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Old 03-31-2007, 08:26 PM   #1
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RE 4.5" and 33" much lift?

I like the RE 4.5" kit for it's completeness. I know a lot of guys like swapping the 4.5" springs out for the 3.5"s.
Im running an '06 LJ with a hardtop, a heavy swingout tire carrier, and maybe an aftermarket front bumper in the future. I'm considering going with the 4.5"springs because of all the weight, but I'm wondering if that's to much lift for the 33"s I plan on running? Maybe I should go with the 3.5"s and I can always throw 1" BL on later if I need more height? Any thoughts/suggestions?
Anyone have pics of the RE 4.5" and 33"s?

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Old 03-31-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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a couple people here run that...since your jeep will be pretty heavy and its an LJ i'd go for the 4.5"...just my opinion but i'd do it...besides, you'll be wanting to go bigger soon anyway

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red jeep has re 4.5 with 33's note it does have 2.5 spacers in front.

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Old 03-31-2007, 10:54 PM   #4
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Maybe I should go with the 3.5"s and I can always throw 1" BL on later if I need more height? Any thoughts/suggestions?

This sounds like a better solution to me. It will make all your operating angles much happier. Down to everything. Control arms, track bars, steering, drive shafts. Everything.

There are tons of advantages to a small body lift with no real looks penalty that you get from the larger body lifts. The RE 4.5" springs are just soooo tall and way too much lift for 33s. I have a buddy clearing 40s with RE4.5s and a 1.25 body lift. The RE3.5s with no body lift is plenty of lift for 33s with room for 35s.
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