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How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

I've always wondered, how much lift does it take to clear 44" tires on a SWB Jeep? The fenders would be trimmed, obviously.

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

there was a cj on ebay a while back that had a soa on 4" bds springs w/ a 3" body lift and no fender trimming and it fit, the jeep was a street jeep so flexing might have caused rubbing. I think tiny cj7 has this set up and runs 39.5's w/ room to spare, i bet if you trimed enough and had full width axles they would fit just fine.

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

I saw a TJ with a 3" body lift and lots of trimming that cleared 44"s. I think it was posted on here a few months ago, someone might have a link. The guy also extended the wheelbase by a few inches in the rear. It looked trick and very nice, low center of gravity


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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

i found this one on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cg...742508&r=0&t=0


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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

Check out the steering to the drivers knuckle, the long spring hangers and the track bar to keep the mounts from bending.

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

That is just plan scary, a draglink like that will cause the ultimate bumpsteer.

Even with all the crappy lift ideas, the tire still ripped off the flair on the passenger side.

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

Alot of ways to do the same thing [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] , instead of lifting, these guys lowered.

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

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That is some amazing bodywork they've done there! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]
So...it seems that one foot of lift should be required to clear 44" tires. Interesting... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

Most of the hybrids I've seen are running the same setup. Stock height suspension, large tires, and skinny or modified bodies. No big lifts, body pucks, weird steering geometry, or fender cutting to deal with.

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Re: How much lift to clear 44\" Tires?

I have 4 inch Superlift springs and the springover setup with a three inch body lift . I could put 44's on it now . My next tires will be 44's . I put the Warn 7 inch wide TJ flares and a little fender trimming on my CJ-7 . Should fit ok with 44's . I know that my 39.5 x 18 Boggers have a ton of space but we all could use more .

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