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Unread 12-15-2008, 08:21 AM   #16
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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
this is why i dont want bushwhackers, they make 33's look sooo small

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Unread 12-15-2008, 08:33 AM   #17
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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!
they will fit without trimming until its time to off-road then you will have some rubbing problems. i have a 4.5 rough country lift with 2 inch blocks and spacers with 33x13.50 and i still had to trim my fenders.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 08:48 AM   #18
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they will fit without trimming until its time to off-road then you will have some rubbing problems. i have a 4.5 rough country lift with 2 inch blocks and spacers with 33x13.50 and i still had to trim my fenders.
did you bumpstop?
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Unread 12-15-2008, 09:13 AM   #19
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did you bumpstop?

i didnt

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Unread 12-15-2008, 10:14 AM   #20
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i didnt

that explains why you had to go so high and trim so much then.
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Unread 12-15-2008, 11:54 AM   #21
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this is why i dont want bushwhackers, they make 33's look sooo small
I don't think it makes them look small so much as people don't choose the right tires. For example those are BFG 33s and don't look to agressive. My bud has pretty much that same set up but with Super Swamper TSL 33s. The tread and tire look makes a huge difference IMO.

Also it might make the tires look smaller BUT that's just more room to flex and if you wanted to you could go to 35s without having to get an even bigger lift
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Unread 12-15-2008, 01:18 PM   #22
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I don't think it makes them look small so much as people don't choose the right tires. For example those are BFG 33s and don't look to agressive. My bud has pretty much that same set up but with Super Swamper TSL 33s. The tread and tire look makes a huge difference IMO.

Also it might make the tires look smaller BUT that's just more room to flex and if you wanted to you could go to 35s without having to get an even bigger lift
look at my jeep, i have those same tires, same size. but i'm trimmed and they look wayy better. imho bushwackers only look good with 35's or bigger. regardless of tire choice
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Unread 12-15-2008, 01:58 PM   #23
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To answer your ?. Yes both are 33s. And I think its the perfect set up for me. If I was never gonna leave the pavement, sure I could fit 35s, but when theres any flex at all your tearin stuff up...



^^That would never happen untrimmed believe me.

And here in PA your not gettin very far with cut fenders and no flares thats for sure. Plus it looks rediculous
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Unread 12-15-2008, 02:56 PM   #24
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To answer your ?. Yes both are 33s. And I think its the perfect set up for me. If I was never gonna leave the pavement, sure I could fit 35s, but when theres any flex at all your tearin stuff up...



^^That would never happen untrimmed believe me.

And here in PA your not gettin very far with cut fenders and no flares thats for sure. Plus it looks rediculous
That pic is exactly why I wanted the flares with the 33s and not 35s. Gotta have room to flex. Gonna be off roadinh a good bit.

Jeepin Ruby did you HAVE TO HAVE the SYE and the CV driveshaft? Like wad there alot of vibration or did you just get it as an upgrade?
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cut fenders and no flares it looks rediculous
And some will say the same about the flares.
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it all depends on the lift kit....im runnin a RC 4.5" w/ full packs and 32s no trimming and i get no body contact and i could probly fit 33s in there with mininmal trimming only thing my tires touch are LCA at full turn
not the best pic but theres still plenty of room for 33s in there
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Plus it looks rediculous
done right it doesnt look rediculous. i happen to like the bushwhacker look. but only with 35's or bigger. my only gripe with bushwhackers is that they are not pocket flares like the tj's. all they do is keep water from splashing. if thay allowed you to tuck up inside the flare now that would be pretty sweet, but they dont
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Unread 12-16-2008, 04:31 AM   #28
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Jeepin Ruby did you HAVE TO HAVE the SYE and the CV driveshaft? Like wad there alot of vibration or did you just get it as an upgrade?

Never even ran a drop so I dont know if it would have vibed. (which it most certinly would have) Did the SYE with the lift. Ive built enough Jeeps over the years to know that a SYE is needed. Im not a big fan of droppin the T-case. Its really just a band-aid. It just dosent make sence to me to spend 2500.00$ on a lift, tires, and wheels and then go cheap on the thing that holds it all together lol!!


But much like the fenders, thats just my opinion. Im sure there are guys out there that will say they;ve been runnin a drop for years with no problems.
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Never even ran a drop so I dont know if it would have vibed. (which it most certinly would have) Did the SYE with the lift. Ive built enough Jeeps over the years to know that a SYE is needed. Im not a big fan of droppin the T-case. Its really just a band-aid. It just dosent make sence to me to spend 2500.00$ on a lift, tires, and wheels and then go cheap on the thing that holds it all together lol!!
But don't you have to get a CV driveshaft with the SYE or no?
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But don't you have to get a CV driveshaft with the SYE or no?
i'm running a front shaft with my SYE i have the np242 case. it's a bit longer than a np231.
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