Originally Posted by Jodaddy
I have a TJ, and im looking at doing a budget lift. Im not sure what size i should do, i dont want to have to extend my brake lines, rear gear anything or extent my drive shaft, so whats the biggest i can go? As of right now my jeep has 33's on it and it rubs when i cut the wheel all the way, and rides like crap.
As of now im looking at going no bigger then 3 inch lift and im looking at a Zone lift. Any suggestions?
33's are fit in two common ways on TJ's:
1. 4" suspension lift, with 2" bumpstop extensions in front and 2-2.5" in the rear. Requires a SYE/CV shaft.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with a 1" body lift, with 1" bumpstop extensions in front and 1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.
Either way you go, figure on 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.
For the tires themselves you'll need to address the backspacing. You can do this with new wheels with 3.75-4.25" of backspacing, or 1.25" Spidertrax wheel spacers using the stock wheels.
If you're not prepared to do the modifications necessary then you should go down to a 31x10.50R15 tire.