Question about putting 33" tires on my 1997 Wrangler TJ SE
Hey guys so I got a 1997 wrangler SE and its about that time where I upgrade my tires to a meaty tire. I got stock ones on there right now, well stock size that is.. But I want to go 33". What mods would I have to do to make it work. Im runnin a 4cyl as well if that is a factor at all. Thanks for everything guys let me know!
There is a lot of material on this forum regarding fitting 33" tires on a wrangler, but basic list would include a 3-4 in lift kit, Body lift/motor mount lift or slip yoke eliminator, and more likely than not regearing your axles. Plus wheel spacers or rims with less offset if you plan of running 33x12.5 inch tires.
i'm actually doing the same thing on my 99SE what i plan to do is a currie 3 inch lift with a JKS 1 inch body a MML a Tummy tuck a SYE and altho you dont have to im changing my axles im going to try and find an HP30 and a dana 44 you dont have ur profile filled out but if you have a manual you will want 4.88 gearing but if you have an auto i think you need 5.13 someone may have to change that hope this helps
2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon- 2"BB with 32" tires- 2nd jeep (current)
1999 jeep TJ SE-1st Jeep. Sold but not forgotten
1991 nissan axxess-First vehicle RIP
I recommend to get 33x10.50R15 tires, a 2" spring lift kit and a 1,25" body lift. By doing this you don't need wheel spacers, a new front track bar or to drop the transfer case. You will be undergeared with 33" tires.
08 JKU Rubicon
98 TJ fully locked
I have the 2.5l with the stock 4.10 gears and 33x10.5 and love it. Cruise in 5th at 70mph at 2700ish rpms, some hills on the highway are tough but for the most part it is well balanced. I get ~20mph and have plenty of power for offroading. I went to the sand dunes last month and made it up the big hills with little to no problem. get the rc 3.25 lift if your on a budget, otherwise get a currie 3 inch. I have the rc 3.25 and i like it but i need new front springs because they be saggin. I have a bigger spacer to make it work but im going to get new springs soon. If your worried about mpgs then get a 10.5 wide tire, otherwise you will need the spacers or 4inch backspace. Im getting new tires this month and im opting for the 33x12.5x15. Get an a/t if you dont mud, it will save your mpg's.