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Question 2.5 inch lift / 33" tires?

I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on what a 2.5 inch lift would look like with 33" tires. Pictures would be great. I'm trying to decide if I should go with 35" or 33" Any opinions?
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post #2 of 45 Old 03-17-2010, 11:37 AM
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I'm doing 37's with a 4" kit this weekend, I can't imagine 35's would be a problem.

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IMO 33's look small with that lift... They'd fit fine with no lift.. Been there, done that... Go with 35's....

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yup I would agree. I have no lift and I will be running 33's.

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My 33" don't look small with my 2.5" lift

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I went 33's out of the gate (after stock 32's), wish I would have saved the $$$ and just went straight to 35's. Pix of all:

32's



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2.5 tera bb with 285/75/r 16

i think it looks good but im gonna bump to 35s next


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35s i went with 33s and still regret it
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go with 35's, i have a 1.75" budget boost and 35's look badass and fit with no prob. and cant notice a mpg change or cant notice the gearing issue. i have a 4 dr rubi auto. 33's are for dudes that dont have the balls to go 35's
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u should go straight with 35's

heres mine on 33's with skyjacker 2"bb


and the 35's with the skyjacker 2"bb


i got a rc 4" lift i'm waiting to put on, just waiting on adj. trackbar

i might actually go with 37's, gonna wait and see how it looks with the new lift and 35's 1st

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Comparison:

2.5 RC coils w/35s:



2.5 RC coils w/285/70/17s:





If you don't wanna re-gear and you don't think you'll ever go bigger then go 33s. If you can answer that you are going to re-gear and you want to go bigger then don't waste the money on the 33s.
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Went with 33's because place I bought my tires from said 35's will not fit with my 2.5" BB!!!!! F'THAT should not have listened to him. Trying to get rid of my 33's so I can get 35's.

35's all the way!!!!!
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I have a 2.5 TF with 33's and often debate whether the 35's would have been a better choice... But now I want to upgrade to a 3in TF lift and get 35's But then again, I like more space between the tire and fender...
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I have a 2.5 lift and 305/70R17 with ProComp 17X9. Goodyear says tire is a 34", but it actually measures 33.5 installed on my wheels.


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2.5 lift with 33's regearing and going to 35's next month. I just want bigger tires I thought these looked great with the lift but want more/ need more takes over as always...

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33's are for dudes that dont have the balls to go 35's
What a stupid comment.

There's a bunch of things that go into ones decision on tire size. Cost, lift, looks, gears, etc. If I had a rubi and 4.10's I would have gone with 35s and a bigger lift (probably 3/3.25"). But with 3.21's, there was no way I'd go with 35s. I'd hate the jeep before I could regear it... As it is, I'm loving my 2.5 BB & 33s.

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