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Old 03-12-2013, 05:33 AM   #1
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31's with a 4.25 inch lift?

I'm wondering how it looks if you guys would post pics and suggestions that'd be really cool.

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Going to be a lot of gappage in the wheel well area

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Old 03-12-2013, 05:40 AM   #3
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Going to be a lot of gappage in the wheel well area
I can't afford to do 33's yet, but I need new coil springs and shocks. The previous owner of my jeep didn't take good care of it.
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If you can't afford the tires then I would wait and save up to do the lift and tires together. You have to realize going 4.5" lift will be very costly and will involve more than just coil springs and shocks.(SYE, DS, etc...) It will also look odd and you won't find too many guys here running that or too ashamed to post pics. You are better off getting some stock hand me downs from Jeepers here cheap until you are ready to lift.
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If you can't afford the tires then I would wait and save up to do the lift and tires together. You have to realize going 4.5" lift will be very costly and will involve more than just coil springs and shocks.(SYE, DS, etc...) It will also look odd and you won't find too many guys here running that or too ashamed to post pics. You are better off getting some stock hand me downs from Jeepers here cheap until you are ready to lift.
I'm doing the zone combo lift (3" SL and 1.25" BL 1" MML) so I don't need an SYE or CV driveshaft. I'm doing it also for better articulation and belly clearance. I'm not a serious rock crawler but I go over some odd shaped hills when I'm offroad and I'm tired of hitting my skids on the ground. I'm okay with looking kinda weird until my tires wear out or I can afford big ones, whichever comes first. I'm just curious as to what it will look like.
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You may also think about regearing for 33's if yours is a 4cyl auto with the 3.73 gears.
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I'm doing the zone combo lift (3" SL and 1.25" BL 1" MML) so I don't need an SYE or CV driveshaft. I'm doing it also for better articulation and belly clearance. I'm not a serious rock crawler but I go over some odd shaped hills when I'm offroad and I'm tired of hitting my skids on the ground. I'm okay with looking kinda weird until my tires wear out or I can afford big ones, whichever comes first. I'm just curious as to what it will look like.
do the springs and stuff out of the kit then when you get your bigger tires do the body lift.
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Doing the lift before the tires makes a whole lot more sense than putting the tires on then lifting later, as usually seems to be the case.
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Doing the lift before the tires makes a whole lot more sense than putting the tires on then lifting later, as usually seems to be the case.
No kidding huh?
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But why not do the 2.5" lift..then tires..then if you need more clearance, do the BL. I have the BDS 2.5 lift and it's fine with 33's. I have more than enough clearance for the bunny trails I go on. I'ts my DD, so I'm not ever going to do serious rock climbing.

Are you sure of what you need? Maybe a little more research?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:51 AM   #11
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You may also think about regearing for 33's if yours is a 4cyl auto with the 3.73 gears.
That's part of the reason I don't want them yet

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do the springs and stuff out of the kit then when you get your bigger tires do the body lift.
With this combo lift I don't think it would work like that, because the 3 inch springs throw the drivetrain out of alignment, to counteract that there is a 1 inch Motor Mount Lift which will mess with your fan shroud and the body lift counteracts that. Otherwise I'd do exactly what you just suggested.

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Doing the lift before the tires makes a whole lot more sense than putting the tires on then lifting later, as usually seems to be the case.
I don't understand why people would risk their fenders I've seen dudes with no lift run 33/12.50 and you can't hardly turn which would drive me insane.

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But why not do the 2.5" lift..then tires..then if you need more clearance, do the BL. I have the BDS 2.5 lift and it's fine with 33's. I have more than enough clearance for the bunny trails I go on. I'ts my DD, so I'm not ever going to do serious rock climbing.

Are you sure of what you need? Maybe a little more research?
I have researched this more than I do for my SAT (don't tell my mother )
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That's part of the reason I don't want them yet

With this combo lift I don't think it would work like that, because the 3 inch springs throw the drivetrain out of alignment, to counteract that there is a 1 inch Motor Mount Lift which will mess with your fan shroud and the body lift counteracts that. Otherwise I'd do exactly what you just suggested.

I don't understand why people would risk their fenders I've seen dudes with no lift run 33/12.50 and you can't hardly turn which would drive me insane.

I have researched this more than I do for my SAT (don't tell my mother )
The kit comes with a trans drop doesn't it? That will line it all up. I just sugested it be@ause I know a guy that got that kit and then ended up not doing the body lift.
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The kit comes with a trans drop doesn't it? That will line it all up. I just sugested it be@ause I know a guy that got that kit and then ended up not doing the body lift.
You can not do the body lift but you have to change stuff to the fan shroud. I think all you have to do is trim it back a little bit. It does not come with a trans drop.
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I'm wondering how it looks if you guys would post pics and suggestions that'd be really cool.
Here is my jeep with 31x10.50s with a 4 inch RC lift. I put 33s on mine pretty soon after lifting it.
Can you do it? Yes. Does it look good? Not really. And with 33s you are getting a little wider foot print too.
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I'm wondering how it looks if you guys would post pics and suggestions that'd be really cool.
X2 I'm in the same boat and want the same lift. What I was thinking is getting it and putting on the 3inch suspension then when I get the 33's put on the BL for extra clearance.
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Why not just start by just putting the BL on and save everything else for later? The BL will look good with your current setup without affecting the factory suspension or ride. Why not wait, save and do the SL, tires, and regear all at once? You will end up spending the money anyways and may be cheaper labor wise to just let one shop handle the whole install/regear all at once.
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Why not just start by just putting the BL on and save everything else for later? The BL will look good with your current setup without affecting the factory suspension or ride. Why not wait, save and do the SL, tires, and regear all at once? You will end up spending the money anyways and may be cheaper labor wise to just let one shop handle the whole install/regear all at once.
True, you do make a good point.
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Why not just start by just putting the BL on and save everything else for later? The BL will look good with your current setup without affecting the factory suspension or ride. Why not wait, save and do the SL, tires, and regear all at once? You will end up spending the money anyways and may be cheaper labor wise to just let one shop handle the whole install/regear all at once.
Because the coils in my jeep have had the complete sh*t beaten out of them. You could do exactly what you're saying, I just have different situation.
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Why not just start by just putting the BL on and save everything else for later? The BL will look good with your current setup without affecting the factory suspension or ride. Why not wait, save and do the SL, tires, and regear all at once? You will end up spending the money anyways and may be cheaper labor wise to just let one shop handle the whole install/regear all at once.
I can do the install myself so I'm not worried about labor costs.

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