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Old 04-16-2019, 06:31 PM
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Iím about to start my build and am just wondering what everyone else has done I have ordered the rough country 2.5 suspension lift with upper control arm heavy duty ball joint and wheel bearings with a 2inch body lift 15inch wheels 8inch wide 3.75 backspace and 1inch wheel adapters from 5on 3.75 to 5on 3.5 looking at mild bumper and possible fender trim any more info on the build would greatly be appreciated!
 
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I'm running 33x10.50 on a 6" rc lift, and still had to trim the back edges of the front fender to keep from rubbing when the wheels were turned and I hit a bump.

Save your money, don't get the 2.5" and body lift, and get the 6"

With 3.75" backspacing, you don't need wheel spacers, either. I don't rub on the frame or sway bar at all, even full lock, with 4.5" backspacing.

33x10.50x15 super swamper boggers, on 15x8 rims
 
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Originally Posted by cleburne red View Post
I'm running 33x10.50 on a 6" rc lift, and still had to trim the back edges of the front fender to keep from rubbing when the wheels were turned and I hit a bump.

Save your money, don't get the 2.5" and body lift, and get the 6"

With 3.75" backspacing, you don't need wheel spacers, either. I don't rub on the frame or sway bar at all, even full lock, with 4.5" backspacing.

33x10.50x15 super swamper boggers, on 15x8 rims

i have 33 12.50 15s and the spacers are adapters to get from 5 on 4.75 to 5 on 4.5. Are you running any Body lift at all if not that may be why you still have rub being that itís all suspension lift thatís why Iím going 2.5 and 2 BL would sit at about 5 inch total then offset and gaining body clearance with 6 inch suspension lift only the body still sitting in the frame
 
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With 12.50" you might need the spacers. I ASSumed 10.50" and you know what assuming gets you! Lol

With the 2.5 and 2" BL, you're only getting 4.5" of total lift, I've got 6" and still had to trim. Around town, it barely rubbed, and turning up the t bars a little took care of it. But when I wheel, I disconnect the sway bar for a little more articulation, and I drive it like I don't have to drive it to work lol. Plus, the ride was too crappy with the bars turned up, and I know the boggers are already straining the cv axles, no reason to make it worse by cranking the t bars up. So I put them at stock height, and got the cut off wheel out. No rubbing whatsoever, now.

If you don't plan on any serious wheeling, 2.5"+2" and maybe some t bar, and you can probably get by.
 
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With 12.50" you might need the spacers. I ASSumed 10.50" and you know what assuming gets you! Lol

With the 2.5 and 2" BL, you're only getting 4.5" of total lift, I've got 6" and still had to trim. Around town, it barely rubbed, and turning up the t bars a little took care of it. But when I wheel, I disconnect the sway bar for a little more articulation, and I drive it like I don't have to drive it to work lol. Plus, the ride was too crappy with the bars turned up, and I know the boggers are already straining the cv axles, no reason to make it worse by cranking the t bars up. So I put them at stock height, and got the cut off wheel out. No rubbing whatsoever, now.

If you don't plan on any serious wheeling, 2.5"+2" and maybe some t bar, and you can probably get by.

i plan on mild wheeling more mud play and not a lot of major flex not really any crawling but maybe some minor crawling still gonna daily it highway and everything also very nice car donít want to hack it up thatís why I plan on the space to get out but started to think that may hurt me as well worst case I am running I roc wheels now probably 7 wide 3 offset so they may work to keep it tucked with a spacer
 
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Don't know if you'll be able to squeeze 12.50" wide tires on 7" rims. Rule of thumb I've always heard was wheel width plus 4" is the widest tire that can be safety ran
 
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Don't know if you'll be able to squeeze 12.50" wide tires on 7" rims. Rule of thumb I've always heard was wheel width plus 4" is the widest tire that can be safety ran
they may be 7.5s not sure
 
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Also do you think Iím going to have a gearing issue with 33s on factory axles
 
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What is your ratio now?

I've got 3.73s, and while it's plenty drivable, I'm really wishing for more gear. Eventually I want to slide tons underneath, but a 4.56 ratio would be ideal with a 4.3 and 33s, imo.

Anything taller than 3.73 would have issues, I think

You're speedometer will be around 10 mph off around 50-70mph, also
 
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Here is my 96 Jimmy, 2" body, after market keys and rear shackles. 7" wide 2wd rim with 33/12.5 test fit. It clears but will touch the fender before full lock. I'm going to trim the fenders and may have to crank the torsion bars more. May switch to 3" body lift.



 

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