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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 03-31-2018, 12:53 PM
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Beauty! yours is in great shape to start work on.
You have my dream garage to work in. Soooo LUCKY!!!! I am outside with mine...

I got 33"x12.5" tires on 15" rims.
With a 3" body lift, seems to have decent clearance. I am not quite ready to do any serious trail riding yet, so no having max clearance ins no real issue for me at this time. I suppose, if I were wheeling... a suspension lift would be needed to add ground clearance required for that purpose. For now, I'm fine with it as it is.
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Beauty! yours is in great shape to start work on.
You have my dream garage to work in. Soooo LUCKY!!!! I am outside with mine...

I got 33"x12.5" tires on 15" rims.
With a 3" body lift, seems to have decent clearance. I am not quite ready to do any serious trail riding yet, so no having max clearance ins no real issue for me at this time. I suppose, if I were wheeling... a suspension lift would be needed to add ground clearance required for that purpose. For now, I'm fine with it as it is.
When i got my firt jeep in high school i had the same setup as you. I wheeled it just fine. Ya i scraped a lot but it worked on my high school budget. Have fun with it man.

To OP: you could highline the stock fenders or get high line flat fenders and clr 33s with just a 1.25in body lift. Heck with high line fenders and 2 or 3in SL and 1.25in BL you can clr 35s.

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This is a perfect time to outboard the shocks - hopefully that's what you mean about relocation brackets.
I've read mixed reviews on this. I'll look into it further but for now, just the coil mounts will get moved.

Gears came in over the weekend.

Does anyone have a biased opinion with Energy Suspensions body mount w/ 1" lift? The original BM bushings are shot. Seems like this is the only kit with new bushings and also gives a 1" lift.
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Well, I ordered a slew of parts yesterday in the direction of a suspension lift.

Core 4x4 Tier 4 control arms and Track bars in red
Artec industries Trackbar mount
Metalcloak dual rate 3.5" lift coils & Rocksport shocks, their bump stop system, brake lines, & rear shock mount kit
Energy Suspension 1" Body mount kit

I might start looking at 315 tire sizes...
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I have the Energy Suspension body mount bushings with 1/2" body lift. They are bushings, it's what they do.
Do the Energy Suspension tranny mount and Brown Dog the engine mounts at the same time.
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I've run 33s with just a 1.25 JKS body lift and Spidertrax 1.5 wheel spacers for quite a few years. Just a little rubbing under full lock and compression.
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I've run 33s with just a 1.25 JKS body lift and Spidertrax 1.5 wheel spacers for quite a few years. Just a little rubbing under full lock and compression.
Were you running stock fenders too?

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Were you running stock fenders too?
Yes Stock Fenders and Flares....sorry for the delay...never saw any notifications.
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Yes Stock Fenders and Flares....sorry for the delay...never saw any notifications.
I checked your user profile and you are set for instant notification. Your listed email is .... @C harter.net, make sure that's correct.

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