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post #1 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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fit 33s with minimal lift

I am new to the ZJ scene but been around off roading all my life, I just got myself a ZJ, 96 limited with the 5.2. I am wondering what my minimal lift is to fit 33s. I am not afraid to chop the fenders since this is gonna be the family trail rig and not a daily driver. Also uptravel isnt my biggest worry. I wont be able to work on it for a few wks since I have 2-3 wks of 12s coming up. Just trying to get some research out of the way. Any and all input will be appreciated.

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post #2 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 07:17 PM
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/z...u-post-880249/

theres a chart in there that will tell you.

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post #3 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 07:43 PM
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I am new to the ZJ scene but been around off roading all my life, I just got myself a ZJ, 96 limited with the 5.2. I am wondering what my minimal lift is to fit 33s. I am not afraid to chop the fenders since this is gonna be the family trail rig and not a daily driver. Also uptravel isnt my biggest worry. I wont be able to work on it for a few wks since I have 2-3 wks of 12s coming up. Just trying to get some research out of the way. Any and all input will be appreciated.
Start cutting and test fitting the tires.
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post #4 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 07:59 PM
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I had a 5" maybe 5.5" it was fine on the road, but offroad would rub the fenders. I had to trim the fenders.

There is also a seem in the wheel well that will slice the crap outta your tires unless you beat it flat with a hammer.
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post #5 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 08:07 PM
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i can't find the thread on mallcrawlin right now but you this had been discussed there years ago, you can do it with no lift, this might be more up your alley.

from what i remember on the thread you'll have to remove alot of sheetmetal in the front fenders, bend the pinch weld over, trim the fenders themselves obviously and get the correct bumpstops and longer shocks, you may need to get some other parts maybe control arms, i don't remember without reading the thread again.

for the rear same thing. i'll try to find that thread.

found it
http://mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthr...10-on-stock-ZJ

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Depends how far you wanna get into it.......sledge and saw all and no lift will clear 33s....those charts are merely guidelines so these threads don't constantly come up. Just do some Google image homework

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post #7 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 08:38 PM
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Why?

You barely have flex stock with 31's, I don't think you could run over a curb with 33's stock and not crunch.

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post #8 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 09:41 PM
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Pics of stock jeep and 33s or its never been done.

3.5" lift cut fenders and hammer the inner pinch seam. Id also hammer the inner fender in the front to. Ive done this comb with minimal issues

07' JKUR rollin on 35s
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Pics of stock jeep and 33s or its never been done.

3.5" lift cut fenders and hammer the inner pinch seam. Id also hammer the inner fender in the front to. Ive done this comb with minimal issues
I read a guys build and, he had pics, he got the tires before lift, he somehow made it work. Barely. Hahah i think it was some silver niner maybe?

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post #10 of 71 Old 04-24-2013, 10:41 PM
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Your best bet would be a set of notch customs z max flares.

I still don't get why, 2" and 31's goes a hell of a long way.

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I still don't get why, 2" and 31's goes a hell of a long way.
this^

i was wheeling once and a guy in a super built up TJ asked me how i made it this far. im on 2 inches and 30s

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post #12 of 71 Old 04-25-2013, 06:14 AM
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This is a 2" (1.75") Bb and 33s......

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post #13 of 71 Old 04-25-2013, 06:45 AM
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2" and 33s is easy

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Hell I street drove my zj with 2.5 and 35s for awhile with 0 rubbing on road

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Hell I street drove my zj with 2.5 and 35s for awhile with 0 rubbing on road
Didnt you have like, no sheet metal??

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