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Old 01-12-2010, 04:51 AM   #1
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Default 33s do fit with only 3" lift. pics of my zj with 33s

so i found these 33x12.5x15s on craigs list, found alot for $100 but all flaked on me then i got these for $50, they areworn pretty good but i wanted em to see if they would fit and get a idea what 33s would look like on my zj. glad i didnt waste my time with a set of 31s, im very happy. i do have some rubbing when i turn but its in the lower inside fender wll at a seem that sticks out and it can be clearanced easily. for a a lift i just have a front to rear coil swap with spacers and new front coils, not even v8 ones so i know i could get more lift in front. either way plans are to get some 4.5-5" lift springs front and rear by them selves and fab up my own control arms.
















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Looks good.
yeah for $50, not alot of life left in em but now i know what i want to do for tires if i can afford new ones or almost new ones. a lil more lift and ill be good. i think 5.5-6" would be nice with 33s
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Looks good. At 5.5 to 6" you will need to go with long arms. Go for it!
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Looks good. At 5.5 to 6" you will need to go with long arms. Go for it!
the plan is to copy a set up, and fab it all up. so i just need to get the materials and decide on radius or 4 link
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Looks good!! I wish I could have found a decent shape ZJ instead of my XJ... since that is what I originally wanted....
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worn 33's seem like they fit but wait till ya get brand new treaded 33's and it's a pretty big difference. You will be rubbing all over the place.


Go with a radius style suspension setup. Four links are nice but takes quite a bit of fabbing to get em to fit cuz of exhaust clearances, more arms to mount, and stuff like that. With the radius style arms, all you gotta do is figure out a place to mount ONE arm on each side and you are done. With the four link you have four arm mounts instead of two so it's a bit more work.
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worn 33's seem like they fit but wait till ya get brand new treaded 33's and it's a pretty big difference. You will be rubbing all over the place.
Took the words out of my mouth.

They look really good though, maybe keep those for DD/pavement pounding, and get a set of 32's for wheeling. Then again if you're going to a larger lift then I wouldn't worry to much about it.
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yea the radius seem like the way to go. i dont want to try to clear extra stuff like exhaust, but it seems there would be alot more stress on the arm where it mounts. and as far as the rear ive seen a few differant set up with radius in the front combos. i wont use these tires to wheel. i probably wont really wheel this jeep till its finished anyways.i like how a zj will clear 33s alot easier with less lift than a xj.they never made xjs or zjs the right height stock in my opinion.all 4wd trucks seem to have proper height, like toyotas. its like jeeps were made to look 2wd.
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yea the radius seem like the way to go. i dont want to try to clear extra stuff like exhaust, but it seems there would be alot more stress on the arm where it mounts. and as far as the rear ive seen a few differant set up with radius in the front combos. i wont use these tires to wheel. i probably wont really wheel this jeep till its finished anyways.i like how a zj will clear 33s alot easier with less lift than a xj.they never made xjs or zjs the right height stock in my opinion.all 4wd trucks seem to have proper height, like toyotas. its like jeeps were made to look 2wd.
There's more stress on the y-link arm mounts but you can beef em up easily. My LA kit uses a y-link or radius arms and mounts to the crossmember, which is bolted on using 3 bolts on the underside, and two on the side of the frame-rail. It also has an integrated t-case skid which bolts to it and onto the frame-rail for a little extra strength. It's not the strongest mount ever made though.



You could try making a 3-link setup like Rockrawler or Iron Rock has.
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What exactly is the 3 link set up? I've never been too clear on it
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What exactly is the 3 link set up? I've never been too clear on it
A 3 link is where you have your 2 links going to the lower part of the axle and and the third link is your only upper and it typically attaches to the top of the diff. This setup offers the most flex out of any other link setups.
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that's the style im looking at for my LA conversion
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A 3 link is where you have your 2 links going to the lower part of the axle and and the third link is your only upper and it typically attaches to the top of the diff. This setup offers the most flex out of any other link setups.
oh yeah ive seen them before
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