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Old 08-10-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Downgrading from 33s to 32s, and ideas?

Hello guys, as some of you know I got my jeep with big wheels, and some accessories including 3"body lift to fit these 33x12.5 15 tires. Tires are almost bold now, I believe 32s will fit perfect in there.. I am getting 32x11.50 15 ATs for $640 installed alligned in 2 days.

I want to get rid of Body lift asap. Shoud I still use some body lift for these newer tires and get a 2" lift? As far as I know there are no more modifications on the jeep. Body lift looks ugly though.

So my questions are:

will 32s look ok?
Will I definetely need body or susp lift
If yes what is the decent basic nonbody lift to handle these new tires?

I am not an off-roader, I might play around later on dirt road, not climbing or anything. It is my daily driver, I will be going hunting a lot on dirt roads....


Here are some pics to give you guys an idea: pics are with 3"bl, with VERY worn out 33x12.5x15s

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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For those flares you have i would stick with a 12.50 tire man

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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scrap the 3in body lift and get a 3.5 in rubicon standard system for 500 ish. its a good starting point
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you could do a 2in spacer lift with 32's I have a 2in spacer lift with 33's
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Why? You think 11.50s will look too small/bad?

Let me know please.

Also I need more feedbacks, anyone has 32x11.5 15s I can look and compare. As you see the pics, I do not want tires expand out of flares, same level is good for me. I call them spiderman wheels, it is too chessy for me...


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For those flares you have i would stick with a 12.50 tire man
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:07 PM   #6
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Sounds like a great starting point except the $500 part. I am about to drop $640 for wheels, I am looking for a budget lift. But thank you




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scrap the 3in body lift and get a 3.5 in rubicon standard system for 500 ish. its a good starting point
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Spacer? What is a spacer? Body lift or suspension lift?


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you could do a 2in spacer lift with 32's I have a 2in spacer lift with 33's
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A spacer lift is the same thing as a Budget Boost. 2 inch spacers to go above the springs, along with longer shocks, and bumpstops. This would probably work fine without any BL with 32's . . . you might rub a tiny bit when disconnected, but not much.

As far as the 11.5 vs the 12.5 width . . . I agree that the 12.5 will look better with those bushwacker flares you've got . . . they are rather wide so a wider tire will complement them nicely. I personally like the look of the tire sticking out a bit and I prefer rubbing my tire against the side of my garage vs the flare when I get too close to the wall.

Here's the thing . . . I was thinking about your set up and ditching that 3" BL . . . no matter what you are going to need to buy a smaller BL (1 or 1.25") unless you feel like chopping down all of your bolts, etc to eliminate the additional 3 inches. So my advice would be to either go with a new BL and 32s, or go with a new BL and 33's and when you start to wheel the thing, throw a 2" BB on it so you don't rub when you disconnect.
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Here is mine with I believe those same flairs with 32x11.5/15 ... On a OME 2.5" HD kit. Keep in mind these 32"s are also very worn.



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anyone has 32x11.5 15s I can look and compare. As you see the pics, I do not want tires expand out of flares, same level is good for me. I call them spiderman wheels, it is too chessy for me...
Here is a pic when I used to have a 2" spacer lift with 32x11.50 on 15x10

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What is disconnecting? Disconnecting from what?


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you might rub a tiny bit when disconnected, but not much.

so you don't rub when you disconnect.
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What is disconnecting? Disconnecting from what?


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I'd assume that was in reference to your front sway bar. Since you'd flex more that way and if the bump stops aren't set right you could rub much easier...
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This may help, My set up is a 2'' body lift and 31's. You can get an idea of 31's and the pic's of the 32's on here already.
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Your Flares look like they are 5inch flares do your 12.50's stick out any I'm just saying 11.50's might be to skinny I agree on the sticking out part i just can't afford a set of bigger flares right now but Thats just My opinion
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Here are some photos I just took, 11.5 might be ok.. I ordered them anyway, I have to be a$$hole to cancel it I guess.

As you can see the pics, 33 is sticking out a little, thats what I call spiderman car. I always made fun of those guys with tires sticking out of rims like crazy. This is not extreme at all, but I would like to line them up. Flares measure more then 6 inches or I am wrong. You tell me guys.

Thanks for your help

(pictures are little dark but I believe they serve our purpose for this discussion)




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Your Flares look like they are 5inch flares do your 12.50's stick out any I'm just saying 11.50's might be to skinny I agree on the sticking out part i just can't afford a set of bigger flares right now but Thats just My opinion
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My 32's fit under those flares perfect. Go check my thread in the trail pics section. Theres a bunch of pics in there of my jeep from a Rausch creek trip.

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