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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:55 PM   #16
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A belly skid will be easy with the clayton setup. Sounds like a solid plan. Cheers. And good luck finding a wj with a 242HD. I didn't see any for months. So I picked up a low mileage 4.7 H.O

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Unread 12-10-2013, 08:58 PM   #17
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A belly skid will be easy with the clayton setup. Sounds like a solid plan. Cheers. And good luck finding a wj with a 242HD. I didn't see any for months. So I picked up a low mileage 4.7 H.O
So far I've seen one. Although it has 93k miles, which is a bit too much for my liking right now.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #18
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Can anymore help me figure out some measurements?

Given that the Jeep is on a 4.5" lift and 285's, what would be the roof height, lowest belly pan height, and right above the rocker o the door sill?
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Unread 12-13-2013, 10:46 AM   #19
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So after some reading, it looks like I would be sitting at 25.5" hub to fender on a 4.5" lift and 285's?
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Unread 12-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #20
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Stock measures in at 18 front 19 rear HTF, or less usually because the rubber coil isolators smash down over time. Tire size isnt going to change HTF measurements, It will increase ride height and clearance, but not the hub to fender distance. With new isolators and some new 4.5'' coils you should be around 22-23'' front and 23-24 rear. Check out the submit your wj pics sticky and you should have a good idea of what your setup will look like. I guess you won't encounter as many rocky trails in Alabama that require lots of travel like here in Colorado, so the setup you are looking at should fit your needs well.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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You are welcome to come take a look at mine if you need measurements or want to try the 4.7. I'm only on a 3" IRO and 32's, so it's not as tall as what you are looking at.

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Unread 12-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #22
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Stock measures in at 18 front 19 rear HTF, or less usually because the rubber coil isolators smash down over time. Tire size isnt going to change HTF measurements, It will increase ride height and clearance, but not the hub to fender distance. With new isolators and some new 4.5'' coils you should be around 22-23'' front and 23-24 rear. Check out the submit your wj pics sticky and you should have a good idea of what your setup will look like. I guess you won't encounter as many rocky trails in Alabama that require lots of travel like here in Colorado, so the setup you are looking at should fit your needs well.
I feel so stupid now. : Just wasn't thinking this morning.

I've looked and I've seen maybe 2 people that have the Clayton 4.5" and 285's. I'm a bit frustrated at the fact no one could provide some measurements that I could use to find out the belly and bottom door sill height.

Someone around here has the Clayton lift and 285's and a really nice trim job. Probably exactly what I'm going to do so I'll have plenty of room. Can't seem to find his build thread right now...

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You are welcome to come take a look at mine if you need measurements or want to try the 4.7. I'm only on a 3" IRO and 32's, so it's not as tall as what you are looking at.

Wes
Thanks! Definitly would love to test drive that since it's very similar to the setup I want. Not sure when I'll start looking for one, but when I do I'll take you up on that offer.
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