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rellyynn 03-04-2010 05:36 PM

Im looking up info about 33" tires for a jeep Wrangler. I got a 2006 Jeep wrangler X and instead of getting 31" tires im going to go for 33''s. I heard though that I will probably will need to get a lift for 33s. Would a 2.5, 2.75, or a 3 inch lift on 33" tires be safe?

AzTJ 03-04-2010 05:38 PM

A 2" budget boost (spring spacers) and a 1" body lift is enough to clear 33's quite well.

A 3" suspension lift would be nice (IMO) but usually requires the replacement of a lot more parts.

rellyynn 03-04-2010 07:52 PM

what will the Spring Spacers do if i get a budget boost? Because i dont know much about them

jgano23 03-04-2010 07:54 PM

the spring spacers go on top or the spring and are what actually lifts it (in a budget boost)
the red rubber pieces in this pic is the spring spacer, aka budget boost.

catITguy 03-04-2010 08:31 PM

I think 3" total is the practical min for 33s. Yes, they will physically fit with 2" of lift but flex will be almost nonexistant. If that is not important to you 2" is fine. Most go with 3-4" of total lift (BB, suspension, BL or some combination thereof) to run 33s. I have 2.5" suspension lift and a 1.25" BL for a total of 3.75" and I think its about perfect for 33s.

kdukes4 03-04-2010 09:11 PM

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if this helps any, i've got about 3" sus., 1"BL on 33's, then trimmed the flares....
my lift is a little more budget conscious, went to the yard and grabbed front and rear zj coil springs for $70. skyjacker shocks still worked from the 2"BB,$127, drilled a new hole to relocate the front trac bar, got a rear trac bar relocating bracket from a friend. then used hockey pucks for the bump stops. $15 for pucks and hardware. trimmed the flares. ummm i think that was it. maybe cost ya $250 to get the job done. shouldn't be much more though.

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there's some heavy stuff in the rear seat, and its on an incline otherwise it sits flat.

terrible2 03-05-2010 01:24 AM

yea you can do it with 2" llift...but youll have to trim alot and your tires will rub on the inside unless you get wider backspacing I believe.

rellyynn 03-05-2010 04:49 PM

Thanks everone on the help. But what do you mean by triming alot?

catITguy 03-05-2010 05:52 PM


But what do you mean by triming alot?
Trimming/cutting the fender flares to make room for the tires.

rellyynn 03-05-2010 06:03 PM

Oh thanks. But 2006 Jeep Wrangler X's can have 33 inch tires put on them, right?

InfernoGirl 03-05-2010 07:05 PM

Yes, but if you go wider than 10.5" you will have to either buy new wheels or wheel spacers. You must have less backspacing for wider tires.

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