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Unread 06-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Upgrading to 33"s Questions!

Im thinking about upgrading my YJ to run 33/12.50/R15 Goodyear Wranglers. Im getting a 2.5 rough country. Can I run the 33s on just the 2.5 for a little bit until I get a body lift or bigger shackles? Also should I do a body lift or shackles? And is there anything extra I need to get when getting these size tires? Brakes, Speedometer, Gears, etc? And do I REALLY need it? Thanks guys!

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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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I think everyone's jeep is a little different and your backspacing comes into play a little bit also.

I was running 33 12.50's on mine with nothing more than BSERK's shackles, and there's no way they're more than 2.5" oversized. I had zero rub and zero issues, and I was running Road Venture M/T's with an aggressive tread.

Now I had ZERO flex at all, so I doubt it left me any off-road capability, but they didn't rub.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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I wouldn't do it.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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I wouldn't do it.
Any particular reason?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #5
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2 1/2 lift is not enough for 33s, if you plan on flexing it at all.

33s, 2 1/2 lift, 1" body lift, 5/8 shackles and TJ flares.




Same set up, stuffing the tires and bending the front fenders.

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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #6
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The rough country lifts suck, trust me I had one and it rode rough. Also the lift tends to sag.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #7
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Also I ran 33s with 5.5" of lift, so don't do it with 2.5" of lift.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 08:49 PM   #8
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Any particular reason?
Pretty much everything they said. Rough ride. Bad articulation. Not enough clearance.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:02 PM   #9
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Pretty much everything they said. Rough ride. Bad articulation. Not enough clearance.
Anything that I could add to the 2.5 to run the 33s?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:06 PM   #10
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The OME 36r 2.5" springs are closer to 3" and if you add a 1" body lift and some TJ flares it should work out with the proper bumpstops.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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The OME 36r 2.5" springs are closer to 3" and if you add a 1" body lift and some TJ flares it should work out with the proper bumpstops.
Could I get by with the RC 2.5 shocks?
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #12
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Why would you want to? The old man emu shocks are comparable to clouds.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #13
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Why would you want to? The old man emu shocks are comparable to clouds.
LOLLERSKATES. My buddy runs a rough country lift with a body lift and 33's. He doesn't rub but the ride will knock fillings out and I can't really comment on flex. I cannot recommend you buy the RC 2.5" lift based on his jeep, even if you we're going to add a BL. It would still ride like a washing machine on spin cycle with a bowling ball in it.

I've heard nothing but good things about OME components but they tend to be more expensive than RC.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:28 PM   #14
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Why would you want to? The old man emu shocks are comparable to clouds.
Well I'm only 16 and have no money. The RC lift was a birthday gift from my parents so I can't complain. And there's a local guy wanting to trade my 31s for 33s.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #15
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Oh. I see.


Perhaps you would like to try the body lift.
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