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Unread 06-28-2001, 01:33 AM   #1
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Lift For Tires

Will a 1" Shackel Lift and a 2" Body Lift make enougth room in my 87 YJ for 32" or 33" tires.

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Unread 06-28-2001, 11:45 AM   #2
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This will provide enough clearence for 32" or 33", but I would not recomend this setup if you plan on going off-road at all. The longer shackles will create a plow like effect in the mud, plus decrease your approach angles. And the body lift only places the body higher, not the frame and rest of the rig. Plus with the tub higher off the body, the bolts have more stress placed on them due to the longer height and body roll. If you are only running on the street then this is fine, but if you plan on going off-road, I suggest a suspention lift. There are various makes, amount of lift, and prices. 3.5" and higher will provide enoung clearence for the size tires you want, plus your truck will perform better off-road.

Just some suggestions, hope they help.
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Unread 06-28-2001, 03:39 PM   #3
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I had a 3.5" lift on my YJ and 32s rubbed pretty badly. For 33s, I've always felt you need 6" of lift. Either 4" suspension + 2" body or SOA. Of course now with the advent of TJ flares on a YJ, you could probably get away with 5" of lift and TJ flares.
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Unread 06-28-2001, 06:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice...Which lift kit would you recomend for someone like me who is on a tight buget?
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Unread 06-29-2001, 12:37 AM   #5
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I think the most complete, best bang for your buck, production kits out there right now is either the RE 4.5" Extreme Duty or the RE SOA kit. Never owned either myself. But I've never heard a foul word over the 4.5" kit and the SOA, well, it's an SOA. All YJs should be SOA eventually.
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Unread 06-29-2001, 12:40 AM   #6
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Know what, I just realized that while both those kits could be considered inexpensive, based on your original post, that's still not the area you're looking to get into is my guess.

For the real budget lift, that does work, I'd go with the Rancho 2" add-a-leaf in your current springs and a 2" body lift. A set of quick disconnects for your swaybar and some 31" mud terrains and you'll be able to get out into the wild and have some fun. I ran the Rubicon with a friend running that exact same setup years ago. We're talking pretty cheap and reasonable performance off road. A bit stiffer on the ride comfort though.
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Unread 06-29-2001, 12:45 AM   #7
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Whew! Rough night for me I guess. I'm not reading everything in front of me and posting a bit too hastily.

Ok, now that I have finally realized in your sig line you're already running a 2" body lift and lift shackles you might try the Rancho add-a-leaf and you might must be able to squeeze them 32s under there. 33s would be pushing it, but that don't mean ya shouldn't. Hell, if they rub, snag some TJ flares and open up them fenders a bit.
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Unread 06-29-2001, 02:33 AM   #8
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Hey thanks a lot you have been a big help. My dad told me today that he would buy the tires for me(have to pay him back some day) I have also put all my paintball gear on e-bay for sale and hoping to get 500-600 out of that. So now I am looking into getting either a Pro Comp 2.5" or Skyjacker 2.5" lift kit. I was leaning more towards the Pro Comp lift because it comes with everything that I want (e.g. shocks, transfercase lowering kit) where as the Skyjacker doesn't and that means more cash. With a 2.5" SL and 2" BL and Shackels that will clear 33's pretty good right....Anyways thanks again for all your help
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