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Unread 06-21-2010, 09:22 PM   #46
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looks good..if you can't afford IRO's 6.5 lift i will gladly cut your fenders for those 33's to fit lol
Well I'm going to be stuffing 32's that are coming with the Moab's with a 2" BB, which is going to rub, so do you wanna cut them anyway?

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Unread 06-21-2010, 09:45 PM   #47
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Well I'm going to be stuffing 32's that are coming with the Moab's with a 2" BB, which is going to rub, so do you wanna cut them anyway?
I am "fitting" 265/70/17's now, and those are nearly 32's and I only have upcountry springs. I say hold on cutting the fenders, when you lift it to 6.5" it will look really goofy with trimmed fenders and small 32's. Unless you are going to go 35's or something, I say hold on on cutting them up. Just my

And I clarify "fitting" as in I can turn any way I want going forward without rubbing, but backing up I can only turn the wheel half way around before it starts rubbing, but its not bad. I just have to be cautious in parking lots.
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I am "fitting" 265/70/17's now, and those are nearly 32's and I only have upcountry springs. I say hold on cutting the fenders, when you lift it to 6.5" it will look really goofy with trimmed fenders and small 32's. Unless you are going to go 35's or something, I say hold on on cutting them up. Just my
Well, I'm getting the Moabs and 32's (set of 5) fro $400, and then buying a 2" BB so I can put them on. Then, I'm going to be ordering (when I have the money of course) the IRO 6.5" kit and 35x12.5x17 KM2's.

Do the upcountry springs give you any lift?
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Well, then by all means hack them up

I wish I woulda went to 35's the first time around, if only I would have regeared Id be all over it.
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Well, then by all means hack them up

I wish I woulda went to 35's the first time around, if only I would have regeared Id be all over it.
I don't plan on re-gearing. I talked to 'skullysXJ' and he has 35's with the IRO 6.5" with stock gearing, and he said he doesn't mind it at all.


Oh. and btw everybody, I removed the westin bars finally. Looks so much better. I'll post up some pictures tomorrow.
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Unread 06-21-2010, 09:51 PM   #51
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Whats his gas mileage? Im sure the power is ok with the V8 but the gas mileage must rock! lol
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Whats his gas mileage? Im sure the power is ok with the V8 but the gas mileage must rock! lol
He told me he's averaging about 14 around town and 20 highway, which is what I'm getting now. I would be perfectly fine if it drops down to maybe 12 and 17 after the 35's because I got used to the 10.1 in my ZJ...
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He told me he's averaging about 14 around town and 20 highway, which is what I'm getting now. I would be perfectly fine if it drops down to maybe 12 and 17 after the 35's because I got used to the 10.1 in my ZJ...
Oh snap, I got about 13-15 city in my ZJ, and 20 tops freeway. In this I average about 22 freeway with a load, and around 16 city. Its probably going to drop to 11-12 city. Damnit I want 35's now that were talking about it.
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Oh snap, I got about 13-15 city in my ZJ, and 20 tops freeway. In this I average about 22 freeway with a load, and around 16 city. Its probably going to drop to 11-12 city. Damnit I want 35's now that were talking about it.
Haha then save up for 35's then sell your 33's.
The upcountry springs, they give you any lift compared to stock?
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Haha then save up for 35's then sell your 33's.
The upcountry springs, they give you any lift compared to stock?
I dunno, it came with them. I can go measure real quick if you want to measure yours.
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I dunno, it came with them. I can go measure real quick if you want to measure yours.
You said you're fitting 32's atm, correct?
If you'd like, sure go for it, I'll go measure mine too.

Okay, so from bottom of fender to center hub, I got about 18"
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Measured 18.5" in front, and 19.5" in the back.
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Measured 18.5" in front, and 19.5" in the back.
Hmm..It's just over stock I guess, because I also have my subwoofers in the back. (I didn't measure the front lol).

So I can probably get a 1" BB and be fine with the 32's, correct?
*The tires are 255/75R17 which converts to 32x10.04x17.
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Those will be a smidge taller than mine, and a little skinnier. Are you going to get wheel spacers at some point? Youll rub on your rear shock and then in the front youll rub on the unibody or control arms. Id get the 2" BB to be more cautious.
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Those will be a smidge taller than mine, and a little skinnier. Are you going to get wheel spacers at some point? Youll rub on your rear shock and then in the front youll rub on the unibody or control arms. Id get the 2" BB to be more cautious.
Yeah I'll probably stick with the IRO 2" BB.
Wheel spacers are a definite along with the 35's, maybe in between the savings process. Considering the Moabs are 17x7.5 with 5" BS, I won't have much of a wide look so I already planned on looking into spacers. I'm debating on at one point to save money on rims and the 35's, by selling the Moabs for some Soft 8's, 15x10 4" BS, and 35x12.5x15 KM2's. The 15" and 17" Diameter make almost a $400 difference in the KM2's
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