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post #1 of 11 Old 08-24-2007, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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WJ: 4" and 32"s - trimming? and post pics!

I'm thinking about upgrading to a 4" IRO lift (maybe long arms or just adjustable short arms- haven't decided yet). Will 265/75-16 MTs (probably Kumho) on 5" back spacking fit with out rubbing? How much trimming will be involved.

I had some 31"s on wheels with 4" BS and in reverse they rubbed bad when turning. I can't have any of that this time. Will I run that risk? Should I stick with 31"s at 4" of lift or what?

and, if you have a WJ with a 4" lift and 32"s, post pics please

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-24-2007, 06:24 PM
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I had to trim an inch of the bottom of the front plastic bumper behind the fog lights and I dont rub at all anymore. I trimmed with a razor knife and it only took a few minutes to do and you cant even see ware i trimmed unless you really look for it. Some pics in my gallery.

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I am Running 265/70/16. Not quite as tall on my WJ, with a 2" lift. I had some rubbing on full crank, solved it by welding stops on. No rubbing at all, and they are mounted on Stock Rims, not sure of the backspacing on them.

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04WJfreedom: what are your thoughts on the IRO 4" LA kit? any gripes? How does it handle on-road?
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Extended bumpstops and bumper trimming and you'd be fine. (no extended bumpstops there)

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pancake: how is the ride on short arms? how much trimming was needed, any METAL trimming?

I already have the bottom part of my bumper trimmed i just don't want to be cutting it to shreds. I also want to keep my fog lights intact, my tires have busted them one too many times. Do you have fogs?
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on that trip I ripped out both my fogs and both pumps from my windshield washer fluid res. The ride was ****, im not gunna lie. Im runnin claytons now and am much happier with it. With bumpstops no sheetmetal trimming would be needed.

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I have gotten used to my SA ride. No money to upgrade anytime soon anyway...

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04WJfreedom: what are your thoughts on the IRO 4" LA kit? any gripes? How does it handle on-road?
THE Ride is great for what I was looking for, it handles great on the road and great offroad, but i just started getting bump steer issues when i hit the rite bump my wheel shakes for a few seconds, but it only happend a few times, so im getting a steering stablizer to see if that will help.

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i'm rollin 4in on short arms, the ride is ok. and i clear 265 75 r16s on stock wheels with rubbing on the LCAs at full lock turns. I dont disconnect my swaybar and can still get my tires up in the fender on flex. its great! go for it

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3.5 in lift with 265/70/17 (small 32") on my stock Silverblade 4 (minor trimming)

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