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Unread 04-23-2009, 10:13 AM   #46
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how about some close ups of that rear trimming? i want to trim more (cut and fold)

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Unread 04-23-2009, 03:25 PM   #47
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Ill post some when I get my 4.5" RC lift on Monday
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Unread 04-23-2009, 05:29 PM   #48
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You might run into more problems near the door since yours is a 4 door. I cut right around the stock flares, but when you cut that much you cut through the inner fender where it meets the outter fender and that leaves a gap. So you have to do some reconstructing from inside the jeep out. But it gives you a lot of clearance


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Unread 04-23-2009, 05:31 PM   #49
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In the first picture you can see the gap between the inner and outter fender
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Unread 04-27-2009, 06:03 PM   #50
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Only rubbing I have is a little bit on the back part of the front fender



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Unread 05-09-2009, 10:26 AM   #51
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I finished my lift. I thought I had 32s in storage, but they were 31s. I decided to mount the 31s rather than go buy new tires. I think it still look pretty good. So I know this is slightly off topic not having 33s, but I thought it would help. I still have to install my skids and put the rear flares back on.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 11:56 AM   #52
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i have 33x1050 on mine an they dont rub fenders were trimmed just because lol. i had an xj with 33x1250 on 4.5" with bushwacker an it never rubber. im gunna have 34.5" on mine soon with 4.5" lift still
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Unread 11-08-2009, 09:23 PM   #53
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Only rubbing I have is a little bit on the back part of the front fender



Hey Nick.... I just picked up the same lift and rims with the same tires mounted on them. I will be throwing the lift on as soon as I can get around to it (hopefully the week of thanksgiving) and won't be doing any trimming....at least not right away. Can you post up some more pics of yours. Maybe one shot of it from the side and with better lighting? Thanks a lot man.... that goes for anyone else with 33's on a 4.5" with no trimming
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Unread 11-08-2009, 11:41 PM   #54
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Unread 11-09-2009, 12:47 AM   #55
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4.5in with 33x12.50 KM2's



Front and rear sway bars still connected. This is an old saggy 4.5in lift also. Prob sits more like 4-3.75 now a days.
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Unread 11-16-2009, 12:40 PM   #56
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This is perfect. I hope mine turns out this good
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Unread 11-16-2009, 02:09 PM   #57
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Hope mine also turns out that good. Been gathering parts very slowly. Just ordered adjustable upper control arms. Need a sye of some kind, might put that together, sway bar disconnects and shocks..

Keeps the pics coming...
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Unread 11-16-2009, 03:34 PM   #58
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this is my buddy's jeep we just lifted.. rc 4.5" on 33x10.50s

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Unread 11-16-2009, 06:51 PM   #59
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this is my buddy's jeep we just lifted.. rc 4.5" on 33x10.50s

can you email me any pics you have of your buddy's Jeep? That looks a LOT like mine and gives me the best idea of how mine COULD turn out

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Unread 11-25-2009, 06:51 PM   #60
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what driveline mods do you have to make if you get a 4.5 inch lift? is it the same for a tj where you need a slip-yoke eliminator and cv driveshaft?
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