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Old 09-15-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
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2" lift and 33s

I am putting a 2" body lift on my 2004 Unlimited in the next few weeks. Will 33x12.50s fit on the stock ravines? Right now I am running 31x10.50s and they do not rub at all.
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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I've got a 1.25" body lift and 33x12.5 Duratracs on mine. I had to use wheel spacers to keep them from rubbing too much at steering wheel lock. I haven't done any offroading with them yet, but I'm sure they'll rub the fenders/body when I flex too.

I'm at work and can't post pics now, but I've posted them here before in the other threads about 33's.

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:52 PM   #3
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Depending on the actual width of your tires the rear spring perches will be the enemy. I'd look at spacers or less bs wheels... otherwise you're liable to loose a pair of brand new tires before you get home.. Fronts will rub the control arms too, iirc.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:40 PM   #4
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The general consensus is min. 4" lift to run 33's without any rubbing issues (with the proper backspacing on the wheels)...you could get away with a lil less if you extend the bump stops, but then you're not taking full advantage of your suspension when you off-road.

Also, I would avoid body lifts over 1"...they start to look pretty hideous and you'll begin to run into issues from wires/lines needing extended as well as various linkages being all out of whack. A 2" budget boost (coil spacer lift) costs approx the same as a 2" body lift and will be much easier to install and much less troublesome.

If it were me and I was on a tight budget...I'd probably do a 2" budget boost, 1.25" body lift and a 1" motor mount lift (helps ensure you get no driveline vibes and prevents you from having to reposition your radiator fan shroud). You won't get the full flex out of you suspension, but you'll be pretty close and it'll look much better.

Oh and sorry...I guess I didn't answer your original question...as InfernoGirl mentioned above, you'll most likely need spacers or new wheels. I'd imagine they'll rub.
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^^^^^^^^^ Perfect if on a budget.
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Old 09-15-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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Here's what 33x12.5's look like on the Ravines:
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Here's what 33x12.5's look like on the Ravines:
Do you have wheel spacers on the Ravines? How much does it rub?
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That is 2.5in springs but i also have 3/4 in spacers in the front cause of the winch.
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Do you have wheel spacers on the Ravines? How much does it rub?
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Look up a couple posts to my first post. Yeah I used Spydertrac spacers and it still rubs a little at full turn. I hardly ever turn that hard, even when parking, so it's a non-issue to me.

As for fender rub, not with my daily driving since it's my DD. I haven't been able to go off road yet (except for the huge mud parking lot at work) since I was sent south for work after putting them on (~1000 mile trip). I haven't found any places in South Fl thats not just a mud hole.
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:59 PM   #10
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I have the 2"coil spacer lift and 32x11.50 and I rub the arms on real hard bends . I'll probly get spacers for now cheep way out till i get some more knolage on lifts.
The coil spacer's where on it when i got it .
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I currently have 33x12.5 bfg's with just a 2.5 bl and no rub'in.. until the upgrade takes place
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:43 PM   #12
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To avoid any issues get a 4" (in some form or another except BL's over 1") lift to run 33's. That way you will be able to use all your flex when off road without damaging anything.

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