Hey, I have a stock '03 wrangler 4.0 and I am in the market for new tires and wheels. I am also planning on lifting it in the very near future. I just don't really want to fork out the money for both at the same time. So I was thinking about getting my tires first then later, lifting it. Could I fit 33's on it without rubbing? Thanks...
07-27-2006 12:16 PM
No, 31 max without a lift.
07-27-2006 12:57 PM
31"s is the limit - some people do squeeze 33"s on stock height, but it looks rediculous (there's like 1/2" of fenderwell clearance), and it's not long before the fender flares are completely worn down.
If you want to run 33"s for cheap - what you can do is install a Budget Boost (2" spacers with new shocks - runs about 190 bucks or so), and a 1" body lift. this would give you 3" of lift total - and is enough to clear 33"s.
07-27-2006 02:49 PM
I agree with BlueBoy, and JeepCrawler98. I rub my fenders with a 4" suspension lift and running 33" tires. But I have also freed up my front end by installing Currie Antirocks.
07-27-2006 04:09 PM
The currie anti-rocks really free things up and I don't have rubbing in the front or rear, with a 33 x 12.5 tire. It depends though on what you want to do with your rig, are you going to use for rock crawling, mud, or sand?
07-27-2006 04:17 PM
Most of my off road time will be spent in the sand. I think I will go with a pretty wide tire. Maybe 12.5" something that will flatten out good so I don't sink in the sand. Looks will be pretty important too. I don't want it to look stupid. Sounds like I will be storing the tires and wheels in my garage till I can afford the lift.
07-27-2006 06:39 PM
I have 4"lift and run 33x9.5......you can see it's close with an occasional rub, depending on the obsticle, but you won't have to worry about that with sand