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Unread 10-10-2002, 01:48 PM   #1
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Wheel Wells / Bushwackers

91 YJ running 37's , I am planning on putting on Bushwhacker 6 in flares but I wanted to know if after you cut the wheel wells out to the Bushwhacker spec will the 37's fit up in there better while articulating? Orrrr should I skip the Bushwhackers and just cut the max out of my wheel wells now and live with crap flying off my tires? The wheel wells are tacoed probably beyond repair so I might as well cut out as much as I can to prevent damage continuing in the future.

Anyone running 37's on a YJ?

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Unread 10-10-2002, 01:57 PM   #2
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Do you have any pics of your YJ? I'd like to see it.

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Unread 10-10-2002, 02:07 PM   #3
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I do but I need somewhere to host them unless you just want them E mailed to you?
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Unread 10-10-2002, 03:37 PM   #4
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My YJ with 38" tires and the bushwacker flares can be seen in my link below to "Bushwacker Flares" ..

Is this what you are lookin' for?
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Unread 10-10-2002, 04:31 PM   #5
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You can host your pictures on www.imagestation.com

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Unread 10-11-2002, 08:40 AM   #6
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So did you have problems with your tires rubbing before? and what about now? Nice piece explaining the install, they look great on your jeep
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Unread 10-11-2002, 09:01 AM   #7
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So did you have problems with your tires rubbing before? and what about now? Nice piece explaining the install, they look great on your jeep
Well, if you take a look at the before picture, with my big tires and stock flares and such on it, it was a fairly tight fit. I had some good flex, but the tires were stopped on its upward path by flares and body.

After putting the flares on, I re-tested my flex, and was able to pull a better score on the RTI ramp .. my only limit now is my springs .. and that's not too bad.

As my writeup about it goes, before the flares, my RTI score was 849 (not bad on a 20 degree ramp), after the flares, it was 918 .. on the same ramp!

BTW: Thanks for the compliments .. it really boosts my ego
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Unread 10-11-2002, 10:28 AM   #8
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I tell ya what its a big help finding a board where people know what they are talking about. I"ve been riding bikes for years and only been wheeling for about a year and a half now. got some projects coming up soon that I'll be needing advice on.

For now its a 91 YJ

8.8 rear with Detroit and 4:56's
D30 front with EZ locker and 4:56's
3 in body lift
4.5 in Procomp lift
37 in SSR's

Soon hopeing to dump the vacuum hubs for manual warns
install a SYE with a 4:1 gear kit in the NV231
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Unread 10-11-2002, 11:04 AM   #9
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You might find that the Front Dana30 is a little weak for the heavy 37" tires .. its normally good till 35" tires. Its the extra weight and leverage of the tires that can cause the Dana30's demise ..

If you can find a Dana44, it can normally handle upto 38" tires. Mind you, these are not numbers that are set in stone .. just general rules of thumb. Many other wheelers state that Dana60's front and rear are required for 38" tires and larger .. but I feel that's for the competition guys .. the ones who mud race, or extreme rock-crawl.

For my light-duty trail and street rig, my setup is adequate.
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Unread 10-11-2002, 11:50 AM   #10
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Here is what I have been thinking lately, if i get the articulation I want out of opening up my wheel wells then I am going to stay at 37's if not i am going to go down to 35's just for the fact they will fit and travel better, I don't like the idea of loosing a couple of inches of clearance but I think it would be worth it to let the suspension do what its made to do. However if the 37's fit better after opening up the wells then yes I will be keeping an eye out for a 44, there was one in the paper the other day already locked for 500 bones. Just got to be patient, I have two bikes for sale that are going to finance these little projects, no funds til atleast one of them sells.

So if anyone wants a Gixxer 1000 R or a TLR 1000 let me know :-)
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I do but I need somewhere to host them unless you just want them E mailed to you?
I would be willing to host those pictures for you... Just e-mail me and let me know-------- E-mail
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Unread 10-11-2002, 02:41 PM   #13
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Well there it is in black and white thanks to Allan

Needs somemore work but it gets the job done for now
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Unread 10-11-2002, 04:25 PM   #14
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That second picture ... is the body already sliced, or is it just the way the picture was taken?
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Unread 10-11-2002, 05:55 PM   #15
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Na not sliced just the way the shadows were in the pic....

Going to a B day party catch ya guys later
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