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jdnunc23 11-29-2009 12:36 AM

I could use some help.
I have a 2002 Wrangler that has a 2" BDS Suspension lift on it. It has 31" tires and I'm really wanting to go to 33's. What do you guys suggest I do with cost being huge. I'm not wanting to spend too much. Thanks for the help.

4Jeepn 11-29-2009 07:31 AM

To run them your going to need 3-4" of lift with being close to 4" better.

Few things you can do:

1. Small body lift stay,under 2", fairly cheap and a few hours of your time. Leaves a gap between body and frame,
2. 1" coil spacer and 1" body lift might be the better way, but then you might need to get into adj trac bars if you don't already have them etc. Lot more work with this as you need to remove the springs etc.

3. Buy a new lift kit and get the correct stuff.

PT4WDL 11-29-2009 07:46 AM

Trim the flares and fenders to make flatties. Then add a 1" coil spacer. If you don't mind

motokeen 11-29-2009 09:46 AM

Cheapest option is do a 1 inch body lift and just do 32s.

Jerry Bransford 11-29-2009 11:00 AM


Originally Posted by motokeen (Post 496370)
Cheapest option is do a 1 inch body lift and just do 32s.

It sounds odd that 4" is recommended for offroading with 33" tires but it's true that 32" tires can be run with only a 2" suspension lift as the OP has.

For 33" tires for street use, adding a 1" body lift is enough. But as suggested above, 4" is strongly recommended for 33" tires.

To the OP, was that 2" achieved with new coil springs? If so, you could run 33" tires by installing a 1" spacer on top of the springs and a 1" body lift. But is your gearing up to that size tire? 3.07 gearing and 33" tires would really suck.

Also, 3" of suspension lift will create vibrations. You'll at least need a 1" t-case skidplate drop and if that doesn't quite get rid of all the vibes, a set of 1" taller motor mounts will likely get rid of any remaining vibes. Know too that you can't just live with drivetrain vibrations as eventually the vibes start damaging u-joints, seals, and/or bearings. :eek:

jdnunc23 11-29-2009 03:13 PM

Thanks for the help guys. I appreciate it.

danieldlg_13 12-01-2009 12:44 PM

Well here are my questions. I have a 2" BB and flat fender flares. My tire size is 305/70/R16... which is equivalent to...? And can I fit 33s? Just by looking at the spacing above the tire my guesstimate would be that I could.

Rawkon 12-01-2009 01:30 PM

if cost is a huge issue dont do it. 33s arnt cheap, and not setting a suspension correctly will just cost you mo money in the long run . save up and do it right. Jerry's suggestions are spot on if you MUST do it.

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