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Old 05-17-2009, 02:09 PM   #1
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Question How large of a tire with 2" lift?

I am about to purchase my first Jeep, so I am ignorant about a lot of the details of this beautiful vehicle. It is a 2005 Wrangler X. It currently has a 2" spring spacer lift on it with very small tires (235's). I was hoping to upgrade to 33" tires. Is that feasible or will I need additional lift? What size can be accomadated with the 2" lift?

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:20 PM   #2
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3.5 to 4 for 33" tires

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Old 05-17-2009, 02:22 PM   #3
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32x11.50 is the absolute biggest you can go with with a 2" spacer lift without the tires rubbing. You need an absolute minimum of 3" for 33" tires but even that is barely enough. I personally recommend 4" of lift for 33" tires if you want to offroad it.
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Old 05-17-2009, 02:42 PM   #4
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You will need wheels with proper back spacing to accommodate an 11.50 width tire. The factory wheels wont work for the 11.50 but will be OK with the 10.50.
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Old 05-17-2009, 03:26 PM   #5
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32x11.50 is the absolute biggest you can go with with a 2" spacer lift without the tires rubbing. You need an absolute minimum of 3" for 33" tires but even that is barely enough. I personally recommend 4" of lift for 33" tires if you want to offroad it.
What is the best way to go about adding the additional 2" inches? I am not looking to mess up the geometry of the vehicle with a suspension lift. Is there a recommended 2" body lift I can put on as well that will do the job?
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:38 PM   #6
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i would go with a spacer lift like rather than a body lift...im just not a big fan of body lift's over 1''
Rubicon express budget boost is a good idea
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:29 PM   #7
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I already have a 2" spring spacer. Does the one you mention come in a 4"? I didn't find one that did when I did a quick internet search.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:43 PM   #8
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I already have a 2" spring spacer. Does the one you mention come in a 4"? I didn't find one that did when I did a quick internet search.
The spacer lift you have is considered the budget boost.. I can get you a true 4" spring lift for $529 or a 3" for $459
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:51 PM   #9
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You could put on a 1.25" body lift and a 1" motor mount lift and run 33x12.50s with the budget boost you have already. As was said though, you need a wheel with backspacing around 3.75" to 4" or run a 10.5 wide tire. If you disconnect your sway bars off road with the 2" + body lift you may want to trim your fender flares or get a flat flare for tire clearance. Here is a link to the BL/MML from Rokmen. Generally a 1" BL is all you should do on a Wrangler.

Rokmen - JKS Body Lift 1.25

Rokmen - JKS Budget Motor Mount Lift

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