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35's? that's what i've got now: 35x15.5 SX's and i'm already SOA. my problem is. i know i'll wanna go bigger, like 38's, later but is the 4" gonna be to big for right now. w/ my last set of 35's, i rubbed w/ just the SOA. i am also upgrading axles, so that will add at least, too. if anybody has done this, got pic's?

thanks- russel
 

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hell that should be plenty of lift. you will need to sawzall anyways to fit the 38's. they will definately fit.
 

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yeah i figured it would be plenty of lift for 38's, but to much for 35's? i kind of just wanted to see some pics for comparison. -russel
 

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I ran 35's SOA with 4 inch springs. It was kinda cool, but there were HUGE gaps in my fender wells...worked fine though <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> My 38's fit perfect now.
 

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<IMG width=454 height=358 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/yjtj35.JPG">

thats my yj a few years ago with 4 inch skyjackers soa on 1/2 tons and 35x16s with tj flares

<IMG width=516 height=320 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/front fenders.JPG">

my yj on 3.5 bds springs soa 1 ton axles and 37x13s with no fenders
 

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Thanks! I am kinda proud of it, and have had a ton of fun building it.

I took a 78 CJ5 and cut it in half. Then I added 20" to the middle of the frame and tub and relocated the front axle forward.

Now I am building a 3 link coil suspension on the front and will be ditching the leaf springs.

Ed
 

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I bet you had fun building it! I just bought a 76 CJ5, and I've got my eye on a CJ6 frame that a guy is selling for 100 bucks. I haven't decided whether or not to get it yet, but I'm thinking about it.

The only reason is because I'm 6'5" and I would like a little more "leg" room <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> and I was considering either stretching the frame, or buying the 6 frame.

Don't know
 

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hey Yellow Taxi- you think you'll wanna sell the lift springs when your done? i'm in the middle of my motor build up (efi 302) and i won't be working on the suspenion until next summer for sure.

also, what shocks are you guys running for so much lift? yeah, yeah, i know the bracket or relocated w/ the SOA, but still, that adds extra droop.

thanks for the replies- russel
 

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yjtj AWSOME looking jeep man <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Do a search for QBert... He's got a YJ with the same setup that you are interested in.

I saw QBerts YJ and chose to go the same path with my CJ. WIth the SOA and 4" springs and 2" body lift, I have about 14" clearance between the fender and tire.
 
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