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Old 02-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #61
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Also, what do you mean by the 2" spacers for bumper and winch?
I have 2" coil spring spacers like a budget boost, but only in the front because the back doesn't need it...

It leaves the front sitting about a 1/2" higher than the back it looks good, rides good, and best of all it wheel damn good!!!

Total the front is sitting 4 1/2" lift and rear is 4" take the winch and bumber off the front goes to 6 1/4" lift and the rear goes to 4 1/4" lift...

But over all yes I do agree you will be able to fit 35s no problem in the future with the setup you have chosen, hell I am thinking flat fenders in the front and no rear flares and running 37" BFG KM2s in the very near future!!!!!

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #62
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Dang, Imma have to look into that if I get a bumper and winch. Thanks.

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:43 PM   #63
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Dang, Imma have to look into that if I get a bumper and winch. Thanks.
Its not that bad without the spacers with the winch just I am pickie about my Jeep and didn't like it sitting a whole 1" lower in the front with the winch.... Too me it looked bad!!!!
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But over all yes I do agree you will be able to fit 35s no problem in the future with the setup you have chosen, hell I am thinking flat fenders in the front and no rear flares and running 37" BFG KM2s in the very near future!!!!!
Nice! Yeah, I guess I should do a 33" tire pretty much perfectly, and then upgrade to the 35" smoothly later on, than do an okay job with 35" tires, and end up costing more money down the road to upgrade the parts. As badly as I want 35" tires, I want it to be a capable rig.

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Its not that bad without the spacers with the winch just I am pickie about my Jeep and didn't like it sitting a whole 1" lower in the front with the winch.... Too me it looked bad!!!!
I'll probably agree when the time comes, I'll look at the spacers. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #65
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After much discussion with the guys who will help me do all of this stuff, and looking at my budget, I'm gonna go with something like this Jeep.

33" BFG tires on 15" Procomp alloy rims
4" Zone lift
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Tom Woods driveshaft
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Speedometer gear

That all keeps me within my $3500 budget, I might add a front bumper and winch later. This way if in a few years I still want the 35" tires, I can keep everything I already have, and just add the tires, brakes, steering, and change the gear ratio. I should be halfway to a proper 35" tire setup, but have everything I need for 33" tires. Would you all agree?

Also, what do you mean by the 2" spacers for bumper and winch?

Thanks everyone for this long battle, I know a lot mroe than I did when I started.
Sounds very reasonable to me, good decision.
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Just be careful wheeling with the control arms provided with the 4" lift from Zone. They are hard on the control arm mounts, and this ends up happening:

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Sounds very reasonable to me, good decision.
Thanks broceratops.

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Just be careful wheeling with the control arms provided with the 4" lift from Zone. They are hard on the control arm mounts, and this ends up happening:

Well that's not good. What can I do to avoid things like that from happeneing?
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Well that's not good. What can I do to avoid things like that from happeneing?
Use arms with some sort of flex joints would be your best bet; I'd recommend something like Johnny Joints, Duroflex joints, etc.

If you don't wheel at all it won't be an issue, but if you do I'd be expecting something like the above to happen.
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I'll be doing some trail riding, but nothing too aggressive, but I'll look into those too.

It occured to me to look up gearing ratio problems with 33" tires, and I guess a lot of people complain about stock gearing with 33s. I'm guessing my gearing is 3.73, but I really don't know for certain. Any idea what it is, or how to find out? And, how are 33s with my stock gearing? If I have to do the gearing for 33s too, I'd might as well save up my money a little longer.
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I have 3.73 gearing with 35s, previously with 33s. It's certainly not ideal and once I figure out what I'm doing with my front axle I'll be re-gearing, but until then it's certainly liveable. My Jeep is no longer my daily driver so that helps, but even so I'd take the higher level of wheeling over waiting to regear any day; but if you're not wheeling much things might be different.
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Blasted, someting more I'll have to consider. Thanks.

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