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post #1 of 11 Old 11-05-2013, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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Tire sizes

Ive had my cj for about a year now on 31" and im needing to get some new tires. I dont have the money for a lift but i would like to run 33" if i get a 1" or 2" body lift would this work? Its all stock

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post #2 of 11 Old 11-05-2013, 11:23 PM
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What model/year CJ are you working on? Generally speaking, I wouldn't use more than a 1" body lift.
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post #3 of 11 Old 11-05-2013, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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1984. So that would work then?
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post #4 of 11 Old 11-05-2013, 11:33 PM
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jbiol, if you fill in your Profile you will get more precisely wrong answers to your qustions!!!!

What size tyres would work for you will depend on the engine, transmission and axle ratios and what you intend to use it for.

In general 31" tyres are the largest that will work on a stock average 1984 CJ.

33" tyres will require some extra space but could work with the existing body if some more clearance between body and axle were achieved. A few members report rubbing issues even when lifted so you may not be out of the woods with just a small body lift. It is an inexpensive mod to fit 1" spacers with 33' tyres which will give you an additional 2" overall lift on the body, 1" under the diffs and better entry and departure angles. Whilst this is all good news it will be self defeating if your axle ratios are so puny that you will struggle to pull away.

Also be aware that 33" tyres may not actually be 33" in diameter. It is worth checking the physical size of what you are buying.

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33"s are likely to rub with anything less than 3" of lift.

A 1" body lift won't even come close to clearing.

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post #6 of 11 Old 11-05-2013, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Guess im stickn with the smaller tires...but thank you!
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post #7 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 08:33 AM
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Good choice. Now fill out what you know about your Jeep on your profile. As you learn more, add more. But that information is important for an educated answer.

Nothing wrong with 31s.

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post #8 of 11 Old 11-06-2013, 05:39 PM
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33 inchers will fit with a 2" body lift...and they will look alot better than those 31's...JMO
they will most likely rub if you take her to the dirt....on the street should be fine.
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33"s are likely to rub with anything less than 3" of lift.

A 1" body lift won't even come close to clearing.
Not necessarily, with the right body modifications, I've seen 35s fit fine with bone stock suspension. Put a competition cut on the rear quarters and some quality tube fenders on the front, and 33s will fit easy (no body lift required).

That's why I asked for more details. Don't want to make assumptions about what the OP has or wants.
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Not necessarily, with the right body modifications, I've seen 35s fit fine with bone stock suspension. Put a competition cut on the rear quarters and some quality tube fenders on the front, and 33s will fit easy (no body lift required).

That's why I asked for more details.
I was assuming the OP didn't want to hack up his tub.

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post #11 of 11 Old 11-07-2013, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah im just looking to fit bigger tires without doing much as far as cutting up my tub
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