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post #1 of 7 Old 03-26-2011, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Lift / Tire size advice request - new guy

Hi, Still kinda new here, but I installed a 2" lift last fall on my new JKU sport. I've been running the stock Moab wheels and GY tires since and it;s time to put some different wheels and bigger tires on.

Marcus at River City Offroad has quoted me some great pricing and I'm gonna pull the trigger soon I think.

Here's my dilemma (and I'm sure I'm splittin' C-hairs on it...):
With the 2" lift, I want to put some 33" tires on it. I'm going with the Nitto Terra Grapplers and here's the sizes I'm considering:
285/70-17R (32.7")
295/70-17R (33.2")
285/75-17R (33.8")

Marcus says the Nittos run pretty true to their size so my question I asking for advice on is this:

Which tire will have the best tire/wheel well gap for looks and flexing? I don't want to have tires that fill the well too much, but definitely want them to fill more than the stock GY's (which measure at about 31")

Any advice would be great. Pics of the different combinations would be even better.

Thanks for any help you can give me

Greg

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I don't know how much help I am, but I have a 2.5" with 33s Duratracs and I have plenty of room. Look in my garage. If your worried about room go with the middle one.

But I think you are splitting c-hairs. Most people are asking either 33s or 35s.

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I would go 35s and dont look back. Tons of people run 35s on 2.5 inch budget boosts. I used too myself and it was a great set up. Everyone I know that went 33s regretted it and went with 35s eventually anyway.
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i think about this night and day lol heres my .02

2-2.5 inch and 33's looks good but you will want more lift!

3.0+ w 33's to much gap im 3.25 with 33's and while i like the gap it is noticeable makes it easy to get at shocks ect...

2.5 to 3.0 with 35's looks stuffed without flat fenders

3.0 to 3.75 mabe 4 with stock fenders and 35's looks good flats make it better this is how i will run 35's....look is same as same as

2.5+ and 33's

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Run a 295/70. you will thank me.
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Thanks for all the input so far guys.

I should also mention that I do not get a chance to get offroad very often other than forest roads in northern MN and my annual trip to Moab. I don't hit the trails every weekend.

I like the 2" of lift I have and don't plan to go higher. I'm just looking for the right tire size that is 'proportional'. I think you all know what I mean...

Thanks for the suggestions!
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2010 JK Unlimited Sport (2" BB - that's all for now)
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2003 TJ Sahara (stock)
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Any other input or photos of similar set ups from anyone?

thanks in advance!
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