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post #1 of 32 Old 04-14-2008, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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what size suspension lift for 33" tires

I want to get 33x10.5 or 33x12.5 tires for my 2000 wrangler. I've been looking at lifts and cant decide on what to get. I was figuring a 3" suspension lift to fit the 33" tires. Would that be suitable? What would be a good lift to get? Also I have American Racing Atlas 15x7 rims. Will that be ok for 33x10.5 or 12.5 tires? Thank You for any replies

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I have a Rubicon Express 3.5" and my 33's are just about perfect!

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Those 7in. rims are best suitable for a 10.5 wide tire. Might want wider rims (8-9") for a 12.5 Tire.

As far as lift. 3" will be fine. No need to go any higher than 4.5"

A 2.25BB will even suffice for the 33X10.5 but will likely rub the fenders off-road. Steering stops can be adjusted to prevent on-road tire rub from sharp turns.

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I want to get 33x10.5 or 33x12.5 tires for my 2000 wrangler. I've been looking at lifts and cant decide on what to get. I was figuring a 3" suspension lift to fit the 33" tires. Would that be suitable? What would be a good lift to get? Also I have American Racing Atlas 15x7 rims. Will that be ok for 33x10.5 or 12.5 tires? Thank You for any replies
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3" lift is fine for 33's.4" is better for offroad.To keep expenses down many people run a 2.25"BB(spacers)and a 1"BL(body lift).33x10.50's on 7" wheels is fine.I think 12.50's would be ok too.A picture of 33's with a 2.25"BB and 1"BL.
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A 3" is recommended the most from what I've read on here. With a 7" wide rim definitely the 10.5s would be the greatest you could go with (I believe). I love the 3.5" RE, that'll probably be my next move!

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3" lift is fine for 33's.4" is better for offroad.To keep expenses down many people run a 2.25"BB(spacers)and a 1"BL(body lift).33x10.50's on 7" wheels is fine.I think 12.50's would be ok too.A picture of 33's with a 2.25"BB and 1"BL.
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I post pictures for reference only,(sometimes other people's pics) to see what size lift looks good on what size tires.People assume things.I've had several Jeeps and yes the 05' Willys is my bro's.I've stated that more times than I care (or can) remember.Same house/different Jeep.Kinda like same$H!T/different day.TheBoogieman is truely a LOSTKOZ


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And he'd probably lose his arm at the same time Nah, my dad is a vet and he understands my lingo.

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3" of lift is fine for 33's and if you are looking to do a suspension lift there are many out there that would suit your needs. I run the Full Traction 3" eco lift on my jeep and it easily handles 33's. Good kit imo.
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Do you have to regear with 33"s?
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I post pictures for reference only,(sometimes other people's pics) to see what size lift looks good on what size tires.People assume things.I've had several Jeeps and yes the 05' Willys is my bro's.I've stated that more times than I care (or can) remember.Same house/different Jeep.Kinda like same$H!T/different day.TheBoogieman is truely a LOSTKOZ


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Most would suggest a regear with 33's (I went to 4.10 gears with the 3 spd auto) but I dont think you have to regear to run 33's. Just wont have all the power you would like to have.
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Regearing should be done with 33" tires, you'd notice a significant loss of power and you'd be struggling to maintain cruising speeds without downshifting more than you'd like to. If you have a manual transmission, 4.56 is ideal. With an automatic, that will be different but the recommended ratio depends on if you have the older 3-speed (4.10 is good) or the newer 4-speed (4.88 is good) automatic.

Lift height wise, 4" is strongly recommended if you do offroad trails that are more than a dirt fire road. Some lifts, like RE's 3.5" lift are fine because they net more like 4-4.5" when they're actually installed. I would not try to run just 3" with 3", you'll do better once you get to 4" with that size tire.

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