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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:28 PM   #46
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Here's mine, 2"bb, 33x10.5's and 1.25" bl.
Nice Jeep. I really like the 33x10.5 on the Unlimiteds. Does the BB and BL give you enough clearance? Any rubbing?

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Unread 02-01-2008, 01:43 PM   #47
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I don't have wheel spacers so the tires would rub on full turn without extra steering stops in place. It still rubs a bit on the swaybar, but not too bad.....and only at full flex.

I have 3.73 gears too, but I find the gearing perfect. I don't rockcrawl though.
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Unread 02-01-2008, 02:02 PM   #48
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I don't have wheel spacers so the tires would rub on full turn without extra steering stops in place. It still rubs a bit on the swaybar, but not too bad.....and only at full flex.

I have 3.73 gears too, but I find the gearing perfect. I don't rockcrawl though.
All good to know. Do you get any rubbing in the fenders. I'll guess you don't. I would think the 10.5 is narrow enough to have plenty of room in there. I appreciate the comments and pictures. Please post a couple more if you have some. Nice poser shots are fine.

I'm hoping to trade off my 99 Sahara next fall for an Unlimited. When I do, I'm hoping to lift it right away. I think I am going to go with either a 2" spring lift with a body lift or a 3" spring lift. Its my understanding that a 2" lift will ride better since the suspension geometry is changed less. So if that clears 33's sufficiently I will likely go that route. Thanks for the info and pictures.
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Unread 02-02-2008, 08:13 AM   #49
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Hasn't rubbed the fenders......the best ride I have heard is the OME 2.5". That with the 1" body lift will clear 33's.

a few more pictures at different mod stages:




These l;ast two are with 31" tires and the 2"BB and the front swaybar disconnected


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Unread 02-04-2008, 08:32 AM   #50
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Hasn't rubbed the fenders......the best ride I have heard is the OME 2.5". That with the 1" body lift will clear 33's.

Thanks again.
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Unread 02-04-2008, 09:47 PM   #51
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I do a double take every time I see one of those Unlimiteds. They just look out of proportion with how long they are, guess I'm just used to standard wranglers. Those do look really nice though!
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Unread 02-04-2008, 09:55 PM   #52
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Something about that last photo of Wahoojeep's makes me think to myself:
"tow strap, check... food, check... extra underwear .... ahhh crap"
something tells me he goes 'commando'.....
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Unread 02-05-2008, 07:43 AM   #53
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I do a double take every time I see one of those Unlimiteds. They just look out of proportion with how long they are, guess I'm just used to standard wranglers. Those do look really nice though!
Yeah, I hated them when they first came out. Then I kind of just got used to the look. Now I have one kid and another on the way and I want one. Although I still prefer the classic look of the SWB I can definietly see advantages to the LJ. And like the pictures above show, you can lift them a little and they look really good.

Now the new 4 door on the other hand just seems wrong to me. A very capable offroader and usefull vehicle to be sure. But as a Wrangler its just wrong.
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Unread 02-06-2008, 05:23 AM   #54
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Now the new 4 door on the other hand just seems wrong to me. A very capable offroader and usefull vehicle to be sure. But as a Wrangler its just wrong.

You've just been jaded by all the 4 doors you see at the mall. They look at lot better with a lift, tires and some dirt.



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Unread 02-08-2008, 07:34 AM   #55
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here is mine and the wifes, i had to get her one so she would stop driving mine all the time





and the latest with the new wheels

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Unread 02-08-2008, 10:02 AM   #56
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here is mine and the wifes, i had to get her one so she would stop driving mine all the time

What size tire is on the green one. It looks stock with a 31, but it looks pretty good. Am I right or is their more lift than that?

I'm really getting the bug to sell my SWB and get an LJ now. If I didn't just purchase a different family vehicle in Nov I'd probably be look more agressively right now.
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...there's very little that is more permanent than a temporary solution
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Go with quality and cry once. Go cheap and cry often. Take your pick ;)
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Unread 02-13-2008, 08:35 PM   #57
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Here's mine. Check the signature. I want a to upgrade to 35's and a 4.5 RE lift.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 10:03 AM   #58
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not mine but a friends.. 4 inch superlift with 33X12.5's
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Unread 02-14-2008, 10:24 AM   #59
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really nice looking jeep.
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Unread 02-14-2008, 01:50 PM   #60
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Why, oh why, didn't I hold off to find an LJ?!
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