Join Date: Feb 2001
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33s YJs SPUA?
Just gathering opinions here. Speculation is OK, actual experience is even better. Your input is welcome, unless it consists of telling me to go SPOA. I want to stay SPUA. If the answer was to go SPOA I wouldn't ask this question because I'd already know the answer.
I would like to run YJ springs with missing links and 33s but I want to keep it SPUA. In the first step, I want to set up the YJ conversion properly with the right steering correction, shock mounts and shocks, driveline and brakeline extenders, slipyokes, panhard bar, etc. It is my understanding from what I have read on this board and elsewhere that this setup will probably give me a total lift of about 2". Obviously the condition of the springs and total weight of the truck (with fat me inside) affect this. I have 4 5-leaf YJ springs in good shape already and that's what I plan to use. My current lift is a 2" s/r and it clears my 30x9.5 tires just fine. I hope to maintain at least this amount of lift with YJs SPUA.
The next step, somewhere down the line, is to try and fit 33s on the truck while staying SPUA. I am wondering if I could accomplish this by getting lifted YJs. I know there are 4" lifted YJs available, so would the 2" over stock sami springs plus the 4" from the lifted YJs give enough lift to clear 33s? I plan to stick with narrow 33s, no wider than 10.50. (Yes, I know that limits my choices)
I have 4:16s in the Tcase now and am thinking that going up to a 5:12 (13?) r&p would get me close to the right range for the 33s. I know more driveline angle attention would be needed after the lfted springs.
I'm trying to develop a long-term plan so i can intelligently buy the parts needed to get it done wihtout wasting any money. I can;t afford to do it all at once and like to do things a little more gradually anyways. I am still very new to wheeling and think it is valuable to wheel my truk in gradual states of being built so I can learn the ropes more thoroughly. I don;t want to just throw big hardware at the trails right off the bat and have that mask a lack of experience.
thanks to any and all,