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01-15-2006, 11:46 PM
Hey, what's up? I finally got through with my 5" SPOA. I have a set of 31x10.50x15 tires. Everything is stock at this point in time. I am looking to get at least 3-5" more of a lift. This vechicle is only used for off-roading. I really need any help that can be given. ps i want to run 33" tires

01-15-2006, 11:54 PM
Could go lift spring all around.
Could go RUF and CJ out back.
Could go Wrangler all around.
None of these will give you 5'' of lift, Thats alot of lift ontop of a soa.
Wrangers will fit 33'' tires.

01-16-2006, 12:03 AM
2 inch body lift will fit most 33'' tires until max flex and steer. there is 3'' body lifts out there also. They are real easy to install. a little hamering on the inner fenders and you have clearance clearance.

01-16-2006, 12:05 AM
what kind of wheeling do you do? I have RUF and CJ leafs in back. You could always cut some sheetmetal off. You would be surprised where you could go on 31" tires.

01-16-2006, 01:11 PM
...You would be surprised where you could go on 31" tires...


My kid is dying to put 33s on his rig even though he has almost brand new 31s on it now. Like he needs them: He went further up a rock crevice on 31s than anyone else except for a guy running a way-built XJ on 42s. And the guy in the XJ had a hard time. My kid may have gone further, but the Z-link I made bent like a pretzel.

The added plus with 31s is a lower center of gravity and the from the info I've seen, you'll likely start breaking axles with 33s.

01-16-2006, 02:17 PM
Dejavu... I just answered this exact same post on another site...

"Getting a 31" tire under a sammy only requires a 2.5" lift and a little massaging of the seams in the fenderwells. You now have a 5" lift, so a 33 should fit. If you have any rubbing, you replace your stock shackles with a set of aftermarket shackles. The strength alone is a good reason before hitting the trail, but they are also longer than stock. Remember that shackles only give you half of what they usually advertise. For every inch longer than stock, it lifts the vehicle 1/2".
The other thing you have to worry about is width. With skinny tires you will not have a problem, but most of us don't run pizza cutters, so you may need wheel spacers or offset wheels. Otherwise you may rub on the springs when you turn to full lock.
I run 33/12.50's on my trail rig and I run 1" wheel spacers from Spidertrax.com to keep mine from rubbing the springs.
If you ever get to come through El Paso with your rig, drop me a line and we'll hit a trail or two. http://www.4x4wire.com/forums/images/graemlins/notooth.gif "

01-16-2006, 02:20 PM
Yep, I had 33" boggers, too big for me until I do the toy axle swap and I can still go wherever I want on my 31" ProComp M/T. What kind of 31" tires does he have?

01-16-2006, 06:34 PM
thanks for all the help tires are bfg a/t

LWB Samurai Joe
01-17-2006, 11:14 PM
I was able (with a very good friend) to make a custom coil suspension using Ford Ranger coils all around in three days. It works very well too. Enough lift for 38.5 SX tires too. Not to tall either.


01-18-2006, 02:45 AM
LWB Samurai Joe how much did it cost you to make you lift???

LWB Samurai Joe
01-22-2006, 12:45 PM
Well now that's a good question. The coils were 150.00 a pair, so that's 300.00. Then I paid around 500.00 for all the materials. Total was less than 1000.00 as the labor was free.


01-22-2006, 02:15 PM
That is one great price for a coil lift. Ship me two of em. toast

01-23-2006, 04:36 AM
thanks for the info how much lift did it give you? Sorry hijack the thread.

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I run 33's x 12.50's and havnt broken a thing. I wheel it pretty hard too. I only have a rear locker im betting with a locker in the front is when i may start breaking axles. And from this last roll over i might have bent it a tad...

11-29-2009, 11:31 AM
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