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After getting my s/r on yesterday I just had to slap on the set of 31s I got to see how much they rubbed. Turns out the only place they really rub is on the little metal shield inside the right rear wheelwell that protects the fuel filler neck. If I crank the front wheels all the way one way or the other I can get them to rub on the springs, too, but I really have to try to get them over that far. I drove around up and down bumpy hills and through potholes and raggedy parking lots for about 1/2 an hour and couldn't get them to rub anywhere but onn that little shield. A little more massaging and maybe a 1" body lift and I might be able to get away with it. I'm attaching a picture. Still much to do..got rocker guards to put on and some other little goodies, but I feel like I'm actually starting to get somewhere towards aking this thing a bit more offroadable.

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'nother pic. yeah, yeah, yeah..I know the spare is the wrong size. I have one to match but haven't put it on yet.

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Looks sharp!

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Looking good. You should move the body mounts around to give you the 3/4 " or 1" of lift. You going to wheel it with the 31's on it?

Just to let you know, it's an addiction, once you start upward, it's never ending.

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>>>Looking good. You should move the body mounts around to give you the 3/4 " or 1" of lift.

Huh? Move 'em around? What you talkin' bout' Willis?

>You going to wheel it with the 31's on it?

Maybe. If I can get it so they won't rub anyplace, I might give it a shot. If it's muddy I have been told I have no choice. Wildweasel thinks I could do the Floridian with my lame street all-season 215/75s if I air them down and it hasn't rained in a while. Not sure about the gearing issue either with the bigger meats. I know it'd be a nicer ride, anyways.

>>Just to let you know, it's an addiction, once you start upward, it's never ending.

Dang..and I'm an addictive sort, as well. I think I know what you mean..while I was rolling around trying this out I started to feel this little pang of invulnerability sitting up there...this kind of predatory sensation looking around at stuff and thinking..."yeah..I can drive over that..."

Oh no..I'm starting to become one of you guys....

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its a beeeuoooootiful thang aint it!!!

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I did Ma Bell and Beacon last year borrowing <font color=blue>mxnhid</font color=blue>'s Zuks, which were both running stock gears and 31's. His was SOA when I ran Beacon and his wife's was SUA with a shackle lift, and I brought my own 31's to run.

If you look at the body mounts, and I can't believe I'm mentioning this as 6 months ago someone else mentioned it to me (how I've progressed), there is a 3/4" rubber portion below the frame. You simply take this portion off and move it above the frame. The Zuk uses studs that are mated into the body, so to go larger than 1" you'd need stud extensions. There is a writeup on body lifts at Izook I think.

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Jeepn menntioned an addiction between my Wife and my next door neighbor I guess I'm also addicted, Neighbor keeps saying things like your working on it again or arent' you ever done with that while my Wife harrasses me about"putting things and then taking them off". She just don't get it. Ya gotta experiment. Jim

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Jeepn mentioned an addiction.Between my Wife and my next door neighbor I guess I'm also addicted. Neighbor keeps saying things like your working on it again or arent' you ever done with that while my Wife harrasses me about"putting things on and then taking them off". She just don't get it. Ya gotta experiment. Jim

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Man I love them hard tops. Your is looking good. Nice work.

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