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post #1 of 20 Old 10-18-2014, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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2"coil spacers and 33" tires on stock TJ? Tips

So I was wondering if 2" or 2.25" coil spacers and 33" tires would be ok for my TJ. Won't be doing any off road just daily driving. Any tips or extra stuff that I have to do to get this set up to work?


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post #2 of 20 Old 10-18-2014, 01:02 PM
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Most people will come here and say something cocky like "USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION" and they'd be right. But to answer your question, provided your profile is accurate, 33s are a TERRIBLE choice for you if you just want the look. 3.07s with the 3spd auto will flat out suck. As for fitment, add a 1.25 BL to your 2-2.25" budget boost and they will clear just fine if bumpstopped for essentially no up travel. I personally would stick to 31's on a 2" BB and retain some drivability and MPG.

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Most people will come here and say something cocky like "USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION" and they'd be right. But to answer your question, provided your profile is accurate, 33s are a TERRIBLE choice for you if you just want the look. 3.07s with the 3spd auto will flat out suck. As for fitment, add a 1.25 BL to your 2-2.25" budget boost and they will clear just fine if bumpstopped for essentially no up travel. I personally would stick to 31's on a 2" BB and retain some drivability and MPG.
X2 on what was said. Only thing I'll add is about the wheels you'll be running. If you're dead set on running 33s on stock wheels those usually don't have enough back spacing. You'll want to look into a narrow 33 like a 10.50, wheel spacers, or aftermarket wheels. Some people say they've run 4" BS and it works for them. I guess it all depends on the set up. I've run AR- 23 wheels with 3.75" BS on 33x12.50x15 with a 2" spacer lift, and 1" BL. I never discoed the front end with that set up because I knew I'd probably be into the fenders if I did.

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Most people will come here and say something cocky like "USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION" and they'd be right. But to answer your question, provided your profile is accurate, 33s are a TERRIBLE choice for you if you just want the look. 3.07s with the 3spd auto will flat out suck. As for fitment, add a 1.25 BL to your 2-2.25" budget boost and they will clear just fine if bumpstopped for essentially no up travel. I personally would stick to 31's on a 2" BB and retain some drivability and MPG.
Thnx guys! Im just new to the forum scene also. One more question. If I didn't mind moving on from stock. What would you recommend to a noob trying to lift a tj and run those 33"s.

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Normally 2" to 3" suspension lift, and a small body lift.
Regear to 4.10, or find used 4cyl jeep axles already geared to 4.10.
With 3.07 gears, and an automatic trans, it will b a total dog on 33s

For a cheap lift look at zone or bds.
For good stuff look at currie savvy or ome.

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For a DD on 33s I would do a 3.5" SL and a 1.25" BL. Add 4.56 gears and don't forget to add some 1 ton steering and some Vanco brakes. That should cover you...

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Normally 2" to 3" suspension lift, and a small body lift. Regear to 4.10, or find used 4cyl jeep axles already geared to 4.10. With 3.07 gears, and an automatic trans, it will b a total dog on 33s For a cheap lift look at zone or bds. For good stuff look at currie savvy or ome.
I have a 2in lift and 33s with 3.07 gears, it's a struggle to do 55 driving through the country side.
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Thnx for all the pointers guys,feel like i learn a bit more everyday here. I appreciate it

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I have a 2in lift and 33s with 3.07 gears, it's a struggle to do 55 driving through the country side.
How does it do on the road? I'd mostly drive it on highways and regular streets. Just for school and work. I am thinking of a suspension lift and everything that goes along with that but that'll have to wait until next summer around July. For now if possible I want the 2" lift and the 33"s. If not I'll have to stick with 31"s I just want to give my TJ some attitude. It's stuck with 28" right now, not a decent look for this type of ride lol

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Βeen there,done that.
Add 1'' body lift and 1.25'' wheel spacers(wheel and hub centric).


...Or extend bump stop and add a washer to limit the turning radius of the wheels...

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How does it do on the road? I'd mostly drive it on highways and regular streets. Just for school and work. I am thinking of a suspension lift and everything that goes along with that but that'll have to wait until next summer around July. For now if possible I want the 2" lift and the 33"s. If not I'll have to stick with 31"s I just want to give my TJ some attitude. It's stuck with 28" right now, not a decent look for this type of ride lol
Not bad at all, still need a track bar bracket to center the front axle. The off center is causing a slight rub on the fender at full turn to the right. Besides that highway speeds suck with 3.07s. I would not try and run it this way with out trimming flares/fenders though.

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If you are all on road, yes you can do 33's with a 2" BB. There are a number of people here doing just that.
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It can b done. I got 32.5s on mine with no lift currently.
Its not a great idea, but its been done.

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Zone Offroad has all the parts to lift your Jeep 3" for less than $400.

http://zoneoffroad.com/zone-offroad-...ep-wrangler/j1

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Not bad at all, still need a track bar bracket to center the front axle. The off center is causing a slight rub on the fender at full turn to the right. Besides that highway speeds suck with 3.07s. I would not try and run it this way with out trimming flares/fenders though.
FYI if you center just the front axle then you won't track straight. As it is if you take a peek at your axles now, they're both shifted opposite ways. You may want to just put a washer or two on your steering stops until you change both front and rear track bars. To the OP, shocks make a big difference on any lift. My first lift was a 2" RE BB, and the ride absolutely sucked!!! I ended up finding out after I installed it that the shocks I got with the kit were total garbage. One actually failed within two months!!

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