XJ 4.5" lift on 33s - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 132 Old 12-12-2008, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
Determined2Rise
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 166
XJ 4.5" lift on 33s

I got the 4.5" lift and getting 33s in the mail. Hoping they will fit without trimming until I get the fender flares in a month. HELP!

Determined2Rise is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 132 Old 12-12-2008, 09:42 PM
Dean-
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tacoma, WA
Posts: 354
they should fit without much trimming. We tested my buddies 33's on his XJ with only 2" of lift and that was a lot of trimming, and he gets his 4.5" lift in a week. I wouldn't worry.

99' WJ Limited- 4' IRO Lift, 32' BFG's on Moabs....
Dean- is offline  
post #3 of 132 Old 12-12-2008, 10:13 PM
jeepskater433
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Katy
Posts: 345
i have a buddy with a cherokee with a 4.5 inch lift on 32's he jus trimmed the flares and not the fenders and he doesnt have any bad rubbing, so im sure if you did 33's with fender trimming you'll be ok, if you get like 2 inch spacers and longer shackles or blocks in the rear, you can get away with 33's without trimming much, but then again i think you'll need longer control arms, so really you have to decide between going higher or hacking your fenders away. heres the best pic i could get of my buddies cherokee.


Happiness is just a downshift away

2009 Ford Mustang GT-DD/Track Car
1999 Jeep Wrangler-Trail Rig
1989 Jeep Comanche-Project Truck
jeepskater433 is offline  
post #4 of 132 Old 12-13-2008, 07:09 AM
Vassago
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 2,392
trimmed

"He almost broke the land speed record in 1977, popular opinion amongst his team was that his beard caused to much wind resistance. He would have shaved it… No, no he wouldn’t have."

MY BUILD THREAD: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...lding-1575841/

My Photography Paul Lehr's Flickr
Vassago is offline  
post #5 of 132 Old 12-13-2008, 09:31 AM
bebout
Registered User
 
bebout's Avatar
2004 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Winston-Salem
Posts: 2,491
Trimmed a little. It's on 34" LTB's, but they only measure out at 33.6".

bebout is offline  
post #6 of 132 Old 12-13-2008, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
Determined2Rise
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepskater433 View Post
i have a buddy with a cherokee with a 4.5 inch lift on 32's he jus trimmed the flares and not the fenders and he doesnt have any bad rubbing, so im sure if you did 33's with fender trimming you'll be ok


I'm trying to stay away from trimming because I'm getting Bushwacker cut out flares in about a month and if I cut too much they won't fit anymore ya know. So trimmng the fender is a no no til the flares.

If I took off the stock flares should that help? Until the new cut outs that is
Determined2Rise is offline  
post #7 of 132 Old 12-13-2008, 11:29 AM
Vassago
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by Determined2Rise View Post
I'm trying to stay away from trimming because I'm getting Bushwacker cut out flares in about a month and if I cut too much they won't fit anymore ya know. So trimmng the fender is a no no til the flares.

If I took off the stock flares should that help? Until the new cut outs that is
not really. and it's pretty much impossible to cut out too much. bushsmackers are huge

"He almost broke the land speed record in 1977, popular opinion amongst his team was that his beard caused to much wind resistance. He would have shaved it… No, no he wouldn’t have."

MY BUILD THREAD: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...lding-1575841/

My Photography Paul Lehr's Flickr
Vassago is offline  
post #8 of 132 Old 12-13-2008, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
Determined2Rise
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 166
Well I like BMXxXJ trimming it looks real good. It just usually I think the trimming looks bad. Should I just stay away from the Bushwackers and trim like BMXxXJ did

I was just getting them(cut out flares) to give me more clearance from the 33s when off roading
Determined2Rise is offline  
post #9 of 132 Old 12-13-2008, 03:19 PM
jeepskater433
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Katy
Posts: 345
Quote:
Originally Posted by Determined2Rise View Post
Well I like BMXxXJ trimming it looks real good. It just usually I think the trimming looks bad. Should I just stay away from the Bushwackers and trim like BMXxXJ did

I was just getting them(cut out flares) to give me more clearance from the 33s when off roading
personally ive seen people who have trimmed and made it look really bad, BMXxXJ's is actually one of the best fender trimming jobs ive seen, i would wait till i got the fenders before i trim, because like you said if you trim too much then the fenders dont fit, and since youre already getting the fender flares might as well jus wait till you trim, what you could do which might help a little is take off your stock flares, that should give not much but a little bit more clearance

Happiness is just a downshift away

2009 Ford Mustang GT-DD/Track Car
1999 Jeep Wrangler-Trail Rig
1989 Jeep Comanche-Project Truck
jeepskater433 is offline  
post #10 of 132 Old 12-14-2008, 09:01 AM
92XJT
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Cascade
Posts: 622
My 33s wouldn't fit real well with just the 4.5" of lift and trimming. Though my BS was 3.75 and the tires are 33x14s. Wish I had taken a better pic of it with the lift and no trimming.



Heck even with the trimming my back is close to hitting the fender lip at full flex. I don't have swaybars either. Here's a pic after trimming.
92XJT is offline  
post #11 of 132 Old 12-14-2008, 09:38 AM
Vassago
Registered User
2001 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toms River, NJ
Posts: 2,392
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepskater433 View Post
personally ive seen people who have trimmed and made it look really bad, BMXxXJ's is actually one of the best fender trimming jobs ive seen, i would wait till i got the fenders before i trim, because like you said if you trim too much then the fenders dont fit, and since youre already getting the fender flares might as well jus wait till you trim, what you could do which might help a little is take off your stock flares, that should give not much but a little bit more clearance
thanks buddy, personally i think i could've done so much better. i'm still making some minor perfections. sometimes having an eye for detail is a curse

"He almost broke the land speed record in 1977, popular opinion amongst his team was that his beard caused to much wind resistance. He would have shaved it… No, no he wouldn’t have."

MY BUILD THREAD: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/...lding-1575841/

My Photography Paul Lehr's Flickr
Vassago is offline  
post #12 of 132 Old 12-14-2008, 01:43 PM
jeepin ruby
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: elizabeth PA
Posts: 344
Heres mine right after putting on my RE4.5. Had to do some very minor trimming at the bottom of the front wheel well. It rubbed when i turned.




And here it is after I got the BWs on. Plenty of room now


2012 JKU Altitude Edition... under construction!
2005 WK limited... The wifes.
jeepin ruby is offline  
post #13 of 132 Old 12-14-2008, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
Determined2Rise
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 166
Sweet so that answers my question Jeepin Ruby. I'll be fine for a while until I get the flares. Thanks!

Keep em coming guys. Still torn between trimming and getting the flares. An opinions???
Determined2Rise is offline  
post #14 of 132 Old 12-14-2008, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Determined2Rise
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: O'Fallon, MO
Posts: 166
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepin ruby View Post
Heres mine right after putting on my RE4.5. Had to do some very minor trimming at the bottom of the front wheel well. It rubbed when i turned.




And here it is after I got the BWs on. Plenty of room now

Also jeepin ruby! Are those 33s in the first pic? Or are they smaller cause you changed tires after the BS flares and wanted to make sure the ones in the first pic are 33s too
Determined2Rise is offline  
post #15 of 132 Old 12-14-2008, 02:58 PM
scouperacer1994
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Chicago
Posts: 362
Here's mine when it had only the 4.5" lift on it. Rubbed a little at full lock I just trimmed the flares and hammered down the small pinch weld on the body. During flex is a whole different sotry tho.





Sorry I thaught I had a regular picture I guess not. hopefully it still helps.

-1995 XJ Country, 4.5 Rusty's Springs and 1.75" spacers Front,4.5" leafs & 1.5"shackles, 33x12.5-15 BFG Mud Terrain T/A Locked and 4.10 geared D30/35
-1997 TJ Sport, 4" Procomp, RE Monotubes, 33x12.5/15 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R Locked and 4.10 geared D30/35.

Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
scouperacer1994 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
3" Suspension Lift Kits on TJ's - Looking to buy FT 3" Economy Lift MB98XJ Jeep Picture Requests 8 03-25-2013 06:56 AM
2" lift with 32" or 33" tires.... no body lift haves0090 Jeep Picture Requests 3 06-14-2009 03:33 PM
Wranglers - 3.5" / 4" / 4.5" lift with 1" Body Lift nickstix Jeep Picture Requests 3 04-01-2009 06:24 AM
can i see 4" any kind lift and 1" body lift 33's SOLIDJP44 Jeep Picture Requests 7 11-18-2008 08:40 PM
3" Lift, 1" Body Lift, 35s poser and flex shots. Rocky.ca Jeep Picture Requests 0 11-01-2007 10:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome