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Unread 06-20-2005, 03:38 PM   #1
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Lift and Tire Pics -- RE 3.5" with 1" BL 1" MML & 33x12.50 Tires

So, here they finally are:

Before:



and After:



It really needed the change!

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Unread 06-20-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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Did you have to mod your gears or anything other than the lift to get these tires? Are they 32's or 33's?


Also, do you notice much of a decrease in performance?

Thanks a lot
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Unread 06-20-2005, 07:26 PM   #3
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I actually just had to edit the title (I originally wrote 32x12.50). They are 33x12.50's. The gears are the stock 3.73's. They work out really well. I stopped at 33x12.50's because of the dana 35 rear end. The top speed is dropped to right around 80 mph because of the tire change. All in all, it's a really good combination, and we are really satisfied. I'm glad we did it.
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Unread 06-20-2005, 07:30 PM   #4
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Thanks - By the way your Jeep looks great! That combo made quite a difference..

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Unread 06-20-2005, 07:52 PM   #5
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Looks really good!
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Unread 06-20-2005, 09:04 PM   #6
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Glad you did something with the flares too! Much better black than faded!

Looks alot like mine with the RE 3.5,33BFG MT's, and a few other goodies...
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Unread 06-21-2005, 12:01 AM   #7
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how much did the labor cost you?
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Unread 06-21-2005, 06:50 AM   #8
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The labor cost me nothing because I did it my driveway, but it did cost me my weekends off for a couple of weekends. I was able to do it all with just the wife's help, but it took a long time. I have done one minor lift kit before (spindles and leaf spring blocks), but nothing like this. I started by putting in a lockright locker up front one weekend (that took way longer than most). If I had to guess, I probably saved around $1,500 to do it myself. Pulling the front differential would have probably been a few hundred to change the spider gears. Putting the body lift on and changing the motor mounts probably would have been a few hundred as well. The biggest labor savings probably came from doing the superflex kit. That thing just has so many steps. I put on the adj. front track bar as well, so the entire process seemed to take forever. From start to finish on just the suspension lift part took a solid 2 days. I may be a little slow, but I know it was done right. There are some really good write-ups at 4x4xplor.com, and a bunch of others on the board have done them, so you can get help if you run into a snag. That's exactly why I went with the Rubicon Express.

As for the fender flares, a single can of Krylon Fusion for about $3 or $4 should do the trick. I wouldn't even mess with taking off the flares. The little nuts on the back are PITA! Just carefully insert some paper and tape it off real well, and you should have no problems spraying it. The old gray flares were just plain horrible.
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Unread 06-21-2005, 05:03 PM   #9
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It saved ya a couple bucks by doing it yourself and gives ya a warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment.
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Unread 06-22-2005, 12:32 AM   #10
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Looks great! Much better.
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Unread 06-22-2005, 09:53 AM   #11
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What does MML stand for?
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Unread 06-22-2005, 10:45 AM   #12
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What does MML stand for?
motor mount lift
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Unread 06-22-2005, 11:13 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newgene
So, here they finally are:

Before:



and After:



It really needed the change!
So did you do a sye? Vibes? Is there still a t/c drop on it?
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Unread 06-22-2005, 11:24 AM   #14
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Looks great I need to raise mine a bit
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Unread 06-22-2005, 11:24 AM   #15
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I didn't install anything other than the MML for vibes. It actually gets some light vibrations when taking off in first and second, but it is definitely bearable. I'm not totally sure if it is not something from the larger tires/taller suspension, but I doubt it. I have the t-case drop still in the box, and I am going to add a few washers this weekend whenever I go under it to change the speedometer gear.

The D35's, so I've heard, have less problems with pinion angles after lifts, when compared to D44's. Also, I went with the motor mount lift, which I really think helped out a bunch more with the driveline angle than most would think (at least more than I thought). I'm going to add the washers this weekend only because it will give me piece of mind for keeping the drive shaft from moving (worst case pulling out) on the trail or wearing under normal driving. Other than that, there are no major vibrations to note.
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