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Old 01-31-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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Better looking stance

I was wondering some things I could do to my jeep to give it a better looking stance? Wheel spacers or anything like that? If y'all had any links to the things you mention that would be awesome!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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Wheels and tires would be the first thing that I would do, and did to my jk. the wheel spacers will push your hoofs out from under the fenders, but I don't think it will gain you a lot in appearance.

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Old 01-31-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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If that's all you are after is the stance then new wheels with the proper BS along with 31's(unless you have them already.) I would avoid spacers. Go bigger than 31" tires would require a lift.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:54 AM   #4
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Oh ok yeah that's what I was wondering if I put like spacers on and a little like 1 or two itch lift if it wook look better
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:15 AM   #5
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In my opinion the stock steel wheels and tires you have will allways look "STOCK" even with a lift and spacers. new shoes will give you the most impact before and after no lift added.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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since you already have 31's, I would get new wheels, avoid the spacers and a lift is not needed unless you want a small 1" lift.
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Get a set of 15x8 rims with 3.75" back-spacing, you can get em for less than $70ea
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:36 AM   #8
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You can get wheels for 70 each?????
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:50 AM   #9
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You can get good cragars for around 50-60 a piece.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:53 AM   #10
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I just wouldn't want to Change the tires I have on it
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Personally, I like your current stance. Don't burden yourself with crappy steel wheels....your current wheels look good, have a good amount of backspacing for your current tires, and are free.

A couple small cosmetic changes that go a long way--paint the headlight rings black and chop the ends of the front bumper off just outside of the fog lights. A nice set of rocker guards and losing the stock belly skid go a long way in improving the aesthetics and function of your Jeep. A ZJ tie rod adds a little much-needed beef to the steering linkage so that it doesn't look so wimpy.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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My son's tj stock with 30s.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:30 PM   #14
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Personally, I like your current stance. Don't burden yourself with crappy steel wheels....your current wheels look good, have a good amount of backspacing for your current tires, and are free.

A couple small cosmetic changes that go a long way--paint the headlight rings black and chop the ends of the front bumper off just outside of the fog lights. A nice set of rocker guards and losing the stock belly skid go a long way in improving the aesthetics and function of your Jeep. A ZJ tie rod adds a little much-needed beef to the steering linkage so that it doesn't look so wimpy.
I really like that idea I think I'm gonna go for it!! I appreciate the complements also!
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:38 PM   #15
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Anyone else have any not to expensive styling details I could do?
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Don't pay attention to everything else, but here are some old pictures to show you what being conscience about clearance can do for aesthetics, not to mention function.



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Don't pay attention to everything else, but here are some pictures to show you what being conscience about clearance can do for aesthetics, not to mention function.
So with the trimming the bumper do you have pictures of that?
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That's a trimmed stock bumper.
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That's a trimmed stock bumper.
Did you do anything to the ends?
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I'm not sure where the confusion is coming from....the ends are gone, as the pictures clearly depict.
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I'm not sure where the confusion is coming from....the ends are gone, as the pictures clearly depict.
I know I'm saying after you cut them did you just leave it?
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I sanded down the rough edges, sprayed a little paint on them and called it a day.......
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I sanded down the rough edges, sprayed a little paint on them and called it a day.......
Good deal that's what I was wondering!! Thanks for all your help!
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[ATTACH] [/ATTACH]I'm liking this thread! Keep the info coming. I'm wanting an added touch to my TJ stance too. Here she is.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:50 PM   #25
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Yeah again does anyone have anymore styling things I could do?
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:44 PM   #26
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this is my stock tj with 285/75/16's on it. these tires are basically 33's but they are actually about 32.6 inches tall and 11.7 inches wide. so not quite as tall or wide as a 33 inch tire. they fit stock but you can see my front fender only has 1 and a half inches of clearence where my rear fender has 4. this will be solved this week with a 1 and 3/4 inch coil spacer kit to level out the front. these tires are running great and they only rub my control arms at FULL turn. if you want anymore info or input from me just let me know! oh and the winch is a 8k winch and the winch plate is a smittybilt winch plate that fits a stock bumper
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Those tires make all the difference in the world!
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #28
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Those tires make all the difference in the world!
It does! Looks like a whole different rig.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:31 AM   #29
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Thanks guys, I felt great after getting those bald street tires off. These cooper stt's have handled amazing in the snow this winter in Ohio. The tires also lifted me about 3 inches higher off the ground

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