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Old 01-05-2008, 01:00 AM   #1
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Suprise!

yes my lift is on!
its only a 3 inch suspension lift (thats a joke for some of you on here haha)
I started at 1:30 pm today, with a buddy and his dad
we ended at 8:30 pm
all we need to do is the rear sway bar links
and I'm getting new tires tomorrow!!!

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Old 01-05-2008, 01:08 AM   #2
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Very nice, Rather...... um.... do those lights make it go faster???

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Old 01-05-2008, 01:15 AM   #3
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well no
but they help me pick up chicks! (not that I need help anyway!)
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:31 AM   #4
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DAMN! You do need new tires!

Which kit did you go with? I think you need a new track bar next.

Look good man! But really, ditch the x-mas lights.
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Old 01-05-2008, 01:58 AM   #5
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haha yeah I forgot to put that
see what happenz when I'm fallen asleep a the comuter?
the track bar is next
probably next week
and the xmas lights will stay! until tomorrow
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:08 AM   #6
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looks great RBNM, can't wait to see the other pics...
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:32 AM   #7
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good job - looks great
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:39 AM   #8
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Nice job!!!!!!
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:41 AM   #9
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:43 AM   #10
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Nice now remove the lights and paint the flairs and get rid of the jugs and it'll look great.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:24 AM   #11
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Looks great, what is wrong with your rims that wont hold a 33" tire?
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:50 AM   #12
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thanks guys
the rims are only 15 X 7, in order to have 33's I would need 15X8 rims at least
I'm gonna ask the tire guy more about it today
and I'll get more pics up today or tomorrow with the new tires
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Old 01-05-2008, 02:37 PM   #13
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Looks good. Get some tires under it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:30 PM   #14
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bad news
I need new rims
tires will have to wait a little longer
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:35 PM   #15
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this is a noob question
but how much backspace do I have?
I am looking at rims, some rims have 5 inch backspace, some have 4.5 inches
does it really matter?
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Old 01-05-2008, 07:37 PM   #16
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Jeep looks much better... Now... Plug in the lights... I wanna see them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:37 PM   #17
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Yes, it matters. You need at least a 3.75" back space, if you don't want any tire rub, at full turn.
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what kit is that? and about how much was it?
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you need 3.75 or 4 inches of BS
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:45 PM   #20
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so does the 4.5 inches of backspace vs 5 inches really matter that much?

and I got the 3 inch suspension lift from Full Traction
I think it was around $500
I also got Pro Comp shocks, with the whole thing (shipping and everything) it was around $600
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so does the 4.5 inches of backspace vs 5 inches really matter that much?

and I got the 3 inch suspension lift from Full Traction
I think it was around $500
I also got Pro Comp shocks, with the whole thing (shipping and everything) it was around $600
YES it does matter. And i would suggest you get some with 3.75 bs
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:18 AM   #22
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thats tough to find
I am only finding 4.5 and 5 inch backspacing
suggestions???
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What kind of rims are you looking at? Like what style do you like? the stock rims are 5.5" back spacing.. the lower the number the more the tires will stick out..

Some skinny 33s should fit on your stock rims however they will rub on full turns.

I agree with Stinger though, i wanna see it with the xmass lights on.
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thats tough to find
I am only finding 4.5 and 5 inch backspacing
suggestions???
american racing, eagle alloys, us wheels, cragar wheels, procomp wheels, mickey thompson wheels. and many more.

what size wheel are you looking for? 15'' 16''? what style you looking for aluminum, crome, steel???

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you could fit 33x10.50's on those wheels with minimal or no rubbing (steer stop mod would fix minimal rubbing). your 7" wide wheels will work fine with 32x11.50's but you may need spacers.
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Or, you could be like Trip, put 3" of BL on and leave the stock tires on it, cuz thats a good look!

Also, if you do that, be sure to disconnect some various suspension components for no valid reason, just to see what it does to your on-road handling!

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You'll find that aluminum wheels will have greater backspacing than steel wheels. RB - there was a guy on the VJC that has some 31" Baja claws and aluminum rims or like $500.
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:27 PM   #28
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thanks guys!
I am looking for 15x8 rims (I am looking for used ones now)
these are the ones I want, but something close to these would be ok
Mickey Thompson's
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and for the Xmas lights... (before lift) I just took them off yesterday


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Old 01-06-2008, 09:41 PM   #29
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my wheels are 15x7 i just add a couple of washers on the steer stop and are fine.. i got 32x 11.5 BTW
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When I worked at the accessory shop I sold quite a few of those M/T wheels. They look really nice all mounted up.

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