Originally Posted by pekoe1111
Looking at putting this spacer kit in a 1998 Sahara that has an automatic transmission. Should I be aware of any issues? I would like to use 33" tires, but will go with 31" if that creates issues. Anything I should be aware of?
Running 33's on a TJ with a 2" lift can be done, but you'll need to take a few thing into consideration. First off being the proper bump stop length. This will prevent you from rubbing the fenders when flexing the Jeep. With the 2" lift, you won't get much room for the tires to flex, but it can be done. You may want to look into adding a 1" BL to clear the tires.
The next thing is the wheel backspacing. If you're going to be running a 12.5" wide tire, you'll want to get a wheel with a back spacing of at least 3.75". Even then, you may need to adjust your steering stops to prevent rubbing at full steering lock.
Finally, the Jeep will loose some performance when adding the weight of the larger tires. You may want to look into re-gearing your axles to get the performance back to stock. Other than those things, you should ahve no problem running the 33" tires.
Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll be happy to help out.