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Unread 12-27-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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thinking on some 33x10.50r15

I am new to the jeep world. I am going to start upgrading. I don't want big fat tires on it so I'm thinking about some 33x10.50 on it. Now first off, I don't do any wheeling, mudding, or rock climbing. It will be more of a daily driver sort of. It will be used on trails in colorado and new mexico. Most of what it will be in is mud from hunting, that will be it main job.

What do I need to fit the tires for what I'm doing. I am thinking about a 2.5" lift, and a set rims. Is it enough lift and what kind of backspace do I need on the rims.


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Unread 12-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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3" minimum lift. 3.75 back space.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #3
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What year and model jeep? I ran 33x10.5 tires on my TJ on 16x8 moabs with 5" backspacing. Tires didn't rub at full lock when turning.
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Unread 12-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #4
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I'd use no less than 4", and probably more like 4.5" BS for a 10.5" wide tire.
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Unread 12-28-2013, 09:32 AM   #5
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For what you are doing, you don't need 33". You'll be wasting a lot of $ on a lift. All you need is a set of good mud tires. I drive around in the woods in a stock TJ with 31x10s.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #6
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I run 33's on a 2" budget boost without rubbing. Wheels have 4.5" backspacing. Getting some new 33's in acouple weeks as well
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Unread 12-30-2013, 06:03 PM   #7
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That size nets you a couple choices. Being it BFG, They are actually a 32" tire so you could get away with 3/4" leveling spacers on it and a 1.25" BL. Its for mainly street and that will more than clear the tires.

As mentioned, A good set of 31" tires and leave it stock is a better option. You would be surprised what a jeep on 31's can do 4 or 6 cylinders. Use the extra $$ for a cheap winch for security. Good luck either way.
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