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Unread 08-29-2010, 12:12 AM   #1
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Best 4" Lift to fit 33" tires

Looking for the best short arm 4" lift to put a set of 33x12.5x15 on a 98 TJ. Was looking at the Pro Comp Stage I with MX-6 shocks, but noticed the Pro Comp reviews are not that good. Anybody have any recommendations?

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Unread 08-29-2010, 12:52 AM   #2
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One option is to run a 2" or 2.5" BB and a 1" or 1.25" BL. I have a buddy whose LJ Rubi is set up like that, and loves it.

As for the ProComp lift, I've had no experience with their lifts. I can say that I was not impressed with the TeraFlex lift that I had on my old JK, and the Skyjacker lift on my current LJ has pleasantly surprised me.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 03:23 AM   #3
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Looking for the best short arm 4" lift to put a set of 33x12.5x15 on a 98 TJ. Was looking at the Pro Comp Stage I with MX-6 shocks, but noticed the Pro Comp reviews are not that good. Anybody have any recommendations?
Pro Comp springs are very good,but that's it.It's just a matter of opinion on the best lift.That's why there's a wide variety of them.To each his own.Like mentioned,I'd go with a 2-3" SL and 1" BL for the best ride for 33's.Check out the new Zone/BDS lifts.BDS is good and they have few,but good reviews.It all depends what you do with your Jeep and how much cash you want to blow on it.
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Unread 08-29-2010, 06:18 PM   #4
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I went with the RC 4" lift. i think it has the most bang for your buck and it only took me a weekend to install along with the SLE. Its the flex kit and if you fallow their directions closely, the alignment shop won't have a big problem with the alignment. I also went with a 1.25 body lift because I like to clear my tires instead of having them stuffed.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 10:58 PM   #5
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Too much lift

So I went with the 4" pro comp lift but not very happy with it. Jeep is lifted way too high. There is too much space between tires and fenders. And I'm thinking now that I should have gone with the Mickey Thompson wheels instead of the black look - oh well. In any event, does anbody have a recommendation on how to lower this rig now? Two main questions that I have are:

1. I assume I need different springs? Hopefully I can keep the MX6 shocks since they were pricey and just use shorter springs (mabye from a 2.5" SL kit).

2. Are the control arms that came with the 4" pro comp lift going to make #1 above not work or create other problems since they are not adjustable and now I am going to try to use them with a shorter lift kit?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:06 PM   #6
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I feel as though you should sell the tires you have now, and go with some 35's if you feel like the tires aren't filling the fenders. As for lowering it that would mean a whole new lift because anytime you do a lift it should be the whole kit.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:24 PM   #7
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Lowering

It just looks too offroad aggressive compared to the look I was going for. 35" tires would probably make the jeep even taller. Also, the new MT MTZ tires look really aggressive, and the black wheels don't help.

So, I think I"ll either be lowering it, switching wheels/tires, or if those options are too expensive for what I have already spent, may just sell it (but hate to do that since I love that jeep).

Anybody else have any suggestions?
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #8
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As for lowering it that would mean a whole new lift because anytime you do a lift it should be the whole kit.
Not necessarily.....only if you bought a crap kit with fixed control arms.

OP--you probably should have done more research before you settled for a sub-par setup.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:26 PM   #9
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Also, I wonder if some new Bushwacker pocket flares would help it look not quite as high by filling in the gap a little bit?
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:29 PM   #10
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Wow, don't toss the baby with the bathwater. I think it looks good, maybe give it some time to see if it grows on you.

In the meantime you might consider
a) Offering a trade (locally) for silver wheels. Lots of people want black right now.
b) Let the springs settle in.
c) Maybe buy some shorter springs if you still hate the height. Lift kits don't need to come as a kit.
d) Fill out your profile so we know what axles and gearing you are dealing with as a starting point.
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Unread 09-19-2010, 11:56 PM   #11
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Pocket style flares will make it have less clearance above the tires. If that is the route you choose, look on ebay for TAG pocket style flares. I got mine for 185 dollars and the fit was good. No need for those pricey Bushwackers.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 12:09 AM   #12
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WTF dude? It looks awesome! Too off-road AGGRESSIVE? WTF is that? It's a Jeep for Chrissakes! What r u looking for, a mall crawler? Sell it to someone that will use it for what it's made for...WHEELIN!!! :
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Unread 09-20-2010, 12:20 AM   #13
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Personally I think 4" with 33s" looks fine.
Keep in mind, its very beneficial to have lots of room above the tire, if you actual intend to use it offroad.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 12:34 AM   #14
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Flares

If I'm going to get some new fender flares for this rig, anybody know if 4" or 6" wide ones will look better? I'm thinking of getting the 6" ones but thought I would get a second, or third, or fourth opinion before buying.
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Unread 09-20-2010, 12:51 AM   #15
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Here is a pic of mine with 4" lift and 33's. The bushwackers are 4" wide too



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