Run the 33's. I did it with 3.07 gears on a D35 for 2 months. I have the exact amount of lift and everything worked fine. I just swapped in the D44 but the D35 showed no signs of damage when I took it out running 33's for 2 months.
Khaki 2004 Wrangler X
OME HD Kit,JKS BMML,1.25 JKS BL, adj. control arms
RE Generation II Quick Discos
35x12.5x15 Goodyear MTR's w/ Kevlar, MT Classic II's
D44 rear axle w/ ARB, alloy shafts, 4.56 gears
Dana 30 with ARB, 4.56 gears, alloy shafts and ujoints