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post #1 of 39 Old 09-11-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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TJ with approx. 3" lift and 33s

Looking for pics of TJs with around 3" of lift (cant decide if i want 3", 4.25" combo, or 2.5" of lift) on 33s. Not looking to do SYE or anything on my kit. Anybody could help with images and input it would be greatly appreciated!

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post #2 of 39 Old 09-11-2013, 11:56 AM
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im running a 3.5" lift and a 1"BL on 33x10.50R17s
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Does the 3.5 require SYE?
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i just have a 1"MML right now (planning on getting a sye in the future) and have ZERO vibes but i honestly think you can get away with just a t-case drop kit altho they are really ugly andi wouldnt want to sacrafice the belly clearence.

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3" BDS with 1.25" BL on 33x12.5x15 Duratracs. I had to scrounge for some pictures so these are the best I have.








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Only pic I could get to upload ( testing the flex after I installed my front upper control arms). 3 inch Currie springs, 1in BL, 33x12.50x15 Duratracs.
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Appriciate the photos. Is there that much of a benefit to having a body lift with a suspension lift?
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Appriciate the photos. Is there that much of a benefit to having a body lift with a suspension lift?
Extra clearance, most high clearance skids require a 1.25" BL.

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So if I get a 3" lift then with a 1" MML and should be fine? running 33s. Later if I want a tummy tuck then I can add the 1" BL. Correct?
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So if I get a 3" lift then with a 1" MML and should be fine? running 33s. Later if I want a tummy tuck then I can add the 1" BL. Correct?
Correct. But most people find that doing the MML and the BL at the same time is pretty convenient. You don't have to mess with the fan shroud and chances are the t case shifter will be fine.

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Looking for pics of TJs with around 3" of lift (cant decide if i want 3", 4.25" combo, or 2.5" of lift) on 33s. Not looking to do SYE or anything on my kit. Anybody could help with images and input it would be greatly appreciated!
I ran my TJ with the following for a few years before I added a bunch more junk to it.

2.25" rear budget boost spacers
3" front springs to account for the weight of the winch
longer shocks and bumpstops,
JKS 1.25"BL/1"mml, adjustable front track bar, swaybar disconnects
33x12.5x15 tires on 15x8 rims
Had all stock control arms, stock slip yoke rear shaft, stock rear track bar, and no vibes.



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Correct. But most people find that doing the MML and the BL at the same time is pretty convenient. You don't have to mess with the fan shroud and chances are the t case shifter will be fine.
what if I only do the 3" suspension lift? Will that work by itself? Or will I have to do a t-case drop also? Basically trying to figure out the right set up and do it right the first time. I like the look of the 3" and 33s. Would only do the 1"bl to do a tummy tuck later. That is not really a must for me. Does anybody know if zone is a good lift to go with? Seem reasonably priced.
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what if I only do the 3" suspension lift? Will that work by itself? Or will I have to do a t-case drop also? Basically trying to figure out the right set up and do it right the first time. I like the look of the 3" and 33s. Would only do the 1"bl to do a tummy tuck later. That is not really a must for me. Does anybody know if zone is a good lift to go with? Seem reasonably priced.
I had major vibes until I did the MML. Most likely you will need to do the tcase drop.

Zone makes very good products. I *think* their hydro shocks are the best riding. You'll have to look that up.

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I'm getting vibes with my 3 inch lift, but a friend of mine put a 4inch rough country lift on his TJ and didn't get any vibes (no SYE). Every jeep will be different, but body lifts and motor mount lifts are not expensive, and not hard to install.

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what if I only do the 3" suspension lift? Will that work by itself? Or will I have to do a t-case drop also? Basically trying to figure out the right set up and do it right the first time. I like the look of the 3" and 33s. Would only do the 1"bl to do a tummy tuck later. That is not really a must for me. Does anybody know if zone is a good lift to go with? Seem reasonably priced.
a frend i wheel with is running a zone lift and he loves it. at first he didnt install the t-case drop and it had vibes and now after heput the drop in he still has slight vibes (35-45mph i think) si if i were you i would get the mml and bl first. if you think about it a t-case drop lowers your belly a inch or so and thats a loss of clearence. i have a 1"bl and a MML and have NO VIBES so i would try that combo 1st. anyway thats just my .02

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