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How to fit 33\'s on a CJ-7

I might be able to get some cheap 33 inch tires and i need to know what I need to do to make them fit. There seems to be an awful lot of room for tires. But then again the tires i have in there are really small. Thanks [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: How to fit 33\'s on a CJ-7

I have room on mine. I have a 2 1/2" Ranco lift with a 1" body lift.

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Re: How to fit 33\'s on a CJ-7

Just a note to you and anyone not to familiar with tires. When you say 33 , please dont assume that all brands will measure up to that . I work in the tire business and you would be surprised at the different brands actual sizes
( advertised height). You might try your buddy`s 33 Goodyears on your rig and then go buy Bridgestones and be surprised. Go to a GOOD tire store and bring your tape measure or do side by side comparisons.


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Re: How to fit 33\'s on a CJ-7

I have 33x12.50x15 swampers with a 4in softride superlift. The 33's actually measure 32in. With this setup at full flex the front tires do hit the fenders. Bump stops or a one inch body lift would solve that.

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I've said this many times before, but I'll say it again. No problem with 33s with a 2.5" lift and 1" body lift, BUT, watch your rim backspace/offset. In order for them not to hit the fender lip you can't have rims with a lot of offset. Also, 8" rims work much better than 10", with the 10" you will again probably catch the lip of the fender.

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Re: How to fit 33\'s on a CJ-7

If you have rims without offset the tire will end up hitting the frame and you will lose turning radius. If you lose turning radius you kinda lose the idea of the jeep being small. Then you may as well just own a full size truck.

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I didn't say WITHOUT OFFSET! YOu just have to have the right amount!!

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Re: How to fit 33\'s on a CJ-7

I personally have 5 or 5 1/2in offset. The tires clear the frame by about a inch or so. The steering stops are the same as the day the jeep left the factory. The rims are 10in wide. My jeep is also a narrow track which helps with clearing the fenders somewhat. I would hate to loose any steering at all. I love being able to make a turn on a quad trail that most trucks cant even go down to begin with. To me that is the just the right amount

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