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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2001, 10:51 AM
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Pics of SUA with big tires

I've got 32" tires, with a 4" SUA lift, a 1.5" body lift, and slightly longer than stock shackles. I'm trying to determine what the future of the jeep holds, and I've definetly jonesing for some bigger tires. Perhaps 34-35"??? The more I drive it with the recently fixed steering, the more pleased I am. And the more I examine things, it really looks like a bit of fender trimming would suffice to fit bigger meats and allow for articulation without more lift. Just wanted to see some pics, if anyone has 'em, to prove/disprove this theory. My major concern is related to the fact that I'm running narrowtrac axles. (As of yet, I'm just thinking about lift height--don't start ragging on running D30 with 35's...I know the problems there...but axle strength isn't the question being asked...yet).

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Re: Pics of SUA with big tires

36x12.5 TSL with 2-1/2" springs, 3" body, 1" shackle


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Rick, are those fenders stock? How do they clear with flex? Are you running stock axles? (Widetrac?)

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Re: Pics of SUA with big tires

I'm currently running stock axles (narrowtrac). With the swaybar disconnected, I ramp a 676 with no rubbing by anything. The fenders are stock as far as I know. I think the flex is currently limited by the shocks. I plan on installing longer shocks and brake hoses and then maybe I'll have some tire/fender issues to deal with.

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Hey RickB

When you put your 3" body lift in, did you have any issues with the clutch, steering shaft, or fan-shroud? did the kit you used address any of these? We're considering this for Rice701's Jeep (yours is set up very much the same) and I think you may have some valuable insights on it.

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The Jeep had the body lift on it when I bought it, but I'm game for any questions that you might have.

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the fan-shroud on my cj 7 need to have the bottom cut out ...

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Re: Pics of SUA with big tires

I don't have any pics for you but I had a friend who had a 3" body lift, 2.5 lift springs, 1.5 lift shackles and he cleared 35s, I am not sure how much flex he had but there was a fair amount of room. I would say maybe 1.5 - 2" body, 4" lift springs, slight lift shackles and TJ flares should clear no problem. Also those flares looked stock on the CJ from what I can tell.

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Where you are going to encounter clearance problems is in rock crawling situations with a tire stuffed all the way into the fender and cranked hard that direction. It is at this point that you find the limits when your tire starts eating at the lip of your fender. From that pic I would say that is exactly what would happen without trimming. With trimming, no problem with that set clearance wise.

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Re: Pics of SUA with big tires

Mines 4" springs, 2" body and 1"lift shackles. Clears my 35" hawgs now problem.(yes I know their toast now)
Even at full flex I still don't touch anything.


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