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Old 01-11-2007, 12:35 PM   #1
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33 12.50 make it simple and cheap

I have an 01 TJ sport
I would like to upgrade from the standard 30 10.50 to the 33 12.50
I have talked to alot of people and everyone say something differant
ie if you do this lift you have to get this and if you do that lift it will mess up that I dont want to screw up anything I dont want to have to replace abunch of extra crap I just want bigger tires for better traction when i go hunting but it is also a daily driver that has to get me to work every morning

so the conclusion I have come to is 2 in suspension and 2 in body I would like some input from some of you out there who have been there what it intails price wise and what kind of labor i can expect to put in and any other suggestions you may have??

I know this was a long post and I thank you for your time in reading and responding to it

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Old 01-11-2007, 12:48 PM   #2
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Just go with a 1" body lift and the 2" spacers above the springs. The 33" tires should be fine.

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A 2" budget boost and a 1" body lift will get you the vertical clearance you need for 33's. If you want to go with 12.5" wide, you'll need to get wheels with less offset or get spacers. New wheels were not much more than the spacers, so that's what I did. I got 4 BFG A/Ts and a set of Soft Eights for $800.
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:38 PM   #4
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Yeah definitely the cheapest route will be to go with a 2 inch BB for about 100 bucks and a 1 inch Body lift for prolly around 75. You shouldn't have any trouble from any suspension components as far as I have heard with this setup, and the ride shouldn't be far from what you have now.
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Okay, so the bottom line is more traction from bigger tires correct? Or do you want bigger tires to get higher off the ground in the area's you go hunting? a 2" BB and 1" body lift will work, however you will need to get longer bump stops so the tires don't take your fenders out. However if more traction is what your looking for. Take the money that you would be spending on the new tires and lift.. and put a locker in either your front axle or rear if its the dana 44. You will see a major improvement in off-road traction.
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Okay, so the bottom line is more traction from bigger tires correct? Or do you want bigger tires to get higher off the ground in the area's you go hunting? a 2" BB and 1" body lift will work, however you will need to get longer bump stops so the tires don't take your fenders out. However if more traction is what your looking for. Take the money that you would be spending on the new tires and lift.. and put a locker in either your front axle or rear if its the dana 44. You will see a major improvement in off-road traction.
it is 2 birds with one stone realy taller tires for a little extra clearance and wider for that little extra traction I have not gotten stuck YET but come close just a little more would make me feel better

so the 1 2 or 3 inch body lifts are all the same price i heard 3 in body affects your stearing collum thats why I had dropped to a 2 in why would you go with a 1 inch over a 2 if the price is the same
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it is 2 birds with one stone realy taller tires for a little extra clearance and wider for that little extra traction I have not gotten stuck YET but come close just a little more would make me feel better

so the 1 2 or 3 inch body lifts are all the same price i heard 3 in body affects your stearing collum thats why I had dropped to a 2 in why would you go with a 1 inch over a 2 if the price is the same
I don't like body lifts, think anything over 1" looks bad, plus it puts stress on everything, plus, with the 2" you also have to do a steering bracket adjment thing. etc.etc. I ran the rusty's 3" coil lift and a 1" spacer for a while and 33's did great. I did get a front adj track bar. I ran the JKS body lift as it replaced the whole bushing not just stacking one part on another. But in the end do what ever you like the best and is in your budget.. its your jeep.
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I don't like body lifts, think anything over 1" looks bad, plus it puts stress on everything.
Ditto that.... Body lifts bring their own brand of pain with them. Little things that you never think about fall into play. You can get away with 1" pretty easily, but when you go taller, you have to deal with lots of little things. (fan clearance, shifter clearance, linkage problems, etc)
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:20 PM   #9
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The teraflex 2" budget boost comes with bumpstop extensions, if you go that route...I have it on my jeep and it was easy to install and looks great!
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ok so 1 in jks body lift
2 tereflex or rustys coil lift
spidertrax 1 1/4 wheel spacers
and then i can clear the 33 12.50 with no prob??

goin out to sea in the morning for 10 days
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yup that will clear them fine. i run the rustys coil lift and its great. IMO the teraflex is WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY over priced for what it includes. its $450 WITHOUT shocks! and its just coils and t case drop. you can buy that for waaay under $300 (without shocks)
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:29 PM   #12
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Here is a link to a Rusty's lift with shocks for $199. Plus you can add a 1" body lift and 1" motor mount lift for another $100.

TJ 1.75" Budget Lift
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I just returned the RE 3.5" standard kit after readind this thread.

Looking to get a lift - Please post a pic of your lift and specs

Not that the RE kit isnt good.Its just that I wanted a kit that would get me enough height to run 33's without breaking my wallet.So i'm going with the deluxe kit listed below.

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

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Old 01-12-2007, 09:27 AM   #14
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Thats an expensive kit look at this you get more with it you can fab a tcase drop kit out of 1 in square tubing and be done with it.
http://www.4x4groupbuy.com/store/rub...0f8d0ca0ceb359
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I just returned the RE 3.5" standard kit after readind this thread.

Looking to get a lift - Please post a pic of your lift and specs

Not that the RE kit isnt good.Its just that I wanted a kit that would get me enough height to run 33's without breaking my wallet.So i'm going with the deluxe kit listed below.

http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJ_LJ_OME_Kits.htm

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3.5" will be enough height for 33's
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Yeah but why spend the same amount of money for the OME kit when you can get a more complete kit for an extra $40 with OME shocks.
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Oh well so its not the same but it may as well be
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3.5" will be enough height for 33's
Hey BigJeep

sure 3.5" is tall enough for the 33's it's just the thought that I might have a driveline vibe that sold me on the OME kit.The OME kit seems like the right path for me in this case.

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ok so 1 in jks body lift
2 tereflex or rustys coil lift
spidertrax 1 1/4 wheel spacers
and then i can clear the 33 12.50 with no prob??

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I know you are gone, but just curious as to why you think you need 1 1/4 wheel spacers. You will have to buy new wheels if you are going to a 12.50. The stock TJ rims are all 7.5" wide (Except Rubicons and they are 16x8). So putting a 12.50 tire on there just won't work. If you buy new wheels with 3.75" backspacing you will not rub on your control arms.
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:25 PM   #20
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Hey BigJeep

sure 3.5" is tall enough for the 33's it's just the thought that I might have a driveline vibe that sold me on the OME kit.The OME kit seems like the right path for me in this case.

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if you don't wanna do that (which i understand) then i reccommend the 2.5" OME (to prevent driveline vibes) and then add a 1" BL so you can clear 33's without affecting driveline. (if thats what the OME consists of forgive me because i haven't looked at the link.)
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I know you are gone, but just curious as to why you think you need 1 1/4 wheel spacers. You will have to buy new wheels if you are going to a 12.50. The stock TJ rims are all 7.5" wide (Except Rubicons and they are 16x8). So putting a 12.50 tire on there just won't work. If you buy new wheels with 3.75" backspacing you will not rub on your control arms.
I was to understand the canyon rims were 15by 8 wich i thought would hold a 12.50 tire I am gonna need a second job ha h aha
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I was to understand the canyon rims were 15by 8 wich i thought would hold a 12.50 tire I am gonna need a second job ha h aha
the canyon wheels are indeed 15x8. you can run a 12.50" wide tire on these wheels with spacers.

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