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Unread 03-14-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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Max Tire Size - 84 CJ7 w/ 3" Lift

Howdy,

I am lifting my CJ7 with a 3 inch body lift and was curious how big I can go with new tires. I am guessing 33" tires. I am keeping the original 15" wheels.

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Unread 03-14-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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i have a 4 inch rough country with 1 3/4 in boomerangs and I clear 35's without problem.I would guess you are really close to 33's
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Unread 03-14-2011, 02:51 PM   #3
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Why waste your money on a 3" Body lift? If your going to lift it save money and do it right. Otherwise leave its stock height or max body lift of 1"
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Unread 03-14-2011, 02:52 PM   #4
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dude, its a $500 jeep that i bang up in the mountains on weekends....
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:11 PM   #5
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ok so you lift the body 3" to allow for 33" tires.... all you have gained in clearance is about 2" difference from a 31" tire vs 33".....
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:15 PM   #6
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yep and it looks a heck of a lot cooler too!
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:16 PM   #7
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I would lightly rub the rear tires with a 4" Skyjacker Soft Ride and 33's. Adding a 2" body lift will clear 33's but they will hit the rear fenders at some point. I'd think the 32x11.5 would be a good choice for you. Either that or cut the rear fender wells.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:19 PM   #8
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... all you have gained in clearance is about 2" difference from a 31" tire vs 33".....
actually, you gain about 1" of additional (ground/drivetrain)clearance.


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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:23 PM   #9
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actually, you gain about 1" of additional (ground/drivetrain)clearance.


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Either way... there is no benefit in doing this. And sorry no it does not make it look cooler.... large body lifts do not look good... the majority will agree. Not to mention everything you will have to lengthen to make it work and the stability / safety of those longs mounts. I say go 1" body lift and .5" shackle and you could proly go with some 32" just my
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:25 PM   #10
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the clearance for drive train is nice by adding the bigger tires, if you havent got the 3" body lift already i would go with max. 2" body lift and do a shakle lift for the rest that way you get your bigger tires and more gas tank clearance etc.... i live in the mountains and know that both body and suspension lift are important in the back woods..
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #11
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never done this, what does everyone else think?
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Unread 03-14-2011, 03:53 PM   #12
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The consensus around the JF seems to be 1" BL max and .5" shackle lift max. If you want more than that you should get a suspension lift or any combination of the above.

IMO, anything more than a 1" BL looks terrible and adds a lot of stress on the body and bolts. Anything longer than .5" shackles messes with steering geometry which requires more work to alleviate correctly.

FWIW, I have all three, a 4" SJ Softride, 1" BL and 3/8" lift shackles. I only had the suspension lift with the 33's and would lightly rub with max flex. I added the BL, shackles and cut the fender wells to make sure I woud clear 35's.
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Unread 03-14-2011, 05:07 PM   #13
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I would try find someone parting out some lift springs. Put the 3inch body lift on and look for springs.
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