post #1 of Old 09-06-2010, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Budget boost and 33x12.5 tires

I have a rubicon express 2 inch BB and I was wondering if 33x 12.5 tires would fit or if I would have to do a few little tweaks to some things... If so please let me know what all you did or what I need to do. Thank you

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You can run that on the street just fine but don't expect to clear if you off road with any big suspension movement.
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I plan on getting a bigger lift but your saying that on the street they will run fine with a little or alot of rubbing..
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get a 1.25 inch bl and extend your bumpstops.

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already got the BL but havent installed it yet.. and are extended bumpstops needed?
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already got the BL but havent installed it yet.. and are extended bumpstops needed?
Yes or you will rub when off road. Probably use the washer mod so when at full steer you won't rub as well.
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what is the washer mod?
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what is the washer mod?
You can adjust your steering stops by removing them, adding washers and re-installing the stops. This will help prevent rubbing at full turn. Check out Stu Olson's site for a good write-up.
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ok thank you
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With 33x12.5 you'll need new wheels with about less backspacing or some wheel spacers. Although I would never pay for spacers, I'd get a cheap set of soft 8's instead.

Also, the BL will help a lot as well and the bumpstops will be necessary off road and possibly for large pot holes.
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I plan on getting a bigger lift but your saying that on the street they will run fine with a little or alot of rubbing..
On the street you will be fine.

When I go mine it had 33x12.5 on AR Baja wheels (don't know the backspace), Bushwacker 6" flares and a 1.25 BL, no suspension lift. I had no rubbing on the street or light trails. No disconnecting. I ran that for 2 years. The PO ran that way for who knows how long. (The tires were bretty bald)

Plenty of people have run 33's with a 2" BB on the street.
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I am running a 2" teraflex bb on 15" wheels with 3.75" backspacing and 33x12.5x15. I haven't had any rubbing on the street even at full turn. Haven't been off road yet but my main concern is that my tires are sticking out 3-4" past my flares and I have to get an inspection this month. Hope they're cool about it.
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33s on 3 inches of lift is about max. I take it you will have 2 inch spacers and 1.25 inch BL? If so you will be fine even for some pretty stiff off road. I only have 3.25 inches of suspension lift and I have not rubbed yet. I have done Moderate wheeling with the front end disconnected. This rock is probably about 20 to 24 inches high.
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4'' lift with 285 75 16 (32.8") tires. I have installed 2" bump stop extensions and still rubbed pretty bad. I bent the fenders and cut the tires a little when I would fully stuff either tire.
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33s on 3 inches of lift is about max. I take it you will have 2 inch spacers and 1.25 inch BL? If so you will be fine even for some pretty stiff off road. I only have 3.25 inches of suspension lift and I have not rubbed yet. I have done Moderate wheeling with the front end disconnected.
as soon as he starts to get some decent flex he will rub big time, speaking from experience with a 2.25 in bb, 1.25 inch bl, shocks and discos. i rubbed on all 4 corners without extended bumpstops and bent the front fenders (the metal) up a little bit. he will not be ok off road.

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