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Old 06-17-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default Jeep xj 3 inch lift clear 33s?

IM running a 3 inch lift with 31 inch tires on my jeep xj, if I were to take off the stock flares could I clear 33s?


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No... not without cutting and folding your fenders.

That, and you might want to also do some bumpstopping to go Low-COG

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i got 33's on my jeep an all i got is about a 2 1/2" lift and they clear. im not sure if they'll touch once flexed but driving down the road you'll be fine.
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I'm surprised CT hasn't commented in this thread. You can run 35's on 0" of lift if you wanted to, and have it work really well. The key is the trimming and proper bumpstopping. CT can elaborate more if he sees this.
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I'm surprised CT hasn't commented in this thread. You can run 35's on 0" of lift if you wanted to, and have it work really well.
gonna be running 35s on 3 inches soon . and ive done 33s at stock height. its easy if you dont mind trimming fenders and bumpstoping
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Just look through my pics. Can't miss the 33's in 3" lift lol
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33's on a 3" lift is a great combo if ur doin the low cog n bumpstoppin. but u also have to trim ur front fenders n cut n fold the rear. im at 3.5" of lift n 33's along wit my pro comp wheels would look so much nicer my stock steelies on 31's
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I've run 33x10.50's at 0" lift before, no prob with a little cutting.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:24 PM   #9
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I'm surprised CT hasn't commented in this thread. You can run 35's on 0" of lift if you wanted to, and have it work really well. The key is the trimming and proper bumpstopping. CT can elaborate more if he sees this.
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3" and 33's is an excellent setup. You'll need to cut-and-fold your rear fenders and trim your front fenders to make the rig wheelable without cutting your tires badly, however. It can be very cleanly done, though- on the fronts, once they're trimmed you can use a length of door edge trimming (cheap at any parts store, or even WalMart depending on your area) to cover the sharp edge left after cutting. It makes it look a hundred times better AND keeps you from cutting your tires apart if you stuff them.

As to bumpstopping: running a low-COG setup isn't as simple as throwing big-diameter tires onto low lifted rigs. You need to take into account the amount of uptravel, droop, and how that relates to your shock travel. Limiting straps to keep your axle from drooping too far and overextending the shock are a very good idea, as are progressive bumpstops. For the front, progressive bumps usually end up being something similar to this:



(Pic stolen from a NAXJA build thread)

This style of bumpstop is easily "tunable", in that you can trim it to match your rig perfectly.


As to the rear, many people run this type:


Same idea as the fronts, pretty much.

Bumpstopping for uptravel can let you run a slightly longer shock and extend your droop as well. It helps in some situations.

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...and i don't think it has been mentioned yet, but make sure your state laws allow removing fender flares. Here in PA you aren't allowed to have tires sticking outside the flares so it makes it a bit more difficult to fit larger tires on a low cog rig. We can't just take a butter knife and and start cutting off the bread crust like most can.
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Hey guys I'm in process of trimming I have 3 inch lift and 33s I'm not really sure what y'all are referring to with the noodle. Or bump stop if I leave it as is what problems will I run Into
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They all ready said it... Tire sliceage! And it's a good way to mash your fenders. Mines not bump stopped and I'm on 31s and I mashed mine up right away
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3" with 37s
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #14
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Note the damage to his fender lol looks like the spring is on the verge of popping off!
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:34 AM   #15
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