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Unread 03-21-2014, 08:10 PM   #16
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Yes thank you. Honestly I might just go with keeping the 3 inch lift and trimming the fenders and tucking 33's? What do you guys thing? Or trim down the coil spacer so it's 4 inches of lift?

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Unread 03-21-2014, 08:22 PM   #17
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Without trimming sheet metal, 33s will rub the rear quarter panel near the door on stock control arms. Front might also, I can't comment. 32s can be run on 4" and stock CAs all day, just not the best. Adjustable track bars and proper wheel back spacing will help minimize rubbing.
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Unread 03-21-2014, 08:25 PM   #18
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Decide what tire size you want, figure out how much fender you want to trim, then see how much lift you need. You can browse the lifted zjs thread and read the specs to get ideas
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Unread 03-21-2014, 08:31 PM   #19
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Well I'm hoping 33's or 32's. I will trip sheet metel if I have to. Or just trim my spacers for 4.5-4 inch lift and tuck 33's with a little trimming. I just want avoid putting all the money and time into adjustable arms and all that stuff. Rather have a safe dd and trail rig that will ride decent
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Unread 03-21-2014, 09:48 PM   #20
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Just make sure everything suspension and steering related are in great condition. You're adding strain and, if you're like me, abuse to old worn out parts.

Adjustable arms will allow you to dial everything in, for the best and safest handling and less fender trimming. Plus they will replace your worn out stock bushings.

As far as a decent ride, quality of shocks will go a long way
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:12 AM   #21
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Hi im new to this forum. I have a 1995 jeep grand Cherokee Orvis edition. Just bought it a few months back for $500. Has 160,000 miles and a 5.2 v8. Already has a 3 inch coil lift. I'm putting another 3 inch bb lift on soon. I plan on getting front upper adjustable arms and a front adjustable track bar as soon as I put the lift on. Its going to be my dd and a little off-roading on the weekends. Nothing serious. What else MUST I need? I'm doing the cv front driveshaft swap to U-Joint. Just wondering what else im missing?
Right now on my 93' ZJ I have a 7'' lift with long arm kit (very pricey) with 33s and I out wheel guys with 37s! BUT, if you want to have a big truck and fit 33s I personally recommend you look into a 4.5'' Rubicon Express lift kit. It will give you an aggressive jeep look and be able to fit 33s without having to trim your fenders. 33x12.5 tires can be fit with a 4.5 inch lift. When using a tire of this size, the rear begins to become a slight problem. A few have taken to trimming the area right behind the rear door, since from the factory, that is made as just 'dead space'. Another option is to move the axle back with adjustable control arms, but depending on the move, a new rear driveshaft may be required, or if going too far back, then rubbing may become a problem at full compression in the rear (the axle moves back as it compresses because of the way the control arms work). Feel free to ask anymore questions!

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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:21 AM   #22
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Yea thanks for the comments. But what should I do. I know it's ok to have 4.5 inches of lift with minor work and over that is opening a whole new can of worms. I'm thing just to get 4-4.5 iches of lift with adjustable track bars and adjustable front upper adjustable arms. I'm not getting any other arms....way to much $$$. Give me your guess's opinion on 4.5 inches of lift and 33' tires
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:40 AM   #23
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You'll have to trim
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:54 AM   #24
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Yea I figured I will have to. But the other question I have is what year and model jeep will I have to take a front diff yoke out of and front driveshaft out of to do the cv to u-joint swap?
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Unread 03-22-2014, 11:57 AM   #25
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My 96 v8 had a rezeppa joint stock, I pulled the u joint yoke and driveshaft from a 96 v8
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Unread 03-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #26
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Mines a 95 v8. Just hoping I can find a driveshaft that will fit
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Unread 03-22-2014, 12:16 PM   #27
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Mines a 95 v8. Just hoping I can find a driveshaft that will fit
You do not want a repezza cv shaft. You want a U joint drive shaft and U joint yoke from a 93-early 95 ZJ. Measure. You will want rear adj control arms to set the pinion angle too.

In the rear the pinion angle should be parallel to the t case output and in the front the pinion needs to point right at the t case input.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 12:23 PM   #28
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In the rear the pinion angle should be parallel to the t case output and in the front the pinion needs to point right at the t case input.
I think you've got this backwards
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Unread 03-22-2014, 12:26 PM   #29
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I think you've got this backwards
I know that I do not. Top is for the rear, bottom is for the front.
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Unread 03-22-2014, 12:28 PM   #30
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He does have it backwards. Rear angle is fine. It's all about front pinion angle which I a why I'm getting front adj. arms. And that's what I'm trying to say...I WANT u-joint driveshaft NOT cv. Lol
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