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Old 09-03-2010, 02:24 PM   #1
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new tires and fitment issue

ok so i have a 1999 tj with no lift and the tires that i have are getting pretty worn out. They are maxxis buckshot mudders and are 31's but i wanted to go ahead and get 33's but they will rub i know that much. I was wondering if i coud get away with putting on a 2'' body lift to make them fit?

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3" is the bare minimum for 33x12.50 tires with 4" strongly recommended if you take your Jeep offroad. I wouldn't install a 2" body lift period, the most body lift height I'll ever go with is 1". The majority of lift should always come from a suspension lift.

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Old 09-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #3
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3" is the bare minimum for 33x12.50 tires with 4" strongly recommended if you take your Jeep offroad. I wouldn't install a 2" body lift period, the most body lift height I'll ever go with is 1". The majority of lift should always come from a suspension lift.
ahh ok thanks. ill prolly go with a 1'' body lift and ill get a lift and hold off and make the tires work for now

what lift would you recommend? it doesnt need to be anything xtreme just something that can handle some off roading? i mainly go down trails with some flex if that helps.
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I went with the old man emu 2 inch suspension lift, 3/4 spring spacer up front, 1.25 inch JKS body lift. This gives me 4 inches in front and a bit less in the back which makes it sit a bit more level. Once you do the suspension lift you will have to do some other mods to keep things lined up and vibration free. See my profile and others to see what has been done.
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I suggest a 2" spring lift and 1" or 1 1/4" body lift/motor mount lift. (I also have a 3/4" spacer in front) Trim your factory flares about an inch and you should not rub even disconnected with 33x12.50s as long as you have wheels with 3 1/2" -4" of backspacing. Here's proof:


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It really depends on where you are driving. When I go mine it had 33x12.5 on AR Baja wheels (don't know the backspace), Bushwacker 6" flares and a 1.25 BL. I had no rubbing on the street or light trails. No disconnecting. I ran that for 2 years.

Plenty of people have run 33's with a 2" BB on the street.

I recently got a 2" BDS lift.

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