Resurrecting an old thread I know. But had to ask if you were running spacers with the factory MOABs with the 4 inch lift? Love the look of the MOABs but concerned with the backspacing for larger tires (33s or 35s)What I mean by 'comfortably' is that for instance, you can fit 33" tires on 2.5" of lift. Here is my TJ with a 2.5" OME lift on 33" tires (this is before I went to the 4" lift):
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Notice how much less fender clearance / gap I have in these photos versus the ones I posted before with the 4" lift?
Well, that extra 1.5" from the 4" lift made a huge difference.
So, you can put 33" tires on 2.5", but the problem you'll have is that if you like to do a lot of serious off-roading you're going to reduce the amount of flex and wheel travel you have due to the lower lift height.
You'll most likely have to increase the amount of bump stop with 2.5" of lift to keep the tires from hitting the fender, since they're a lot closer.
So yeah, 2.5" of lift and 33" tires will work just fine. However, if you want to take it off-road and get a decent amount of flex out of it, I'd stick to 3.5" to 4" of lift personally.
I'm speaking from experience as well, since I've had both 2.5" on 33" tires and then moved up to 4" on 33" tires.
This guide is probably more comprehensive than I can be off the cuff, just in case you haven’t seen it:That's with a 4in? What dose it take to do that ?