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ufatbasted 11-11-2012 06:45 AM

Advice on lift plan
Saving to lift my rig this Spring
Either going with a zone 3" or OME 2 lift.
1" BL
More Bombproof 1" lift motor mount
Planning on running 33 x 10.5 tires

I want to buy new rims too. I'm a bit confused if I can should run 15 x7 or 15 x8. Also what would be the best backspacing for 33 x 10'5s?
Rig is mostly street used with some beach riding

Also am I missing anything in my build plan?
I lifted my YJ which was easy but time consuming.
I've never lifted a coil spring vehicle. On my YJ i removed the rear track bar. From what I've read on a TJ you need it.

Thanks in advance for any input.

jp2611 11-11-2012 07:08 AM

After 3 years since I started the "MODS"...I went with the OME lift (I had been running 31s for a while) as I said almost 3 years ago. A couple months back, I got a JKS BL and MML. And I went a little bigger/ wider on the tires 33" x 12.50" on Cragar 15s soft 8s. It still seemed "real close" when off road, so swapped out to "Bushwacker" flat flares. I also went with Zone quick discos.....I have heard that you don't need sway bar links...but to me that is a little crazy if you are driving on the road. But I know people that run without them. but not DD, they just drive on the road now and than..usually on the way to wheeling.

Tires I went for Duratracs...and I am very happy with the whole set-up...just need to change the shovel that collects all the mud on the trail.....(factory skid plate)

The wheels are 15x 8 and I think that they have 4"bs...I got the idea from what I have seen on here it is not mine...someone else figured it out first!

Wattapunk 11-11-2012 10:16 AM

Either wheel size will work fine. 15x8 will allow you to upgrade to wider larger tires later. 3.75" backspacing would be fine.

4Jeepn 11-11-2012 11:18 AM

You need to keep both the front and rear trac bars on the TJ. You may want to also consider a front adjustable trac-bar if you get the 3" coils. Also give yourself more time for the install that you think it will take.

ufatbasted 11-11-2012 03:38 PM

Thanks for the input.
Good idea to go for 15 x 8's
Guess I'll add a front adjustable TB to my plan if I go with the Zone 3"

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