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Unread 02-17-2010, 01:55 AM   #16
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So what if I don't have flares to rub on??? I took mine off a while back because I was chewing them up disconnected with 31's... Now I just stuff the 31's into the fender... but its not really sharp so I don't see the harm. Disconnected, I think no fender period or a flat fender with no flare at all would be ideal... looking for a good option so I can stay LCG with the 33's...

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Unread 02-17-2010, 04:31 AM   #17
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Bump-stops

Properly fitted bump-stops will allow you to run a shorter lift with bigger tires. With in reason...you dont want to be bouncing off the bump-stops driving over speed bumps.
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Unread 11-12-2010, 12:41 AM   #18
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No lift on 33s only rubbed at full turn....



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Unread 11-12-2010, 11:50 AM   #19
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No Lift 33x12.5x15

No rubs lock to lock, but tons riding anything but pavement...
Lift is in the garage waiting for time in my schedual

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Unread 11-12-2010, 02:31 PM   #20
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bla lifts are overrated i like my lcog build i have going so far heres a few im only diso'd in the front on these though.







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Unread 03-23-2011, 07:16 AM   #21
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Did you guys make any changes to the gearing? I have a stock TJ with 33's... I keep hearing this is not good for the Jeep unless you make changes to the gearing....
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Unread 03-24-2011, 10:13 AM   #22
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Did you guys make any changes to the gearing? I have a stock TJ with 33's... I keep hearing this is not good for the Jeep unless you make changes to the gearing....
Not sure if I would say it is not good for the jeep but it certainly runs havoc with ones sanity.
I am running 33's with 3.07 gears and an automatic ( 4.0L ). Definitely a loss in power, it is very doggy and has me wishing for even a set of 3.55s.
Poor acceleration
Almost NO passing power
Hills are my nemesis
Around town it is fine, and even level freeway cruising (65-75mph) is tolerable.

Since I posted the above pic I have added a lift (2.5 spring, 1.25 body) and am rub free.
However if I were to do it again I would go more along the path of JustJeepin85
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Unread 03-24-2011, 11:34 AM   #23
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Not sure if I would say it is not good for the jeep but it certainly runs havoc with ones sanity.
I am running 33's with 3.07 gears and an automatic ( 4.0L ). Definitely a loss in power, it is very doggy and has me wishing for even a set of 3.55s.
Poor acceleration
Almost NO passing power
Hills are my nemesis
Around town it is fine, and even level freeway cruising (65-75mph) is tolerable.

Since I posted the above pic I have added a lift (2.5 spring, 1.25 body) and am rub free.
However if I were to do it again I would go more along the path of JustJeepin85
Im seeing those same issues. As long as its not destroying anything internally, Im not too worried about it. Thanks for the info.
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Unread 04-10-2011, 01:32 PM   #24
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My kind of long term idea is 33's (285 x 16) with tube front fenders and 1" BL. Is this feasible at all? Will I need to trim the rear?
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Unread 04-11-2011, 08:42 AM   #25
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This is what I run now, 33's with Flat fenders, 4.11 gears a four banger removed rear flares and a 1.25BL no rubbing ever... full turn or full flex I love the set up... here is a pic in the drive way...I say don't lift but CUT.

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Unread 04-23-2011, 09:48 AM   #26
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here's my Jeep with AEV highline kit, 33 inch tires NO lift, I also did the AEV/Nth degree "tummy tuck" skid so I have an extra 3.75 inches of ground clearance at the skid over stock and an extra 1.25 inches of ground clearance at the diff (turns out the stock tires are closer to 30.5 inches rather than 31), all this and I only raised the center-of-gravity a little over an inch, it's an '05 Rubicon so stock gearing is 4.11, works fine with the manual transmission, can't imagine running 33's with 3.07 gears though

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Unread 04-24-2011, 01:07 PM   #27
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-theglide.... I want your rear flares My lady would love it. cause with all that tire sticking out she hates the rain now, can't even crack the window without getting wet. It looks good with the AEV highline kit. I bit pricey for me tho.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 04:15 PM   #28
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-theglide.... I want your rear flares My lady would love it. cause with all that tire sticking out she hates the rain now, can't even crack the window without getting wet. It looks good with the AEV highline kit. I bit pricey for me tho.
If you mean the stock flares I took off, they're gone ... sold them in Dec to some local guy who needed to repair a busted front fender and hood. I sold everything as a package deal; he was going to use what he needed and re-sell what he didn't.

Yes the AEV kit is pricey, but I do like the looks. I've seen fellow Jeepers look at it and try to figure what suspension mods I did to run 33's.
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Unread 04-24-2011, 05:51 PM   #29
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Guy I work with has a 1" body lift and 33x12.5x15's with 15x8 wheels and 3.75" BS. He doesn't rub anywhere on the road and has only done very light off roading without rubbing.

My gf's dad needed tires bad on his XJ so I threw my gf's 30's on his XJ and threw my old 33x10.5x15's on her stock TJ with 15x8 wheels with 4" backspacing. 0 rubbing anywhere during daily driving, but I would never suggest off-roading it without at very least loosing the front and rear fender flairs and checking for proper bump stop length.

I've been to busy to put her 3" BDS lift on, but knowing her she'll get me to install it real soon.

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Unread 04-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #30
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Guy I work with has a 1" body lift and 33x12.5x15's with 15x8 wheels and 3.75" BS. He doesn't rub anywhere on the road and has only done very light off roading without rubbing.

My gf's dad needed tires bad on his XJ so I threw my gf's 30's on his XJ and threw my old 33x10.5x15's on her stock TJ with 15x8 wheels with 4" backspacing. 0 rubbing anywhere during daily driving, but I would never suggest off-roading it without at very least loosing the front and rear fender flairs and checking for proper bump stop length.

I've been to busy to put her 3" BDS lift on, but knowing her she'll get me to install it real soon.
that reminds me, I'm running 285/75R16 (basically 33x11.25x16's) tires on stock Moab rims (that's 5" backspacing) but I put 1.25 inch Spidertrax spacers so effectively 3.75" of backspacing

that 3" BDS was one of my second choices, but went with the AEV highline instead ... heard and read nothing but good things about that BDS lift
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