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post #1 of 9 Old 04-11-2016, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Lift setup question HELP

I just bought a 97 Wrangler TJ. I want to improve its offroad capabilities while also maintaining good ride quality. I'm on a tight budget so I have no interest in doing drivetrain mods to do lifts bigger than two inches.

I want to do a 2 inch BDS lift kit, with 33 inch tires.

Can I run this set up with no rubbing?
If there is rubbing, could I add a 1 inch body lift, and if so, would that then require drivetrain mods and new control arms?

Also, does anyone have any good tire recommendations for the 33 inch range? I was thinking BFG mud terrain A/T.

Any help is appreciated, I will post photos when it's done!

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-11-2016, 08:57 AM
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33" tires will rub with 2" of lift. a 1" BL will help but it will likely still rub.

Have you looked into using JK springs? If you could find a set of factory pull offs it would be a good budget lift.
It takes a little work but it's cheap.

The BFG is a good tire. The Mickey Thompson MTZ is also a good choice. Dick Cepek also makes a good tire.

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I'm running 33" tires and have yet to rub. Been wheeling twice since I got the set up. I also increased my bumpstops which may be why I'm not rubbing. My soon to be SIL has the BFG MT's on his JK and went wheeling with us and we were impressed. He did everything we did and didn't have lockers (not counting the BLD's). Tires did a great job. I'm running General Grabbers AT2's and Love them.

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So will 33's rub with flat fenders on a 2 inch lift off road, or will I be good for moderate off-roading ?
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Also, will a 1 inch BL and a 2 inch suspension lift require any other additional updates like driveline or control arms, or will that be an easy solution to fit 33's?
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Also, will a 1 inch BL and a 2 inch suspension lift require any other additional updates like driveline or control arms
Nope. A BL doesn't screw up driveline angles.

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So will 33's rub with flat fenders on a 2 inch lift off road, or will I be good for moderate off-roading ?
Yes they will when going on trails. Have you thought about a 1" MML and 1" B/L?...
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Aren't the 3" lifts only slightly more than the 2" lifts, will clear the tires you want, and are still low enough that you don't need a bunch of extra modifications.

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Yes they will when going on trails. Have you thought about a 1" MML and 1" B/L?...
Wait! Why will the 2" life rub on the trails? I've been on the trails and haven't rubbed.

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