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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-11-2001, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fitting 33\'s or 35\' s on a budget

Ok looking at an '82 j10 and wondering how hard it would be to fit 33's or 35's. I'm not afraid of hacking the fenders would 33's fit w/ a sawzall or would I need "real lift" think 35's would with a 3" body lift? Just trying to get some ideas if it sticks around long enough that i have cash i may jump on it since it's cheeper than most cj's and much beefer.

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Re: Fitting 33\'s or 35\' s on a budget

Yeah, you can hack the fender flares off for 33s, we did this on my friends '78 Cherokee. Later we SOA'ed it and ran 36s with tons of room to spare, a 3" body with the hacked fenders should fit 35s.

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Re: Fitting 33\'s or 35\' s on a budget

On a budget! Ok, an SOA is the easiest and cheapest way to go. It is really just labour if you have a welder. Or you can pay a welder about $50 to do the spring perches for you.
I just used 6" blocks in the rear to even it out. You can run 36"tires with just this.
Other costs will be shocks. The tires will be the most expensive part!! but I'm running my 35"BFG's on stock wheels with no prob.

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Re: Fitting 33\'s or 35\' s on a budget

SOA Being cheep what about drive shafts, brake lines, steerign correction? Don't most soa steering arms start at about $200 and go up from there? And you still have to modify the linkages? I thought there was a lot more required than just spring perches and shocks or are the fs jeeps much easier to go soa on?

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Re: Fitting 33\'s or 35\' s on a budget

If you are using stock springs, the perches can be welded parallel to the OEM perches and steering geometry will not be affected. You will gain somewhere in the neighboerhood ofr 5"-7" of lift.... thus requiring a longer shock or relocating the mounts to accomodate. You can get away with fabbing drop-down brackets for the brakelines as well. the only thing you should require to buy for the SOA is the drop pitman arm, BUT don't buy it until you do the SOA... there is a 4" AND a 6" drop pitman now...www.partsmike.net carry a 6" drop pitman that fits our FSJ's.

Your driveshafts will extend some....but not as much at you think...even with my lift, I can attach my stock rear shaft and still drive it...proven for months. The front should work to... a buddy of mine has an SOA'd 72 with 2.5" AAL's running all stock shafts for years now....

This is definitely the cheapest way to gain such a big lift.

Any questions you may have... check out my website.. LOTS of info on SOA's high steering and more...

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