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Old 07-15-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Help with new Jeep purchase

Hey all. Im looking at buyin a 2003 Wrangler. My question is this:

It has a body lift only and sits on 35" tires (i believe). The dealer said that on hard turns the tires rub, can I do the steering lock trick that involves using washers to limit my turn radius to fix that problem? Is there any problem with having just a body lift and no suspension lift while running those size tires. I dont do any offroading asside from playing in dirt so most of my use is street.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:26 PM   #2
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Well aside from that big a body lift looking bad, unless it's a 4" lift, it's probably not really enough for clearance for 35's. Also unless it has a D44 rear axle, they are going to put too much stress on it. Washers on the steering stops will keep it from rubbing at full lock in the front. But seriously look at how big the body lift is, how ugly it looks and what rear axle and gearing it has..... Not to be a buzzkill, but a suspension lift and possibly smaller tires would be a much better route....


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I would try and find a Jeep that is not lifted. Do it yourself so it's done correctly.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:59 PM   #4
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Body lifts over 1 inch are ugly in my opinion and I don't even like the 1 inch lifts. You have not mentioned how much lift this has but it must be a lot to clear those tires. Take the advice given from above posts and look around.
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