|10-29-2014 02:50 AM|
+1 I completely agree. That is why I have shyed away from 35" that and I really don't need them. I drive my Jeep constantly and its my only vehicle.
I have 3.21 gears and thats my biggest deterant and the stock Dana 30. To have a 2dr with 35s for me would include
regear 4.56 at least
dana 30 strengthining kit trusses gussets chromo shafts hd ball joints
and 35s of course
Thats a lot of money for a bigger tire. If it was a street queen sure, I could just throw them on and be done. But I like to wheel my jeep and do so moderately (remember a daily driver can't break anything)
Im a person that if its worth doing, its worth over doing. I don't want any issues down the road and I also don't want a jeep that gets lost in a crowd. I like the 33" and 2.5" look. It looks like its there for business and to crawl accordingly. Not slamming people with 35s they have their place, but to keep them on a daily driver it just seems like a waste to have that big expensive of a tire for something that gets driven everyday. Im not frugal at all...ha I just dont see a point to spend all that coin on 35s. just my 0.02 cents. As always do what you want and what you love! Ignore those that criticize your decisions!
4drs is a different story. Recently had this convo with a buddy of mine. Who has a 2014 JKU, 4drs only look good/mean (to me atleast) with a 3.5" lift and 35 or 37. I feel a lot more money needs to be spent on a 4dr to get it looking mean because everything has to be bigger, tires lift etc. JKUs have their advantages tho and I will not get into that.
|09-04-2014 12:34 PM|
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 07:06 AM|
|roberthleeii||I really like the look of 33" and a little lift.|
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|09-03-2014 04:35 AM|
|WTON||33s and 3.5" lift. Super happy.|
|09-03-2014 12:31 AM|
|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 11:21 PM|
|Mr_Gigglz||Rule of thumb: always go one size bigger than what you want|
|09-02-2014 10:02 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 10:54 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 10:54 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 10:42 PM|
|StarBrite||TeraFlex 2.5" lift, 15" MBTKOs, 33" DuraTracs.|
|02-06-2014 10:10 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 06:01 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 12:57 PM|
|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 03:11 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 09:45 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 09:36 PM|
Your going to need spidertrax wheel spacers to run the Rubis with the 2.5 teraflex.
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