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Old 11-09-2010, 05:18 PM
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Talking Biggest tire set up for a stock TJ

I know that this question has probably been asked to all of the vet jeepers and tire experts one million times, but I'm new to jeep'n and this forum. I just got a 05 Wrangler and would like to add some bigger tires right away. Can a TJ owner run 33's on a stock set up? Sorry for being so retarded but I need to find this out before I shop. I plan on a 2-3" lift some time in the near future but can't do both. Also, is any gear change needed to run 33's? I'm sure that the answer is in this forum somewhere but easier just to ask.........

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:24 PM   #2
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Need to know a little more about your Jeep:
What engine?
What transmission?
What are the current axle gears? (There is a little tag on the upper left side of the rear diff cover that should tell you).

33's on stock can be done but not recommended because of all the issues with rubbing.

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Old 11-09-2010, 05:46 PM
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Looks like Dana 5225????? It has the inline 6 and a 6 spd manual
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There should be more then that on the tag. You should see a 3.73 or 3.07 on there somewhere.

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Old 11-09-2010, 06:58 PM   #5
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Personally with a stock suspension, the largest I would go is 31's. That's what I did. Only get slight rubbing on the front left at lock on left turns.
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It is a 3.07. It was a little hard to read.......plus my belly got in the way most of the time......the 3 was partially covered by the hex head bolt for the cover.......lots of other numbers too. Damn, need to shed about 50 lbs.......lol........or get out the jack.
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Jon- I think that you may be right about the 31's Was digging around on here and found that 31's are the biggest that TJ's can run with stock shocks. Can you clear up your rubbing problem with different back spacing on your wheels?
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33's on 3.07's with a 6-speed will be rough. Not terrible, but not fun. I'd go with 31's then latter a little budget boost to get the clearance, and then add a 1" body lift to get the room for 33's when you want them.
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I agree with Jon M no larger than 31s to be realistic.
You can change you backspace with rims or wheel spacers but unless you are only going for looks it wont help much.
As far as you gear ratio you are going to notice a decrease in power eventually although I have 3.55 and am still happy with my 33s (4.0 engine)
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AzTJ- are the BB lift kits dependable or will I be sagging to the left or right in a few months?
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That all depends on your springs.

BB kits are usually just big spacers that sit on top of your springs. Being your TJ is only a few years old, the springs shouldn't be much of an issue.
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I think that the prices are right for a BB but if going thru all the trouble may as well just do springs and shocks. Any good 2-3 inch kits out there?
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Exactly.... Look at Zone, BDS, OME, and there are lots of others...
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Ok. Thanks InfernoGirl. Ill check those out. I like your set up. What size tires are you running and what lift do you have on? Sorry, but now since I have a Jeep I'm trying to figure out what I like by slobbering over everyone elses profile pics.

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