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TMG
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: 2" RE lift Reply with quote

I just bought a RE 2" economy lift but no tires yet. Plan on running 31" tires, but how wide of a tire can I get away with and not have problems with rubbing. also with that lift are there any other components I will need to make it work properly. Any input would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What wheels will you be running?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 2" BB and a 1.25" BL. I am running 33/12.50 X 15 black steelies with 3.75" backspacing.

Driveway:



On a rock:





I think a 31/10.50 should work fine with the 2" lift. My son ran a set that way with no issues for quite a while. If you run a 12'' wide tire, you may need wheels with less backspacing or spacers.

Hutch
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hutch, disconnect your front swaybar next time you're offroad. Your swaybar links will thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
Hutch, disconnect your front swaybar next time you're offroad. Your swaybar links will thank you.


I don't because I am a little afraid of the effect on the flairs. The front bumpstops are stock so I think there might be some contact.

Ont the other hand, I do get some rubbing in the rear. Just a touch, not too much!

I guess I should try the front disconnected though!

Hutch
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hutchman wrote:
ehirner wrote:
Hutch, disconnect your front swaybar next time you're offroad. Your swaybar links will thank you.


I don't because I am a little afraid of the effect on the flairs. The front bumpstops are stock so I think there might be some contact.

Then check and adjust your bumpstops accordingly to prevent the tires from rubbing the flares. Your swaybar links, if you've still got the stock ones, are a ball and socket joint. Stressing them in this manner greatly accelerates their wear.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ehirner wrote:
hutchman wrote:
ehirner wrote:
Hutch, disconnect your front swaybar next time you're offroad. Your swaybar links will thank you.


I don't because I am a little afraid of the effect on the flairs. The front bumpstops are stock so I think there might be some contact.

Then check and adjust your bumpstops accordingly to prevent the tires from rubbing the flares. Your swaybar links, if you've still got the stock ones, are a ball and socket joint. Stressing them in this manner greatly accelerates their wear.


I'm new to this forum, so I am not going to post what I am really thinking about the tone of your reply. I'll just say thanks for the info on the swaybar links. I'll replace them if needed....when the time comes.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was thinking about 15x8 or 9 depending on tire width limitations. I dont know much about backspacing which sounds very important. Hutch appears to be okay with 33x12.50 and I am going to get the body lift and most likely the JKS discos. Thanks everybody for the input.
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