Show me your pics. Is there any place I can pictures of different size lifts /wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif ? Like I said, I want to get 33's but I don't know if I should get 3" or 4" lift with this /wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif . It's all preference but I don't have a gauge to make my decision from. /wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif
Thanks for the input, Jeff
I have 2 pics I can put up that may or may not help you out. The pic on this post is of a 77 CJ5 with add a leafs and 31 x 10.5 15 tires. The next post is of a 74 CJ5 with 4" springs and a 1/2" lift from shackles. Hope they help out a little.
If that is a 4 wheel drive hardware body on that cj5 of J.G.1.'s then there is also a 1.5 in. lift built into the tub. That is the same setup I run (total 6"lift) with 35x12.5 bfg mudds. Check my page for pics.
No picture, but I can speak from experience. 33s will rub at full articulation with a 3" lift, you will need a 1" body lift. The usual setup is a 4" suspension lift. I run a 2.5" lift with a 1" body lift and 3/8" longer ConFerr shackles with 33s. They don't rub, miss by a hair up front. I've said this before, with a setup such as this, wheel offset is VERY important, if my tires stuck out 1/4" more they would catch the lip of the fender. Personally I like the slightly lower center of gravity, the trade off is rockcrawling and watching out for things like rocker panels.
Brad (from the 4 Wheeling center of the universe, 4 corners USA)
Thanks for all the pics, great Jeeps. So, JerseyWheeler, you think if I put on a 3" lift w/ 1" body that 33's will rub off-road? Anyone out there with a plain 3" Superlift lift and 33's? Can I see a pic?
Thanks for all the info, Jeff /wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif
2" Superlift, .5" lift from shackles, 1.5" bodylift (.5" built into glass tub). Suspension travel in the rear is limited by the shocks at the moment. Those are "narrow track axles". With your "wide track" axles you might get some rubbing. Go with the 4" suspension lift. I got the 2" springs real cheap which is why they are on there.
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