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Unread 08-29-2011, 07:41 AM   #1
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what size tire under RE 4.5" lift????

What size tire are some of you running under your cj7's! I'm thinking of going with the re 4.5" suspension lift and try to run 35" tires, also I'm considering buying some 1983+ cj wide axles! I don't want to have to install a body lift if at all possible!! I have a 1979 jeep cj7, thanks

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Unread 08-29-2011, 07:52 AM   #2
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Body lift

You'll still need at least a 1" body lift, even then, the tires will rub a little, at full compression.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 08:09 AM   #3
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I thought RE went out of business?... i guess u can get lucky and find a kit somewhere.....
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Unread 08-29-2011, 08:23 AM   #4
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I figured! Since I'll be using yj springs do you think its a good idea to use boomerange shackles?
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Unread 08-29-2011, 09:13 AM   #5
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I believe RE is back, Quadratec recently released that information on their web site.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
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I'm glad they're back!
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Unread 08-29-2011, 11:41 AM   #7
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You'll need to trim the rear of the wheel opening on your tub or 35s will hit the back when compressed.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 12:43 PM   #8
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With a 1" body lift?
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Unread 08-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #9
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I tried ordering the kit from morris a week ago and they were on back order until indefinite date. RE has been waiting on springs from what he told me. Didn't try any other dealers, but I called RE and guy said they would be shipping out the kits next month or sooner.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #10
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I have 35s on my CJ8 with a 4.5" RE and no BL. It would likely rub at full articulation, but I haven't found out yet...
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Unread 08-29-2011, 01:11 PM   #11
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With a 1" body lift?
Yes, that's with a 1" body lift.

The problem isn't height in the rear. The tire may barely fit if it went straight up... but the rear axle goes up and to the rear as the spring flattens.
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Unread 08-29-2011, 06:21 PM   #12
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Nice jeeps guys!! Hey gojeepin do you have a body lift and are those FW axles or NW?
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Unread 08-29-2011, 07:08 PM   #13
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36's 4.5" RE and 1" Daystar Body. Will rub if it flex to much.
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