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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-20-2002, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

I posted a while back asking about a way to help me and others hop up into my rig but this is too much. I've got YJ's SPOA and a 2 inch body lift, on 33's. This rig isn't trail only; in fact, it see's maybe 80% + of its time on road. That being said, the wheel wells aren't even close to being filled with these mini-33's! LOL So, could I get away with losing the 2 inch body lift? I initially did the body lift to help with the 4.3L install, etc. but realize now that it's not necessary.
So, will I run into any problems with the 33's under a YJ SPOA Zuk? Keep in mind, this rides on road most of the time and off-road, it's never abused or pushed to its suspension limits. I don't need a flex-monster; just something that I can have fun with slingin' mud [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Thanks for the help!

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Re: Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

if you decide to get rid of the body lift let me know id be interested in taking it off your hands
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Re: Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

Sure, sounds good. If I do decide to part with it, I'll post it on here. It was never used, just bolted on. The rig hasn't left the garage since it was bolted on.

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Re: Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

Do some rough ramping fore and aft and measure what your clearances are. Its not for score but
to make measurements, so you can ramp on just anything. Be sure to crank the front wheels
lock to lock when doing this.

My bet would be you don't need the body lift for tire clearance, but might for the engine?

"Measure twice cut once"

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The engine is OK I think but the only issue was with cutting the tranny tunnel for the 700R4. The body lift minimized that but it still needed cutting. We'll see, I just wanted everyone's input on this before I go ahead. Thanks again [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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You should be okay. I ran YJs with a 5.5" SPOA and didn't rub much. I rubbed a little bit on the rear of the front fender, but only under hard compression and a wheel turned to about max. Nothing too bad. Also, I was running 2" backspaced wheels. ~Steve
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33's eh..

You missed the obvious choice.. get bigger tires! :-)
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Re: Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

FWIW,

Both Yankee Bob and I run the same set-up (soon to be tossed on the junk pile). It consists of:
<ul type="square">[*]Breeze 5.5" spring Perches[*]Hybrid rears up front/ CJs in rear (both axles extended 1")[*]1/2" lift M/Ls[*]2" body lift[*]extended bumpstops[*]33" MTs[/list]
I figure there is a total of ~9" lift.

While the rear has adequate clearence, the front rubs on compression on both the front and rear of the wheelwell, especially when turned and backing up.

Bob and I get as twisted as we possibly can, and we like to four wheel too. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Seriously, is we removed the body lifts, the rubbing would be real bad. As it is now, it's passible. If you wheel hard in the twisty stuff, you might get some rubbing.
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Re: Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

See my other post
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Re: Lift is TOO HIGH now!!! AhHhHh!

<font color="green">I think Billy Bob ran a Yj S/R with 33's and it did fine! But, if it were me, I'd get bigger tires! [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] </font color>
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