What size tires can i fit? - 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 02-01-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
janosko9424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 123
What size tires can i fit?

Ive got a mostly stock 02 black Wrangler im looking to get some 15" wheels and some 33" 12.50 width tires how much of a lift do i need to fit these without rubbing on road and some slight trail riding.

janosko9424 is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Motowithy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Valley Cottage NY
Posts: 146
Cheapest way to go would prob be a 2" budget boost (coil spacer) and a 1.25 body lift. Should fit the 33's and retain close to stock handling. Additional cost would be regearing to support the increase in tire size/ help power and gas.

Motowithy is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:27 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
janosko9424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 123
.
janosko9424 is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 10:32 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
janosko9424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 123
what would you suggest for re-gearing??
janosko9424 is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 11:11 PM   #5
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,193
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
3-4 inches to give you room for the tires.
what gears you run depends on your engine/transmission combo.
if you are going to re gear, you should also consider upgrading the rear axle to handle those larger tires.
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
CMA_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hixson, TN
Posts: 3,167
Send a message via Yahoo to CMA_Rider
Your gonna want a 4.56 or 4.88 with that 4cyl. You'll also want to upgrade to chromolly shafts in your d35
__________________
2003 White TJ Sport 4.0 5 speed D44 w/ Aussie Locker 3.73 tow pkg 3"BDS, 4"N20 Shocks 1.25bl 1.25mml Swaybarless-F&R 33x12.50r15
2001 customized Suzuki Intruder 1500 100hp Harley Killer
70 CJ5 Build
CMA_Rider is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 11:19 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
janosko9424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 123
what if i did say a 1 IN' body lift with a 2 IN' budget boost lift and ran 31' tires what gears should i have then? im in college and trying to get my jeep build going i havent done any mods in a while and am dying to get something going
janosko9424 is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 11:25 PM   #8
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
schnutzy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: ring side seats to the the country's largest circus
Posts: 28,193
Send a message via AIM to schnutzy
if you are running 31s, then stick with your stock gears, it is not worth re gearing for 31 inch tires
__________________
clinging on to sanity, one motorcycle at a time.
schnutzy is offline   Quote
Old 02-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
janosko9424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 123
even with a 4 cyl? im just worried about power
janosko9424 is offline   Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 02:02 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
CMA_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hixson, TN
Posts: 3,167
Send a message via Yahoo to CMA_Rider
Quote:
Originally Posted by janosko9424 View Post
even with a 4 cyl? im just worried about power
I know a guy runnin stock gears with 33s, the only thing is you'll be down shifting more often. You can run a 2"bb and a 1.25"bl and have more than enough clearance, infact thats the lift and wheel combo Im running. I wheel pretty hard, half the time with guys running 35s, lockers, and 5"+ of lift.

31s on stock gears, you shouldnt notice much of a difference. You dont need a lift for 31s.
__________________
2003 White TJ Sport 4.0 5 speed D44 w/ Aussie Locker 3.73 tow pkg 3"BDS, 4"N20 Shocks 1.25bl 1.25mml Swaybarless-F&R 33x12.50r15
2001 customized Suzuki Intruder 1500 100hp Harley Killer
70 CJ5 Build
CMA_Rider is offline   Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 02:06 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
CMA_Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Hixson, TN
Posts: 3,167
Send a message via Yahoo to CMA_Rider
Heres what that lift and wheel combo looks like

Attachment 204597

Im running 1.5" over stock bumpstops
__________________
2003 White TJ Sport 4.0 5 speed D44 w/ Aussie Locker 3.73 tow pkg 3"BDS, 4"N20 Shocks 1.25bl 1.25mml Swaybarless-F&R 33x12.50r15
2001 customized Suzuki Intruder 1500 100hp Harley Killer
70 CJ5 Build
CMA_Rider is offline   Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 02:25 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
Tmstar05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: El paso
Posts: 142
Don't waist your Time with a budget lift your going to want a lift sooner or later trust me I did the same mistake and so did a few people I know. And as for a body lift eventually you'll bend the body from constant abuse if you trail lots. Not worth it.
Tmstar05 is offline   Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 02:30 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
tylermats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego
Posts: 78
I also have a black 02 Wrangler. Im currently running a 4.5 RE lift with 33's. Now if i were you, i would honostly leave my jeep stock until i had some real money to put into the thing because it can get expensive. Real quick. So you spend like $800 on new 33's and more on the 15" steel rims. Pluss a lift. Depending on how large it is your going to need a longer rear drive shaft which they run like $600 bucks i think. Now with what some of the guys said about the axles you can keep the dana 30 up front that fine as long as you dont really go past 33's. i know a guy who is running 35's with a lunchbox locker but hes got the chromo shafts like me. The dana 35 in your rear is another story because once you start to go offroad and realize that your 4wd is actually only 2wd your going to want lockers. You can throw a Aussie locker in the front with some chromo shafts which will be fine and thats going to run you about a grand. but the dana 35 in the rear is a different story. You probably going to want to run an E-locker or an air locker in the rear so you have it engauged all the time or if you have a detroit locker its not banging around all the time. Another thing is that the dana 35's are not very strong. At the least your going to have to upgrade your shafts with a locker. and say you wanted to do a full axle swap for a ford 8.8 (i would recommend this) it will probably run you around $2,500.
But im getting way ahead of myself and all the stuff i just mentioned really depends on what you going to use you jeep for. Not to mention lights, bumpers, armor. Jeeps are money pits and i just wanna let you know what your really looking at depending on what you wanna turn your rig into.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	528899_559673220709903_1878450601_n.jpg
Views:	52
Size:	160.9 KB
ID:	204603   Click image for larger version

Name:	73533_10151199106675764_2116579263_n.jpg
Views:	48
Size:	56.9 KB
ID:	204604  

Click image for larger version

Name:	554403_10151199462015764_1130308177_n.jpg
Views:	51
Size:	138.2 KB
ID:	204605  
tylermats is offline   Quote
Old 02-02-2013, 02:34 AM   #14
Jeeper
 
tylermats's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego
Posts: 78
i guess the question is what is your budget, and you could definatly do 33's with a 2 inch lift for driving around on the road and some trail riding here and there. And you got a cool looking ride. But i would go with 31's because you may hit your wheel wells with 33's im not too sure
tylermats is offline   Quote
Old 02-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
janosko9424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 123
Thanks guys for all the help I'm looking at a BDS lift and Old Man Emu which one is better? For just a 2 inch lift

janosko9424 is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not 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




Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 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