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Old 08-31-2011, 01:32 AM   #1
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Lift Advice

Got a little overzealous, with 33" tires and only a 2.5" lift. I was looking at it thinking, "I need smaller tires . . . . nooo, I need a bigger lift."

I'm still new at this. Asking advice from whoever wants to give it.

What's the minimum size lift y'all recommend for use with 33s?

What brands of lifts/brackets are most reliable?

What do I look for in a good, versatile lift?

Is is possible to say what's the very best on the market?

Cheers. Appreciate any help.

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Old 08-31-2011, 06:29 AM   #2
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So what 2.5" lift do you have now? Do you want to stay with 33's or upgrade? Do you want to do an SOA or stay SUA?

I raised my flares on the body as high as I could(about 1" or so) and have a 1" bl with a 2.5" lift, and 1" lift shackles. I can clear 33's easy. I run 32's to be a little easier on the d35.

Any 4" sua spring lift should clear 33's. Look at the lift review thread and see what you think.

Here is how mine sets with the mods above...



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Old 08-31-2011, 09:48 AM   #3
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hey when you said you raised your flares, what exactly by that did you mean? did you trim an inch off of you flares on the fender?

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So what 2.5" lift do you have now? Do you want to stay with 33's or upgrade? Do you want to do an SOA or stay SUA?

I raised my flares on the body as high as I could(about 1" or so) and have a 1" bl with a 2.5" lift, and 1" lift shackles. I can clear 33's easy. I run 32's to be a little easier on the d35.

Any 4" sua spring lift should clear 33's. Look at the lift review thread and see what you think.

Here is how mine sets with the mods above...


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Old 08-31-2011, 10:32 AM   #4
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I trimmed the flare itself by cutting it at the line thing. Then I took my flares off, raised them up and cut out the metal where I marked a line, then put them back on using new screws and the plastic stock protectors on the back.

In the top pic the passenger front had not been done yet, its done now. In the lower pic the driver side is done. I tilted the stock marker light at an angle to make it work. I can get some better detailed pics of you wish.

The front part is now flat with the fender on top. Eventually i am doing tube fenders in the front becuse mine are rusty. The rear was the trickiest. I took out as much as i could without getting above the wheel arch getting inside the jeep. The is a spot in the front of both where I did get into the wheel arch but was able to fold the metal inside and seal it up. Can't really even see it unless i show it to you and you still might not see it. When i bedline the interior it will be invisible for sure.

Sorry to hijack thsi thread. I can post those pics if you wish in my build thread.
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:54 AM   #5
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yeah if you could that would be awesome, get some of where you cut and what not, im thinking about doing that this weekend with my 3day weekend. and possibly build shackles and do a 2'' BL wanna stay busy haha
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back on topic...get some 2" lift shackles too. They will net you another inch of lift and wont cost you much.

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