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post #91 of 119 Old 12-20-2010, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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yeah and at 5" you'd need some heavy bumpstopping to keep from rubbing 35's pretty hard under flex. didn't realize you were growing so tall.
Thats what happens when you are in college for a semester and dont have the Jeep with you to spend money on. I think im gonna start with 33's for now. Cheaper and a little less work


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post #92 of 119 Old 12-20-2010, 01:38 AM
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im thinking of going down to 33s..im dropping my jeep down to 6.5" and locking the axles so i might go down to 33s to keep it safe

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post #93 of 119 Old 12-20-2010, 01:41 AM Thread Starter
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im thinking of going down to 33s..im dropping my jeep down to 6.5" and locking the axles so i might go down to 33s to keep it safe
Yea, you were on 33's at some point, but how much lift did you have?? and did you feel tippy??

I have also thought about going 33's, saving the rest of my money for gears, lockers, and front/rear bumpers. With that i would have my dream rig!! Then maybe later go 35's. But 35's MAX

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post #94 of 119 Old 12-20-2010, 11:59 AM
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Nice build buddy. I'll also be running 33s later this week and on 3.73s... So needless to say I'm pretty worried about mileage and power loss.
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post #95 of 119 Old 12-20-2010, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Nice build buddy. I'll also be running 33s later this week and on 3.73s... So needless to say I'm pretty worried about mileage and power loss.
Thanks!!! I started small, learned the basicis of wheeling and a lot about the Jeep. Now im ready to move up. Im running 3.55's so im just if not more worried than you are. But then again i dont drive it everyday to work.

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post #96 of 119 Old 12-20-2010, 04:17 PM
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Well heck, I guess I shouldn't complain too much about the 3.73s! Nah, I'm just kidding haha!

Really though, this is a nice clean XJ you have on your hands. I've got an 89 that I wheel the PISS out of, haul firewood, go to college, and drive it to work. It gives me problems every now and then but all you gotta do is love it and it'll never leave you stranded in the bad spots. Keep going with this build, subscribed!

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post #97 of 119 Old 12-26-2010, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Just bought one of these today:
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: XJ/ZJ Adjustable Double Shear Track Bar Conversion Kit

long arms and shackles should be here tuesday. Going to be buying some coils off a guy from NAXJA. The parts are slowly coming in. I have also decided on my tire and size. I am going to run 35" KM2's. Heres the reason: The 35" KM2's run about 34" with 30 PSI under load. Since im still on stock gearing and i know that im going to regret running 33's. I figured i would buy 35's now, and since they arent TRUE 35's, my Jeep shouldnt be as slow.

One thing im also pretty sure im going to need is an SYE. Not sure which brand is best yet.

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post #98 of 119 Old 12-27-2010, 02:44 AM
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Great build so far. I am searching to see where to start on mine.
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post #99 of 119 Old 12-29-2010, 01:18 AM
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I agree 35's are the way to go and don't worry about being too slow, you could probably beat a 4 banger any day.
Nice jeep! This thing is gonna be nasty with the long arms!

BTW this is Cody from 3 west! haha
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post #100 of 119 Old 12-29-2010, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Great build so far. I am searching to see where to start on mine.
well what kind of rig are you trying to build?? I could probably point you in the right direction..

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I agree 35's are the way to go and don't worry about being too slow, you could probably beat a 4 banger any day.
Nice jeep! This thing is gonna be nasty with the long arms!

BTW this is Cody from 3 west! haha
Thanks man! I'm set on 35's so im not gonna get 33's, even if it means waiting a little longer. (didnt know you had a jeep )

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35s!!!!

I have them on stock gears and she still gets up and goes hard! And when I drove like a senseable person I see 14 mpg.

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post #102 of 119 Old 12-30-2010, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Brown Santa showed up at my door this morning;

(Rough Country LA's and 2 inch shackles)

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Nice man. Any pics of the finished long arm setup?

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Yea, you were on 33's at some point, but how much lift did you have?? and did you feel tippy??

I have also thought about going 33's, saving the rest of my money for gears, lockers, and front/rear bumpers. With that i would have my dream rig!! Then maybe later go 35's. But 35's MAX
Id rather be built on 33s, than underbuilt on 35s. I have never run 35s, but supposedly the capability difference between the two in negligible.

That being said, stay on 33s

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post #105 of 119 Old 02-15-2011, 05:51 PM
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^^ this, when my jeep gets rebuilt, its going to still be on 35s but lower..but im only going back to 35s because its already setup and trimmed for them. 35s are to much work. when i get the time, im going to order gears and weld my 8.25 and call it good til something goes boom and upgrade at that time

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