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Unread 12-22-2011, 10:23 AM
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Default 2 inch lift with 33 inch tires?

Looking for pics of jk unlimiteds with 2 to 2.5 inch lifts with 33 inch tires. Thanks!
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Unread 12-22-2011, 11:20 AM
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If you look over on my thread about trading my LJ for a JK we are discussing a similiar topic. Why do you want to raise it to inches for 33s? My reason is i am consider with AEV bumpers and a winch the stock suspension wouldnt be able to hold it.
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Unread 12-22-2011, 11:35 AM
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Here are a few pics of mine with a 2.5" lift and stock 32" Rubicon tires from the Yellowstone / Bear Tooth area. Should look very similar with a 33" tire.





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Unread 12-22-2011, 02:39 PM
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If you look over on my thread about trading my LJ for a JK we are discussing a similiar topic. Why do you want to raise it to inches for 33s? My reason is i am consider with AEV bumpers and a winch the stock suspension wouldnt be able to hold it.
For a lot of uses about 2-2.5" and 33's would be a great combo, imo. Looks great too.

I'll probably replace me wife's Jeep this spring and go with the AEV 2.5" spring lift and 33's.

With 33's you will bump stop to protect the spring from over compression, but maybe with 34's and definitely with 35's you'd be bump stopping to prevent tire rub. More suspension travel = better.

One of the problems with the so-called Low Center of Gravity set ups is too little up travel...

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Unread 12-22-2011, 06:23 PM
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I'd be interested to see some pics also.I'm in a quandry about the direction of my 4 dr Rubi.I'd like to do a 2.5 kit with the 35's but I can't see it as I don't really want to regear .I think that's kind of a lame solution to being underpowered ,especially since mine is a daily driver .I wouldn't spend the 20K plus on a hemi conversion .I actually think for the time being I'm going with the AEV BB on this ride with my Pintlers and 33's and I'd like to see pics of that.


Now down the road ,I might step up to the 2.5 or 3.5 lift with 35's if I were to buy a 2012.
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Unread 12-23-2011, 09:50 AM
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No matter what the engine if you go with taller tires you will have to re-gear to maintain performance. My Jeep has the 5.7 Hemi and with 37's it NEEDED to b re-geared to 4.88, even then 5.13's would have been better.

Re-gearing to keep engine RPM's where the engine makes poser, whatever that engine might be, isn't lame it's smart.

Forgot to get photos of my wife's JKU with 2.5" TF BB and oem Rubicon wheels and tires today (rained all yesterday) but will when I'm back at the house tomorrow afternoon for Christmas. My son and I are leaving my office shortly to go duck hunting this afternoon and tomorrow morning.

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Unread 12-23-2011, 10:10 AM
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I have the AEV 2" lift with BFG 33's. Perfect fit. Will post some pics later.
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Unread 12-23-2011, 10:36 AM
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Is there any noticeable difference in gas mileage?
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Unread 12-23-2011, 10:45 AM
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My MPG did drop a bit on the highway. Went from about 19 to 17
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Unread 12-23-2011, 08:40 PM
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Default AEV 2" pod kit & 34" Tires

Here is my rig with a 2" AEV pod and 34" Toyo tires. When I added the bumper and winch it droped the front about 1.5" but I have had not rubbing issues as of yet. I would if I had used a wider tire though. These 285s tuck up into the wheel well nicely. I am still interested in the 2.5" lift coming soon but this has worked much better than I thought it would. I would have a little more space if I had used AEV's wheels as well as they have .25 inch more backspace.
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