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post #1 of 19 Old 08-04-2010, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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DD running 33x12.50s?

I currently have a stock Sahara edition with a D44 rear and it is my DD which includes a couple hour drives two days a week then around town....question...

What kind of a lift would you guys recommend for someone who wants to run 33's and uses his jeep for light trail rides and as a DD with some highway travel weekly?

The reason I am asking is b/c I test drove one with some sort of a BB and 33s and I was afraid to take the speed-O over 65mph and the speed limit is 70 which I drive comfortable up to 80 in my stock Jeep with no worries. I already know the gas mileage is gonna suck b/c well.. it does now (14-15 5-speed) but my main concern is safety. Currently I have my eye on a RC 2.5in w/ 1 in mml/bl, what do you guys think?

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post #2 of 19 Old 08-04-2010, 04:00 PM
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33's will be fine with 3.5 inches of lift. justy make sure youre bumpstopped correctly.

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I run a 3in rusty's lift with 33x2.50's. I can run well up to 80 mph comfortably on the road and still get around on the trails.
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the size of the tire does not matter as much as the tire and how "aggressive" it is.

I run 4" of susp lift..... had 33" Cepek Mud tires and they were very loud....constant buzzing. I now run 35" BFG KM2 on my DD and i cant hear a thing....

Yes the km2 are not as aggressive off road as the cepeks but since i offroad only 5% of the time i drive it...its a done deal for me.
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I'm running a 3" BDS suspension lift and 33" ProComp Xterrains and my wife can still fall asleep on the interstate going 75.

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i have a 4" pro comp supension lift with 33x12.50 bfg a/t's and its fine, i've gone to speeds of 95 and no shaking or anything. yes i do have fox racing shocks on it but its smooth
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Thanks for the advice guys, I am currently looking at the Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs since like I said earlier over the next yr until I graduate it will be 90% on-road and I heard these tires which look aggressive also are good in rain/snow.
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I run M/T Baja Claws and although they are loud they ride very smooth when balanced correctly. I'm running a 2.5" RC lift with no body lift.

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I had 33"s and a 3.5" Rubicon Express lift and ran it for years on two different Jeeps (on my previous 1998 TJ for a few years before I sold it and my current 2006 TJ which had that setup for a year or so). The 2006 was used as a daily driver by my girlfriend who drove 40 miles to and from work each day for about 6 months before we changed everything, but she loved that setup. Though she loves the long arm better and wants me to hurry up and get bigger axles so we can do 37s or 38s but that's a different thread lol. It's also my only ride and I use it as a daily driver as well. She just did a lot of commuting with it back then.

Back then I had Mickey Thompson MTZ tires and RE shocks for a while then swapped them out for Fox Shox. The MTZs were awesome on the road btw. Great wear, lasted forever, awesome on pavement and in snow, rain, mud, trails, etc. It was an overall great tire and would highly recommend them.

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I can't do loud... I drive a couple hrs a week each way and then I would be suicidal after an 8hr vacation trip...
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I can't do loud... I drive a couple hrs a week each way and then I would be suicidal after an 8hr vacation trip...
Hope you have a hard top. Once the soft top starts getting a little older tires hum will be the last thing you worry about hahaha. Not to mention if you ever upgrade the exhaust. You'll see it starts to get addictive. Like people who say "i'll only get one tattoo" next thing you know they have full sleeves. Jeeps are the same way "I'm only going to run 33" road tires and a small lift". Next thing you move to Florida just so you can register and insure your crazy Jeep running on 54" tires with a full cage, no top, trail jeep, daily driver and drive it legally in your current state.

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i just got my 33x12.5 duratracs mounted today.. i like them alot, smoother ride then the BFG m/t's and they look really aggressive for an all terrain. order them online at discount tire.com got mine to my door for $692. and 33's are fine on a DD...

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Soft top here, have had it about two years now so Im used to not being able to have a conversation on the interstate until you get to your destination (which is actually kind of nice haha). Also I have a Borla Exhaust which sounds awesome! As for Florida I can't deal with the bugs and humidity especially after my vacation to Hawaii which has neither, thats my next move. Just not looking forward to the shipping cost of my vehicle.
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i just got my 33x12.5 duratracs mounted today.. i like them alot, smoother ride then the BFG m/t's and they look really aggressive for an all terrain. order them online at discount tire.com got mine to my door for $692. and 33's are fine on a DD...
Those are SWEET!
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i have a 4" pro comp supension lift with 33x12.50 bfg a/t's and its fine, i've gone to speeds of 95 and no shaking or anything. yes i do have fox racing shocks on it but its smooth
wait you took a jeep 95 mph that seems a little crazy

^ it made more sense in my head

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