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ok .. my neighbor wants to lift his tj and throw 33's or 35's under it.. he doesnt wheel.. and has no intention to wheel.. so i suggested a body lift and 33's..

whaddya say a body lift with them 33's and all other parts and labour will run him.. ?

thanks ..

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Personally I think that your neighbor is poser if he is lifting it just for the "look." However, the cheapest route would be a 3" body lift and 33" tires. A mud tire would last ok for road driving and has a great "look." The lift is usually around $80 US and then most shops charge between $400-$500 US for installation. I would say go find someone that has done a b-lift before and have them do it for a small price and some beer. That's what I did. The total price of part/labor/beer was about $250 US. And then the tires are a different story. Depending on what type you end up with will determine price.

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A 2" body lift will fit 33s for "mild" use and won't mess up the shifter linkage as much as a 3". Figure $120 or so for a good complete kit and two hours labor for someone who knows what they are doing to install it.

33x10.5s (BGF AT or the new BFG MT) will fit nicely on the stock wheels. 33x12.5s on stock wheels are too wide and will rub to the point of risking cutting a tire on the rear spring perch. For 12.5s you need wheels with 4" to 4.75" back-spacing. With 4.75" back-spacing you are very close to legal fender coverage (but not quite
). With 4" you should have wider flares.



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thats what i was thinking... coil spacers would be cheap.. prolly easy to put in too

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Originally posted by Chris S:
For 12.5s you need wheels with 4" to 4.75" back-spacing. With 4.75" back-spacing you are very close to legal fender coverage (but not quite
). With 4" you should have wider flares.
Hmmm... I'm gonna go for 12.5's.... any idea of some decent wheels that'll afford me about 4.75" of back spacing? I don't mind running steelies, I just want to make sure that they're pretty cheap and that I won't have to go out and buy new flares.

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I'd have to agree with kounoupis and get at least 3.75" back spacing, but do it for the cause and not for the poser next door, and get wider flares or you'll be eatin mud.


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