How much of a Lift for 33 inch tires. - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 08-24-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Daginni's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 62
How much of a Lift for 33 inch tires.

Looking at my Jeep one day, I decided I just wasnt too fond of the stock tires on it. So I just want to get new tires, while keeping the Stock Wheels. Was told the max you can get on the Stock Wheels was 33" Tires.

With that said, how much of a Lift would I need to have those tires?

Mind you, I need to change it anyways. Two Tires have sidewall damage, one punctured the entire wall and has a Innertube in it.

Daginni is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,326
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.

UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:19 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
ninjaturtle0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
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.
X2

Make sure you write down this list.
__________________


/l ,[____],
l---L -OlllllllO-
()_) ()_)--o-)_)
ninjaturtle0 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:20 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 923
I presently have 3" BDS . I don't have the tires yet but have read posts by many using 3"SL & 33s to know it should be fine for me too. At the most I may add a 1/2" BL but hopefully not.
__________________
05 TJ Rubicon 4.88s ,2" BDS, Bilstein 5100, Currie Currectlync , Savvy arms/Metalcloak Duroflex joints, JKS BL, 33"Cooper STT's, Mc front Track Bar
Gary2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary2 View Post
I presently have 3" BDS . I don't have the tires yet but have read posts by many using 3"SL & 33s to know it should be fine for me too. At the most I may add a 1/2" BL but hopefully not.
Did you have to do a SYE or TC drop with the BDS 3"?

EDIT: Never mind. You have a Rubi... You have a factory SYE.
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daginni View Post
Looking at my Jeep one day, I decided I just wasnt too fond of the stock tires on it. So I just want to get new tires, while keeping the Stock Wheels. Was told the max you can get on the Stock Wheels was 33" Tires.

With that said, how much of a Lift would I need to have those tires?

Mind you, I need to change it anyways. Two Tires have sidewall damage, one punctured the entire wall and has a Innertube in it.
For street? 2" For off road? 3" Minimum. I ran 33x10.5 with a 2" BB for a little while. I put a 1.25" body lift on and im looking to get 2" BDS springs.
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
EDIT: Never mind. You have a Rubi... You have a factory SYE.
a factory SYE? you can't eliminate something that wasn't there in the first place.

the Rubicon NV241J/NV241OR has a FIXED FLANGE output from the factory.
UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
a factory SYE? you can't eliminate something that wasn't there in the first place.

the Rubicon NV241J/NV241OR has a FIXED FLANGE output from the factory.
Most people refer to them as a SYE. Not say it is an SYE, just calling it something most everyone is going to understand.......
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 923
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
Did you have to do a SYE or TC drop with the BDS 3"?

EDIT: Never mind. You have a Rubi... You have a factory SYE.
My springs were purchased for my last TJ but sold the TJ first . Had I thought about it a little more I would of done 2" suspension and a 1.25 BL. I then could of saved the cost of a TW driveshaft, 8 Savvy control arms , two track bars so by not giving it enough thought it cost a bit more than I could of gotten away with . All said and done it turned out very good just not what I probably should of done right now with NJs economy being what it is presently
__________________
05 TJ Rubicon 4.88s ,2" BDS, Bilstein 5100, Currie Currectlync , Savvy arms/Metalcloak Duroflex joints, JKS BL, 33"Cooper STT's, Mc front Track Bar
Gary2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
Most people refer to them as a SYE. Not say it is an SYE, just calling it something most everyone is going to understand.......
whoever you consider "most people" are fundamentally wrong.

What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com
UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 11:34 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
whoever you consider "most people" are fundamentally wrong.

What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com
You know dude? "most people" would be people on the forum. Cause the people who know better will still know what im talking about and the ones who dont will still know what a SYE is. Not everyone knows that Rubicons have a fixed flanged from the factory, so its just easier to say SYE. Is that ok?
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 08-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
TJspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 3,439
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary2 View Post
My springs were purchased for my last TJ but sold the TJ first . Had I thought about it a little more I would of done 2" suspension and a 1.25 BL. I then could of saved the cost of a TW driveshaft, 8 Savvy control arms , two track bars so by not giving it enough thought it cost a bit more than I could of gotten away with . All said and done it turned out very good just not what I probably should of done right now with NJs economy being what it is presently
Ok, Thank you. Thats just the info I was looking for!
__________________
2000 solar yellow 4.0 sport 3" BDS, 1.25" JKS body lift, 1" Zone motor lift, JKS quicker disconnects, 33x10.5 BFG KM2 on black american racing wheels. D44 rear.

TJspeed is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 08:20 AM   #13
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daginni View Post
Looking at my Jeep one day, I decided I just wasnt too fond of the stock tires on it. So I just want to get new tires, while keeping the Stock Wheels. Was told the max you can get on the Stock Wheels was 33" Tires.

With that said, how much of a Lift would I need to have those tires?

Mind you, I need to change it anyways. Two Tires have sidewall damage, one punctured the entire wall and has a Innertube in it.
Thanks for the info since....

I am in the same boat but know VERY little about TJ and their suspension. Its a 2.5 L, automatic with 15" rims and just but on 33" tires since my old tires where worn out.
Qomomoko is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
thewampus97tj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Goodyear AZ.
Posts: 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary2 View Post
I presently have 3" BDS . I don't have the tires yet but have read posts by many using 3"SL & 33s to know it should be fine for me too. At the most I may add a 1/2" BL but hopefully not.
I run the same supension and 33 12.50 fit fine. I really havent seen better flex from any other short arm kits out there. I did have a t-case drop but I installed the SYE so no worries with that. Im also putting in the 1.25" BL and MM to put in my flatbelly.
thewampus97tj is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 08:49 AM   #15
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Also guys, I been looking at some 2 inch lifts and most say they only accomodate 32 inch tires, is this for them to be on the safe side? Thanks
Qomomoko is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
Crowbar50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 28
Whatever you decide to do, if you plan on keeping it for the long haul then don't skimp out. Take your time to save the money and do it right otherwise your going to be chasing demons. Your suspension and driving experience will only be as good as the weakest link.
__________________
OK.... What next?? 2002 Wrangler Sahara, 4" lift with 33's

[SIGPIC]
Crowbar50 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2012, 07:11 AM   #17
Newb
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 10
Thanks for the help...
Qomomoko is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2012, 04:17 PM   #18
Jeeper
 
Kill The Infidel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
whoever you consider "most people" are fundamentally wrong.

What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com

Someone had a full glass of HaterAde...
__________________
Accepting donations for my, ugh.... just trust me, its for a good purpose!
Kill The Infidel is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2012, 05:11 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW burbs IL
Posts: 1,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
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.
Thats not the only way to fit 33s under a TJ.

There is another way to fit 33s on a jeep. but I need to warn you, you will have A LOT of FUN building your jeep. start your build off right and go LCG. here is what my jeep looked like on 33x10.5 with no BL or MML, or suspension lift(with my beautiful and supportive wife). 2nd pic i had the 1.25BL on and wheel'd it.




never rubbed wheel'n it, stock shocks and suspension. flexing on some tires...

97flexy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2012, 05:19 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
UnlimitedLJ04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 7,326
Quote:
Originally Posted by 97flexy View Post
There is another way to fit 33s on a jeep. but I need to warn you, you will have A LOT of FUN building your jeep.
when you're ready to get better suspension travel and functionality, feel free to re-read what you quoted and ask questions.
UnlimitedLJ04 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-08-2012, 05:26 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NW burbs IL
Posts: 1,075
Quote:
Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post
when you're ready to get better suspension travel and functionality, feel free to re-read what you quoted and ask questions.
I have great suspension travel and functionality out of my rig, those pictures are shortly after I bought my jeep and just wanted to wheel it to see how it would do. I currently have 11.5" of wheel travel per tire.
97flexy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2013, 12:50 AM   #22
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Oceanside, CA - Eagle River, AK
Posts: 56
Thread Revival!

I have a few questions about a lift I want and didnt want to start a brand new thread, so here it is.

I don't do any hardcore wheeling and crawling, I'm only interested in moderate trails and nothing too hardcore. I was wondering if this Zone 2" Spacer Lift Kit With Nitro Shocks would work well with 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs(Which from what I understand are actually 32x11.5x15). DO you think this will work?
Manbartz is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2013, 03:28 AM   #23
Jeeper
 
CWest22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 159
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manbartz View Post
Thread Revival!

I have a few questions about a lift I want and didnt want to start a brand new thread, so here it is.

I don't do any hardcore wheeling and crawling, I'm only interested in moderate trails and nothing too hardcore. I was wondering if this Zone 2" Spacer Lift Kit With Nitro Shocks would work well with 33x12.5x15 Goodyear Duratracs(Which from what I understand are actually 32x11.5x15). DO you think this will work?
No the duratrac a are 33x12.50x15 not 32's and you could stuff them in there if you want to but expect alot of rubbing. If you tossed in a 1" motor mount lift and a 1" body lift you'll be good to go as well as the 2" budget boost you'll be good to go.
CWest22 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-08-2013, 08:29 AM   #24
Newb
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 5
I have either a 2" or 2.5" lift with 305/70/16 MTR's W/Kevlar and 1.25 spacers. I get no rubbing ever. Not even dropping in and out of steep ditches. Hard turning ect! I don't off road though. I play in the field by my house with the kids and drive around my yard. Here is a pic of mine.... Love the setup and tires!


cpu77 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC