|09-04-2014 11:34 AM|
I guess it depends on what you need vs. what you want vs. where you are going to end up. IMHO, a tiny lift with no step up in tires doesn't really gain much capability for the effort. I made that mistake with my Taco... if you want clearance you need to go up in tire size or all your suspension bits are at the same place.
"Looks" is a subjective thing, so there is no right answer. I like the look of 37's on a 2.5" lift as a good compromise between trail cred and on-road manners. But, when I park beside a bigger setup it does look small... likewise, when I park beside a stock Rubi or a mini-lift, I think they look silly.
Lots of pics to look at... if it fits your budget and you like it, then go for it. I fell into a big trap on my Taco of redoing work because 'the cheap way' didn't really get me much, and really wasn't that much cheaper than a real setup. I didn't make that same mistake with my JKU.
|09-03-2014 06:06 AM|
|roberthleeii||I really like the look of 33" and a little lift.|
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|09-03-2014 03:35 AM|
|WTON||33s and 3.5" lift. Super happy.|
|09-02-2014 11:31 PM|
|benzat||i keep coming to this thread to tell my self 33s are fine and they look good .. lol everybody wants 35s and i would love to get 35s the problem is with 5.25$ a gallon in Canada and as a dd 35s isnt the best choice i wanan go with 2"OME and 9000 rancho shocks hopefully that would look good ..any thoughts?|
|09-02-2014 10:21 PM|
|Mr_Gigglz||Rule of thumb: always go one size bigger than what you want|
|09-02-2014 09:02 PM|
I'm mixed on the whole thing. Some 4dr JKs look really nice and practical with 33s and some look weird.
The problem is it takes a lot of money to run 35s properly. You have to r gear, upgrade ball joints, beef up axles, more mpg, less power, beef up tire carrier and tailgate, etc, etc. all for another inch to inch and a half of axle clearance and if you run a budget lift you will have less flex because of the bigger tire.
33s may look too small on a 4dr, but it all depends on the tires and rims chosen. A 33" tire on a 15" rim looks very good on a 4dr and 2dr. You start getting up into the 17 and 18" rims then the tires start looking pretty small.
The way I want my Jeep setup i want a daily driver/weekend trail off road fun/bug out vehicle. I don't have the money to completely rebuild it and beef it up for rock crawling so keeping it lightweight and practical is important to me.
Below are some examples of 33" tires on 2.5" lifts that I think look nice, but also practical
and just for some contrast a few 35" Jeeps
Oh wait. These are 33s lol
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|02-06-2014 09:54 PM|
|Dr. Evil||Works for me. GYD's 33X12.50 on 15X8 Level 8 Trackers. Got about 2.5 inches with 18/60 springs and Rubicon shocks are also added.|
|02-06-2014 09:54 PM|
|mommymallcrawler||I plan to do 33's with a 2.5 sometime soon - will post up pics when I get it all set up. I am just leery of going bigger and not being able to get into the Jeep. But if I find I don't like the 33's, tires are consumables-they will need replaced at some point and I could always do 35's then if I was so inclined. So I have some comfort that it isn't a "permanent" decision - I get to make it all over again in so many miles.|
|02-06-2014 09:42 PM|
|StarBrite||TeraFlex 2.5" lift, 15" MBTKOs, 33" DuraTracs.|
|02-06-2014 09:10 PM|
Treaflex 2 1/2 inch lift with coils and teraflex shocks
18 inch rims with 33 goodyear dura track
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2.5 rock keawler and 33"
|02-06-2014 05:01 PM|
TF coil lift W/Bilsteins 33" by 12.50 by 17" nitto's
Not all 33's are the same size also goes for 35" tires + weight is different I went down from 35" to 33" for better performance & towing cause I didn't want to regear 33" & 411's work great for my needs & wants
|02-06-2014 11:57 AM|
|Gdirrty||Anyone running Teraflex leveling kit (non coil) with stock 32s and 1.5" wheel spacers to balance the look/stance? I'm thinking of doing this on my 14 JKURX mainly because I think the stance is slightly narrow looking.|
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|01-14-2014 02:11 AM|
I think 33's look just fine with a 2.5" lift. I just switched from a Teraflex Leveling Kit to a Rubicon Express 2.5" Coil Lift with Bilstein 5100 Shocks.
Here are some pics. What do you guys think?
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|12-19-2013 08:45 PM|
I bought the TF spacers at the same time... I saw some debate as to whether or not they were required... but TF said "yes", so I said "ok".
I wondered if the 1.25 vs 1.5 inch would be an issue... but from what I have read, no. Let's hope not.
|12-19-2013 08:36 PM|
Your going to need spidertrax wheel spacers to run the Rubis with the 2.5 teraflex.
|12-19-2013 08:33 PM|
|lando76||Theres alot more that comes with going to a 35 inch tire besides the lift needed. I myself will probably go with a teraflex performance spring kit with upgraded shocks and 33's as to not create to much wheel well space. When I can pony up all the upgrades needed to run 35's properly without long term damage then I'll make the jump.|
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