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03-02-2013 04:47 PM
UnlimitedLJ04 33's are fit in two common ways on TJ's:

1. 4" suspension lift, with ~2" bumpstop extensions in front and ~2.5" in the rear. Requires a SYE/CV shaft.
2. 2.5" suspension lift, with a 1.25" body lift, with ~1-1.25" bumpstop extensions in front and ~1.25-1.5" in the rear. The 1.25" BL usually accompanies a 1" Motor Mount Lift to offset some of the driveline angles.

Either way you go, figure on some or many of the following components: longer front brake lines, extended sway bar links front and rear, gears, brake and steering upgrades to accommodate larger tires, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks, adjustable track bars, and a rear track bar bracket.

Here's how I fit 33s myself.
03-02-2013 04:36 PM
4Liter
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Originally Posted by hondamxer View Post
Yes they will fit for a daily driver. They wont have too much room for flex, but they will fit without rubbing going down the road, or around town
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Originally Posted by SPC Gates J View Post
if your running stock wheels they will rub at full turn, keep in mind what the other forum members have said about flex bc if you plan on driving off road you will be limited as to where you can crawl. if you just want to look good while you save for a good lift then stuff em stock and just dont turn your steering wheel to full turn and you 'll be fine. also you will notice a drop in MPG and you will never get that thing into 5th gear again unless you re gear. your tj will do just fine around town but on the highway it will push rpms to stay at 60 mph. all of these issues are not terrible. just giving you a heads up on first hand expierence. enjoy your 33's man... i know i sure do!

Thank you both so much for the quick replies, I'm glad to hear that they'll fit for now. @SPC Gates J: Not planning on using stock wheels, so that won't be a problem! Also, about the MPG and highway driving, did you mean that I'd have problems with the 4.0L? Because that's why I avoided 2.5L. But, honestly it's going to spend 90% of it's days in town. I don't do much highway driving at all, so I don't think it'll be an issue. Thanks for the warning though!

I think I'll go with the 33s while I save up for the lift, if I do get rubbing problems, I'll just slap the original tires back on it (going to be buying a set of Cragar Soft 8s for the 33s anyway, so the current tires are staying on stock rims.)

Cheers!
03-01-2013 10:46 PM
SPC Gates J if your running stock wheels they will rub at full turn, keep in mind what the other forum members have said about flex bc if you plan on driving off road you will be limited as to where you can crawl. if you just want to look good while you save for a good lift then stuff em stock and just dont turn your steering wheel to full turn and you 'll be fine. also you will notice a drop in MPG and you will never get that thing into 5th gear again unless you re gear. your tj will do just fine around town but on the highway it will push rpms to stay at 60 mph. all of these issues are not terrible. just giving you a heads up on first hand expierence. enjoy your 33's man... i know i sure do!
03-01-2013 10:36 PM
4sight
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
Just curious, this is the TJ tech section.
My Bad.
03-01-2013 10:34 PM
hondamxer Yes they will fit for a daily driver. They wont have too much room for flex, but they will fit without rubbing going down the road, or around town
Stock

The day i got my 33s with only 2" spacers

Now, 2" spacers and trimmed flares
03-01-2013 10:33 PM
schnutzy
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Originally Posted by 4sight View Post
I contacted Quadratec regarding their "QuadraPac" Pro Comp wheel & tire packages. They assured me that I would not have any clearance or rubbing issues with their Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain Radials (33x12.50R17) on Pro Comp 7069 wheels (4.75" backspace).

I am being sold a bill of goods here?
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Originally Posted by 4sight View Post
JKU Sport
your JK wont have any issues, but the OP's TJ will.
they are two completely different beast that each have their own separate list of rules regarding what works, and what doesnt.
03-01-2013 10:31 PM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by 4sight View Post
JKU Sport
Just curious, this is the TJ tech section.
03-01-2013 10:25 PM
4sight
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Originally Posted by Patrick H View Post
On your JK?
JKU Sport
03-01-2013 10:22 PM
Patrick H
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4sight View Post
I contacted Quadratec regarding their "QuadraPac" Pro Comp wheel & tire packages. They assured me that I would not have any clearance or rubbing issues with their Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain Radials (33x12.50R17) on Pro Comp 7069 wheels (4.75" backspace).

I am being sold a bill of goods here?
On your JK?
03-01-2013 08:58 PM
4sight
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Originally Posted by Mulvihill64 View Post
You will need at least 1" body lift to clear them properly. Otherwise they will rub when turning.
I contacted Quadratec regarding their "QuadraPac" Pro Comp wheel & tire packages. They assured me that I would not have any clearance or rubbing issues with their Pro Comp Xtreme All Terrain Radials (33x12.50R17) on Pro Comp 7069 wheels (4.75" backspace).

I am being sold a bill of goods here?
03-01-2013 08:27 PM
Mulvihill64 Or try finding 33x10.5 instead of 33x12.5 they should not rub because they are the same width as normal 31's.
03-01-2013 08:26 PM
Mulvihill64 You could get new fenders, like the metalcloak ones but that is a lot more expensive. I plan on adding a 1.25" bl and a 1" Mml when I go up to 33's . The body lift isn't really that noticeable when it's that small, and it allows for other mods, like a high clearance gas tank skid, or a tummy tuck if you have the $ for it
03-01-2013 08:18 PM
4Liter
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Originally Posted by Mulvihill64 View Post
You will need at least 1" body lift to clear them properly. Otherwise they will rub when turning.
Thanks for the quick reply! I'm just wondering if there's any other way? I really dislike body lifts and am trying to avoid them if possible. :/
03-01-2013 07:57 PM
Mulvihill64 You will need at least 1" body lift to clear them properly. Otherwise they will rub when turning.
03-01-2013 07:51 PM
4Liter
33s on 2" Coil Spacer Lift?

Hey guys, I just bought my first Jeep, (2004 Jeep TJ / 4.0L / 5-Speed) and the only modification was a 2" coil spacer lift. The shocks are Skyjackers (I'll snap pics tomorrow)

I'm just wondering if BFG Mud Terrain KM2 33x12.50x15 tires would fit on this? I don't do much wheeling, I plan on joining the local Jeep club, but I don't plan on doing any hardcore offroading (might attempt a couple of trails, but this Jeep is my daily driver so I'm planning on taking care of it). I just love the look of 33s and 35s on TJs. (I'm not even considering 35s because I'm running a Dana 35 and don't want to spend the money to regear and eventually replace it when it breaks :P )

I'm dead-set on 33s, I do plan a 4" suspension lift later on, but I'm just wondering if the 2" coil spacer lift will do? The guy who sold it to me told me that he's had 33s on there before, but I'd like to make sure.

I've done a bit of research, I know I won't have much travel, that they might rub at full turn but I just want to know if they'll fit without being ridiculously inconvenient for daily driving.

Thanks in advance!

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