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Old 04-12-2011, 12:18 PM   #1
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I am trying to achieve a great daily driver that can also handle most off road trails. I am focused on keeping it low, stable, and fun to drive. I have already installed 33 inch tires, and TJ Rubicon fender flares (cutting the fenders to fit) for clearance. I have no lift. I am installing sway bar disconnects this week. I am curious if anyone else has built there CJ with this same focus and what other items they approached. Pictures are great to demonstrate how low and capable your rig is.

Here is a photo of where I am at today.



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Old 04-12-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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I'm doing something very similar on my CJ although it is basically trailered everywhere. With 2.5" springs, tube fenders and TJ wheel openings. Got miles of clearance with 35's. I will try and get some pics up of how it performs.

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Old 04-12-2011, 09:37 PM   #3
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Would love to see a photo with the lift and 35's. Also, is there a reason why you trailer it instead of driving it? Are there stability issues? I drive mine to all of the trails.

There have got to be others out there doing the same thing, it is very popular these days with the TJ's and JK's.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:53 AM   #4
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Mine drives as good as it did when it was stock height. I've gone from zero lift to the 2.5" springs then to SOA with the 2.5" springs (then it drove horrible actually really scary). I like the look of the later model rigs runnin 37's and bigger with very little lift so thats kinda the look I was going for when I lowered it back down. Plus I play on the rocks pretty often and I must say lower C.O.G is much better.

I would have no problem driving it to trails during the summer but its about 50miles minimum to good wheelin so its much easier just to strap it down on the trailer and go. I will try and get some pics up ASAP.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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Here's a pic of it with the small lift and 35's..
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Old 06-23-2011, 02:03 PM   #6
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lookin good! those tube fenders look a lot better than the TJ ones! (not that theres anything wrong with the tj flares lol)
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Here's a pic of it with the small lift and 35's..
Where did you get those tube fenders from? I have a CJ that I bought were somone hacked the fenders up front to tube them. Mine is strected some with waggy springs.
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:49 AM   #8
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I got them from a guy on ebay out of Arizona. Here's the link to his Ebay store.

C C Fabrication items - Get great deals on items on eBay Stores!
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Here's a pic of it with the small lift and 35's..
Rehashing an old thread here but I keep coming back to this jeep! Anyone know of any other info on it? Is there more lift in shackles, body etc. or just 2.5 springs? Would love to see more pics of this rig! Thanks!!
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #10
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When this photo was taken it had worn out superlift 2.5" springs and homemade shackles that measured 6" from bot hole to bolt hole. After having it in this form for about a year I started hanging out with buggy guys so that's the direction I went and the CJ went on the back burner for awhile. But its starting to be put back together.

This time I got a set of YJ 1.5" spings and might build some shorter shackles to get a little more angle out of them. Basically I want it as near to stock height as possible and retain the 35's. I'm also going to put some MOORE wheel base extenders to push the rear back one inch this way the tire sits center in the wheel well.

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Old 05-11-2014, 06:19 PM   #11
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Did you ever get the 1.5 springs on her?

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