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i am trying to figure out how much of a rake my rubi has, how is the proper way to do it? and another dumb question can i fit 33's without a lift on a 2007 4 door rubi?

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post #2 of 20 Old 05-19-2009, 01:43 PM
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Pretty bad, doggy style or jackhammer, and yes


Few companies out there have "JK leveling kits". If all you want is to get rid of the factory rake, throw some spacers in the front, toss those 33's on (probably need spacers if going on the stock rims) and call it a day.

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It's not lift you need to keep 33's from rubbing, it's bump stop extensions.

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what if they are goin on new rims with 5.00 bs
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This is what I 'm using till I get my lift.
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what if they are goin on new rims with 5.00 bs
That's a lot of BS, they may still rub especially when flexed.
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then whats a good bs?
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From what I've heard and read, 4.5" BS with what you already have will help you avoid 99.9% chance of rubbing.

4" and there's absolutely no chance you'd rub, no matter how much flex.

Correct me if I'm wrong?
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From what I've heard and read, 4.5" BS with what you already have will help you avoid 99.9% chance of rubbing.

4" and there's absolutely no chance you'd rub, no matter how much flex.

Correct me if I'm wrong?
That would sound about right for that setup, although I'm always reluctant to say "absolutely no chance"
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A 2.5" BB Lift from TeraFlex is less than $300.00...... Then the 33's are no issue.

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what about an offset of -12mm? would they fit with a 1.25 or 1.5 inch wheel spacers?

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what about an offset of -12mm? would they fit with a 1.25 or 1.5 inch wheel spacers?
Backspacing is what you need to know, which you can calculate if you have offset and rim width. What rim width?
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its a 17x9 so 9.....
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9" wide and -12mm offset = 4.5" backspacing
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so i could run them without a lift then? or would it still be better to run some spacers?

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so i could run them without a lift then? or would it still be better to run some spacers?
With those rims and spacers added, your tire tread is going to be sticking out between 3" or 4" beyond your flares. Also, you're going to be spending around 200 bucks plus shipping for a set of 4 spacers.

If I was in your shoes, I'd put the 33's & new rims on and see what happens. If you get rubbing while flexing, then either add bump stop extensions or get a budget lift as mentioned above. Spacing the wheels out further to avoid rubbing is not the way to go in my opinion.

Who knows, all you may really need is front coil spacers to get rid of the rake to keep from rubbing. Stock Rubicon tires are only 1" smaller in diameter than what you want to buy.

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If I was in your shoes, I'd put the 33's & new rims on and see what happens.
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If you get rubbing while flexing, then either add bump stop extensions or get a budget lift as mentioned above. Spacing the wheels out further to avoid rubbing is not the way to go in my opinion.
Depends, when you get to a certain tire size you'll have to move out to avoid rubbing, regardless of bump stops or lift, but I'm not 100% if that will happen with 33's. Best thing to do would be as BigO suggests and see what happens.
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Depends, when you get to a certain tire size you'll have to move out to avoid rubbing, regardless of bump stops or lift, but I'm not 100% if that will happen with 33's.
Correct. I should have added "in your situation" to my previous post.

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thats great thanks guys you all are a big help !!!
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post #20 of 20 Old 05-20-2009, 11:49 AM
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I have been considering the same thing on my 2009 rubi. I do not believe that the 33 part will be a problem. The stock tires on mine are 255/75/17 which is 32.06 tall and 10.04 wide. One thing to look into is, are the 33 that you are looking at actually 33in tall. Many tires saying 33 are not actually 33in tall. What if I wanted to put on 33 x 12.5 would 4 bs be enough without a lift? A small left is on my list but the wife is only 4ft 10 and already has a hard time getting in.
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