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Old 01-26-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation 33 Tire with 6" Lift

I have a 2000 White TJ Sport and use it more as a DD. I wanted to install RC 6 inch lift (no $ for RE) and 33 MKZ's. They will obviously fit, I was wonering if anyone has pics with a 6 lift/33 tire setup. I want to see if the gap between the top of the tire and the fender is awkward looking. Please post pics and I will follow up with my full install! Till you get back to me ill be !!!

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6" seems like a lot for 33's . . . I'd be less concerned about the lift looking awkward and more about having my center of gravity that high and not having wider tires to help balance things out. 4" is the norm for 33's. Also, 6" would be pretty tall for a short arm lift kit. If you really want to go 6", I'd go with 35's but then again there's other things that you'll probably want to do if you go to 35's like gearing, beefing up the axles, steering, etc.

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Thats why I was thinking of 33's. Then I do not need to adjust parts for spare tire, gearing, axles, speedo adjustment, and most importantly GAS. Lifts do not effect your gas mileage as much as increasing tire size I want to get 33x12.5 so my tires will be wide, im not to worried about being top heavy, just want to see some pictures.
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I was wondering the same thing! I have 35's right now with a 6'' lift and was thinking of going down to 33's for conservation purposes(tire price and mileage)!

Pics would be awesome!
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Old 01-26-2010, 10:14 PM   #5
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PICTURES Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee!
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6" Fabtech lift with 35" Mickey Thompson MTZ .... Not the pic you wanted but pics always make threads better...

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This is 35's with 4" lift, so i think 33 with six is a bit much
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When I bought my TJ it had a 4" lift with 33's and I was able to stick 35's under it by adding a 1" body lift. Then when I upgraded to a 6" lift 35's still looked fine but the 37's look great. Sorry, only pix I could try to find would be of the 33's with the 4" lift.
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4" with 33's. 6" spring lift you need to think about a long arm.

Pic is RE 4.5 w/2" spacer in front only with 35s.
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3.5 RE superflex +3/4 spacers +1.250 jks bdy =over 6" total on 33mtr,s
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Heres a etter one of the rear tire to fender flare gap......
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Your first statement basically says you do more daily driving.... so why would you need 6" lift kit for daily driving... must be some big parking curbs or speed bumbs... LOL.

You should think about doing more of a 3" or 4" kit instead if you want it lifted. Also the type of wheeling you plan on doing will help determine lift kit and tires as well.

If your going 6" lift, need to think about doing the Long Arm lift. If you do the 6" lift on short arms more then likely the ride will be rougher due to the angle of the control arms.
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2.5" rancho rockcrawler springs, 1.75" spacers, 2" body, 4.5" RE Monotube Shocks 6.25" lift with 35s i love my toy
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are you doing RC long arm kit?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:23 PM   #16
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Surf Naked...Sweet Jepp! I was thinking of installing the...
Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

I do not want an ugly body lift plus the install shop said it would be alot extra to install body lift even if i was doing a suspension lift at the same time.

WILLYSMB's jeep looks pretty good, what do you guys think. And yes this car is going to be more of a daily driver so thats why im sticking with 33''s but def want to be as high off the ground as possible!
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Here's my advice for anyone thinking about upgrading their Jeep. Plan ahead for what you want and build towards that goal. For example. I had a friend who had a stock wrangler and decided he wanted some 33" tires. He got 'em then realized he needed a lift, so out came a budget lift. Then later decided he wanted 35s so the budget lift got scrapped for a 4" lift. Later 37's were desired, so the 4" lift was scrapped for a 6" long arm kit. Needless to say, if he knew what his end goal was he could have skipped the 4" lift and 35s. If you know you eventually will want a 6" lift, don't be afraid to get it now but just realize that if you want to run larger tires you'll want to consider stronger axles, lower gears, etc. Nothing wrong with upgrading other things first before putting your ideal tires on there, because the alternative is if you do get the tires you want now you run the risk of breaking what you have and being forced to upgrade at a time you may not be planning for.

Now all that said, I thought I was going to be happy with 33s and a 4" lift when I originally bought my Jeep, but here I am years later with 37s and 6" lift. But I did take some of my advice and upgrade the axles etc. before going with the larger tires and don't regret that at all.
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Did you also take note of the trickle effect... the other things that need upgrading for this... SYE & CV Driveshaft, Exhaust re-routed, does it come with extended brake lines...

Have you read the install instructions to see what needs to be cut-off and if any welding is needed to be done.

One thing to consider is not sure if your installing or having it installed, but if you have it installed is another added cost... Hense the "Trickle Effect"

You could always do the 4" lift and 33's and if you want bigger tires then there's many alternative ways to go... I'm on 4" lift and moving up to 37's... I will be achieving this by doing some Hy-line fenders from Treks Offroad. Big tires with low COG.

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Old 01-27-2010, 11:15 PM   #19
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JeffsJeep that's a great answer, what kind of gas mileage do you get?
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I have a somewhat heavy right foot and don't really keep track to be honest but I'll guess somewhere around 12-13? I suspect I could increase that by maybe 2-5mpg simply by adjusting my driving.
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jeffsjeep.com would you be kind enough to post some pictures of your jeep!
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BFG 33x12.5x15's on a 4.5" RE Long Arm w/3/4in spacer.

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Heres 5.5' with 33's
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Spyder Joe thats the nicest jeep representing a 6inch lift so far. its real easy for me to visualize because i have a white jeep. I love it!!! Thanks
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Spyder Joe can you post pictures of your tires to show how much of them is covered by the fender. I live in PA and know that they are tight about your fender convering your entire wheel. I have $ for a lift but not for new fenders. Anyway if I get new fenders im getting GenRight Tube Fenders for the Jeep TJ/LJ with 6" Flares or OVERKILL ENGINEERING instead of just 6 inch extended ones
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I have the 6 inch tj flares on my yj they are alright but it is alot of weight hanging out there I would go with the tube flat fenders but of course they cost more like everything else
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Spyder Joe can you post pictures of your tires to show how much of them is covered by the fender. I live in PA and know that they are tight about your fender convering your entire wheel. I have $ for a lift but not for new fenders. Anyway if I get new fenders im getting GenRight Tube Fenders for the Jeep TJ/LJ with 6" Flares or OVERKILL ENGINEERING instead of just 6 inch extended ones
Especially if you have plans to go to tube fenders . . . why are you considering a 6" lift and 33's? 4" is plenty to clear 33's and if you were to add tube fenders, you'd have no problem clearing 35's or bigger with the 4" and keep your COG lower.
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Spyder Joe can you post pictures of your tires to show how much of them is covered by the fender. I live in PA and know that they are tight about your fender convering your entire wheel. I have $ for a lift but not for new fenders. Anyway if I get new fenders im getting GenRight Tube Fenders for the Jeep TJ/LJ with 6" Flares or OVERKILL ENGINEERING instead of just 6 inch extended ones
Heres what I have for pics. I'm thinking of going up to 35s later when I can afford the gearing.

Also if you go with the standard 4.5" back spacing they should barely stick out. I have Alcoas and they only offer them in 3.75, so they stick out a little bit, but I like the wider stance.

By the way, thank you for the compliments.
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jeffsjeep.com would you be kind enough to post some pictures of your jeep!
I have been slacking about updating my website with pictures and videos, however, the opening picture on my website was just after I installed my 6" long arm lift and still running 33" tires. Now it'll look a little freaky because of the angle and the fact that I don't have fender flares on.

But on the main site if you click on trips that's where the meat of the pictures and videos are. The first link on the trips page has video of me running 35's on the long arm kit.

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