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Unread 02-07-2002, 04:41 PM   #1
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33s with 3" suspension?

I own a stock 87 YJ Wrangler and have been looking to get a lift and some bigger tires. I have heard good things about Rough Country suspension lifts, and I'm looking at getting a 3" lift. I have heard you can easily run 33s with a 3" suspension, but lately i read somewhere that you don't want to go any higher than 31s. Will the 33s fit with the 3"RC lift? thanks for your help

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Unread 02-07-2002, 04:46 PM   #2
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My opinion is that a 3" lift running 33's is very borderline. You may have some rubbing. You may want to go with a 4" and be done with it. Then again not all lifts are created equal. That rule also goes for tires too.
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Unread 02-07-2002, 09:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help YJdude. does anyone else have any opinions on that or is anyone running 33s with a 3" RC lift? And if so any pictures? I'd like a little more input. thanks everyone
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Unread 02-07-2002, 09:21 PM   #4
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I think 33s are a tough fit under a 4" lift.
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Unread 02-08-2002, 07:25 AM   #5
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I am running the RC 3 inch lift with 33's. It rubs under heavy flex (especially with the sway bars disco'd) If you not planning on doing a lot of off-roading until your rig is done, you can do what I did and do the suspension first followed by a Body lift further down the road. pics are up on my website I think its in my signature.
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Unread 02-08-2002, 12:38 PM   #6
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Thanks Atropine, that helps alot, and the jeep looks good. If i WERE to get a 2 inch body lift along with the 3" RC lift, would that eliminate rubbing, and would I have to trim fenders? thanks again for answering all my questions guys
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Unread 02-08-2002, 01:34 PM   #7
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I am actually going with a 1 inch shackle lift,1 inch body lift and trimming my fenders (I saw how HUBDEEPs turned out and now im convinced). I'll let you know how it turns out. I figure if I need more room still I can put another 1 inch puck on. You should see this by the end of the month.
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Unread 02-08-2002, 02:29 PM   #8
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Thanks alot for your help Atropine, let me know how your Jeep does.
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Unread 02-08-2002, 05:17 PM   #9
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I have a 4" suspension lift and fit the 33" tires .. check my new homepage for more information about it
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