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post #16 of 22 Old 08-06-2010, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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cheers for all your help guys. I have found out I have a two inch lift.

I want to upgrade my 31s to 33s. Do you reckon a 1.25 body lift would do it without any problems?

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post #17 of 22 Old 08-06-2010, 12:48 PM
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My 31s at the moment don't hit the fenders but do rub slightly on full lock and I am considering getting disc spacers to push the wheels outwards slightly.
Just picked up my otherwise stock 2000 TJ from someone who put 31's on. Since the steering stop jam nut is welded at the factory, I used stainless washers to fix that problem(Lot cheaper than wheel spacers!):



Tires rubbed on the back edge only for me, so I had to add these two washers to the drivers side to stop the passenger side from rubbing, and the passenger side steering stop only took one washer. Just a little trial and error to stop the rub but keep as tight a steering radius as I could. There is a slight bulge in the casting and you can see I trimmed the edge of the lower washer to clear that. Careful if you have to use penetrating oil to get the bolts out, don't get any on the brakes.
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Just picked up my otherwise stock 2000 TJ from someone who put 31's on. Since the steering stop jam nut is welded at the factory, I used stainless washers to fix that problem(Lot cheaper than wheel spacers!):

Tires rubbed on the back edge only for me, so I had to add these two washers to the drivers side to stop the passenger side from rubbing, and the passenger side steering stop only took one washer. Just a little trial and error to stop the rub but keep as tight a steering radius as I could. There is a slight bulge in the casting and you can see I trimmed the edge of the lower washer to clear that. Careful if you have to use penetrating oil to get the bolts out, don't get any on the brakes.
Not a bad idea. I might give that a good look as it would save some cash on the spacers.
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Here's mine with the OME HD lift. Measured at the bumpers I gained 2.75 inch of lift.

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post #20 of 22 Old 08-06-2010, 06:12 PM
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Here's mine with the OME HD lift. Measured at the bumpers I gained 2.75 inch of lift.
any particular reason you went with the heavy duty version? how does it ride?

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Not a bad idea. I might give that a good look as it would save some cash on the spacers.
I can't take much credit for it. Had to figure it out for myself but then did a google search and found it well documented... should have just done the google thing right out of the gate. I was mildly pissed off for a few seconds when I located the steering stops and saw the tack welds on the jam nuts, but then:

shims!

Turning radius is still really good. Only if I change something else that brings back the rub would I consider worrying about my backspacing rather than putting more washers on the steering stops(would probably end up going for the budget washers again though, haha).
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any particular reason you went with the heavy duty version? how does it ride?
HD recomended if you have heavy bumpers, winch, etc. The bumpers I have. Maybe someday the winch too. Rides better than stock.
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