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Old 10-06-2013, 04:11 AM   #1
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Future plans for my jeep... 2"BB+1.25 body = 33s?

Have been throwing around a lot of ideas for my TJ lately, and one of them is eventually fitting 33s under her(Thinking BFG A/T, GY Duratracs or some super swampers). Though i'm wondering how i'd go about this... First idea was a 2" coil spacer BB(Maybe a coil spring replacement if money allows at the time), then 1.25" body lift. with proper bump-stop adjustments, is that enough to clear 33s? If so, due to my finances, i'd like to do it in stages. That's where my heavier questioning comes in(Sorry, i hate to contribute to the slue of lift/tire topics!)

For 33s i'm sure i'd need to get aftermarket wheels. So that would be the biggest out-the-door expense. But it's also what i would like to do first... If possible. This is where part of my confusion comes in.

What do over-sized tires do to a stock jeep? Do they just rub the hell out of your fenders if you flex too much? I'm assuming there's more to that. Or else i could just not off-road until i get my lift.
If i could get them on with stock or a 2" lift, how much flex could i get away with either of them? I do hardly any off-roading. At the moment, i only use my Jeep to play around in the woods around my area. No official trail riding yet. So she's not worked too hard in terms of suspension. She does, however make 20 minute trips at 70 MPH on the interstate to and back from work on a daily basis.
Also, is it wise to interchange lifts to different Jeeps if you know they were done properly? Another idea/possible plan of mine is to sell my TJ and buy one from down south. The tires i know i can take off the nicer ones, put on the old ones, and then sell it. But is it wise to do this with lifts? Also, if i can get away with it, i probably wouldn't want to install the 1.25 body lift on my current jeep due to bad body bolt mount rust(I could upload pictures, but it's best you just take my word for it. It's bad). I also have a concern about my rear coil spring buckets being too rusty for lifting... How much is too much?

Forgive my ignorance on a lot of this, i know my situation isn't an extremely unique one. But it's difficult to piece together information from here and there to see if my idea will work, in the order i'd like it to work. Thanks for you time!

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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*bump*

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Old 10-09-2013, 07:23 PM   #3
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If you don't have proper BS, they'll rub your sway bar during turns. Also depending on the gears your jeep will go from slow-slug. I have 3.73s and 32s and it isn't to bad... I previously had 33s on it which was also tolerable, but not desirable... I am much happier with my 32s.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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2in BB with new shocks $200
1.25 BL $100ish
go with steel wheels to save some cash for the lift.

if the bottom of the jeep is rusted to hell as you say, maybe wanna start with another jeep. one of my body lift mounts rusted very bad and I didn't find this out until I had the passenger side done. I only have 10 body mounts instead of 11 now. I had 33s with only the 2in BB for a while and I cut the stock fenders also. picture is 33s without the BL
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2in BB with new shocks $200
1.25 BL $100ish
go with steel wheels to save some cash for the lift.

if the bottom of the jeep is rusted to hell as you say, maybe wanna start with another jeep. one of my body lift mounts rusted very bad and I didn't find this out until I had the passenger side done. I only have 10 body mounts instead of 11 now. I had 33s with only the 2in BB for a while and I cut the stock fenders also. picture is 33s without the BL
That actually looks like a decent amount of clearance. Thanks! I cut my fender flares a while ago, and hopefully that'll help a bit if I end up going that route.

About my gearing: that's another thing I'm worried about. I'm not sure what my gearing is currently, but I do rack up 2500+ RPMs going 70 on the highway. And my transmission is only a 3 speed auto, so she definitely ain't geared for speed.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:28 PM   #6
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I'd bet you have 3:73s, that is if I was a betting man..

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