now that your getting rid of the rear armor, how did you like it? XRC stuff tends to get a bad rap but on a budget they look like the best choice.
They were great! I almost kept them and just comp cut them, but I don't think 37"s are big enough to make a comp cut look good.
So between now and when I started cutting the suspension off, I had to go try out the new beadlocks! This meant cutting off some sheet metal to make room for the tires and 1" short arm "stretch". 1st thing I learned is that I do not cut circles very well.
Pulled the rubber tub out and prepped for the blade:
Marked my line with a highlighter:
Started cutting. There were several little braces that made it a pain, but it eventually cut off. All of the marks or stains on the rotor is my sweat.:
Steel removed, half circle complete:
Wheels mounted back up for fitment:
I finished this up on a Friday so we could head out to The Gulches on Saturday. Great off-road park and the tires didn't rub at all! This is still on 3.5" springs.
Pics from the day:
Fully stuffed, no rubbing:
It's ugly as hell, but it is just temporary. Much more cutting to be made.......