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08-25-2013 09:44 PM
swampbuggy98
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Originally Posted by NJO View Post

Thats what double stacking 2 3" body lifts are for. And dont laugh either......there are a few of those kickin around my area.........
You know what, whatever floats their boat. Might sink the hell out of mine but its not my rig! I mean if someone wants to drive around in something that looks like a Kmart RC toy that's their right
08-25-2013 08:21 PM
NJO
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post

Everyone knows that you have to have enough body lift to work on your entire frame without taking the body off!
Thats what double stacking 2 3" body lifts are for. And dont laugh either......there are a few of those kickin around my area.........
08-25-2013 07:15 PM
swampbuggy98
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Originally Posted by NJO View Post

Hehe.....lil sarcasm tossed in.
Everyone knows that you have to have enough body lift to work on your entire frame without taking the body off!
08-25-2013 05:54 PM
krisbman Cant complain about my 3.25RC lift. I did add a 1" bl recently.
08-25-2013 05:32 PM
NJO
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post

3" is getting up there for a body lift.
Hehe.....lil sarcasm tossed in.
08-25-2013 05:31 PM
swampbuggy98
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Originally Posted by NJO View Post

OK, 3" Body lift WITH RC 3.25" kit. Definitely good to go with 35's. GET R DONE!
3" is getting up there for a body lift.
08-25-2013 04:42 PM
solman I started with the rough country 3.25" a few years ago and wish I had just saved my money and waited till I could afford better quality parts. Anyway you said the RC lift was a done deal so no use beating a dead horse. You can run 33" tires with that lift as long as you not going off road with it. If you decide to start off roading you will probably want to install a 1.25" body lift to gain some extra clearance. Here are some pics of my tj with various lift and tire sizes for reference.

2" budget boost 31" tires


2" budget boost 33" tires


RC 3.25" lift 1.25" body lift 33" tires
08-25-2013 04:27 PM
NJO
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Originally Posted by Medic44 View Post
Ok guys, going to give it one last shot here. The Rough Country 3.25" suspension is not a variable. It's going on. Thank you but no thank you for your opinions on that part. I want tire recommendations for that lift and most likely stock everything else for now.
OK, 3" Body lift WITH RC 3.25" kit. Definitely good to go with 35's. GET R DONE!
08-25-2013 04:24 PM
NJO
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Originally Posted by Medic44 View Post
Better. That's what a "new guy" needs. Helpful info. Lifting Jeeps is not my specialty or a hobby I have much time for. Hence the inquiry here. Thanks again for the advice!
3" Bodylift, good to go with 35's! GET R DONE!
08-25-2013 04:04 PM
swampbuggy98 In that case I might just get those in 33s for now since I only do mainly light wheeling an upgrade to the grabbers when I get out of school
08-25-2013 03:30 PM
Ironhead Jed better than most at's but not as good as most mt's
08-25-2013 03:22 PM
swampbuggy98 How do those do in mud?
08-25-2013 03:07 PM
Ironhead Jed weight was one of the things that drove me to duratracs to begin with, the quality traction in almost any environment is what got me to buy a second set
08-25-2013 02:40 PM
swampbuggy98 The ones I've got on it right now are aluminum and 15 inch they're not too bad but I might go lighter
08-25-2013 12:13 PM
krisbman Could research for light wheels, its what I did. Kinda help compensate for the additional rotating mass.
08-25-2013 12:10 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post
Yeah I was looking at that unfortunately I've only got the four cylinder right now I plan on doing a diesel swap in a couple years but once I pay it off its going to be a designated trail rig anyway . I might have to bite the bullet and go for some lighter tires for right now but I really like those general grabbers
Could go with the 10.50's.
08-25-2013 12:05 PM
swampbuggy98 Yeah I was looking at that unfortunately I've only got the four cylinder right now I plan on doing a diesel swap in a couple years but once I pay it off its going to be a designated trail rig anyway . I might have to bite the bullet and go for some lighter tires for right now but I really like those general grabbers
08-25-2013 12:03 PM
krisbman Oh, one drawback is they are heavier than hell, one of the heaviest tires per size on the market. I like to think of it as more traction, lol.
08-25-2013 12:02 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post
I'll look into it some more thanks for the help man!
You bet. Im real happy with these tires. They dont make a butt load of noise on the pavement and they really do well in the dirt. Ive only had them in the mud once, and not on the rocks yet.
08-25-2013 11:54 AM
swampbuggy98 I'll look into it some more thanks for the help man!
08-25-2013 10:43 AM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post
Badass rig! thanks for the info I wasn't sure how much spacing I would need
Thanks. Im not sure you need that much but those wheels only came in that particular BS.
08-25-2013 10:39 AM
swampbuggy98 Badass rig! thanks for the info I wasn't sure how much spacing I would need
08-25-2013 08:50 AM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post
Awesome I appreciate the advice! I'm gonna go with the 12.50s I think. I've been looking at getting some of the spidertrax spacers


Attachment 290146

Heres my jeep with a 3.25 rc lift and 33 12.50 15's. wheels have 3.75 backspace if i remember right.
08-25-2013 08:32 AM
swampbuggy98 Awesome I appreciate the advice! I'm gonna go with the 12.50s I think. I've been looking at getting some of the spidertrax spacers
08-25-2013 07:45 AM
Ironhead Jed
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Originally Posted by swampbuggy98 View Post
Well since he started the RC questions but didn't listen I was hoping you guys could help me out a little. I've got that same lift and it's not near the best but it's ok for the light wheeling I'm doing while I'm in school. I'm running 4.10 gears and I'm wanting to upgrade to 33's until I pay the jeep off and then I'm gonna switch the lift and start trimming sheet metal. What kind of wheel spacers and steering setup do you guys suggest to run 33s on the 3.25?
Stock steering should be ok with 33's, especially in the 10.5" wide variety, but upgrading to a v8 so tie rod or crown steering would be cheap and easy.

If you decide on 33x10.5, the stock rims should be fine. If you're going 33x12.5, a set of 1.5" spacers should do the trick
08-24-2013 03:56 PM
swampbuggy98 Well since he started the RC questions but didn't listen I was hoping you guys could help me out a little. I've got that same lift and it's not near the best but it's ok for the light wheeling I'm doing while I'm in school. I'm running 4.10 gears and I'm wanting to upgrade to 33's until I pay the jeep off and then I'm gonna switch the lift and start trimming sheet metal. What kind of wheel spacers and steering setup do you guys suggest to run 33s on the 3.25?
08-24-2013 01:04 PM
hondamxer
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Originally Posted by lordmike View Post
Listen, there have been a few times where users with more knowledge have gotten on my nerves, but that doesn't mean they don't know their stuff. They just need to work on their delivery lol! That being said, I've learned enough from this forum that I'm starting to know my stuff and that is all because I've paid attention. Even when I disagree!
Couldn't agree more!
08-23-2013 03:55 PM
OmniscientHiers
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Originally Posted by Ironhead Jed View Post
it'll be funny if he takes this attitude and question to any other jeep forum. this is the friendliest one i have found and there are a decent amount of people that actually like the RC lifts. I wonder how badly he'll get flamed elsewhere on the interwebs. and to top it all off, the answers and knowledge was there, if you're too dense for this place, i say good luck, you're gonna need it
Maybe he'll try pirate next
08-23-2013 03:47 PM
lordmike Listen, there have been a few times where users with more knowledge have gotten on my nerves, but that doesn't mean they don't know their stuff. They just need to work on their delivery lol! That being said, I've learned enough from this forum that I'm starting to know my stuff and that is all because I've paid attention. Even when I disagree!
08-23-2013 03:47 PM
Ironhead Jed it'll be funny if he takes this attitude and question to any other jeep forum. this is the friendliest one i have found and there are a decent amount of people that actually like the RC lifts. I wonder how badly he'll get flamed elsewhere on the interwebs. and to top it all off, the answers and knowledge was there, if you're too dense for this place, i say good luck, you're gonna need it
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