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Unread 04-08-2015, 10:24 PM   #1
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New lift

Hey guys, I have a 95 Zj and I'm thinking about getting a new lift! Right now I'm running a 2 inch budget boost with 31x10.50x15r. Looking at getting a 3.5 suspension kit from trail master and it comes with new arms, swag bar links and shocks and all that good stuff. I was wondering if it's possible to fit 33x10.50x15r on the 3.5! I already have done a lot of trimming up front to clear the 31s. Thanks for the help!

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Unread 04-09-2015, 05:47 AM   #2
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They would probably fit with more trimming. Maybe someone else will answer with first hand experience.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 07:21 AM   #3
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33x12.5 will rub in the rear spring on stock rims youll need spacers or new rimes i installed a 1" spacer to fix this

Offroading like this will rub a lot in the rear thats gonna be your main problem

Full turn with rub in the front on stock rims
And no flex at all before hitting n rubbing places



6.5" lift with 33 1" wheel spacer look at the rear i cut out my rockslider but you get the idea of where your gonna be rubbing with flex

As for the front i got custom fiberglass front en so im not having problems but im not side on stock
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Unread 04-09-2015, 10:20 AM   #4
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Okay sweet, yeah I have new wheels that's have an offset that would push the tire out further, im guessing a long arm lift would probably be better but I would be doing any serious off roading but it would be nice to have a decent flex
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Unread 04-09-2015, 02:42 PM   #5
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I STRONGLY suggest searching "trailmaster lift" here on JF before buying. They are bad juju in my experiences. Research for yourself tho, please!
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Unread 04-09-2015, 03:12 PM   #6
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I STRONGLY suggest searching "trailmaster lift" here on JF before buying. They are bad juju in my experiences. Research for yourself tho, please!
You can waste your money buying crap entry level stuff or save some more and buy some nice gear. Quality gets me every time.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 05:48 PM   #7
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You can waste your money buying crap entry level stuff or save some more and buy some nice gear. Quality gets me every time.
X2...I should have just gotten the IRO 4.5" with adj arms. Way better route if your staying short arms!
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Unread 04-09-2015, 09:28 PM   #8
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Okay cool yeah I honestly haven't heard anything about it, didn't want to spend more than what I need but I understand that! I'm looking for smoother ride and they offer "better shocks" for like 30 more dollars or something but I'll look into iro
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Unread 04-09-2015, 09:38 PM   #9
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my buddy has a 98 5.9 ZJ on a 3.5" Rubicon Express lift, he runs 32x11.5x15 BFG MTs tires (not sure If his backspacing is 4.5" or 3.75"). he rubs at full steering lock and I don't think he's trimmed at all. with that said, do research before buying a lift. I understand you're on a budget but sometimes its better in the long run to wait a month or so and spend a bit more on a better quality lift. I have a Rusty's Offroad on my 99 XJ, despite having 50/50 rating on it, I don't regret it but would definitely take a Rubicon Express lift over it cause its suppose to have a nicer ride quality (but RE was out of production at the time so I was SOL).
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Unread 04-09-2015, 09:50 PM   #10
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That sounds pretty sick, rough country makes a pretty great 4 inch kit but I'm not sure how it would look with 31" tires. Does anyone have any pictures or anything?
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Unread 04-09-2015, 09:54 PM   #11
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personally I would never chose Rough Country but here are 2 stickied (?) threads dealing with ZJ lifts and tire sizes:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/l...-pics-1089263/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/w...-lift-1089266/

hope it helps you out a bit.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 09:55 PM   #12
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2 things you can do either your really good fabricating and make fully custom long arms suspension 2" .250 DOM/Chromoly tubing etc...(non of that backyard welders crap)

or you save up and get a good quality set up don't go for price go for quality also if your not good at welding don't get the cheaper kits that make you weld up the pieces just to save a couple bucks

60+ on the highway snap a bad weld o brake a bad quality control arm and your upside down in your rig don't risk it for a couple bucks
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Unread 04-10-2015, 12:49 AM   #13
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That sounds pretty sick, rough country makes a pretty great 4 inch kit but I'm not sure how it would look with 31" tires. Does anyone have any pictures or anything?
I'm looking at that same kit. Seems to be solid after you purchase the front upper CAs. If I get it I'll be running 31s and I'm not worried if it will look bad at all
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Unread 04-10-2015, 07:41 AM   #14
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I ran the 3.5 RE springs and front and rear track bars in my ZJ...awesome...awesome lift! Jeep sat nice and level, and the front end was rock solid on the highway running that track bar
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Unread 04-10-2015, 09:25 AM   #15
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Rough Country is something you convince yourself to buy when you don't know better and in a year take it off and buy a quality lift. Then you post on the forum how you should have done that to begin with and saved money.


I have read that their long arms are acceptable.
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