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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:16 PM   #31
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Ok, now a change of topic, I am beginning to lean more towards the RC 3" lift, and looking at BFG AT 31x10.5x15 on Cragar soft 8's (15x8) With this setup, where would you recommend ordering them from, what offset, and what backspacing should I get?? Thanks!
Summit has really good prices on wheels, and shipping is really cheap too. I think it would have been $17 for all 4 for me...

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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:21 PM   #32
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Hey great choice on the 3 inch!
Once again, unless you have money to blow, the BFG tires are not worth the extra cost.
Check out General Grabber AT2, same basic tread design yet 30-40 percent cheaper!!!!!

Prices from Tire Rack - Your performance experts for tires and wheels
Grabbers: General Grabber AT 2 $117.00 (ea.) 31X10.5R15
BF Goodrich A/T:BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO
$150.00 (ea.) 31X10.5R15


Besides the major price difference, I personally think the grabbers look MUCH meaner, and i have seen them perform in mud and was blown away.

BUY LOCALLY!! Roughly the same cost if you factor in shipping, and you will probably get a free alignment with a 4 tire purchase which I took advantage of after installing my lift

O! And as for backspacing it really depends how much you want your wheels to stick out. The smaller the number (3.75 is pretty small) the more then will stick out. I love the look of a wide stance so i ordered 3.75s' and love them. My stock rims were too skinny and made my tires rub on the control arms, so i would get at least a 4 inch BS.

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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:28 PM   #33
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I second the Generals, That's what I'm buying for my Highway/summer tires. I had they're Mudders (Wish they still made them ) They were awsome! Not to mention the 60k warranty and 30 trial too.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:30 PM   #34
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PBriggs:
Thanks for doing that! Lots of good information there, and I am really considering those tires now! They are VERY similar, and look just as good!
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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:33 PM   #35
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WOW! I had never seen the General M/ts they look SICK! I wish I had known about those...
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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #36
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You're welcome, good luck!
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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:47 PM   #37
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Can you get the Cragar Soft 8's in the 15x8 with backspacing less than 4"? like a 3.75?
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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:57 PM   #38
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I have only seen them in 4" sadly.
however for a little more money ( 6 dollars) Rustys has some pretty cool wheels that go down to 3.75".
Rustys Offroad: 15x8 Black Daytona 5on5.5 3.75 BS

They have the "D" window design instead of the plain bullet holes, pretty cool wheel
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Unread 03-12-2010, 01:06 PM   #39
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Theres these too 3.75 BS... Summit
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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:00 PM   #40
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Oh wow those are pretty cool looking too! I'm surprised they are that cheap
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Unread 03-12-2010, 06:53 PM   #41
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Dang, Cragar gets you pretty good with the price of the center caps ha
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:12 PM   #42
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I don't have any center caps, I just painted the drums and hubs to match the black wheels.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:52 PM   #43
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I just got that kit but I got full spring packs and it came with u bolts. They even sent both dana and Chrysler because I didn't know what I had at the time. I called them direct 10% off if you tell them you are a jeep forum member no questions asked. I got the packs because I got in tho the project and found a broken rear spring.

lift with 30's
If it helps my jeep has 30" general grabber at2's. I'm not use what the rims are probably American racing
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Unread 04-13-2010, 05:24 PM   #44
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So I have some MORE questions with the 3" AAL RC. I have seen MULTIPLE people say to upgrade to the Full pack to avoid sagging. On my Jeep, the rear sits quite a bit higher, because before my dad gave me the Jeep, he already had an additional leaf added to tow the boat. So the AAL should be ok since the back is already sitting higher right? Any feedback would be great! Thanks! Here is a pic as it sits now:

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Unread 04-13-2010, 08:21 PM   #45
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So I have some MORE questions with the 3" AAL RC. I have seen MULTIPLE people say to upgrade to the Full pack to avoid sagging. On my Jeep, the rear sits quite a bit higher, because before my dad gave me the Jeep, he already had an additional leaf added to tow the boat. So the AAL should be ok since the back is already sitting higher right? Any feedback would be great! Thanks! Here is a pic as it sits now:

Dude, putting it simply; add-a-leaf kits are ****ing g.a.y. of course you can get away with just putting another leaf in there but just upgrade ur pack. Cutting corners just isnt a good habbit to get into, itll catch up with you in the end. just wait until you can afford a spring pack. i have the rutsy 3 inch pack with the heavy duty springs... awesome. and the back sits higher actually so itll still be good for towing.

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