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04-20-2013 08:01 PM
bbd08unlimited I have 3.21 and 35s. I'll admit I suffer a bit. But as long as I don't have a serious headwind its not bad. Oh I have a manual though
04-20-2013 06:45 PM
fireguy I have a 13 JKU w/ 315/70/17 GY Duratracs (they are a 34" tire) with a 3.73 posi axle ratio I also have a 2 1/2" Rock Krawler Lift. The package is awesome the ride and performance is still very good. Just one note if you don't have the 3.73 your performance will suffer with the 33". Like the others say I would stay with 17" wheels if you can find a style that you like.
04-20-2013 11:50 AM
Originally Posted by Debikay View Post
Nice set up JOCJK. I am looking for 17 though. Thank you for posting pictures. You guys have been great on the forum, almost to great! I have so much info running through my head that I am now thing maybe I should just leave it stock. There are so many options that I am not sure which is right for me.
That's the best way to go about it IMO. Take it out to the trails to see what your comfortable with and then mod from there. A stock JK will do most of the trails in CO.
04-20-2013 09:54 AM
JOCJK No worries Debbie! I'm pretty content with my 33's for the moment anyway so I'm happy to hold onto them.
Good luck with the modding process, its addictive and expensive but super fun.
04-20-2013 09:18 AM
Justin04Lj Just drive your jeep on the trails and it'll help you decide.
04-20-2013 09:06 AM
Debikay Nice set up JOCJK. I am looking for 17 though. Thank you for posting pictures. You guys have been great on the forum, almost to great! I have so much info running through my head that I am now thing maybe I should just leave it stock. There are so many options that I am not sure which is right for me.
04-15-2013 08:56 PM
bbd08unlimited Here is my cheaper than hell lift and it works great for me.
Stiffest Rubicon springs you can find. I got mine for 50$ from a guy in the springs.
Daystar 1 3/4" lift pucks. I got for 150$ from 4wheel parts.
Rear sway bar links for the front sway bar. Spent 30$ from Bach crawlers.
And then chop the front fenders. About 30$ if u got someone to lend u the tools

The newly chopped fenders

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New shoes
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Lift on stock tires
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I still need a track bar bracket for the rear and longer shocks. But looking good I think for $230 not including new shoes and sliders. And I don't have any shimmy or death wobble.
04-15-2013 06:57 PM
Justin04Lj Can't wait to see it now Jon.
04-15-2013 04:42 PM
JOCJK Here's one with the Wheels and Tires but before I put the Leveling Kit on.
04-15-2013 02:17 PM
CoreyZ TBH, great package... if its the rubbing on the fenders that is the issue, that can be solved pretty easily if you want to.
04-15-2013 01:32 PM
Wheels and Tires

Hey Debbie,

Couldn't figure out how to attach pics in a PM so I'll just post them here. They are 16 inch MB Chaos 5 Wheels and 285/75/16 Goodyear Duratrac's. I also have the leveling kit to go along with it. While you can run this combo without a lift it does rub at full turns and on even the lightest trail. I was extremely happy with the look and ride with the Teraflex Leveling kit. I also have a set of Rubi Shocks that will improve the ride of a sport if you're interested in those at all.

Shoot me a pm or feel free to give me a call. 970-4zero6-889three.
04-15-2013 05:45 AM
Debikay Thanks a ton for your help
04-15-2013 01:48 AM
BreckenridgeYJ He is correct. Pm an email or phone number for photos. 33x12.50x17 and leveling.
04-14-2013 10:31 PM
Debikay Thanks for the help Chuckr.
04-14-2013 05:30 PM
Originally Posted by Debikay View Post
Chuckr, how do I find out? I would like to see pics of the wheels.
Just shoot him a message on here....his screen name is JOCJK. Just tell him you're new around here and ask him if he still has his wheels, tires, and leveling kit.
04-14-2013 05:01 PM
Debikay Coreyz, love the pics. Looks amazing.
04-14-2013 04:59 PM
Debikay Chuckr, how do I find out? I would like to see pics of the wheels.
04-14-2013 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by BreckenridgeTJ View Post
John, JOCJK on here just pulled a teraflex leveling kit off his JK when we put on his lift. I'm sure he'd sell it really cheap if you're interested.
I think John also has 33's and wheels that he was packaging with the leveling kit, so you could get everything from him.
04-14-2013 11:47 AM
HK_Runner 17 inch rims are the most versatile, it seems. That size also has a good selection of tires. I am putting 35s on 17 but 33s are great on 17s too. I am going with a suspension lift, 35" tires, and a million other things for my 2012 Rubi. Stick with 17s, and with 33" tires, you can get aways with spacers or a leveling kit.
04-14-2013 10:39 AM
CoreyZ Yup.. so lets break it down from the recommendations here...

Stick with a 17" or your stock wheel to avoid higher prices an less selection.
You might want to look into spacers (about $100 a pair) to avoid rubbing with wider than stock tires. It also helps to push out the tires to be more flush with the outside edge of your fender (ill post a picture if I can find one when I did mine). Recommend a good name brand like Spidertrax.

Not really needed but for the cheapest, you can get a leveling kit. These are typically spacers you add to your coil spring. Easy to install and cheap (like around $200 or less if you find a local no longer using theirs). They dont do a hell of a lot other than about a 1"-2" lift. No added suspension benefit for offroad.
Budget Boost lift of just springs and a couple other things can also net you around a 2.5" lift and are fairly cheap (around $600) and dont rely on spacers to increase the height of the jeep. Just be careful because the higher you go, the more you end up having to replace like driveshafts and whatnot.

Being that you have a sport, you probably have the smaller springs of the Wrangler line. I dont know your options on the Jeep personally so I cant attest to that, but its an easy move into a bigger ride which is what you seem to want.

Last FYI is that you can probably find (even locally) someone getting rid of their 17" rubi wheels (if you like that design) and tires for REALLY cheap since a lot of guys immediately upgrade to 35's. Same goes for their stock springs. You can upgrade the majority of your suspension to a rubi suspension for really cheap (wheels/tires/springs for roughly less than $1k).

Do you know what gearing you have? I ask just to remind that as you get bigger tires, if you have the low end gearing of a sport which could be 3.21 (manual) or 3.73 (auto). Both of those are "ok" for a 33 but its starting to become a bit of a dog. Our engines struggle for oxygen at this altitude so adding bigger tires just make them work even harder and can bog you down. 33's should be good for the 3.73 but any bigger and you will want to start looking into a gear ratio change.

Anyways... I feel chatty this morning... sorry for the overload. Here are some pics!

Before spacers:

After spacers:
(also chopped front fender)
04-14-2013 10:10 AM
LadyTJ Welcome to the forum. These are the best people in Colorado

We need to get you on a run, you'll add wheelin to your list
04-14-2013 09:53 AM
MTtincup I been stuck a few times that I wished I had a draft horse!
04-14-2013 08:13 AM
Debikay I will take a look at leveling kits. Now I am really confused. I am such a A girl that shoots firearms, rides motorcycles, hunts and breaks draft horses.
04-14-2013 07:33 AM
wanderlust level it, get 33s. no need to run an aftermarket wheel. I ran 35s on my stock wheels for a few months until I got my bead locks
04-14-2013 12:50 AM
BreckenridgeYJ John, JOCJK on here just pulled a teraflex leveling kit off his JK when we put on his lift. I'm sure he'd sell it really cheap if you're interested.
04-13-2013 10:34 PM
COLOUJK If you want to run 33's you could also do a leveling kit to give it a little lift and not have it look ridiculous. There are several companies that make leveling kits. Teraflex is one of them.
04-13-2013 09:45 PM
Debikay That would be awesome if it is not to much trouble.
04-13-2013 09:38 PM
SorryHoss I have a set of 33's on stock wheel if you want to see what it looks like I will dig up a picture. I ran them on my jk before I got the lift and 35's.
04-13-2013 09:38 PM
Rooster454 There are many more tires that are made for 17" wheels than others so if you choose to move up in size later on it will give you a bigger tire selection to choose from
04-13-2013 09:36 PM
Originally Posted by Debikay View Post
Can I put 33's on a 17" rim?
You can put 33's on a 15, that's what I run on my Cherokee. But a 17 would work fine since idk if you can fit a 16
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