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post #1 of 23 Old 02-29-2020, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at a few XJ Jeeps. I want to either build one on a 3 1/2” lift or buy one with 3 1/2 up to 4”...not wanting to get a monster. Found this one listed and said it’s on 33’s-dealer said it’s 3 1/2-4” lift but it looks like 6” to me. Help anyone?

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post #2 of 23 Old 02-29-2020, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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And if it is indeed a 6”, could I sell the lift and Micky Thompson tires easily or would I be stuck with them?
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Build your own.

Why pay a premium price for a lift kit, install labor, and tires, and then sell it all for 1/2 price ?

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Why pay a premium price for a lift kit, install labor, and tires, and then sell it all for 1/2 price ?
It’s a good price for a super clean Jeep lifted or not with a new motor and low miles. And most importantly no rust anywhere including undercarriage. Thanks for the help tho
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That is 5"-7" of lift. You should drive at 50 - 80 MPH and check for vibrations.

Keep in mind that to replace the existing suspension components could cost $600+ (parts), depending on what you can re-use.
If those wheels are in good shape you should have no problem finding someone to buy them.
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That is 5"-7" of lift. You should drive at 50 - 80 MPH and check for vibrations.

Keep in mind that to replace the existing suspension components could cost $600+ (parts), depending on what you can re-use.
If those wheels are in good shape you should have no problem finding someone to buy them.
Thanks man! I thought it was 6” too. It’s on my list I’ll decide if I want it or not...I can’t get my hands on it it would be a buy and ship. If it all checks out I thought about just playing in it until the tires wear out, then dropping to 3 1/2”. It’s super super clean and honestly cheaper than some of them that aren’t lifted with similar miles, and it’s a CA Jeep with really clean undercarriage.
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If it is what you want, and the price is fair, buy it. All the lifted Jeeps I see at Dealerships are way overpriced.


The lack of fender flares and trimmed pinch seams makes it look taller, and the weird angles of the picture throws off the perspective. To me it seems to be about 4 inches of lift on 33's. You can see what appear to be short control arms and no control arm drop brackets.

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If it is what you want, and the price is fair, buy it. All the lifted Jeeps I see at Dealerships are way overpriced.


The lack of fender flares makes it look taller, and the weird angles of the picture throw off the perspective. To me it seems to be about 4 inches of lift on 33's. You can see what appear to be short control arms and no control arm drop brackets.

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Maybe these will help...thanks!!
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3-4.5". The fenders are cut out, giving it more clearance.

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3-4.5". The fenders are cut out, giving it more clearance.
Hey thanks man!! I had just realized that last night when I looked closer that the fenders were cut. Do you know what options are available to cosmetically cover those uncovered fenders? I’ve seen the flares with exposed rivets and most don’t look good was just curious if there’s a way to add flares or weld where those are covered? Much 🙏
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Hey thanks man!! I had just realized that last night when I looked closer that the fenders were cut. Do you know what options are available to cosmetically cover those uncovered fenders? I’ve seen the flares with exposed rivets and most don’t look good was just curious if there’s a way to add flares or weld where those are covered? Much 🙏
I think the only options to cover are Bushwacker (1st pic) or Notch customs X-Max flares (red Jeep), but I don't think they'll work once you cut too far without leaving room for the holes to attach them. They're both too expensive IMO. I kept the stock look with mine (middle pic). I will cut them if I decide to go to 35s though.
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Hey thanks man!! I had just realized that last night when I looked closer that the fenders were cut. Do you know what options are available to cosmetically cover those uncovered fenders? I’ve seen the flares with exposed rivets and most don’t look good was just curious if there’s a way to add flares or weld where those are covered? Much 🙏
I think the only options to cover are Bushwacker (1st pic) or Notch customs X-Max flares (red Jeep), but I don't think they'll work once you cut too far without leaving room for the holes to attach them. They're both too expensive IMO. I kept the stock look with mine (middle pic). I will cut them if I decide to go to 35s though.
I like the stock look best. But do you get any rubbing with those big tires on the front? I think the last set of fender flares on the red Jeep are nice, that’s the style I like without the exposed rivets. I just don’t like the cutout front bumper, it just looks unfinished. I’m looking at doing those flares if I get it and then trying to find an aftermarket bumper that fits right...
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You could measure the distance between the top of the axle to the "frame rail"...
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I like the stock look best. But do you get any rubbing with those big tires on the front?
No rubbing. I trimmed the plastic up front enough to clear. I used clear door trim on the edges for a clean, smoother look, I removed the "spoiler" look under the bumper too.
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I think the last set of fender flares on the red Jeep are nice, that’s the style I like without the exposed rivets. I just don’t like the cutout front bumper, it just looks unfinished. I’m looking at doing those flares if I get it and then trying to find an aftermarket bumper that fits right...
Those flares are $600 and made of fiberglass. You could always trim the stock bumper ends to fit with those. I don't like the missing end caps look either. That's why I trimmed mine to fit.

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