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Old 06-16-2010, 08:26 PM   #1
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33x12.5s with 2" lift?

How much rubbing will I encounter with 33x12.5 tires on my TJ with a 2" lift. Wheel backspacing is 4". The large majority of my driving is on road, but I don't want to teat anything up when I do venture off the pavement.

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Not enough lift.

Minimum would be 2-2.5" spacer or spring lift and a 1-1.25" body lift.

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Like Cavediverjc said, 2" is not nearly enough lift to successfully run 33" tires offroad. You need 4" of suspension lift or 3" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift. For street-use only, you could get away (barely kinda-sorta) with 3" but not 2".
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It would be just like having 31x10.50's 15 on a stock suspension! Add 2 inch's of suspension and add 2'' of tire! If your just doing trail riding and light flexing It should be fine! Just my opinion!
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I have a 2.25'' susp. lift. im thinking about 33x12.5 or 11.5. will i clear them? if not i have 2'' coil spacers i could put on.will that clear them from the fenders on off-roading. also, will drum brakes work with these wheels if the backspacing is 3.5?
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I have a 2.25'' susp. lift. im thinking about 33x12.5 or 11.5. will i clear them? if not i have 2'' coil spacers i could put on.will that clear them from the fenders on off-roading. also, will drum brakes work with these wheels if the backspacing is 3.5?
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It would be just like having 31x10.50's 15 on a stock suspension! Add 2 inch's of suspension and add 2'' of tire! If your just doing trail riding and light flexing It should be fine! Just my opinion!
While that might seem to make sense to a few, it doesn't work in reality. It's not just tire height, it's also tire width... most 33" tires are 33x12.50 and that added tire width is why the extra height (clearance) is needed.
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You will rub. Trimming flares helps, but it you get into some serious flexing you are liable to tear up a fender...
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I dont have stock flares forgot to mention
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While that might seem to make sense to a few, it doesn't work in reality. It's not just tire height, it's also tire width... most 33" tires are 33x12.50 and that added tire width is why the extra height (clearance) is needed.
I understand that completely
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Well that's what I was fearing. I was wanting to get some new Toyo Open Country A/Ts, but they don't come in 32s, and 31s just look too small.
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i have a 2" BB with 31x10.50-15's and there is just the right amount of flex.







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I ran a 2" BB and stock fender flares with 33X12.5x15s for almost a month with absolutely no rubbing. But it was all on road driving. It will work but as stated before you should have about 4" or more to safely run 33s
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I posted some pics in a new thread so you can see what mine looked like.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/put-...ago-53217.html

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