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Best tires? And lift?

I have a 2015 jeep willys 2dr and i want to get bigger tires. i have the stock 255/75 r17 tires that comes on the willys with 3.73 gearing and rubicon suspension that comes stock on the willys.I want to get 33x12.5 r17 or 305/65 r17 BFG KO2s on some Daytona style steelies. I mostly do highway driving in the very rainy city of Vancouver Bc, Do i need to get a lift/fender trimming/regearing ect. or will i be fine running stock. If anyone has pictures of their rig with a similar setup! Thanks
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For a daily driver you should be fine with out gearing or a lift. IF you rub is would be minimal and at full lock while you are at full articulation.

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Have you tried searching this forum? Questions like this have been asked hundreds, if not thousands, of times, so I suggest searching first.

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I ran 35's on my 2016 Rubicon while 100% stock, for about 4 weeks, while I was saving money for the lift install. Had zero issues with clearance on the streets. After the lift, I put 40,000+ miles on the stock gears with 35's. If you have Rubicon suspension and 3.73's, you should be fine.


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I have a 2015 jeep willys 2dr and i want to get bigger tires. i have the stock 255/75 r17 tires that comes on the willys with 3.73 gearing and rubicon suspension that comes stock on the willys.I want to get 33x12.5 r17 or 305/65 r17 BFG KO2s on some Daytona style steelies. I mostly do highway driving in the very rainy city of Vancouver Bc, Do i need to get a lift/fender trimming/regearing ect. or will i be fine running stock. If anyone has pictures of their rig with a similar setup! Thanks
levelling kit from Teraflex + your 33" KO2 choice will make the Jeep laugh at anything - including rain of Vancouver - and you & your wallet happy.


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Why lift at all?
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I ran 35's on my 2016 Rubicon while 100% stock, for about 4 weeks, while I was saving money for the lift install. Had zero issues with clearance on the streets. After the lift, I put 40,000+ miles on the stock gears with 35's. If you have Rubicon ride height and 3.73's, you should be fine.
The rubicon does not have a special ride height.

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The rubicon does not have a special ride height.
I know. Not sure why I typed that. Glad you mentioned it so I don't confuse new owners and people doing research.

He mentioned the Willys having the same suspension as a Rubicon, which has different performance characteristic than a Sport or Sahara, for example. Just wanted to let him know he will be fine with that suspension and tire combo.


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I run 285/70-17 (33's) on stock suspension. Fine for the road but I imagine I'd have a clearance issue with any serious offroading. Someone else recommended a leveling kit. I think that's a great idea. I helped a buddy install a teraflex 2"/1" leveling kit on his JKU that already had 33's and it made a huge visual impact while driving/riding like stock. Rancho also makes a 2" kit that completely leveled my JKU with new springs and either non-adjustable or adjustable shocks for not a lot of money. New shocks made a huge impact on the ride quality of my wife's jeep, smoothing it out and eliminating the jiggly ride.
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