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Old 02-14-2014, 10:31 PM   #1
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how much lift do I need

ok so I am wanting to put some 33 inch super swampers on my jeep but I am not sure if I have enough lift or not. I have a 4 inch lift on it now and have 31's on it and from the looks of it i am not sure if they would work or not.
here is a pic of the jeep if it helps at all

From the looks of it I think the front would be ok but I am not sure about the back. Btw it is a 4 inch suspension lift and no body lift

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Old 02-14-2014, 10:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. That's a clean looking YJ for sure!

The answers to your questions can be found by looking thru the forums. This subject has been covered many times. But, the short answer is yes, they will fit. Depending on the backspacing those wheels have, they may rub a little in a hard turn or if you flex the suspension out.

You wouldn't happen to know the backspacing on those wheels would you? They look to have 4" or so of backspace.

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Old 02-15-2014, 02:39 AM   #3
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Yep, the 33's will fit no problem at all with a 4" suspension.

The only problems that you will face is that the swampers are a heavy tire, and going to a 33, you are probably going to need to do a re-gear if it hasn't been done already.
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:27 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. That's a clean looking YJ for sure!

The answers to your questions can be found by looking thru the forums. This subject has been covered many times. But, the short answer is yes, they will fit. Depending on the backspacing those wheels have, they may rub a little in a hard turn or if you flex the suspension out.

You wouldn't happen to know the backspacing on those wheels would you? They look to have 4" or so of backspace.
I am not real sure about the backspacing. I just bought the jeep and am just now learning about all of this I will try and find out today and post it in here
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:09 AM   #5
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I bought as a DD but also to go play anytime I wanted too but now I am finding all kinds of knick knack problems with it. I went to get in it this morning to take my daughter to dance and the passenger side floorboard had a puddle of water in it from the rain that looked like it is coming from behind the dashboard. I have something rattling under the jeep when I give it gas like a heat shield is loose or something. Guess this thing is gonna be a project. At the same time I can see so many possibilities with this thing so I am hopeing it turns out to be a fun project and not a headache.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:11 PM   #6
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If its your DD....it's never a fun project. It's always a project when you have to get to work the next morning and you're still battling some stupid bolt. The couple times I've had a spare vehicle to work on my DD were always the best.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:14 PM   #7
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If its your DD....it's never a fun project. It's always a project when you have to get to work the next morning and you're still battling some stupid bolt. The couple times I've had a spare vehicle to work on my DD were always the best.
ya thats the problem I always run in to. I figured as long as I keep my wife and children in a new dependable ride then I could get this as a toy but I wasn't thinking about how hard it would be to use it as a DD and a toy all at the same time. Looks like I may be buying me a clunker to get back and forth to work in and using the jeep as my weekend toy lol
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:46 PM   #8
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ya thats the problem I always run in to. I figured as long as I keep my wife and children in a new dependable ride then I could get this as a toy but I wasn't thinking about how hard it would be to use it as a DD and a toy all at the same time. Looks like I may be buying me a clunker to get back and forth to work in and using the jeep as my weekend toy lol
don't fix it until its broke..always upgrade what did break.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:43 PM   #9
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ok forget everything I said bad about this jeep. I took it in the woods and did a little playing today and I am hooked. this thing will go through anything lol
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:12 AM   #10
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I ran 33's on a 3.5" lift. They will rub if you flex. Maybe that .5 extra you have there will make a difference, but I rubbed if i flexed out the suspension.

Have a look at TJ Flares on a YJ | SWBCrawler

That's my TJ flare swap write-up. I'm not advocating that you do the same (though its an awesome mod, and really worth the effort), but on the first page I show some pic's of the rubbing problems, it's mainly in the rear.

If you dont get into situations like i've depicted there, you're find without the trimming.
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I ran 33's on a 3.5" lift. They will rub if you flex. Maybe that .5 extra you have there will make a difference, but I rubbed if i flexed out the suspension.

Have a look at TJ Flares on a YJ | SWBCrawler

That's my TJ flare swap write-up. I'm not advocating that you do the same (though its an awesome mod, and really worth the effort), but on the first page I show some pic's of the rubbing problems, it's mainly in the rear.

If you dont get into situations like i've depicted there, you're find without the trimming.
X2 on the TJ flare mod. Best mod I did to my YJ for the money.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:00 PM   #13
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I run 33x 12.5x 15 (Baja Claws) on my YJ with 4" suspension and 1" body lift. I get alittle rear flare rub when flexed.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:13 AM   #14
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Put them on, if they rub offroad then trim flares or run tj flares or add to bump stops so it won't rub.

I have basically no fenders running 36x12. 5 x 15 super. Swampers with 2.5" sua lift, 1"bl, and 1" shackle lift. I bump stopped it right before the tires hit. Still flexes good for sua. Daily driver.

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Old 02-18-2014, 08:29 AM   #15
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33's fit just fine under my 4" lift. The only time I get any rubbing is when it's flexing.

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