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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:21 PM   #31
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I've seen wheel spacers be successfully dd'ed. Have you ever had a lug but work itself loose? I haven't.

3" should be pretty easy to pull off for you. My 4.5" drives great with adjustable upper arms and an sye. The t case drop was decent but at 3" I'm sure it's fine.

I've also yet to have a jeep aligned at a shop. Measuring tape always worked for me.

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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #32
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I'm planning on 31x10.5
New leafs
New coils
New shocks
New 1" shackles
Probably longer control arms

And i dont think I'd need a sye or tcase drop

And get it aligned
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:31 PM   #33
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I've seen wheel spacers be successfully dd'ed. Have you ever had a lug but work itself loose? I haven't.

3" should be pretty easy to pull off for you. My 4.5" drives great with adjustable upper arms and an sye. The t case drop was decent but at 3" I'm sure it's fine.

I've also yet to have a jeep aligned at a shop. Measuring tape always worked for me.

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As far as a lug coming loose, yes. When I was younger I lost a tire at 55mph. Since then I've been much more aware of the possibilities and it has not happened again. The problem with spacers is it requires removing each tire just to check on them.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:34 PM   #34
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As far as a lug coming loose, yes. When I was younger I lost a tire at 55mph. Since then I've been much more aware of the possibilities and it has not happened again. The problem with spacers is it requires removing each tire just to check on them.
What's a setback in a rim you were talking about? Sorry I'm new to Jeep mods
And what rims/parts would you use for a 3" lift
Ive seen your build thread and, not knocking anybody else, you seem to know what you're talking about and has a safety priority like myself, and your build is impressive
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:35 PM   #35
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I see a lot of people using crager soft 8's
Far as I know and my research theyre seeming like a good possibility for me

My current tires are 225x70x16 on stock 16" rims from Jeep
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #36
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I'm planning on 31x10.5
New leafs
New coils
New shocks
New 1" shackles
Probably longer control arms

And i dont think I'd need a sye or tcase drop

And get it aligned
If you are going new get v8 zj coils 1 inch of lift is nice!
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Unread 11-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #37
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If you are going new get v8 zj coils 1 inch of lift is nice!
1" is an unnoticeable waste of time and money. My setup is far from your average 3"/31" setup. My lift has 3" lift coils, 3.5" lift leaves, and JKS dogleg shackles. The extra lift in the back is for the weight of my speaker box, which in Montana, serves as my sand bags, while still appearing to be empty.

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Don't fear the height, my rig feels and acts like 10x the vehicle it was stock.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:08 PM   #38
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1" is an unnoticeable waste of time and money. My setup is far from your average 3"/31" setup. My lift has 3" lift coils, 3.5" lift leaves, and JKS dogleg shackles. The extra lift in the back is for the weight of my speaker box, which in Montana, serves as my sand bags, while still appearing to be empty.

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Don't fear the height, my rig feels and acts like 10x the vehicle it was stock.
You dont need to tell me!
Have you seen my build 3ish inches of lift 10 inch travel shocks up front with 34 swampers. Its awesome offroad I make full usage of my 10 inch travel shocks. But if he is trying to do it almost stock that will work in his favor!
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:10 PM   #39
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Helpful info regardless
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #40
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Mines stock
Just trying to lift it for better snow clearance, getting muddy
Nothing too special I'd be doing, but I'm also a fan of that wide mean stance
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #41
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Mines stock
Just trying to lift it for better snow clearance, getting muddy
Nothing too special I'd be doing, but I'm also a fan of that wide mean stance
Trust me its like meth. You cant quit once you start to get dirty.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:20 PM   #42
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Trust me its like meth. You cant quit once you start to get dirty.
Its what I'm going for! Mostly a DD but I like to play and sling mud just like everyone else! Just want my rig to be able to sling it better and look good doing it
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:27 PM   #43
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You dont need to tell me!
Have you seen my build 3ish inches of lift 10 inch travel shocks up front with 34 swampers. Its awesome offroad I make full usage of my 10 inch travel shocks. But if he is trying to do it almost stock that will work in his favor!
That's what didn't make sense to me. I knew you had the 34's. It surprised me to here you suggest 1". I saw your name and figured you were gonna tell him to skip 3" and go straight to a 4.5" Longarm.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:38 PM   #44
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That's what didn't make sense to me. I knew you had the 34's. It surprised me to here you suggest 1". I saw your name and figured you were gonna tell him to skip 3" and go straight to a 4.5" Longarm.
Why? I like my low lift and 34s. **** is stable offroad.


I will never suggest a long arm kit. I am more of a build it your self and go 3 link with it kinda guy. The only way id do radius arms is with a f150 d44 or bronco d44. I will say this bias SS plus my lift is less than favorable for DD but is doable.

This is my gf rig 1.5ish inch lift and 31s it rocks offroad and is able to be dd no probs.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:52 PM   #45
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Gotcha! I'm a fan of your gfs rig, its more my DD style
If I was making an offroad only that'd be a different story
Either way both are very nice and clean looking rigs!
Whatd you do to your gfs? Just shackles or what?
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