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Question - I'm sticking to stock suspension, can I do 18,19, or 20" rims with a tire size of 33" to avoid a lift?
33" tires with the stock suspension will work. Likewise, you could do it with either 18/19/20 wheels. However, if you ever plan to go offroad the bigger wheel size (without increased tire size) significantly reduces the sidewall height. Since that sidewall is an active part of the suspension, losing it will hurt your ability to wheel without bending a wheel.

That said, if you really just like the look and don't plan on going offroad, it should be fine. Also along that note, if you don't plan on going offroad you could get the same look from a non rubicon (ie without all of the offroad upgrades) and save quite a bit of money....

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33" tires with the stock suspension will work. Likewise, you could do it with either 18/19/20 wheels. However, if you ever plan to go offroad the bigger wheel size (without increased tire size) significantly reduces the sidewall height. Since that sidewall is an active part of the suspension, losing it will hurt your ability to wheel without bending a wheel.

That said, if you really just like the look and don't plan on going offroad, it should be fine. Also along that note, if you don't plan on going offroad you could get the same look from a non rubicon (ie without all of the offroad upgrades) and save quite a bit of money....
Thanks for your reply! The dealer mentioned the same to me; however my heart is stuck on the rubicon! LOL

Would you recommend a lift kit? I was reading online and it appears i can do a 2" lift with stock equipment utilizing a kit?
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Thanks for your reply! The dealer mentioned the same to me; however my heart is stuck on the rubicon! LOL

Would you recommend a lift kit? I was reading online and it appears i can do a 2" lift with stock equipment utilizing a kit?
Most lift kits will do what you want, depending on what you want.

Anything under 3" won't require drive-line modifications. Likewise, over 3" would usually require a driveshaft swap and possibly exhaust spacers.

You can do a cheap 2" spring lift and get away with 33's. 35's might be a bit snug, especially if you start flexing the suspension.

Question is, do you want a cheap spring lift or a kit that swaps suspension components?

Think about a gear change when you decide on tire size.

I guess it depends on if you want looks, or performance.
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Thanks for your reply! The dealer mentioned the same to me; however my heart is stuck on the rubicon! LOL

Would you recommend a lift kit? I was reading online and it appears i can do a 2" lift with stock equipment utilizing a kit?
I am by no means an expert, but I've heard good things about the Old Man Emu lifts. Quadratec sells them. You can probably search the forums here and find lots of testimonials about what people are using.
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