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On my CJ5 I have just put on 33-12.5-15(previous 31-10.5-15) tires, they fit fine with no rubbing. I have been told by a few jeep friends of mine I should lift it, what would you all suggest. Whats important to me first is easy to install and looking to the future of going up in tire size. I was told to put on a 2inch body lift for tire clearance, is this the better way to go rather than lifting the suspension?

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Well, I believe a body lift will cost you a helluva lot less, not to mention that it's much cheaper. However, a suspension lift will likely increase performance as well as give you clearance. If you're looking to the future for bigger sizes I think I would be tempted to go with the suspension lift for now, save the body lift for that one extra inch you'll want later.

If you do a body lift, do it right and buy the spacers. My buddy made some out of nylon and all the spacers on his cab are leaning precariously forwards


Also, I've heard a few times on the boards that body lifts can cause trouble with the added stress on the body.

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do the cheep stuff first. U can always do a suspension lift later.

If u need a hand u got my #

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i wheel with a guy that runs a 3" body lift on his jeep cj7 w/ 33" tires , and we all find that it wheels very well and flexes good for the stock suspension .
i think i would get the body lift and then do the suspension after u have done some research as to what u would like out of the suspension.

mike

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I would try to get all the info you can on all lift kits. Ask around, and try to get a couple rides in jeeps W different lifts to see how they feel. A suspention lift is an expensive add on, but will give the whole frame the clearance you might need. Good luck. Mudder2.

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