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Old 03-12-2014, 03:04 PM   #1
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Need Recommendations for Tires, Wheel and Lift

I'm new to Jeeps and just got a 2000 Wrangler Sahara. Everything on it is stock currently. I'm looking to do 33's and most likely a 15" rim with a spacer lift. It is going to be a 3rd car driver, nothing heavy off road. Questions:

- What sized lift (spacer/body lift) would i need to fit the 33's as i don't want to do a full suspension lift?
- What dimension of tires and wheel do i need (i'm seeing rims 15 x 8, 9 and 10)?
- What size wheel spacer would i need to purchase to fit the tires?

Any other comments, suggestions for a newbie!

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You're not going to find many recommendations on here for an all body lift to run 33's. It's generally agreed that body lifts should be held to no more than 1.25". A good solution is to go with a small suspension lift and a small body lift. The Zone 4.25" combo lift is a popular choice and includes a 3" suspension lift, 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift, it allows you to run 33's easily and looks good with them. Zone Offroad 4-1/4" Combo System 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ J25/J26

15 x 8" wheels with 3.50"-4.25" of back space would be good for 33" tires up to 12.5" wide, and would not require wheel spacers.

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you want to make sure you have a dana44 if you want to be riding with tires that big. keep in mind the bigger the tire the more performance you lose, ride quality, mpg, speed, etc.

If you like the stock ride Id just go with a bb and 31's thats what i did and i love the ride and look (i also have the dana44)
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you want to make sure you have a dana44 if you want to be riding with tires that big. keep in mind the bigger the tire the more performance you lose, ride quality, mpg, speed, etc. If you like the stock ride Id just go with a bb and 31's thats what i did and i love the ride and look (i also have the dana44)
He doesnt need a D44 to run 33" tires.
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He doesnt need a D44 to run 33" tires.
he does not NEED a dana 44 but gearing will suck without it
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he does not NEED a dana 44 but gearing will suck without it
Whats a dana 44 have to do with gear ratio...
You can get a dana 35 from the factory with 4.10 or have it regeared to what ever you want.
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i have duratracs and they are very tame on the road but have gotten me through snow and mud with no effort.. i drive everyday and only play every so often so it mattered to me that the tires not drone... dont notice the noise over the wind and me singing to the radio

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