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    I have a black 04' X with 31's on it right now. I am looking into putting 33's under my jeep. I mostly use it as a daily driver and some off roading on the weekends. I was looking into getting a 3" black diamond suspension lift and 33x12.50R 17 Mickey thompson baja's. I guess what i'm looking for is any suggestions on lift kits and tires or if anything would be better for me. I'm looking more for tire clearance then anything. also if i need anything else if i get that black diamond suspension lift thats not inclueded. Also i was thinking about putting black wheels on, was wondering if anyone put black wheels on a black jeep and if it looked alright or not?

  • #2
    Black wheels on a black jeep is all about preference. If you like it thats all that matters. I think it looks good. Why are you considering 17" rims? You could save tons of money if you just get 15" black steel rims, and 33x12.5x15 tires.

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    • #3
      Crash,
      Being your new, I'll let this thread slide.

      There is a Search button at the top of the post window...make it your best friend!

      That said:
      Get a 3" lift, a 1" body lift, and make sure you have plenty of backspacing on the tires.

      Other than that, as G said, its all about what you prefer, and can afford.

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      • #4
        http://webpages.charter.net/2002tj/lift3%20001.jpg

        It's not black but its close. This was taken right after I installed my 3" suspension lift and 1" BL. 33" tires on 15's. After a year's time, heavier back bumper/tire carrier and winch in front its settled at least an inch.

        I think you would be better off spending your money on a Full Traction or the host's 3" kit, more for your money.

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        • #5
          2 more weeks and my rig is going to look just like that one, only white....MAN I CANNOT FRIGGIN WAIT!!!!!

          Originally posted by Stonecutter
          http://webpages.charter.net/2002tj/lift3%20001.jpg

          It's not black but its close. This was taken right after I installed my 3" suspension lift and 1" BL. 33" tires on 15's. After a year's time, heavier back bumper/tire carrier and winch in front its settled at least an inch.

          I think you would be better off spending your money on a Full Traction or the host's 3" kit, more for your money.

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          • #6
            Black Wheel on a black Jeep. Personally i like the look alot and would not go with anything else.

            http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...1/DSCN0187.jpg

            Also i got a full traction 3" econom kit and i would recomend it to you or anyone else. It is a very complete kit for a great price. Only thing you need is shocks.

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            • #7
              Kyle talked me into the full traction kit....lol

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              • #8
                I'm just curious why you would want to go 3" suspension and 1" BL, and not just a 4" suspension? A 3" to a 4" suspension lift is not that much different in price. If it were me I'd scrap the BL and just do suspension in one shot, though there may be an advantage I don't know about.

                I put a 2" bl on my TJ, on top of a Rough Country 4" suspension, the BL was more of a pain in the A$$ to install than the suspension lift, and it took more time to install the BL than the suspension. The reason I did it that way was at the time was cost, a 6" suspension is double the 4", but I don't think there's a big difference from 3" to 4"

                Just curious

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                • #9
                  I went the 3" suspension and 1" body lift so I could have less of a risk of having to purchase an SYE and new driveshaft. Plus I am only looking at running 33's for the next few years and this will suit me just fine.

                  You are right, there is not much of a price diff between a 3" and 4" and if I had a Rubi which already has a SYE, then I would have gone that route.

                  Hope this makes sense


                  Originally posted by upalms
                  I'm just curious why you would want to go 3" suspension and 1" BL, and not just a 4" suspension? A 3" to a 4" suspension lift is not that much different in price. If it were me I'd scrap the BL and just do suspension in one shot, though there may be an advantage I don't know about.

                  I put a 2" bl on my TJ, on top of a Rough Country 4" suspension, the BL was more of a pain in the A$$ to install than the suspension lift, and it took more time to install the BL than the suspension. The reason I did it that way was at the time was cost, a 6" suspension is double the 4", but I don't think there's a big difference from 3" to 4"

                  Just curious

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                  • #10
                    dont think us rubi guys are out of the clear, we still get wicked vibes with lift and still have to buy cv shafts.

                    back on topic.. i've seen acouple black on blacks and really like it, i think another small touch you should do is black out the headlight bezels... kill the chrome!!

                    but as almost everything is when i comes to your jeep it's all about what you want, it's about what makes you proud of your rig... if you like the look it's for you but dont let us sway your thinking on cosmetic things. thats all you..

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                    • #11
                      I hear you with the SYE, but I haven't had any issues with my 4" at all, no vibrations, nothing, and I spend a lot of time on the highway, doesn't mean I won't in the future, but at a year and 4 months with the lift, all is well.

                      On the headlight bezel, I agree wit fourwheelin49r, I went to the HD and found Rustolium paint especially for plastic, I sanded, or scuffed, my headlight bezels with 220, and painted them, and the screws, looks great. I have polished rims on now, Mickey T's, but I like the "Black Out" look too, and may switch to black rims down the road.

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                      • #12
                        Why do you want to run 17 inch rims on a Jeep?

                        The more tire the more sidewall flex! With Jeeps less rim is more!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fourwheelin49r
                          dont think us rubi guys are out of the clear, we still get wicked vibes with lift and still have to buy cv shafts.

                          back on topic.. i've seen acouple black on blacks and really like it, i think another small touch you should do is black out the headlight bezels... kill the chrome!!

                          but as almost everything is when i comes to your jeep it's all about what you want, it's about what makes you proud of your rig... if you like the look it's for you but dont let us sway your thinking on cosmetic things. thats all you..
                          Black on black rocks!! No chrome on mine anymore....

                          http://farm1.static.flickr.com/90/39...e8e4461b36.jpg

                          The tail lights are even black when not lit up...

                          http://farm1.static.flickr.com/174/3...64b4aa47fe.jpg

                          stupid snow...ruining my blackness....

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jeeperkt
                            Why do you want to run 17 inch rims on a Jeep?

                            The more tire the more sidewall flex! With Jeeps less rim is more!
                            I have no choice but to run 17's with my 35's....only size available in the wheel I wanted that would take an 8 bolt pattern for my D60's.

                            http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/4...56f4d0ee65.jpg

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by upalms
                              I hear you with the SYE, but I haven't had any issues with my 4" at all, no vibrations, nothing, and I spend a lot of time on the highway, doesn't mean I won't in the future, but at a year and 4 months with the lift, all is well.

                              On the headlight bezel, I agree wit fourwheelin49r, I went to the HD and found Rustolium paint especially for plastic, I sanded, or scuffed, my headlight bezels with 220, and painted them, and the screws, looks great. I have polished rims on now, Mickey T's, but I like the "Black Out" look too, and may switch to black rims down the road.
                              upalms - what tires/size and rims/size are you running with what lift? and is that the Jeep in your picture? -NICE!!!

                              Sorry about the hijack!!! Couldn't resist the pic!

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