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Old 01-20-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Tire Size?

Time to get ready for next season. Not trying to get too crazy but want to build a good foundation for the future. PO added lifted springs, shocks (lifted enough to run 31s) and steering stabilizer. This week I am adding 1.25" BL, 1" MML and Sway Bar Discos, all by JKS. Want more clearance and better traction. Leery to modify D35 (I’ve read lots horror stories), and decided not to dump money into it, instead I'm having Josh at SFF Customs do a 8.8 (LSD) swap, regear, and add a TrueTrac to my D30. My question is tire size – would like to run 33s but not sure of the actual lift height from the springs. I’ve heard that a minimum of 3” is needed to run 33s with no trail issues but 4” is better. Would it be better to run 32s until I can do a 3” suspension lift for a total of 4.25”? I want to make sure I don’t have any issues off-road .

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Old 01-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #2
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I run 35s on 3.5 inch suspension lift. No body lift.

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Old 01-20-2014, 12:53 PM   #3
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I run 35's on a 3.5 suspension lift. Sometimes the rear tires do some fender remodeling...which is whey I drive an old Wrangler. ;-)

I put BDS front springs in front and rear because I have a hard top that only comes off for a few months in the summer. Having the extra spring in the back really helps the ride with the hard top on...and with it off...wheee haaa...who cares?

Also, having a 35"spare on a bumper mounted swing away holder with a cooler rack puts a lot of weight behind the rear tires.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:55 PM   #4
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Save the money to do what you want from the start . If I were building a mild tj, I'd build it like Ruger Mikes..... Highline front fenders and tummy tuck, budget boost the coils about 2" (cheap) then run 35's..., if josh is building you an axle you could have the front regeared at the same time.

Looks sweet and handles super well..... You won't have to do the sye and driveshaft either.... Cost ends up about the same as a 4" lift and you get a lower center of gravity, same ground clearance, and looks 10 x's as cool
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