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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-25-2001, 02:34 PM
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What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

The Jeep I bought has a 13/4" coil spacers and rancho RS9000's. I have some 33" BFG's and would like to put them on the Jeep...however I do want them to actually fit and not hit anything, even off road. So my question is would a 2" body lift (even though I don't really like them...) give me enough clearance? I would rather get a good 4" suspension kit, but after just purchasing the Jeep, I don't think that will be happening...
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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

if you have AC, you can only do a 1 inch body lift. I would recommend spring spacers in your case. lifts it, but doesn't leave the body gap

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

He already has spacers. What about 2" lift springs on top of the 1-3/4" spacers?

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

Which wheels are you using,stock or aftermarket.If you have the 15x8" Canyon Wheels the backspacing will not work.They will rub even with 3.5" of lift.I have a 3" RE lift that sits closer to 4" and with the Canyon Wheels.I had the local tire store test fit a BFG 33" by 12" MT and it rub.Stock offset is around 5.25.

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

You can do a 2" body lift on a TJ with AC. We just did one on a 2000 and another buddy of mine has a 3" body lift on his 97. Both of those have AC.

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

I'm guessing a 4". My buddy's had that and 33' M/T's and would stull rub lightly at full flex. His is a 97 with no body lift and had a cheapie superlift. Total was just under 400 with everything.

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

I have a 97 TJ with a 4" Supersh*# lift. They are pretty cheap, they don't come with control arms and all that good stuff but I don't have any rub with my 33s on it at full flex. Just a thought, if you put a 2" body you should be ok, maybe some slight rubbing but it really is ideal to have at least 3" to get a good flex with 33s.

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

Have you thought of a shackel lift. Lifting a TJ with AC is not easy, and to tell you the truth I thought 1 inch was the limit. But a shackel lift will get you up in the air a little but without the huge cost. Somthing to think about.

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I'm not thinking a shackle lift is possible on a TJ, since you already have the coil spacers I would say the next cheapest thing would be a body lift of some sort.

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Re: What lift to fit 33\'s on TJ?

Hey Olin, just as a reminder, a TJ is coil sprung, not leaf sprung so no shackles. I guess the coil spacers would be equal to shackles as far as lift goes.

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