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post #31 of 631 Old 01-18-2011, 11:05 PM
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Very helpful thread! How's the offroad performance?

Edit: Just saw that you'll be taking it out in February. Good luck!



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Yes, I am with MS as an a-. Great place to work!

And yes, I'll be wheeling it Feb 5th.


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post #33 of 631 Old 01-19-2011, 09:03 AM
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If you plan on running 245/70/17's on JK rims. Be prepared to do some trimming of the splash shield and re-adjustment of the front bumper mounts. I ended up taking the bottom clips out of the bumper facia and pulling it out. And then drilled new holes for the clips. Also had to remove the factory mud flaps. It may not be as bad with a less agressive tire, but the Duratracs still seem to make contact on large dips at full speed. I may end up going to 3" coils. Cheaper than new tires.:
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Thanks for the tip! Duratracs have such an aggressive, deep tread (something like 19/32 new) that a lot of people find rubbing issues with DTs where others have none. I think most would agree that it is worth it though!


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Yes, by far the best tire I've ever used in light snow,deep snow ,slush, dry pavement noise level is very good for such an aggressive tread. I've hardly had it in 4wd this year.
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Well my spring isolators took 2 days to ship and are on 3-day shipping. ETA on them is 01/24 which means I WON'T be doing them this weekend as planned. I'm sure glad I paid extra for rush shipping!

[edit]RockAuto get them to me on Friday instead of Monday. So, I was glad to get them on time and got the job done this weekend.


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Well my spring isolators took 2 days to ship and are on 3-day shipping. ETA on them is 01/24 which means I WON'T be doing them this weekend as planned. I'm sure glad I paid extra for rush shipping!
Could you explain real quick what the spring isolators are? I've done lifts and leveling kits on stuff before and have never run across that term. Should I be considering replacing them as well when I do my BDS lift?
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It is the rubber spacers on both ends of the spring. They isolate the spring from the body and axles. They mostly reduce road noise. A lot of cars/trucks do not have them.


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It is the rubber spacers on both ends of the spring. They isolate the spring from the body and axles. They mostly reduce road noise. A lot of cars/trucks do not have them.
AH, Probably why I didn't run into them on my F-150...

How much did your replacements cost? I mine as well do mine when I tear the suspension apart. Better than tearing it down twice!
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Does the lift allow you to crawl under the jeep without having to jack it up or is a 3 or 4 inch lift necessary for this?
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How much were just the springs I want some.
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@Bowhunt - the replacements were $102 +/- and I overpaid for rush shipping which won't be here on time. Frown. That's a better price than O'Reilly though, so I guess there's that.

@Metalhead - I can already fit mostly under there already. Well enough to change the oil even using a creeper The extra 2" lift will help.

@MYGrandcherokee - I provided DIRECT links to the places I purchased the springs from. Do your own clicking. Also, there is a 10% discount link from BDS in my original post. Go click it.


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Well, I did not expect this, but the RockAuto order came on Friday 01/21 instead of Monday 01/24. So, I will be installing all the new isolators, updating the thread with part numbers, and providing before/after pics/measurements. And also teaching the fiancee a little about cars!


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Man I put 31x10.50x15 BF Goodrich KM2's on with the OME coils and I had to cut an *** load of my bumper away and I am still rubbing on something when going over snow bumps. 3" of lift and beefy 31's=plenty of trimming.

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Job done. Pictures and thread update coming...


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