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Unread 07-17-2010, 12:12 AM   #31
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If your only driving it on the street and not off roading it you can run 33" tires with 2" coil spring spacers.

I would not personally do it.

You would be a lot happier if you also installed a 1.25 body lift with the 2" spacers.

Your also going to need around 1" longer bump stops if you run it with a body lift and 2" of extra bump stop if you run it without the body lift.

Your going to bounce off your bump stops over speed bumps if you have 2" coil spring spacers and 2" longer bump stops.

I would not do this, it's not a very good way to run 33's.

For the most part, your going to want at least 3" of total lift to fit 33's, and 4" of total lift for 35's

If you wanna go cheap either buy the 2" coil spring spacers and a 1.25" body lift or buy a Rough Country 3.25" suspension lift.

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Unread 07-17-2010, 02:06 AM   #32
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If your only driving it on the street and not off roading it you can run 33" tires with 2" coil spring spacers.

I would not personally do it.

You would be a lot happier if you also installed a 1.25 body lift with the 2" spacers.

Your also going to need around 1" longer bump stops if you run it with a body lift and 2" of extra bump stop if you run it without the body lift.

Your going to bounce off your bump stops over speed bumps if you have 2" coil spring spacers and 2" longer bump stops.

I would not do this, it's not a very good way to run 33's.

For the most part, your going to want at least 3" of total lift to fit 33's, and 4" of total lift for 35's

If you wanna go cheap either buy the 2" coil spring spacers and a 1.25" body lift or buy a Rough Country 3.25" suspension lift.
why not? 2" lift, 2" bumpstop extension and 33's are the same as stock with 31's, which stinks for uptravel but it's still the same.....
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Unread 07-17-2010, 05:55 AM   #33
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Them Texas plates I see? What part of Texas? I got a Willys edition and I ain't seen another out here yet.
My brother bought it from someone in Texas on Ebay with 3500 miles on it.It's in Va now.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 08:38 AM   #34
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I disco now with a 1.25" body lift and im still fine....
then you have more than 2 inches dont you.....
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Unread 07-17-2010, 08:40 AM   #35
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why not? 2" lift, 2" bumpstop extension and 33's are the same as stock with 31's, which stinks for uptravel but it's still the same.....
depends on the backspacing of the rims.
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Unread 07-17-2010, 09:11 AM   #36
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Well after everyone's helpful info (THANKS SO MUCH!) I've basically decided to go one of two routes.

Either:

1. Run a 3" lift kit that includes springs, front sway bar disconnects and rear sway bar links, rear track bar relocation bracket, bump stop extensions, transfer case lowering kit, and shocks and go with 33s

or

2. Run a 2" BB and go with 32s


I'm leaning towards the 3" kit. Now I need to figure out exactly what tire/wheel set up I want to use and how the back spacking is going to work out.... and then the gearing... and then how I'm going to mount a full size spare with out it getting in the way of my kayak rack....

Thanks again for all the input!
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Unread 07-17-2010, 09:33 AM   #37
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Well after everyone's helpful info (THANKS SO MUCH!) I've basically decided to go one of two routes.

Either:

1. Run a 3" lift kit that includes springs, front sway bar disconnects and rear sway bar links, rear track bar relocation bracket, bump stop extensions, transfer case lowering kit, and shocks and go with 33s

or

2. Run a 2" BB and go with 32s


I'm leaning towards the 3" kit. Now I need to figure out exactly what tire/wheel set up I want to use and how the back spacking is going to work out.... and then the gearing... and then how I'm going to mount a full size spare with out it getting in the way of my kayak rack....

Thanks again for all the input!
Go with option number one and go with bds ($730 for basic 3in) if you don't wanna spend a lot but want a nice ride. You'll want your backspacing to be between 3.5-4.5 in, For gearing, if you plan on staying with 33's, 4.56 would be a good ratio. I have plans of going to 35's so i geared to 4.88's right away because you'll only want to regear once. Its expensive
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:54 AM   #38
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why not? 2" lift, 2" bumpstop extension and 33's are the same as stock with 31's, which stinks for uptravel but it's still the same.....
Exactly why I wouldn't do it, crappy up travel, it does look pretty mean though.

An ex gf of mine had a 97 TJ with 33" Thornbirds (yeah I know I didn't like them either) and she was running 2" coil spacers.

It was fine as long as you didn't hit any bumps or go up a steep incline, but why have a jeep if you can't do either?

It will work, but I wouldn't do it.
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Unread 07-19-2010, 06:56 AM   #39
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Go with option number one and go with bds ($730 for basic 3in) if you don't wanna spend a lot but want a nice ride. You'll want your backspacing to be between 3.5-4.5 in, For gearing, if you plan on staying with 33's, 4.56 would be a good ratio. I have plans of going to 35's so i geared to 4.88's right away because you'll only want to regear once. Its expensive
The 3" BDS is a nice riding lift.
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Unread 07-28-2010, 04:36 PM   #40
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So I am running Metal Cloak Tube Fenders, and recently upgraded to 35's. I went wheeling last weekend, and fully expected some rubbing. I did rub a little bit, so in the next few weeks I am looking at getting a 2" lift. At first I was looking at getting the JKS ACOS's and some longer shocks, but after reading this thread I am not sure what I should do. Any advice?
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Unread 07-28-2010, 05:49 PM   #41
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i'm running 2" spacers w/rubi unlimted springs and 33x10.50's on 15x7's w/4" backspacing on my 4 cyl TJ with no rubbing at all at full flex. the suspension package gave me about 3-3.5" and the best part is it only cost 100 bucks for used stuff. bumpstops are only 1" longer then stock, rides a little rougher then other lifts but its a jeep
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Unread 07-29-2010, 07:50 AM   #42
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So I am running Metal Cloak Tube Fenders, and recently upgraded to 35's. I went wheeling last weekend, and fully expected some rubbing. I did rub a little bit, so in the next few weeks I am looking at getting a 2" lift. At first I was looking at getting the JKS ACOS's and some longer shocks, but after reading this thread I am not sure what I should do. Any advice?
Where exactly did you rub?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:28 AM   #43
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Where exactly did you rub?
My rear tires rubbed a bit on the tab that is on the front side of the rear fender well. Those seem to have gotten bent enough that Is not a problem, I also stuffed the rear well pretty well.

The front tire rubbed once or twice on the rear of my front metal cloaks. See pictures below.


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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:39 AM   #44
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Well after everyone's helpful info (THANKS SO MUCH!) I've basically decided to go one of two routes.

and then how I'm going to mount a full size spare with out it getting in the way of my kayak rack....
How is your spare going to get in the way of a kayak rack - do you have a rack over your cab? I use a conga cage - and have no problem with 33s. I did have to move the spare up a couple of inches to get access to my hitch on the bumper. For that you can redrill the stock mount holes -- or purchase an aftermarket tire carrier that fits in the stock holes but moves it up.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:42 AM   #45
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I have 285 75R16 tires, 2" spring spacers, 1" body lift, 1.25" wheel spacers. Trimmed the fender flares for good measure. I get "MAYBE" some minor rubbing at full flex, but that's it. I love this set up. I don't think my rubicon is any different when it comes to lifting than any other TJ. I could be wrong though.
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