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Old 02-21-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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Am wanting to put new tires and a lift on my jeep but didn't know what a good tire brand is. I was thinking 33s and a 3inch body lift. Any suggestions? This is what It looks like now
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You'll be happier with a suspension lift

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You'll be happier with a suspension lift
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The other thing to consider with the body lift is the bolts in your YJ will be a major pain to get out. Some of them may even break. just my .02
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:40 AM   #4
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Ok. Thanks! I would rather have the suspension lift but can't afford it and tires.
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My budget a at the moment is 1000
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Trying to do a build on a budget is tough. But it is doable. The best advice I got was from another member of this forum: Save up and buy parts over a period of time (I bought my parts over the span of 3 months or so). This way you won't destroy your budget and when you're ready to start, you'll have what you need. The other benefit is that if you run into something unexpected, you'll have a few extra dollars to get past it. This forum is filled with good information and even better people that are willing to help. You will learn a lot that's for sure.
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Whatever you do, don't buy a 3" body lift. You are going to farkle everything up that runs from the body to the frame or driveline. 1" is the most body lift I would ever recommend, and even then I'd strongly suggest doing a suspension lift instead.

You won't get that great of a 33" tire for a grand. I'd consider saving up and buying pieces and parts, one at a time, and then doing everything when you have it all. Don't take shortcuts, you'll just wind up having to re-do everything again.
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How small of a lift can I use and still fit 33s?
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How small of a lift can I use and still fit 33s?
1" And TJ flares with trimming But you'll rub offroad Which I why I am avoiding wheeling until I get my springs on.
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So I will need a 3 inch to not rub?
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So I will need a 3 inch to not rub?
3" should work if you trim.
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Don't know if you bought tires yet, but I just picked up 5 of these Mastercraft Courser M/T's for my Jeep in 33 12.50 15 flavor. I'm quite satisfied with them. They balanced out perfect, they're quiet, and so far they've done everything I need them to do off road.

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Whatever you do, don't buy a 3" body lift. You are going to farkle everything up that runs from the body to the frame or driveline. 1" is the most body lift I would ever recommend, and even then I'd strongly suggest doing a suspension lift instead.

You won't get that great of a 33" tire for a grand. I'd consider saving up and buying pieces and parts, one at a time, and then doing everything when you have it all. Don't take shortcuts, you'll just wind up having to re-do everything again.
x2... and I'm going with 3" of lift and doing some trimming to fit some 33's. Picked up a RC 2.5" kit and got 1/2" boomerang shackles all for like $600 and now I'm saving for my 33's.
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Am wanting to put new tires and a lift on my jeep but didn't know what a good tire brand is. I was thinking 33s and a 3inch body lift. Any suggestions? This is what It looks like now
Unless you also plan to get new wheels, you may not be able to go to 33" tires unless you use spacers. You need to research the backspacing needed for your tires so they won't rub. Those Gambler rims have 5.25" backspacing, and you probably don't want to go over 4" on 33"s
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Hello all first let me say thanks for all the help I got even before i asked any questions. I'm new here I'm putting a 3" suspension lift on my 2006 Jeep wrangler sport and want to put 32x11.5x15 on do you think it will rub?
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Hello all first let me say thanks for all the help I got even before i asked any questions. I'm new here I'm putting a 3" suspension lift on my 2006 Jeep wrangler sport and want to put 32x11.5x15 on do you think it will rub?
You can use this chart for reference. 32" tires on stock rims should not rub. But you have landed in the YJ section, our suspensions are different than TJs (leaf springs vs coil), so if you have any suspension questions, you should mosey over to the TJ section. Welcome to the forum!

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Thanks for your help.
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I'm gonna be getting new tires within a week or so...however, the PO has 33's on there now. I don't want or need something that big. Does anyone have an idea the smallest I can go with rims that wide?
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8" rims...forgot to add that part.
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8" rims...forgot to add that part.
8" is the stock rim width, so you should be able to go back to stock tires, 205/75/15 or 215/75/15
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4 New P205 75 15 General Grabber AT2 75R R15 Tires | eBay

I am probably the opposite of most on here but since this is my daily drive I'd rather not have huge tires. Using the chart above I have at max a 4 inch lift because I am running 33x12.5. Would the tires in the above link work? From everything I've researched it seems they will be good to go because they are the stock sizes..but not sure how the lift will effect that.
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I bought a set of rims from a JK for My Yk and I need some wheel adaptors to
make them fit both are 5 bolt pattern YK is 5x4.5 JK is 5X5 what are the best to buy Steel or aluminium and what size adapter is needed .
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Don't know if you bought tires yet, but I just picked up 5 of these Mastercraft Courser M/T's for my Jeep in 33 12.50 15 flavor. I'm quite satisfied with them. They balanced out perfect, they're quiet, and so far they've done everything I need them to do off road.

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Thanks! I wish they were siped, but so far it hasn't been an issue.
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4 New P205 75 15 General Grabber AT2 75R R15 Tires | eBay

I am probably the opposite of most on here but since this is my daily drive I'd rather not have huge tires. Using the chart above I have at max a 4 inch lift because I am running 33x12.5. Would the tires in the above link work? From everything I've researched it seems they will be good to go because they are the stock sizes..but not sure how the lift will effect that.
The 205 tires are adequate but your Jeep will look rather odd with the now pointless 4" lift on "small" tires and will retain most of the loss in stability and handling that comes with a lift.

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