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Old 02-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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3" lift 33' tires

so i wanna lift my jeep but i don't know what i wanna do yet, so far i'm thinkin 3" lift with 33" wrangler mtr's, or bfg a/t's, anyone got any pics of the combo? so i can get an idea, and the capablitiies of said combo?

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4" of clearance is actually ideal for 33" tires on a TJ that sees much offroad time, and you can achieve that by combining the 3" suspension lift you're asking about together with an inexpensive 1" body lift. A TJ with 4" of clearance around 33" tires is actually highly capable on the trail.

3" of clearance would be adequate for 33" tires for a mostly street-only Jeep however.

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #3
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thanks, yeah i will be going off road quite a bit so i may have to go for the 3' suspension lift and 1'' body, or would you just suggest a 4" suspension lift? is one easier or cost effective than the other or is it bout sixes?
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Really, a 3" plus 1" body lift is actually better than a 4" suspension in a couple ways. The 3+1" combination is far cheaper than going with a 4" suspension lift since it doesn't need a $500 (plus labor) SYE kit and CV driveshaft like a 4" suspension lift does. Plus the 3+1" combo gives a very slightly lower center-of-gravity than a 4" suspension lift does. For 33" tires, it's real hard to beat a 3+1" combination. )
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Theres more to clearance than lifting your rig sky high as well, dont forget that.

Your fenders are a great place to do this
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Mine is a 3" lift with 33 BFG's. I have a 1" body lift kit but haven't installed it.

I need to get some new pics because I keep posting this one but I do like it. I also want to get rid of the TC drop but I am not sure what I need to do. I thought I needed an sye and new drive shaft but Jerry just mentioned you don't on a 3" lift so I am a little confused. Should I do a MML or sye and drive shaft combo? I think if the later I need adjustable control arms and other items. Can anyone suggest what I should do? I don't do serious offroad...this is more a surf fishing machine so I am almost ok with what I have but I hate the TC drop.

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Old 02-21-2012, 10:27 PM   #7
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Theres more to clearance than lifting your rig sky high as well, dont forget that.

Your fenders are a great place to do this
thats why i kinda wanna stay with the 3" lift and 33's, i don't need to go too high, for what i'll be doing that should be enough, plus the 1" body lift, are you saying flat fender flares?
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #8
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Your gona want the extra inch of body lift jerry is suggesting, or to go to flat fenders or make your own as Indy suggested, or a combination. You will mess up your fenders a bit offroading with 33s on a 3 inch lift, I did it for about 3 months.

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