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Never Monday 12-31-2006 08:37 PM

Low ridin TJ's
 
Got this idea from another thread.
It seems the latest idea in TJ's is to have as little lift as you need. While maximizing the ground and tire clearance.
Let's see what ya got out there.
List your lift, susp and body, tire size, and height at the following points.
Bottom of front bumper
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/eb5811b0.jpg
Side seam
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...9/eb581112.jpg
Skid
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...2/eb5810ae.jpg
frame at rear lower control arm
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...6/eb581062.jpg

I'm running 2.5" susp, 1" body and 36" TSL radials
23", 42", 18", 20"

rugby 12-31-2006 08:46 PM

do you have any side pics of your tj

Never Monday 12-31-2006 08:53 PM

This one kind of sucks, I'll get better next week. The other Tj has 6" susp, 2" body and 37" MTR's. I'm on the right.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...5/eb987b66.jpg

harley_sr 12-31-2006 09:00 PM

what kinda mods did you do to clear the tires? Triming??

Looks good I only ask because I am in the market to buy a TJ.

Never Monday 12-31-2006 09:02 PM

minimal triming. i could have avoided it with 2.5" backspaced wheels.

harley_sr 12-31-2006 09:07 PM

Nice Job!

What lift you running Susp, I see its a 3in w/ 1in Body.

Shoot me a PM so this thread doesn't get off track

Knuckelhead 12-31-2006 09:12 PM

4" with 1"BL. I like it...
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...ad/waiting.jpg

rugby 12-31-2006 09:13 PM

i have a tj with 3.5in re on it and i want to put 35s on it. dont want to put much more lift on it.
brandon

Never Monday 12-31-2006 09:15 PM

heres the ultimate low rider
https://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=533674

Optiskate 12-31-2006 09:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rugby (Post 6296534)
i have a tj with 3.5in re on it and i want to put 35s on it. dont want to put much more lift on it.
brandon

Thats the setup I'm running. 3.5" of lift and 35"x13.5" Toyo's.

cvsahara 12-31-2006 10:12 PM

I don't have all the measurements but this is how it was 3" suspension 35's.
I am putting full widths and 38's on but keeping the same lift with a comp cut, wheelbase stretch and a 1" BL.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...a/IMG_2245.jpg

Little Jeep 01-01-2007 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Never Monday (Post 6296535)

This is one sic machine..... I am glad that I am not paying the bill.

Rockhales 01-01-2007 09:01 AM

First thing you need for a ''low riding'' TJ is too remove those skidplate spacers. IMO:flipoff2:

W_B 01-01-2007 10:51 AM

I Just ran out and took a couple quick measurments on mine..

Bottom of the front bumper was 25.5"
Bottom of my rock rail is 26.5"
and bottom of my skid is 17"

running 37's with a 3" susp lift and 1.5" BL

here's a crappy pic

http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/7346/dsc02001oo4.jpg

Never Monday 01-01-2007 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockhales (Post 6297286)
First thing you need for a ''low riding'' TJ is too remove those skidplate spacers. IMO:flipoff2:

I'd love to. it would buy me a 1/2" more clearance. only problem is I'd have had to cut the floor out to fit the STaK in. :shaking: :D
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/eb7a38bd.jpg

mongrel 01-01-2007 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Never Monday (Post 6298163)
I'd love to. it would buy me a 1/2" more clearance. only problem is I'd have had to cut the floor out to fit the STaK in. :shaking: :D
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/...7/eb7a38bd.jpg

That's why I'm trying to decide about a STaK. I'm doing 3 1/2 suspension,
Campbells hood and cutting the shit out of the rear to fit 37's.

Never Monday 01-01-2007 05:59 PM

The STaK will fit with a stock skid and no body lift. A little custom floor pan work with a 2# sledge for the '02 and older TJ's. If you have a belly up. Count on a BL and mabey a TC drop.

cvsahara 01-01-2007 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rockhales (Post 6297286)
First thing you need for a ''low riding'' TJ is too remove those skidplate spacers. IMO:flipoff2:

you're right but don't worry I am building a custom skid and will have the proper driveshaft angle after the wheelbase stretch. It was a bandaid fix to get me out of the garage at the time

Skunk03 01-02-2007 03:01 AM

http://porc.purdue.org/coppermine/di...2/pos=382.html
http://porc.purdue.org/coppermine/di...2/pos=370.html

2 inch lift (XJ springs), tube fenders, extended bumpstops, 33x13.5 ltbs. WORKS GREAT. Stock skid right now but plans are in the works for a bad ass skid that will give me tons of clearance and should slide nicely over obstacles

gamjunior 01-02-2007 07:27 AM

4" susp lift, 1" BL, sitting on 33's and no complaints. http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...c/DSC00584.jpg
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k2...c/DSC00687.jpg

kirbyiv 01-02-2007 10:57 AM

2" lift (stock ZJ coils f/r) 0" BL and 37 iroks :flipoff2:

http://thumb8.webshots.net/t/26/27/1...8XFfLuz_th.jpg

xFallen 01-02-2007 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Never Monday (Post 6296405)
Got this idea from another thread.
It seems the latest idea in TJ's is to have as little lift as you need. While maximizing the ground and tire clearance.
Let's see what ya got out there.
List your lift, susp and body, tire size, and height at the following points.

I'm running 3" susp, 1" body and 36" TSL radials
23", 42", 18", 20"

This is only for comparison sake and shouldn't be used as a submission as a "low rider" since it really isn't. To me a low rider on 37s would be maybe 3-4" of total lift.

Specs are 1998 TJ, 5 1/2" suspension lift, 1.25" BL, 37" tires, comp cut rear and front fenders trimmed all the way back to the hood line.

Measurements were taken with about 12-15 psi in the tires which will affect
the numbers somewhat.

bottom of front bumper: 26 5/16"
side seam: 44 5/8"
belly at edge of skid: 18"
rear UCA at frame: 21 1/8"

I have lost a lot of height it seems, which is fine by me. The 5.5" lift has settled down into more like a 4" lift I am guessing. The tires are almost worn out too. I can't find my old measurements but I used to be over 19" at the belly skid.

The BL and MML were added only recently for the sole purpose of better accomodating a flat/flush skid that has yet to be built. That will put the skid number at about 21" when complete. I had planned on putting in 3" springs (or someday running air shocks or c/os) but maybe with the sag I do not need to do that -- we'll see.

When fresh, the 5.5" suspension lift (no BL at that time) required fender trimming and 3.25" BS wheels for proper trail clearance of 37" Creepy Crawlers. On the street there really was no rubbing but that doesn't count for much.

The tires rub the inside of the rear tub ever so slightly at full articulation. A few minutes with a 3# sledge would cure that. The upper spring perches see contact on the front now and then, again, just lightly and only at maximum articulation.

Full lock to lock steering with the current setup.


Barry

mongrel 01-02-2007 03:42 PM

now how many of you 37 inch tire guys are still running Dana 30's in the front?

xFallen 01-02-2007 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mongrel (Post 6302127)
now how many of you 37 inch tire guys are still running Dana 30's in the front?

ARB, 30 spline CrMo Alloy USA axles stub to stub, full circle clips, Spicer 5-760X u-joints, and the rig sees the good stuff in Az with the exception of the uber-trails like Asylum and Matrix. The weak link in my D30 seems to be the ring and pinion. Still at 93.5" wheelbase too, which really sucks some days.

I just drive it without getting bound up, try and pick lines carefully, and use the throttle moderately when required. The 4:1 in the transfer case really seems to help reduce shock loading.


Barry

Never Monday 01-02-2007 05:36 PM

30 here, 27 spline with an OX. No problems at Tellico


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