Hello all... I just purchased a set of 33x12.50's for my 98 TJ which is stock right now. A guy told me to go to the salvage yard & get the front coil springs off of a grand cherokee V8 & put them on the front of my wrangler & move my stock front springs to the rear. He said this would give me the 2.5-3" of lift needed to fit my 33's comfortably. Is this true?? Also, can I leave my factory shocks on it afterward without any problems? & finally, will I have to make any other adjustments in doing this, like lowering the transfer case or anything? (I am saving up for a proper lift kit but at the moment I only have about $50 left & have already purchased the coil springs from that salvage yard). Thanks for any advice y'all could give me!!
Thanks for the replies! They are Pro Comp 33x12.50 mounted on aluminum "American Racing" wheels (they were previously on a 97 Wrangler with no spacers needed. The prior owner said they are Offset already, or somethin like that). I'm afraid to do a body lift right now because of a couple small areas of rust right around a few mounts that I may need to reinforce (weld plates)...so I am doing my best to raise it with what I have until I can afford the actually kit w/new shocks & all. Again thank u for the tips!
Around 2-3" of lift would work for clearing your 33s.
You could add 2" coil spacers and keep the stock length shocks, but you will have limited downtravel because of the shocks being too short. This would cost around $60-80. I wouldn't normally recommend this, but it is an option for a cheap lift while you save for a more complete lift setup.
Ye, my current stock wheels & tires need replaced very soon. Since I wanted 33's this summer, I found a great deal on a set 2 weeks ago, mounted & ready to go on the "ARE" aluminum wheels. I need to get them on soon now because of the current tire conditio.
I did also think of the 2" coil spring spacers, bit was told that 2" isn't enuff clearance for 33's (must be at least 2.5-3")
*****Heres a thought... What if I put the coil springs I got on the front, move the front OEM to the back, THEN put the 2" spacers on all 4 springs & try that?!? (Again, will the factory shocks be long enuff to leave on there once I do that??) ****** UGH....