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Old 10-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #1
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lift vs. tires

if I did a 3" coil spring lift and put a set of 33's on do you think I would have enough room for flex? Without doing a body lift? And do you think a 3" lift would look weird with 31's on a 2000 tj

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Unless you're properly bumpstopped you will most likely rip off your fenders with only 3" of lift. What you could do is add a 1" body lift on top of it though!

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Old 10-21-2011, 06:37 PM   #3
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I figured that, just thought i'd get other opinions, I'm running 2" lift with 31's no problem, but if I pull the pin on my discos while wheeling it cuts it pretty damn close. So I'm thinkin 3" lift with 33's without the discos I'll be good, but if I want the discos I'll have to do the 1" body lift
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:44 PM   #4
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Yeah the body lift isn't hard to add and sets you up for something like a tummy tuck down the road. IMO you want to be able to disconnect off-road other wise you end up with one tire in the air spinning.
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Old 10-22-2011, 01:04 AM   #5
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You're fine as long as the bump stops are added properly. I run 35's on less than that.
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You're fine as long as the bump stops are added properly. I run 35's on less than that.
You forgot to mention you also run Highline front fenders.
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bump stop it dont body lift it. your only limiting up travel with bump stops not over all flex or down travel
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #8
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bump stop it dont body lift it. your only limiting up travel with bump stops not over all flex or down travel
Indeed. If i recall correctly down travel is more important than up travel.

However I don't see the issue with a 1" body lift.
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Old 10-22-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
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Indeed. If i recall correctly down travel is more important than up travel.
ideally, uptravel is equally as important as downtravel. literally.

a great setup for flex is 50% uptravel, 50% downtravel

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if I did a 3" coil spring lift and put a set of 33's on do you think I would have enough room for flex? Without doing a body lift? And do you think a 3" lift would look weird with 31's on a 2000 tj
add a 1.25" BL...its not very noticable. then add at least 1.3" bumpstop extensions front and rear. your 3" lift shocks probably need 1.5"-2" bumpstop extension anyway, so you'll need to check that as well.

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