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Old 02-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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33x13.50 on 15" rims

How would 33x13.50s ride on the road? And would they rub with a 2.5" lift? Should i just go with 33x12.50s?

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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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 ~2.5" in the rear. Requires a SYE/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, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.

Wouldn't suggest wider than 12.50 tires...they float enough as it is.

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #3
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Strictly on the road, you can do 33's with a 2.5 lift. Articulating the suspension off road, you are going to need more. As far as the width, that is going to depend on the rim with and backspacing.
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