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post #1 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry this may be a dumb question but here it goes. I currently have a 99 cherokee with 4.5 inch rustys lift kit and 31" km2s. I am thinking about putting 33s on her in the future. Will I be able to clear without trimming or fender flares? Also with a 8.25 rear will rehearing be needed. I'm not planning in driving like a race car. Here is a pic if it helps. Thanks

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 10:18 AM
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I run 33s with a 4.5in lift, I have BW flat flares.

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The 33's will rub if you flex/wheel, but you can get by if its a parking lot princess..

You don't Have to regear, your going to want to tho. It will feel sluggish, and constantly be searching for the right gear on hills (assuming its auto)
Using "3" instead of "d" will drive around better..
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Yeah it is an auto so that could be a pain seeing im in New Jersey. Also I do wheel on occasion but it is my daily driver. Will they still rub with fender flares or will that eliminate it when flexing?
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I run 33s with a 4.5in lift, I have BW flat flares.
Do you have any pictures of it
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 12:45 PM
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You could do 32s and swap the 4.10 axles from a 4cyl xj.

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Another good option.
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Yeah it is an auto so that could be a pain seeing im in New Jersey. Also I do wheel on occasion but it is my daily driver. Will they still rub with fender flares or will that eliminate it when flexing?
Im 4.5'' on 31's and just rub the flairs on full flex. I live with it tho cause its not very often i flex That much on my trails.

33's will take care of removing your flairs for you, if your not careful.
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Here is mine, I haven't regeared yet and she is my DD.
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If you're rubbing the flares it's not an issue of not enough lift, it's an issue of not bumpstopping correctly.

Get the 33s, flex your suspension til something hits, measure and extend your bumpstops accordingly.

I'm on 33s and 1.5" or so and I don't rub anything because my bumpstops are where they should be.


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Here is mine, I haven't regeared yet and she is my DD.
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If you're rubbing the flares it's not an issue of not enough lift, it's an issue of not bumpstopping correctly.

Get the 33s, flex your suspension til something hits, measure and extend your bumpstops accordingly.

I'm on 33s and 1.5" or so and I don't rub anything because my bumpstops are where they should be.
This is true and often overlooked...
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post #13 of 13 Old 05-16-2013, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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That's a sweet jeep. How much did the flares set you back if you don't mind me asking?
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