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Unread 05-13-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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4" suspension 3" body will 38s fit?

First off let me say I know the 3" body lift is frowned upon but I recently just got my 04 TJ and it already had the body lift on it. Who ever did it did it right and I haven't had any complaints so for now it's staying.

I ordered the rough county 4" lift. Had the 35x14.50x15 nitto mud grapplers lined up but come to find out they're on national back order.

So now I'm wondering, should I say f*** it and go 38s? I plan on going bigger. Re-gearing possible axle swap getting rid of the body lift or atleast go down a couple inches. But I eventually will get to a 38" tire.

With that being said COULD I fit 38x15.5x15 with 3" body and 4" suspension?

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Unread 05-13-2014, 10:43 PM   #2
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First off wrong forum section, yes you can fit them... If you chop enough, your jeep will hate you and so will your wallet. Much more is needed to efficiently run 38s and not destroy everything.
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Unread 05-13-2014, 10:48 PM   #3
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Truthful answer: Ditch the body lift, and only use 1" or so if you must, and forget the 38's...or ditch the stupid high body lift still, and spend the thousands needed, plus major cutting to make 38's work.

What exactly, and honestly do you want to use this Jeep for?

My Jeep has taken me many places with a 3.5" lift and 33's...on a D35 no less.
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Unread 05-13-2014, 11:23 PM   #4
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Doing a 3" body lift "right" is still wrong.

A. Please fill out your profile...that way we know what you have.

B.-Z.
What gearing do you have? Regearing will be necessary (most likely, but again what do you have now?), what about steering & brakes. Axles will need to be addressed as well.

Are you planning on 38s on stock wheelbase?

I don't mean to be "that guy"...but do you really want to be "that guy" running nitto mud grapplers & a big'ol body lift, with inadequate brakes & steering? Do we really need more of those? I guess you could slap a giant monster logo on it too & get some Rockstar wheels...breh

Okay, maybe I'm tired & not being nice. But the 3" BL is factually a bad idea, so is stock wheelbase & 38s, under geared, stock brakes, steering etc...

...those aren't opinions; they are facts. Facts based off of laws of nature, & physics...really, just how things work.

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Unread 05-13-2014, 11:38 PM   #5
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Doing a 3" body lift "right" is still wrong.

A. Please fill out your profile...that way we know what you have.

B.-Z.
What gearing do you have? Regearing will be necessary (most likely, but again what do you have now?), what about steering & brakes. Axles will need to be addressed as well.

Are you planning on 38s on stock wheelbase?

I don't mean to be "that guy"...but do you really want to be "that guy" running nitto mud grapplers & a big'ol body lift, with inadequate brakes & steering? Do we really need more of those? I guess you could slap a giant monster logo on it too & get some Rockstar wheels...breh

Okay, maybe I'm tired & not being nice. But the 3" BL is factually a bad idea, so is stock wheelbase & 38s, under geared, stock brakes, steering etc...

...those aren't opinions; they are facts. Facts based off of laws of nature, & physics...really, just how things work.

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OP, let's just put it this way, I have a sprung under yj with TJ flares and I could "fit" 38's just fine.



However; the fact that I use my jeep means that my 35's rub even after metalcloaks and a ton of cutting after that picture was taken. What axles are you planning exactly?
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Unread 05-14-2014, 09:14 AM   #6
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i ran 38's on my dana 30 and did a simple axle swap to an 8.8 years back with a 4" suspension and 2" bl
would do it again and was effin bad ***

im the kind of guy who treads lightly though and build as i go
i say go for it
chop down 3" bl to 2"

you wont need MAJOR cutting as others say.
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Unread 05-14-2014, 11:51 AM   #7
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Unread 05-16-2014, 10:29 AM   #8
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Anytime I see "will it fit" with a tire bigger than 33/35 every red flag alarm I have goes off at once. If someone's only concern with 38s is "can I shove it in there" they have already demonstrates a serious and almost negligent lack of knowledge and understanding and I fear for the safety of others on the road with such a rig...

Sigh.

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Unread 05-17-2014, 09:03 AM   #9
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38s are too small IMO you should at least get 40" boggers haha
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Unread 05-17-2014, 06:22 PM   #10
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38s are too small IMO you should at least get 40" boggers haha
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Unread 05-19-2014, 09:51 AM   #12
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That's my bad thornbirds would suit his needs much better than boggers.
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Unread 05-19-2014, 01:28 PM   #14
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That's my bad thornbirds would suit his needs much better than boggers.
Thornturds would be sweet on that rig!
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Unread 05-22-2014, 08:21 PM   #15
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I'd ditch the 3" body lift in favor some of these welded poles. Maximum clearance and you'll be able to fit some 54" boggers. I say go big or go home!
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