Originally Posted by JKWedge
Ahhhh, the plan!
Well originally there was NO plan. No mods, maybe wheels. Now...well it seems maybe a little off roading. It's the primary vehicle for work, etc. nothing extreme. I am leaning to not use 33s. Sticking with 285/75 but moving to 17 inch wheel.
However, still considering 1" body lift and if I do, how would it look. Would the wheels and tires fill the wheel wells or will they look empty as they do now with stock 255/75/16.
Who knows what future plans might be.
JK do not need a body lift.
I used to have one and had a couple of problems:
1. (Manual Trans only) Shifter needs to be extended since it was hitting the center console thus not engaging some gears correctly.
2. I had to replace one ground wire from the firewall to the motor. (I believe once the body was lifted an inch that ground was a bit tight then eventually it just tore off)
3. When I went to install my AEV Tire Carrier the plate that mounts to the tailgate screws didn't align since the body was lifted an inch. I had to make it work.
I got rid of it and never looked back.
Just do a 2.5" coil lift (Teraflex, AEV, Rockrawler) and you'll be fine.
You can actually fit 33s with no lift on a JK.
Also doing flat flares will help gain more tire clearance.