|05-03-2011 01:43 PM|
|Bone||No problem, I'll always do what I can to help out another Jeeper. No matter how long you own a Jeep, you're always going to learn something new, that's why I'm on here too (the learning part).|
|05-03-2011 01:01 PM|
|InfernoGirl||You're welcome, that's why we hang out here, to help and get help....|
|05-03-2011 12:52 PM|
|kcarey24||I appreciate the three of you taking the time to help me out. Excellent information! I intended to send each of you a PM of thanks, but can't find a PM option. Didn't want this to appear as a shameless bump, but I also want each of you to know I really appreciate the guidance.|
|05-02-2011 03:17 PM|
|05-02-2011 10:53 AM|
Bumpstop height is a better determinant. No matter what lift you get, you need to extend the bumpstops to fit the shock length and tire size accordingly.
33's are fit in 2 common ways:
1. 4" lift, with 2" bumpstop extension in front, and ~2.5" extension in the rear. Requires a SYE/CV shaft.
2. 2.5" lift, with 1" body lift, and 1" bumpstop extension in front, and ~1.5" bumpstop extension in the rear. Works well with a 1" MML, or small t-case drop to alleviate vibes. SYE/CV shaft recommended, but not required.
|05-02-2011 09:01 AM|
You should have 3" lift minimum to clear 33's flexing off road. If you plan on staying on road then you can clear 33's if you trim the flares and extend the bumpstops. The cheapest way for you to get the 3" you need would be to use the spacers you have and add a 1" body lift. This would also allow for a tummy tuck down the road, should you choose to do one.
There are tons of tires out there to choose from, 15's are less expensive and more abundant than 16's... You will need either wheel spacers or new wheels to fit a wider than 10.5" tire. Something with no more than 4.5" backspace. Many of us choose Cragar soft 8's for our TJ's due to the cost (about $40 ea.) and their subdued look.
I run a 2" spacer lift and 33x12.5x15" GY Duratracs on soft 8's... w/trimmed flares. It does go off road, but I don't disconnect, and I steer clear of the crazy stuff...
|05-02-2011 08:37 AM|
Lift and tire size questions
Apologies in advance if this thread belongs in the "Tires and Wheels" topic (and mods feel free to move it if so), but I've got a tire/wheel/lift combination question.
First off, I'm a complete idiot when it comes to all things automotive so my post may lack the proper technical terminology. That being said, I've owned my first Wrangler for almost a year now and can't imagine driving anything else! With those caveats out of the way, here's my situation and subsequent questions...
I've got a 2003 Wrangler Sport with no suspension modifications and would like to lift it. I also need new tires and wheels. I anticipate doing some light off-roading, though the vast majority of my driving will be on pavement. I've currently got 265/75R15's, but I'd like to roll with 33" A/T tires if possible. My uncle is lifting his Wrangler this summer and has offered to give me his 2" spacers instead of me purchasing new spacers or an entire kit.
Here are my questions:
1. I've been told that a 2" lift (with the spacers) would truly only accommodate up to 32" tires without rubbing and that 33" tires require a minimum 3" lift. Is this true?
2. If I need to go with a 3" lift to accommodate the 33's, what kit(s) or spacers would you recommend? I'm on a relatively tight budget, so an inexpensive yet reliable option is desired.
3. What A/T tires would you recommend? Any wheel recommendations also?
Thanks in advance for anyone's suggestions!