Well, I'm sure I can easily fit my 33 X 11.3" Cooper Discoverer ST tires will fit very well with 2" or 2.5" lift and the American Expeditionary Vehicles Highline body kit. A Highline Body Kit allows the use of 33" tires with no lift, assuming correct wheel backspacing and an aftermarket front sway bar that offers more tire clearance.
So I should have no problems with 33" tires. With some rear fender trimming it'd even take 35" tires with only a 2" or 2.5" lift and Highline Body Kit.
Highline Body Kit
I also plan on using an Nth Degree Tummy Tucker for my high clearance transfer case skid plate because it requires less vehicle modifications (no motor or body lift needed) than other high clearance transfer case skid plates. So yes, I do plan on raising T-Case and skid plate, not lowering it.
Tummy Tucker high clearance (easier to install) transfer case skid plate.
And a Skid Row Engine and Tranny skid plate.
So all that said, I should have no problems using 33" X 11.3" tires with a 2" or 2.5" lift, considering the Highline Body Kit. Since I'd also gain gut clearance in the middle due to Tummy Tucker, I'll be 4" to 4.5" higher in the middle, but vehicle only being 2" to 2.5" higher. This with 33" tires, but it can also be done with 35" tires if some rear fender trimming done when installing the Highline Body kit.
However, I still need to figure out the best way to lift it 2" to 2.5"
and get a good ride, decent articulation, and a reliable install that won't break down - considering this is my only vehicle.