Very helpful thread! How's the offroad performance?
Edit: Just saw that you'll be taking it out in February. Good luck!
__________________ 03 WJ Limited, 4" Zone, 265/75/16 Duratracs, Addco rear swaybar 89 XJ Pioneer: Stock with 31s and a trim. Sold 99 XJ Sport: 2" on 31s with armor and dents. Sold
74 Nova - 2" drop and disc conv. Sold. My videos
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.:
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!
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?
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!
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.