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Unread 06-05-2014, 06:57 PM   #1
911Medic
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Lift Advice needed

Final build will be a 79 CJ5 , Fiberglass Body, Wide trac axles, used for around town cruising (appx 55 MPH or so MAX), trail riding and rock climbing when i can find it. Nothing extreme, moderate at best.
I will be using 1 inch over stock shackles (1/2 lift) and a 1 inch body lift for sure.
Im not looking for an extreme build, but a capable, SAFE build. Not looking at trimming tub at this time. This is all the pertinent info I can think of to give some insight to the following question...

What lift (SUA, not SOA) would be required to fit 33 inch tires?

I am undecided on 2.5 inch OME or 4.5 RE.
OME would equal total lift of 4 inches.. RE would equal 6 inches total (if my math is right)

I am worried that 4 inch total wont allow 33s at full stuff, and that 6 inch total may be unsafe.
Your advice?

Also, I have searched this sight and many others, but most threads deal with brands to use and ask for further info on use the OP never gives.


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Unread 06-05-2014, 07:23 PM   #2
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Read all 40+ pages of the OME 2.5" thread. Lots of good info in there. Many say it can't be done but I run 33x12.50-15 on my 2.5" lift with 1" over stock shackles.
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Unread 06-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #3
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Read everyone one of them That was a deciding factor for considering OME.

Do you rub at all offroad?
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Unread 06-06-2014, 04:39 AM   #4
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I'm running narrow track axles with 1.25" spacers in front and 1" in the rear (due to the offset of my wheels). I rub, ever so slightly, in the rear. Not at all in the front. Extending my rear bump stops would cure it. I just haven't done it yet.





My springs are not OME....... yet.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 04:44 AM   #5
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I have a glass body, YJ shackles (1/2" lift) and a 2.5" spring lift and have no issues running my 33x9.5 BFG at's off road.
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Unread 06-06-2014, 07:53 PM   #6
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Thanks Mike and Firegod. Looks like 4 inch total lift will be plenty. Im surprised, I didnt think it would be.
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