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Unread 07-25-2013, 01:30 AM   #1
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I've tried searching the FAQ and too much conflicting info. Can anyone shed some clarity if I can run the 33's without rubbing or will I need some lift? If yes, how much lift? Don't rubis sit around 1" higher than sports?

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Unread 07-25-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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The little bit of extra height on a Rubicon doesn't change the max tire height because all stock JKs have the same bumps tops. On a stock JK you can fit 33s with minimal rubbing. If you go with a 285 width 33 (such as a 285/70/17) you'll need wheel spacers or wheels with 4.5" back spacing.

I had BFG KM2s 285/70/17 on 17X8 wheels with 4.5" back spacing on my JKUR when it was stock. At full stuff the rub was so minimal it didn't hurt anything.

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Unread 07-25-2013, 09:07 AM   #3
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Im running 305/65/17 with 4.75 backspacing and i have minimal rubbing. I havent done any hard off roading yet however. I would imagine that with the sway bar diconnected there would be much more rubbing.

I would say go for it.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 09:13 AM   #4
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it will rub if they are 12.5 wide. In hard flex at lock off road it may knock a plastic fender lose.

10.5 wide will have less issues but still will rub.

I have seen 33x12.5 on a 2" rub in a hard flex, but just very lightly

The lowest cost way to have larger tires on a Jk is to trim the plastic flairs. remove and 35"s fit easy even 37". with the right off set.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 09:18 AM   #5
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Just throw a set of aluminum 1" coil spacers all around and call it good and put some 1.25 spacers on and some 285s or 305s.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 11:51 AM   #6
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Are you asking this about for a JK or a TJ? This is the JK section and in your orginal post you list your jeep as a TJ.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 12:28 PM   #7
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Title explains it all. 07 Rubi 2 door.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 01:30 PM   #8
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JK baby! I'm looking at getting into one. Thanks for the advice guys. Keep it coming.

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