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Unread 11-30-2008, 08:48 AM   #1
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Can I fit 33" tires on my Jeep with a 3 1/4" lift?

I have a 98 Wrangler. It already has a 1 1/4" body lift and I am getting a 2" old man emu lift. With that set up can I run 33x12.50x15" tires? If I can what kind of a rim will I need to fit those rubbers under my jeep?

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Unread 11-30-2008, 08:50 AM   #2
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yes, i believe you would need a 4 inch or 4.5 inch backspacing?
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Unread 11-30-2008, 08:57 AM   #3
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ok, i see these lift charts where some say i need 4" of lift and then i hear other people say that i only need 3" of lift. so im not sure what to belive. so it looks like ill need a rim with 4- 4.5" of backspacing.
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Unread 11-30-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
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You should have no problems. Lift charts are general guidelines. Don't take them like they're the end all be all. With correct fenders and bumpstops you could easily run 35s on just 2.5" of lift. The max backspacing you can run with a 33x12.50 tire is 4.5". Any more than that and it will start to rub real bad.
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Unread 11-30-2008, 09:12 AM   #5
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thanks, ive been worrieing about this for a couple weeks and you guys answerd my question in a couple minutes.
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Unread 11-30-2008, 09:15 AM   #6
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here ya go, 33x12.5x15 on a "2BB and "1BL with 15x8 rims 3.75bs
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Unread 11-30-2008, 10:16 AM   #8
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i use different springs than you are planning on, and my body lift is a quarter inch smaller than you have, so i only have a 1/4" more lift than you are planning on (+ 3/4" spacers in front, just to level it out a little) and i am happy with the way my 33's fit. i am not sure how much backspacing the ravine's have (it is around 6" or so) but i use spidertrax spacers and they fit fine.
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I have a 98 Wrangler. It already has a 1 1/4" body lift and I am getting a 2" old man emu lift. With that set up can I run 33x12.50x15" tires? If I can what kind of a rim will I need to fit those rubbers under my jeep?
You should be able to fit those tires just fine. As for the wheels, you might be able to get away with the ones that you have now with the right wheel spacers.
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