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post #391 of 487 Old 07-30-2014, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, you'd have to drill out and use the goferit inserts to flip it. Or ream them out to reverse the taper.

RR uses off the shelf TRES?
I hear ya, goferit would be the way to go to flip.

RR uses proprietary TRES that are thicker than stock, close to GM1 ton strength, while using original taper. Good happy medium in my opinion.

GM 1 ton would be perfect for full width axles. JCR offroad has some nice stuff


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post #392 of 487 Old 08-06-2014, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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We just installed BDS 5" front leafs only and called it a night. Looks ridiculous. I'm hoping they would let me pay freight and exchange these leafs for 3.5" ones. Lesson learned:







In comparison with 36R OME:





End result, 35's look small, way too tall imo:






I know opinions are like buttholes, everyone has em, but I still like to know what you guys think?? Unsafe or am I being paranoid?

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post #393 of 487 Old 08-06-2014, 08:56 PM
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Don't drive it like your track car and you'll be fine. ZTE is running those leafs and 40's. Ultimately I see you going SOA via the route Poke took.

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post #394 of 487 Old 08-06-2014, 10:26 PM
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IMO it looks fine and why would it be unsafe? I run the same springs and bl and have never felt unsafe and I run 40s to boot! FYI they will settle a little..... I have been running my for over a year now with zero regrets.
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post #395 of 487 Old 08-06-2014, 10:34 PM
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I like it! Sub'd up to see how it rides and settles.
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post #396 of 487 Old 08-07-2014, 10:14 AM
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Not saying they will end up exactly where you want them but they will definitely settle. My BDS 3.5s came down over an inch from when I first installed them. Took a week or so of driving and flexing. That is a lot of arch though...
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I had to sleep on it. Came out to my jeep this morning and it's actually not too bad. I'm just going to keep them and have fun. Inch here inch there, in the end, I'm gonna go beat her on some rocks and have a good time!







I'm sitting exact same height as my buddy with 1.5" superlift spring over setup on a 93 YJ. He's on 35s and has no problems driving it or offroading.

Again, thanks for all the pics and info here, you guys are awesome!!

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Threw on some G2 1.25" spacers up front only for now:









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Finally picked up a winch too, decided to give Smittybilt 9500 3rd gen a try. For the price I hear it's great and I'm planning on synthetic line upgrade in the near future:





Test fitting, I planned ahead and had a winch ready 1/4" plate bumper with holes pre-drilled:







Very impressed with the build quality, it's IP67 as well

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I have the same spacers on my jeep both front and rear!

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I have the same spacers on my jeep both front and rear!

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G2 makes some good stuff! Left the rears off for now as I'm most likely going to run 1.5" on the 8.8 to make up for the difference of dana35 and then some.

Another pic of the front end, I'm really digging the look:


Tomorrow rear leafs go on. Once front is regeared and steering linkage installed, I'll start on the SYE and 8.8 install.

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post #403 of 487 Old 08-12-2014, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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BDS rears installed, temporarily as the 8.8 is going in.

New addition to the family/trail buddy, 8 week old german shep. We named her Dana!


Itching to wheel with these:


Rear BDS 004500 springs installed:




Hi&Lo:




Next on the list:
- overhaul and regear the front axle
- pull transfer case to install SYE

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She looks really similar to my girlfriends dog.

Few things I picked up from my dogs and a trainer:
1. Don't use a harness to teach her to walk as they actually promote pulling and aggression(per a dog trainer for a California police department)
2. Present her food to her once a day, helps you guys bond.
3. Crate train her. Even if she's going to sleep on your bed with you, one day you'll wish you could stick her in there for a few minutes. We do it more often than I ever thought we would.
4. A tired dog is a good dog. They seem cute and harmless when they are that little but they are monsters when they get bigger.
5. Pinch collars are a good training tool that are safer than chock chains. And they don't cause harm.


The Jeep looks good. When is the 8.8 going in?

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post #405 of 487 Old 08-12-2014, 02:24 PM
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This is an awesome build. Although too tall for my preferences, it's great to see each step of a transformation. And your dad's Sahara looks amazing!

I would love an E36 myself. Beautiful car you've got there
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