Originally Posted by MetalHead
Here's a link to a 1" fender cut. I tried it and it was easier than it looked.
If you don't mind my opinion though; 2" coil spacers for the front.
For the rear: 1/2" leaf spacer + 1 - 1/2" shackles for the back.
purchase some hockey pucks for bump-stop additions and you'll be ready for tires around 32" tall.
Maybe no cutting of fenders required.
Just relocate the flares about 3/4" higher than they are now. (easiest & fastest but only 3/4" clearance)
ZJ's are coils in all four corners, so a leaf spacer and shackle would be kinda hard to do, lol.
On the plus side, 4 coil spacers is pretty darn cheap. For 2" spacers you shouldn't have to worry about track bar relocation or the like as it would most likely be negligable. The front suspensions of yours and mine (my XJ) are essentially the same, and my 2" spacer did not affect the axle center or caster noticeably. It probably needs an alignment, but its pretty good.
I know its a little old now, but ill give my .02 just in case.
If your set on cutting, an angle grinder with a cut off wheel, or a pnuematic one is used most often, however a sawzall or other reciprocating saw is also quite common. If it were me I would probably use a smaller reciprocating saw with a metal blade, or an electric nibbler.
An air chisel would be the meanest nastiest way I have heard of, and tin snips would be quite slow.