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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #1
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Running 33's on only a 2"BB?

Ok well im looking at upgrading my jeep. I will be purchasing a 2" RE BB. In the thread "What does my TJ look like with a lift" there are photos of a jeep the same year and make as mine running 33's with only a 2" RE BB. Is this actually possible? or is there alot of rubbing/bottoming out along with this? I would rather the 33's if they run well, but can go 31's if it works better. Opinions or comments?

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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:06 AM   #2
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you gonna have to put a 1" body lift on there as well to run 33's..33's will fit but you wont have much room
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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2" BB works best with a 32" tire I think. That was my first lift.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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i wouldnt go more then 31's
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:18 AM   #5
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There are also other things to consider when making the jump to a larger tire size, the first one you are already pondering - clearance, the second - torque and power. What gear ratio do you currently have? Will it be sufficient for the tire planned?
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #6
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I had 33's with a BB. I then added in a BL.

What I think you should do is get the rear 2" spacers, some V8 Grand Cherokee front springs and some longer shocks instead of the BB. Add in a BL and you will be good. I have this on my TJ and it looks good, was fairly cheap and you won't have a raked look.

Or you can just buy the Rough Country 2.5" kit and toss on some 33's.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:23 AM   #7
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You sir, didn't search. Click here for other thread that shows pics and discusses this.

But you'll notice my profile states I have 2" BB w/ 33's. For me and the wheelin I do it's fine. It's all about wheel backspacing. And if you plan on running your stock wheels I don't recommend 2" BB w/ 33's. However, my aftermarket wheels work great stagger the tires out past the flare and since I don't do any rock crawling (yet) this combo is fine. I don't rub. See my profile and that link above for pics.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:28 AM   #8
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It can be done. My buddy has a 97 2.5 liter with a 2" BB. He has 33x12.50x15 on 15x10 rims. It looks like hell. Has no power. But even when we unhook the sway bar it only rubs a little. 31x10.50 on a 15x8 stock off set rim is the best combo for a BB if you ask me.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:49 AM   #9
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2-1/4" spacers + shocks + 1" body lift + trimmed front flares + stock wheels + wheel spacers = 33x12.5 tires with anti-sway bar disconnected and no rubbing.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:50 AM   #10
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are wheel spacers safe?
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:53 AM   #11
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If you put them on right yes.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:57 AM   #12
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are wheel spacers safe?
It depends on what you do with them. Install and maintain them properly? Yes, they are. Don't install them properly or maintain them? No, they aren't.

Now that the discussion has taken this turn, I'm sure that the naysayers will soon be here to tell you that running spacers will kill the next three generations of your family and cause the nation's banks to fall into ruin.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 10:59 AM   #13
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i ask because i have gamblers and im not sure i can run 33's with a bb without rubbing im not off roader
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Unread 03-20-2009, 11:59 AM   #14
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Welcome to JF.My neighbor has been doing it for 3 years and has no problems.
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Unread 03-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #15
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I have 33s on 2.5" and it looks fine, I can't imagine a .5" would make THAT much of a difference. Just get a 2.5" BB instead of a 2".
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