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pete330 02-14-2012 08:01 AM

New to Jeepin
Couple of questions. I have a 2001 wrangler sport and putting a 4 inch lift on it. My questions are: I have the aluminum rims, will 33 x1250's fit on them and will I need to do any mods so they don't rub.
I don't mud and its more for beach looks. Trying to save some$
And what width are the rims?

Thanks for your help!

wwch99tj 02-14-2012 08:23 AM

Pics would help,

If you have factory jeep wheels they are most likely 15 by 8 the 33 1250 will rub you would need wheel spacers or new wheels with less backspacing

Scroll down to the wheels and see what you have

pete330 02-14-2012 09:49 AM

Thanks, that helped tremendously!

wwch99tj 02-14-2012 10:05 AM

No problem your welcome

pete330 02-16-2012 09:06 AM

Ok, tire guy says it won't have a good bead.? And what size spacers?

wwch99tj 02-16-2012 10:39 AM

Which wheels do you have? If they are 8 inch you will be fine. Check spidertrax I think they're inch in a quarter spacers, But for the price of the spacers you can almost get new wheels

Here's the spacers

Here's some crager soft 8 wheels

If you shop around you might be able to find free shipping

TJNewbie 02-16-2012 11:46 AM

Welcome to the forum!:punk:

They are Canyons, I think 1.5" spacers as a minimum will be needed if the stock wheels are kept. Most people with tj's have 15x8" wheels with 33x12.50x15 tires and they fit perfect! here's mine

TJDave 02-16-2012 01:17 PM

You will need wheel spacers, or aftermarket rims with 3.75" backspacing to not rub.

Most tire guys are going to just read off the instructions from the tire manufacturer when they recommend a wheel size. Which is great for on road. 15x8's will work fine.

TJNewbie 02-17-2012 12:14 AM

Yea, Mine have 3.65" of backspacing. but they stick out alittle more than 3.75" backspacing. so he couldn't do 4" of backspacing with a 4" lift and clear ok?

pete330 02-17-2012 08:17 AM

Thanks guys. I bit the bullet last night and ordered new rims and tires and my RC N2 lift kit came in. Getting it ready!

TJNewbie 02-17-2012 11:02 AM

Cool, post some pics when you get it done!!

mattclark 02-17-2012 12:13 PM

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I have a 4" lift and 33x12.50x15 ION wheels no back spacing and never has rubbed

wwch99tj 02-17-2012 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by mattclark

I have a 4" lift and 33x12.50x15 ION wheels no back spacing and never has rubbed

No backspacing?

pete330 02-17-2012 01:41 PM

Will do, hopefully a couple weeks! A guy at work said he'd do the lift kit. You know how that goes, but he's a great mechanic!

TJNewbie 02-17-2012 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by mattclark (Post 2041929)
Attachment 97815

I have a 4" lift and 33x12.50x15 ION wheels no back spacing and never has rubbed

All wheels have backspacing:whistling:

pete330 02-22-2012 04:28 PM

Jeep got lifted today, waiting on wheels tomorrow!

wwch99tj 02-22-2012 06:12 PM


Originally Posted by pete330
Jeep got lifted today, waiting on wheels tomorrow!

How much lift did you get? We need pics around here :thumb:

pete330 02-22-2012 09:58 PM

4 inch

pete330 02-24-2012 11:27 AM

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Here it is......

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pete330 02-24-2012 11:28 AM

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And another!

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pete330 02-24-2012 11:29 AM

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Last one.....

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wwch99tj 02-24-2012 11:42 AM

Looks great :thumb:

TJDave 02-24-2012 12:46 PM


Awesome. Those are great tires.

TJNewbie 02-24-2012 08:49 PM

Really Nice!!

pete330 02-25-2012 07:24 AM

Thanks everyone, I love it. The girlfriend not so much, she's short. Any ideas on some inexpensive but good side steps that look good? I'm thinking hoop steps? Ideas?

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