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    if i buy tires and a lift kit (or no lift depending on tires) is there anyone in the pendleton area that can help me cut or install the lift? i've shopped around and the installations are as much as the kits! i am upgrading to 33s or 35s. i would prefer just to cut to keep big willys low slung and stable with plenty of clearance. i dont know when i'll be able to buy new tires- i want inexpensive but decent tires- but if someone had access to the tools or knowlege to help i would really appretiate it. i would just watch youtube or something but i've never done it and i want to keep safe. thanks in advance. i'll provide the
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    If you stick with 33's, you can get away with running a 2" budget boost a 1" body lift, and a 1" motor mount lift. Those are easily installed at the base auto craft shop.

    This is an easy way to get up on 33's while you save for the super whiz bang short or long arm lift of choice. The 2" of suspension lift really does not affect the Jeep much so you dont need to worry about an SYE, CV driveshaft, or a transfer case drop.

    The 1" body lift is actually a good thing and allows you to install belly up transfer case and gas tank skids. The motor mount lift keeps all the driveline angles straight and the fanshroud and shifter linkages in the proper relation to the body/frame.

    To properly prepare a Jeep to run 35" tires or larger requires a pretty big investment in the lift, and the gears, axleshafts, steering, and brakes all should be upgraded as well.
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    I will agree with JeepinSoldier. "To properly prepare a Jeep to run 35" tires or larger requires a pretty big investment in the lift, and the gears, axleshafts, steering, and brakes all should be upgraded as well."

    I was always told that if you are gonna do it do it right. I wanted a low center of gravity and be able to run 35's. That is why did a 4" lift instead of the 7" I originally wanted to do. Don't cut it up unless you plan on stretching it. I saved and made sure I did it right cause I was fixing F' ups from before and that ended up costing me more to fix.

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    that is a nice setup marine dawg. ha I like your sig. 6in body lift lol
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    Tick, I can help you out putting the lift on if you want to do it at the hobby shop on base. Not much experience doing it but I'm sure we can figure it out. In a few weeks I am going to redo my Lift and will have a set of 3" coil spacers (budget boost) if you want to buy those and save a little money, but I would recomend an actual lift.
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    sounds great now i need 33s
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    Quote Originally Posted by tickwomp View Post
    sounds great now i need 33s
    Don't forget to check ebay. I found my Maxxis Bighorns (33x12.5-15) there for $568 delivered. No tire shop near me could come close in price.

    Even after mount/balance, I was almost $200 cheaper than buying locally.

    And the Bighorns are a great tire!


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    I was just about to say Ebay is a great place to keep checking for a set of tires... and if you are not specifically looking for any one brand or type that makes it even easier to be flexible!!

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