J Springs and 33s

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by CreeperSleeper, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. CreeperSleeper

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    Okay, I tried to search this out, but the only pics I could find didn't show me what I needed to see. I would appriciate it if someone could post a pic of an 80 on J springs and 33s. It would be great if they still had stock bumpers. (I'm planning on building bumpers, but with no winch or tire carrier.) Basically, I want to stick with my 33s for gearing issues (If I'm going to re-gear, it will be for 37's), but I really only want to do this once. Any help will be appriciated.
     
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    If you only want to do it once why not just wait until you regear and put on the 37s to add the lift also? The 33s will fit without a lift, not look as goofy, and provide you with slightly better mileage for the time being.
     
  3. CreeperSleeper

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    That's what I have now, but the body damage that I am getting from sitting so low is unnerving. That and I will have sliders, bumpers, etc on soon and need to be able to support the weight.
     
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    here's mine-

    93 w/ J's, slee caster plates, mr.gasket 1" spacers up front, and BFG AT 285's (33's). Pics are old, from when I first put the lift on. I've got sliders on it now, but still run w/ the stock bumpers. Homemade front and rear bumpers are the next project.
    Just did Rubicon this last weekend on my 33's. Thanks to good spotters, got through pretty much unscathed.

    I think that 80's look great with 35's, but this is my daily driver and I just don't want to deal with regearing right now.

    cool,

    seth
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  5. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    if you want to see what different lifts look like with 33s, check my thread on "various lift/tire pictures" or something like that...
     
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    The only lift that suits the 33's to my eye is a 2" lift. If you eventually plan on 37's you would need a 6" lift minimum to accomodate them and that would look downright silly with 33's.

    Might be better to hold back until you're ready to do it all.


    Kalawang
     
  9. Land Speeder

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    You can do the Rubicon with 33 AT's? I thought it was a harder trail than that. Of course LC's make everything easy :)
     
  10. CreeperSleeper

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    I realize what I will need for 37". My arguement is if I get J's I could follow in ClownMidgets footsteps and get 37"s under their with a body lift and spacers. It just gives me more options. I suppose I shouldn't be stressing about this too much. I guess it doesn't matter if I buy Heavies or J's, I could sell them at any time... :idea:
     
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    Buy J's.

    I was happy with heavys for all of 2 months. :D
     
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    Wow, I had mine on for 5 months, thought that was bad! :D
     
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    CruisenGA & ToolsRUs - Have you upgraded to 35's or are you still running 33's?
     
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    No need to follow clownmidget's trail. You also have the option of installing ring spacers and the 33's. Ring spacers are cheap enough to toss when you're ready to go the whole nine yards.


    Kalawang
     
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    285 Coopers with J's.
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    Blue truck has Js and 315s, the white one is Js with 295s.

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