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Lift for 33's?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jedifish, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. jedifish

    jedifish Registered Member

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    Lift for 33\'s?

    What is the minimum lift height i would need to fit "33 12.50's" with out the rubbing. On a stock 84' K5. I have heard that 33's will fit but will rub. but i just want the bare minimum cause i dont like the way it looks with allot of room in the wheel wells. I have heard a 3" lift will do but have also heard a 2" will do. Does anybody know the right answer please. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  2. SUBFAN

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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    For 33's? Is there any rust in the quarters? If so, no lift, just trim to fit. Kind of like killing two birds with the same stone.... /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    33x10.5R15's will fit TYPICALLY with no lift. BFG AT or MT's are the only "street" tires I'm aware of in this size. I run the AT's.

    I can't imagine on a 33 that width is going to be much of an issue for most people. I like them.
     
  4. mrk5

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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    I have a Superlift 2.5" lift installed, and no rubbing.
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    A 2.5" should be plenty. I ran 6" on 33's. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    I'm running 2.5" with no rubbing either on my Burb.

    Minor trimming would solve most of the rubbing issues too if you don't want to lift it.
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

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    but i just want the bare minimum cause i dont like the way it looks with allot of room in the wheel wells

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    Looks fine to me with 4 inches

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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    Here is mine, 33x12.50's on no lift. Mine only rub in the front when the wheels are turned and the axle flexed all the way to one side. One small chop with the sawzall will get the room needed to not touch at all.

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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    Throughout the ages, one of the most sought after answers has been to this question. The quest of men to find out this answer has been one that has endeavored the soul to the challenge.

    Well, the challenge was conquered long ago and the old timers know the answer.................................

    Besides, it's been a long time since this has been posted.







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  10. mrk5

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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    Yeah, but it is a helpful way to pad. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

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    Yeah, but it is a helpful way to pad. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Hey wait a sec, you're like a noob and all............... /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif









































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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

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    I ran 6" on 33's. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Yeah and it looked like training wheels.

    Stock height for 33s.
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    With on 15x10s with 4" of backspacing, unless you run "small" 33s you'll rub until you get to 6" of lift. It's a side-effect of having square wheel openings. I ran 33s with no lift and now I run 33s with 4" of lift. Still rub, just with less frequency.

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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

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    I ran 6" on 33's. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Yeah and it looked like training wheels.

    Stock height for 33s.

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    Roller skate, mang. Roller skate.
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    Yep. I run 33x12.50's with no lift. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    how about 35's? whats the least amount of lift a to fit and got any pics?
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    If I knew the fenders were rusted as bad as they are, I would NOT have lifted the 'Burb for 35's. I would have just made the femderwells bigger....

    As it is, my 35's on 4" TC fits just fine....
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

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    how about 35's? whats the least amount of lift a to fit and got any pics?

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    This is one that I would like to know. I want tires from 35" to 38". Those are the tires I feel look good on a Jimmy. I don't like the look of fender flairs/hacked wheel wells. I knew a guy with 4" of lift and 35's and he said he only did "minimal" and "not noticible to the untrained eye" cutting and they didn't rub. HOWEVER, he did MUDDING not rock crawling, so I doubt he ever went for full flex. I was buying an axle off him, and he always thought my reasoning for more flex was weird. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    So, I ask as well? How much for 35"s?
    ck5.com has a "tire fitment table" that sucks. Each succesive size is based on what you had to do to get the size before it on................... /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    probably a 6" lift will do the trick.
     
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    Re: Lift for 33\'s?

    If they are swampers id do a 2.5in lift or a 2-3 in body lift.

    Swapers are true to their sizeing and i had some 35s that sat as high as 33s that i really needed the lift i had for. If you are not getting swampes then you will be ok b/c most tires like bf and some radials dont sit as high.
     

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