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post #46 of 46 Old 07-29-2010, 08:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mgoodric View Post
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.

Your going to want to lift it, not only to stop it from rubbing but to give yourself a little more up travel and down travel. Some people may tell you to just bump stop it till it doesn't rub, but stock TJ suspension doesn't have enough up travel to start with, adding more bump stop will just lessen that.

If you lift it 2" you should be pretty safe, you won't need a double cardan drive shaft.

BDS has nice 2" springs
AEV has nice 3" springs

As far as shocks I like the bilstien 5100's

You will need to add bumpstop with lift.

Another option is to leave the suspension alone and do a body lift, that won't increase your travel but will give your tires the room they need.

A 1.25" body lift would also help if you wanted to do a tummy tuck and lift the gas tank up.

I'm just not sure if a 1.25" body lift alone would be enough, but it would help.

2001 TJ 4.6 Auto 4.5" AEV suspension 35's
2002 TJ 4.0 Manual 3" BDS suspension 33's
1987 Chevy 1 Ton 12" suspension 44's
1970 Cutlass 442 468CID TH400
1999 7.3 Powerstroke

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