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Unread 07-14-2010, 04:46 PM   #16
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Lift is just one aspect you need to consider gearing and wheel offset too ....

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/su...thread-917465/

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Unread 07-14-2010, 06:10 PM   #17
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You oversimplify a situation that is far more than just about bumpstops which does a disservice to a guy just trying to set his Jeep up properly. If it were only bumpstops, we'd be able to run 40" tires with just extra-tall bumpstops.
Hmmm.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 10:53 AM   #18
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Lift is just one aspect you need to consider gearing and wheel offset too ....

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/su...thread-917465/
Yea, I'm keeping that stuff in the back of my mind. I figured the first thing I needed to decide on was the tire size i wanted, then figure out what kind of lift i wanted to use to allow this size, then pick out the exact tires/wheels i wanted that would fit with the proper spacing, then worry about the gearing once i know that everything else is in place and was sure on the tire size. Does that make sense or is there some flaw in my thinking?

I think I've come to a decision on the lift kit I want to use. Its a 3" lift from 4WD that comes with: 4 coil springs, front sway bar disconnects and rear sway bar links, rear track bar relocation bracket, bump stop extensions, transfer case lowering kit, and 4 hydraulic shocks with boots. I figure this will take the guesswork out of things, like will i have to drop my transfer case with a 2" drop, can i squeeze 33's under 2" of lift, etc. Any thoughts on this set up?

4WD suggests a SYE and a new drive shaft with anything lifted over 3", is there anything to this or are they just trying to make more sales?

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Unread 07-15-2010, 11:47 AM   #19
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4WD suggests a SYE and a new drive shaft with anything lifted over 3", is there anything to this or are they just trying to make more sales?
read: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/

see all that stuff below in my sig? read em over
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Unread 07-15-2010, 01:02 PM   #20
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read: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/

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Thats a great thread! After reading through that, the answer to my question is a very definitive maybe... lol. I guess after I put the lift and tires on, I'll have to see what the situation with the CV Shaft is. Until then, I'm not going to worry about it.
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Unread 07-15-2010, 02:56 PM   #21
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I ran a 2" BB skyjacker lift with 33" Dayton Timberline Tires with no problems what so ever for a good 2 years.... I did a lot of offroading during that time as well. I have no upgraded to a 1.25" BL and a 1" MML. Pictures are with JUST the 2" BB lift
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Unread 07-15-2010, 02:57 PM   #22
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sorry for the big picture
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Unread 07-15-2010, 03:17 PM   #23
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Yes you won't have any issues. I run 33x12.5x15 Dean "Les Schwab" Tire brand which is cooper tires brand.
2" spacer lift only. Once in a great while while wheeling my tire will contact the stock fender flare on the rear when the tires are new.
I too run the Black spoke cheap steel wheels. I'm not sure what the back spacing is but they were just an off the shelf wheel that les schwab stocks.
I have run that set up for five years now and only recently put my stock wheels and tires on because my off road tires need replaced, but funds are tight right now.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 01:21 PM   #24
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My friend and I both ran 97 and 98 TJs for daily drivers running stock everything, completely worn out shocks and 32" tires with no problems. Today, I replaced my rear axle and installed a 2.25" BB with new shocks and now have enough clearence to do some off roading. Unfortunately, my TJ is one of the cases where a trans case drop kit is needed. My driveshaft now vibrates sometimes while accelerating. I'll have one monday.

I do have a question for the group though. My rear trackbar was a beast to hook back up after the rear end swap an lift install. I suppose that's what the relocation brackets are for? Are they normally needed on a 2.25" BB?
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Unread 07-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #25
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all these people did not disco or had no uptravel.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 07:34 PM   #26
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I disco now with a 1.25" body lift and im still fine....
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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #27
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I would consider 33's too much for a 2" BB if you wheel it. On the street only, you may be fine Just don't hit speed bumps or large potholes too quickly.

Here is a pic of 2" BB and 31" tires.



On another note: I installed a 2" BB on my wife's '00 TJ and had to drop the t-case a bit to clear up some driveline vibes. More info on how I did that...Jeep TJ Transfer Case Skid Plate Drop Vibe Fix
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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:29 PM   #28
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I have the RC 3.25 kit measuring my shocks and bumpstop space I can only get 31s to fit without adding bumpstops. That is full spring compression which I have yet to do with some pretty hard wheeling. Even jacking up the axle I can not get the shocks or bumps fully compressed. With 24 inches under the front tire I still have 3 or so inches of up travel.
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Unread 07-16-2010, 08:34 PM   #29
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I've never had to drop the t case or do a MML with any 2" lift I've installed.That being said,all Jeeps are different. My neighbor has been running 33x12.50's with a 2" BB for several years.
Them Texas plates I see? What part of Texas? I got a Willys edition and I ain't seen another out here yet.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:54 AM   #30
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A 2" suspension lift does not (!) provide enough clearance for 33" tires. 3" is the bare minimum with 4" recommended for offroad use of those 33" tires. At the minimum you should also install a 1" body lift which with a 2" suspension lift will provide 3" of clearance.
Jerry, we're gonna have to get together and go wheelin one of these days. (I'm in Temecula) I'd love to show you how my 285/75-16s (32.8") snuggle right up under my stock fenders with a 2.5" RC lift and don't rub at full flex. I don't have a BL, but do have 1" wheel spacers on Rubi rims. (for sale!)

I'm actually putting 35s on monday after work.
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