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Old 05-03-2015, 09:34 PM
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I want to lift my 89 and run 33 don't want to use a body lift what size would I need to clear 33 and look good doing it

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4-4.5" I've run 4.5" on 33's and 35's with tj flares which open up the wheel wells
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Old 05-04-2015, 04:35 AM
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Thanks what brand lift should I get or does it matter these days .... Tom nice jeep I love the blue
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A 4" lift = severe driveshaft angles = vibrations = a transfer case drop (yuck) or an SYE/Driveshaft ($$$).

33" tires on a Dana 35 could break at any time - especially offroad.

33" tires will likely require a regear front and rear to get back performance.

A 33" spare will quickly destroy your tailgate, so you'll need to buy a rear bumper tire carrier or secure it inside the tub.

None of this is cheap. I'd recommend a lot more research before you commit to buying anything or to 33" tires.

For lifts, Rubicon Express, BDS and OME all get top rated reviews.

A 1" body lift is acceptable/recommended by most of us to gain extra tire clearance, so I wouldn't dismiss a body lift completely. Nothing over 1", though.
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A 4" lift = severe driveshaft angles = vibrations = a transfer case drop (yuck) or an SYE/Driveshaft ($$$). 33" tires on a Dana 35 could break at any time - especially offroad. 33" tires will likely require a regear front and rear to get back performance. A 33" spare will quickly destroy your tailgate, so you'll need to buy a rear bumper tire carrier or secure it inside the tub. None of this is cheap. I'd recommend a lot more research before you commit to buying anything or to 33" tires. For lifts, Rubicon Express, BDS and OME all get top rated reviews. A 1" body lift is acceptable/recommended by most of us to gain extra tire clearance, so I wouldn't dismiss a body lift completely. Nothing over 1", though.
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I have a stock YJ (excluding 2" body lift) and the previous owner put 33" tires on it. He didn't take any precautions like regearing or a bumper with a tire carrier. I have slight issues with my tailgate now that it's been beat up by that heavy tire.
Also without regearing, there is no get-up-and-go.
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The tailgate can handle the weight of a 33" spare tire as long as you keep it snug against the tailgate. At least, mine have. And a Dana 35, while FAR from ideal, will handle 33s if you use a little common sense with the throttle. Though I beat on my YJ pretty hard (33s & 3.07s) and never had a single problem with the D35.
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Thanks for the info guys I'm new to this style of jeep prior to this I've had 79 cj7s and know what to do there lol
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I have a 91 yj with 4.5in lift with 2in shackles on 33in tires the only thing I've had to do is a SYE kit because the the driveshaft angle in the rear, I haven't had any problems other then that.
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I want to lift my 89 and run 33 don't want to use a body lift what size would I need to clear 33 and look good doing it
do you have a 2.5l or a 4.0l?
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