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Brun019822 10-05-2012 01:54 PM

2.5 lift too much for 33's ?
 
I'm contemplating getting a 2.5 lift but I'm afraid that it will look goofy with duratrac 295/65/18 what do you guys think? Will it be too high and look awkward? Should I just get a leveling kit? :confused:

alabamajeep 10-05-2012 02:01 PM

I'm in the same boat. Don't really ever plan on going larger than 33's but afraid they will look small with a 2.5 inch lift. Especially considering the majority of lifts out there give you more then the advertised lift.

fljeepleo 10-05-2012 02:04 PM

Depends on the look you are going for, 33's and a 2.5 look good to me and leaves you alot of room for flex. Not to mention the huge cost savings between the two and less wear and tear on the vehicle.

bearman95 10-05-2012 02:27 PM

When i had my 2.5 Teraflex added the guys at 4 Wheel Parts nearly begged me to go with 35's instead of 33's and i am glad i did. They said 33's would look to small and i concur. The 35 Pro Comp Xtreme AT was only $3.00 more per tire than the 33 was.

TeraFlex 10-05-2012 02:40 PM

There's always 34's as a in between size.

JeezAJeep 10-05-2012 03:02 PM

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2.5 AEV with 285/70/17 Duratracs. Love the look

ESP 10-05-2012 03:12 PM

Nothing wrong with 2.5" of lift and 33. It's a very nice combo. Remember the people at 4wp also like to make a profit.

bearman95 10-05-2012 03:30 PM

Maybe but i like 35 better. Also the profit was only $3.00 more per tire so yea i guess they made a great bonus.
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Originally Posted by ESP (Post 2864038)
Nothing wrong with 2.5" of lift and 33. It's a very nice combo. Remember the people at 4wp also like to make a profit.


frieed 10-05-2012 03:33 PM

No, the price was only $3.00 more per tire, their cost could be significantly lower, so greater profit.

oliver_jeep 10-05-2012 03:35 PM

I was about to get some 33's with my 2.5" Lift and decided to go 35s at the last second. I'm very glad with the look. Especially if its a 4 door.

bearman95 10-05-2012 03:41 PM

Could be, maybe, what if. Your really reaching my friend but if you can show me the true cost difference in what 4 Wheel Parts pays for Pro Comp 35x12.5x17 Xtreme AT tires vs the same tires in 33's then i will definitely concede that your post is correct. They charged me $3.00 more per tire. However the op asked everyone what they think about 33's on a 2.5 lift and i gave him my opinion. Now you can give him yours.
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Originally Posted by frieed (Post 2864065)
No, the price was only $3.00 more per tire, their cost could be significantly lower, so greater profit.


MikeK46 10-05-2012 03:42 PM

Personal preference, look at photos and decide if you are cool with it or not. Here's some examples.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...lrack-2655.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3440/3...520bd31c_b.jpg

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e5...yatashtons.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...f/IMG_7946.jpg

http://my.project-jk.com/data/1464/m...42_smaller.JPG

Daywork 10-05-2012 03:46 PM

http://i1191.photobucket.com/albums/...-16-09_638.jpg


305 65-R17

alabamajeep 10-05-2012 04:11 PM

Those look good! Any with a RK 2.5 lift as that is the lift I am considering and heard you get quite a bit more than 2.5 inches?

MikeK46 10-05-2012 04:25 PM

I think it looks fine as long as you don't have flat fenders :D

kbwwolf 10-05-2012 04:34 PM

I think they're a pretty good match, myself.

gregshepherd 10-05-2012 04:36 PM

I have a 2009 JKU with a 2.5" AEV lift and 33x15x12.5 Duratracs. Got about 3" of real lift with AEV kit. I think 33s are bordering on too small, but look OK to me. I certainly understand that some think 35s are ideal for 2.5 inches of lift. Didn't want 35s due to engine performance issues at altitude with 3.73 auto.

blackntan 10-05-2012 05:33 PM

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2011 Sport manual with Teraflex 2.5" coil lift. 285/70/17 Falken Rocky Mountains. I have thought about going to 35's but don't want to have to spend even more money to regear right now. Also want to get a roof rack and if I go to 35's probably won't be able to get in the garage. However, IMO 33's do look small on a 4 door with a lift.

Kelsey73 10-05-2012 06:58 PM

I like it

ESP 10-05-2012 07:29 PM

JKU with 2.5" Teraflex coil lift and 305/70/16 or 33.1" tires.

http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/2020/p1010855pj.jpg

CG3 10-05-2012 07:35 PM

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Ya'll may think 33's look too small on a 2.5 inch lift..... but I'm liking my 33's on my 3" lift. Of course my jeep has a good deal of weight on it... particularly when I'm working... 35's would probably *look* better, but for me, I'll spend less on the tires and fuel... and have more power (than if I put 35's on) and less stress everywhere.... and all that beats the heck out of *looks* in my book :wavey:

Brun019822 10-05-2012 07:58 PM

thanks for all the replies. I still dont know what im going to do :banghead:
its funny some looks just about right and others looks to high for the tires:confused:

btw CG3 your jeep is very nice:thumb:

blackntan 10-05-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by CG3 (Post 2864441)
Ya'll may think 33's look too small on a 2.5 inch lift..... but I'm liking my 33's on my 3" lift. Of course my jeep has a good deal of weight on it... particularly when I'm working... 35's would probably *look* better, but for me, I'll spend less on the tires and fuel... and have more power (than if I put 35's on) and less stress everywhere.... and all that beats the heck out of *looks* in my book :wavey:

I changed my mind. That does look pretty good. Definitely right about the advantages of not going bigger.

Tinmans jeep 10-05-2012 09:26 PM

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285/70/17, 2.5 pro comp added 3/4 spacer in front, love the look

kjeeper10 10-05-2012 09:37 PM

Yea- RK 2.5 might be a bit much on a 2 door with no weight. I can't post pics now but I got over 4" when first installed. Still around 4".
Front shaft replaced. The rear won't be spinning for long :eek:
4 door, you will be fine :)

Sueby 10-05-2012 10:03 PM

33's on 2.5. It depends in what you want to do - anything less than 2.5 and I'da been rubbing - it was close. But that was a true 2.5.

gr8fulKID 10-06-2012 02:29 AM

I think 33s w/ 2.5 inch of lift looks good, but I think 35s look better. Wish I did it right the first time.....

guppy 10-06-2012 06:55 AM

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2.5 teraflex BB and duratracs 295 65 18
This is what I have

ralphwiens 10-06-2012 07:23 AM

:punk: I agree, went with 1 1/2" lift (Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit) and 285/70/17 Duratracs and love the look. Don't rock climb, so this works out great for me.

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Originally Posted by CG3 (Post 2864441)
Ya'll may think 33's look too small on a 2.5 inch lift..... but I'm liking my 33's on my 3" lift. Of course my jeep has a good deal of weight on it... particularly when I'm working... 35's would probably *look* better, but for me, I'll spend less on the tires and fuel... and have more power (than if I put 35's on) and less stress everywhere.... and all that beats the heck out of *looks* in my book :wavey:


DJL2 10-06-2012 10:58 AM

Eh...I'm begrudgingly with CG3. It's not a looks thing with me, it's a capabilities thing. If I go with 35 inch tires I'll end up a little heavier than stock (6 lbs per wheel) with my lightest alternative and easily 20 lbs per wheel if I get a heavier wheel+tire combo. The tires will be more expensive than 33s by a good margin, my on-road performance will not be as good...but, I get an extra 1" of clearance under my differentials versus a 33" tire. The bottom line for me - at this point in my Jeep ownership I cannot justify the tradeoff in performance against where my Jeep spends most of its time for a small benefit off road at substantial cost.

I'll run 33" tires on my coming lift once I get around to buying some and I really won't care too much how it looks.


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