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post #46 of 343 Old 10-18-2009, 11:27 AM
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Looks great!

Any chance you can post a pic from the side?

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Looks great!

Any chance you can post a pic from the side?

Yep. Here's a side pic and one showing the stock tire (unused spare) with the new tire for comparison.




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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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Looking good, Can't wait to see it come together.

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post #49 of 343 Old 10-18-2009, 02:24 PM
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What size wheel spacers?

How much bump stop are you going to have to add?
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post #50 of 343 Old 10-18-2009, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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What size wheel spacers?

How much bump stop are you going to have to add?
Spidertrax 1.25" wheel spacers. Can't beat 'em.

I added 2" bumpstop extensions when I did the RC 2.5" lift. I haven't flexed this thing out yet, but I think even with the extensions I'm still ripping off flares. I only got about 1.5" out of the RC lift, so that's the main problem right now. There's just not much room in there.

Metalcloak fenders and a new lift should take care of my clearance issues

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Are you still runing the factory transmission skid in place with the lift?
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Are you still runing the factory transmission skid in place with the lift?
For now, yes. I almost pulled the trigger on the Rokmen stuff, but decided to wait and see what Savvy comes out with. Wheeling season is pretty much done for me until Spring--except for the occasional snow drift So, I can wait to trim the midsection.

On another note, just ordered a complete set of Currie Arms

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The only reason I was asking is you'll be rubbing your driveshaft on your crossmember with that setup lift even with mild/street use. Check your driveshaft for a worn ring where it may be hitting. You can just go without the skid until you upgrade to your new stuff if there is contact.
I modded mine by chopping off the driverside arm and fabbing up a new arm out of a Summit driveshaft safety yoke I had laying around. The crossmember now goes up and over the front driveshaft.
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The only reason I was asking is you'll be rubbing your driveshaft on your crossmember with that setup lift even with mild/street use. Check your driveshaft for a worn ring where it may be hitting. You can just go without the skid until you upgrade to your new stuff if there is contact.
I modded mine by chopping off the driverside arm and fabbing up a new arm out of a Summit driveshaft safety yoke I had laying around. The crossmember now goes up and over the front driveshaft.
Thanks! I'll check it first thing tomorrow morning. Having a hard time visualizing where it would hit, but I'll inspect every inch of the drivetrain

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When you droop it will definately start rubbing with longer shocks.

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Thanks! I'll check it first thing tomorrow morning. Having a hard time visualizing where it would hit, but I'll inspect every inch of the drivetrain
The driveshaft will make contact with the front edge of the crossmember. Just jack up the front driverside frame until your tire is off the ground and you'll see where it is very close.
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nice little build.i just bought a rubicon 2 weeks ago. it had the rough country 2.5 lift on it and the 33 mtz. it still rubs a little i might go up to a 3 or 3.5 lift now

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Looking good! Now you got me think'n bout running 35's !
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nice little build.i just bought a rubicon 2 weeks ago. it had the rough country 2.5 lift on it and the 33 mtz. it still rubs a little i might go up to a 3 or 3.5 lift now
Good call. I think with the 33s you'll want to take your Rubi up a little more. I love the MTZs! The .75" spacers will do the trick if you're keeping the RC lift. Either that or add the 1.25" body lift.


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Looking good! Now you got me think'n bout running 35's !
Take the plunge!

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
My build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ru...thread-792423/
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post #60 of 343 Old 10-23-2009, 03:13 PM
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Fell in love with the Metal Cloak fenders, so putting em to the top of the list.
Good call on the Currie CA's.
I've had the OME 2.50" for 2yrs now with no sagging. Got 3" of lift originally,but with the addition of the winch, it has settled to the advertized 2.5". Went with the HD springs.
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