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#21 of 226 Lift, Tires, and Rims
Feb 27, 2007 (1:01 pm)
I have a stock 1998 Jeep Wrangler with stock rims and tires. I want to put 33" BF Goodwrench All terrain or Mud on the jeep. My questions are: will they fit on stock rims? What type of lift will i need? and will it still fit into a garage?
I was thinking of going with 33x10.5 with 3inch lift. (do i need new rims??)) Either 3inch suspension or Skyjacker 2" Spacer Lift with 1inch body lift.
#22 of 226 Re: Lift, Tires, and Rims [rowland08]
Feb 28, 2007 (7:42 am)
I have 33's on my TJ - 1997. They will fit on stock wheels. Most stock wheels from 1998 are 8" wide, but the pizza cutters on the SE's are 7". Which do you have? I have Canyons.
33x10.5's will fit just fine on stock wheels (mine are the 33x12.5" variety). You will need about 3" of total lift to make it happen, so your lift options are good (I like that you are avoiding bigger than 1" on BL).
I, along with mac24 and tsjay, run the OME suspension system, which gives ~2.5-3" of lift (I got 3.25), that with the 1" BL looks and rides great, both on and offroad. However, the OME is a bit pricier, but I firmly believe you get what you pay for. I've heard mixed reviews about Skyjacker. Rubicon Express or OME are the only ones I'd consider for a short arm suspension lift. Long arm is another story and a lot more C-Notes.
Here's my 97 with the lift, tires, and wheels.
The size is a great compromise for offroad ability and onroad comfort (and being fairly easy to still get in).
#23 of 226 Overall height
Feb 28, 2007 (5:12 pm)
That looks great. thanks for the tips. Thats how i want mine to look like. After i get the lift and tires, i want to add the front and rear bumpers and warn winch. However will yours fit into a garage or do you know the height clearance on your jeep. i need to have mine still fit into the garage so i need some measurements before i invest the money. thanks
#24 of 226 Re: Overall height [rowland08]
Feb 28, 2007 (5:29 pm)
It's basic math really. Measure the height of your Wrangler, subtract it from the height of your opened garage door (not all garages are the same height), and that's the amount you have left to play with.
If you're on 29s now 33s will bring you up 2", then add 3"-3 1/2" for a lift. If you have 6" or more clearance now, you should be good to go.
#25 of 226 Re: Overall height [rowland08]
Mar 01, 2007 (5:07 am)
Yes, it fits, but the CB antenna whacks the overhang as I go in. Without the antenna I still have a bit of space.
#26 of 226 Re: Lift, Tires, and Rims [erickpl]
Mar 01, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Does the stock 15X5 wheel have enough backspace to clear 33x10.5 tire without rubbing on trails?(assuming there is enough lift).
#28 of 226 Re: Lift, Tires, and Rims [4rider]
Mar 01, 2007 (12:13 pm)
Opps, I think I posted my question a little too fast, Tom had answsered this questions a while back.
#29 of 226 Re: Wheel Backspacing and Maximum Tire Width [tsjay]
Mar 02, 2007 (10:42 am)
I've got a 98 TJ 4.0L with 31x10.50 BFG ATs on stock rims. I just got some black Cragar 342 series 15x8 rims with 4" of backspacing. What's the max tire width I can run on these w/o any kind of lift? (no extra cash for that, lol)
If I do need a body lift, what kind/size is recommended?
#30 of 226 Re: Lift, Tires, and Rims [erickpl]
Mar 04, 2007 (8:10 pm)
Hey Paul i have few questions
are you saying that i can go up to 33x12.5 on the stock rims if i get enough lift? i thought max tire width on stock rims was 10.5?
Also you have a total lift of around 4" right? so if i go with just 3" will 33x10.5 fit without rubbing? and the 33x12.5 could fit on stock rims but would rub with just 3" lift?