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Hey everyone so it's time for new tires. I currently have 31" tires with 15" rim. I want to go up to 33" is there anything I need to know or change to go up in size?
 

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if you dont wheel/offroad it, then you need a minimum 2" budget boost...if you wheel it, then you should do a 3" suspension lift and 1" body lift...you'll also need to adjust your steering stops in order not to rub when you turn if you've got stock wheels. You could also run a 1" spacer on the stock rims. If the rims arent stock, then you should be ok with the backspacing.
 

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Depending on what your set up is now, you also might need to regear. What engine, transmission, and current dif gears do you have?
 

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I have the 4.0 liter engine 5 speed trann. And the previous owner already put a 4" lift kit. And I'm pretty new to this so not sure about gear differential
 

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You'll be fine with gearing so a regear wouldnt be "necessary"...would just make it a bit nicer to restore some of the acceleration youre gonna lose.

You're already lifted for 33's so you'll be fine with the height...just depends on what you've got for rims. If they're stock, you'll need spacers on the steering stops...a 1" wheel spacer...or new rims with proper backspace
 

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I went online and ordered 4, black rock steelies? 16x8. 3.75? Back spacing $75 per rim. And ordered treadwright 285x75x16s? At like $140 a tire. Was cheaper all together then a set of BFG all terrains. With that backspacing I also don't really rub on hard turns.


you WILL need to regear to at least a 4.10. I have shitty acceleration and don't ever see 5th gear. I'm going 4.56's
 

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4.56 is the recommended gearing for 33's and the 5 speed. You will also want to look at upgrading the brakes. I highly recommend Black Magic Brakes.
 

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You'll be fine with gearing so a regear wouldnt be "necessary"...would just make it a bit nicer to restore some of the acceleration youre gonna lose.
If he's got 3.07's, he's gonna be hating life...been there, done that. 3.73's not as bad.
 

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Yes they did I ran around with 5 speed with3.07 and 33 for 4 months it suxed but it's manageable just harder to take off and hills really sux
 
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