM   #8
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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. Requires a SYE/CV shaft.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with a 1" body lift, with 1" bumpstop extensions in front and 1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.

Either way you go, figure on 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, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.
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Old 06-04-2011, 09:02 AM   #9
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Without cutting your Jeep tub's wheelwells for more clearance, 2" of additional clearance isn't even enough for 33" tires, let alone 35" tires. Unless you trim or replace your fenders with something with more clearance, 4" of clearance is recommended for 33" tires with 5" needed for 35" tires. For 33" tires, a bare minimum of 3" (which can be a combination of suspension and body lift) is needed for street use, 4" is recommended for offroad use.
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alright, thanks everyone for your input!
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My Zone 3" clears 33x12.5's on full flex during the most intense offroading.
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Some suspension lifts are taller than their stated height, and sometimes there is rubbing going on without the driver even being aware of it. 4" is strongly recommended for 33" tires for anything more strenuous than the street or a gentle fire road.
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2" BDS ,1.25 BL, Metalcloak fenders. You have to have some kind of tube fenders or cut a bunch of sheet metal as Jerry said. And as I am sure you know to go to that size tires there are many other things that need to be considered( gears, brakes, axles, etc.).
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2.5 inches suspension lift and 33x12.5 tires, didn't have any problem on the streets or on uneven roads, but it would certainly rub if you flex it off-road. I know most people wouldn't recommend this, but if your off-road only consists in light adventures, nothing too hardcore and that does not require much flexing, you can use this set-up +1" body lift, or maybe a 3 inch suspension lift.

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it would not be offroad on any "tough" terrain, mostly snow
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fyi I have zone 3 inch, plus .75 spacers and it I completely tuck my 33s in my front fenders when at full flex. my tire will touch the top of my wheel well. just for reference.
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see i dont plan on flexing the jeep that much.. so 2" should be ok?
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see i dont plan on flexing the jeep that much.. so 2" should be ok?
Do it, and if you're not happy or if you think it's two close to the fender flares, either you trim your flares or you add a body lift. it's up to you, nobody can decide. I'm happy with 2.5 inches a 33, some people wouldn't even want to drive my jeep, to each his own
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Old 06-04-2011, 11:19 AM   #19
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yea, youll be fine.
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start cutting sheet metal for the 35s Low COG is where its at
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i would suggest a 3 inch suspension lift as most people are saying thats the minimum for on road driving
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My Zone 3" clears 33x12.5's on full flex during the most intense offroading.
how does your zone look with 33s im considering that lift and tire combination one day when i have the money (whenever that will be).
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We recently had a meet at a local bar put together by the poster of this linked post. Globex performance brought out a stock suspension rig on 35"s. It was pretty crazy looking and he talked a lil about what they had to do to fit it. Lots of trimming and cutting from what I over heard.

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how does your zone look with 33s im considering that lift and tire combination one day when i have the money (whenever that will be).
I could share pics of mine since I have the same lift... but ya didnt ask me :P
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I could share pics of mine since I have the same lift... but ya didnt ask me :P
do it!
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Low COG is where its at
To a point. Sufficient clearance for tougher trails with big obstacles is only brought about with sufficient suspension height and/or tire height where all the "low COG" in the world ain't gonna help in the least.

I can't begin to count the number of times when my previous 5" of suspension height and 35" tires left my TJ high-centered on the rocks. It still happens with my bellyup pan and current 4" Currie suspension lift with 35" tires.

Low COG is only nice to have on trails without boulders and other obstacles you have to get over as well.

The below is an example of repeatedly getting high centered with a non-LCG setup like when my previous TJ with its 5-5.5" of suspension lift and 35" tires was on a pretty darned tough trail called Sunbonnet in Johnson Valley. Trails in JV are full of such rocks that like to high-center Jeeps even when you've taken the best line available to you.
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will allow flex something like this



FYI even with 3 inches of suspension and .75 spacers, and 33s (that measure exactly 32 when on the jeep, so your 33s could even be bigger than mine) I am tucked completely in my wheel well. This shows why you need at least 4 inches as Jerry said.

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golden- nice shot on that last one! been waitin to see that thing disconnected
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golden- nice shot on that last one! been waitin to see that thing disconnected
Thanks man, Im really happy. Just got to do a little playin the other day, before work but had some real fun. Didnt get to take many pictures but dropped down in the ditch thing for some poser shots haha. She handles great, and I cant seem to get stuck or anything no matter what I try!
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Nice pics, the next mod for your TJ should be longer front bumpstops.

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