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Old September 23rd, 2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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I have a 98 xj with a 7" lift, 35x12.5x15 at's and bush whacker fender flares. I am having some rear tire rubbing issues when i flex. I like my height and the way the flares look. What are you guys running for tire sizes? Should i be looking for a set of 33's? I am currently running 4.56 gears. Will 33's be to small for my setup? Also i know my shocks are worn and need to be replaced.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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Trim more if it's that bad.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 11:50 AM   #3
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Trim the plastic?
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Put in longer bumpstops to limit your up travel.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 01:59 PM   #5
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Trim the plastic?
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Put in longer bumpstops to limit your up travel.
Or this.

Or both.
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Old September 23rd, 2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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I dont want to limit my up travel too much by putting on longer bump stops. I think a combination of 33's and trimming my flares should get me close to where i want to be. If i have to increase my bump stop height after that, I will.
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dont ask for help if your not willing to take any advice given. i was going to suggest bump stops as well but levi beat me to it.

you limit up travel and set it up for more droop.
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Isnt limiting up travel going to also reduce my drop?

I asked for help and advice then clearly stated what i planned to do. Others advice was taken. And kindly welcome more. Thank ypu.
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Limiting up travel. Or dropping your bumps down will not limit droop at all
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So just flex until it almost rubs, measure then make the bumpstops hit there?
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So just flex until it almost rubs, measure then make the bumpstops hit there?
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Thanks guys!!
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Be sure to compensate for the bump stops collapsing.
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