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Unread 04-19-2005, 08:32 AM   #1
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Will 33's fit a stock 1980 CJ5?

I want to put 33 inch tires on my CJ5 but do not know if they will fit. Any ideas? Do I have a chance for major rubbing on the black plastic fenders?

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Unread 04-19-2005, 08:42 AM   #2
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I have a freind with a '79 CJ5 and he has a 1" body lift and a .75" shackle lift with 33" tires and they don't rub while we are trailing. I think they will fit but without some lift it, they will probably rub when you start wheeling offroad.

It also depends on how worn/flat your springs are.
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Unread 04-19-2005, 12:08 PM   #3
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You will need at least 2 inches of lift for 33s.
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Unread 04-24-2005, 11:14 PM   #4
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31's will fit nicely on a cj but 33's will rub. You could get a cheaop shackle lift for a temp fix if you want otherwise you will need a body or better yet a suspension lift of at least 2 inches.
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Unread 04-24-2005, 11:48 PM   #5
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They will rub even if you have a 4" lift if you do any trails that are even somewhat difficult. If it's just a street queen, you could do a 2 inch shackle lift and maybe a 2 or 3 inch body lift to get by. If you cant do that, I'd put 31's on it.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 12:01 PM   #6
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If you use it, expect rubbing. I have a 2.5" lift with 1" or so shackle lift, and TJ flares. I would rub a little on a full flex situation on the trail without the TJ flares, but now the tires tuck up nicely.

4" lift and consider a 1" body lift or TJ flares to avoid rubbing up front.
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Unread 04-26-2005, 12:52 PM   #7
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fit yes..... without rubbing no.heres a pic of my 77 with 33's
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