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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #26326
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I'd recommend a 3" lift then and 3/4" spacers. I know I'm biased but I run a ome hd lift with bilsteins with the coil spacers and a 255/75/17 rubicon takeoff. LOVE the setup. Youll definitely want to go bigger with just 2"...most likely anyway.
I did the whole bb thing and wheel spacers from rough country running 32s, I really wished I would have went with iro 4" long arms, I love my Wj but I am realizing the limitations of this rig unless you got a lot of money,

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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:31 PM   #26327
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I did the whole bb thing and wheel spacers from rough country running 32s, I really wished I would have went with iro 4" long arms, I love my Wj but I am realizing the limitations of this rig unless you got a lot of money,
Veru true. I'm just under 4" with adj uppers and lowers up front. Wish I just went 6.5" long arm haha not even close to the budget though. Its still handled most of what I've thrown at it and I love my setup.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:35 PM   #26328
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Did some searching and actually starting to find some wheels that would work. Hmm $200 on spacers and keep my stock wheels or spring about $500 on a nice set of Pro Comp Alloys with 4.5" BS? Just not sure how they would look on a white WJ, windows are tinted black so that helps a little. Not a fan of chrome. Plus I have seen what salt does to chrome wheels.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Se...n=PXA7089-6873
I'd say go with new wheels

Too bad you're not closer, there is a guy selling a like new set of 5 on craigslist for $450... Anyway, amazon has them pretty cheap right now...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listi...&condition=new
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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:44 PM   #26329
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Make that closer to $600, forgot about the spare.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 10:05 PM   #26330
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Spidertrax spacers say explicitly 90 ft/lbs, i guess over that you could run the risk of cracking the aluminum. I may have done 95 for good measure :thumsup: (I think you would have to go way past 90 for them to crack)
Any more than specified and you could Mar the aluminum and "unbalance" the fit. Even if every nut was torqued the same. If you can follow that. It won't crack the aluminum at that small of pressure. I've been drinking and cant come up with the right description.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #26331
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Any more than specified and you could Mar the aluminum and "unbalance" the fit. Even if every nut was torqued the same. If you can follow that. It won't crack the aluminum at that small of pressure. I've been drinking and cant come up with the right description.
Haha i wish i was!! But good job i get what you are saying.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 01:42 AM   #26332
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I have Procomp's 9" with 4.75 BS, protrude about 1",,,
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Unread 12-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #26333
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Replaced my 87 c thermostat with a 92 c one. The old one was not sealing properly so it was taking a while to warm up. Also when I tested it , it was opening at just over 70 rather than the 87 it should. Not good as it was only just over a year old. Car now warms up much faster and when up to temp the heater gives out more...ermm...heat! Hopefully might improve mpg a bit too. We will see. Gauge now sits just over the thin line before half way rather than on the thick quarter marker.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 08:49 AM   #26334
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Spidertrax spacers say explicitly 90 ft/lbs, i guess over that you could run the risk of cracking the aluminum. I may have done 95 for good measure :thumsup: (I think you would have to go way past 90 for them to crack)
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Any more than specified and you could Mar the aluminum and "unbalance" the fit. Even if every nut was torqued the same. If you can follow that. It won't crack the aluminum at that small of pressure. I've been drinking and cant come up with the right description.
The risk is NOT the aluminum cracking or uneven balance, it is the established value set for the bolts themselves. If the spacers are torqued in a cross pattern and done in steps working your way up to the max torque value, they will be seated properly. The torque value is a calculated load established by Engineers (Reference the Engineering Hnadbook for details) and that is what all bolt manufacturers go by for each bolt size. The values are set to be tight enough to maximize the holding power of a particular size bolt. Over torqueing a bolt actually loses strength as a bolt will start to yield(bolt stretch or damage to the threads are common). In this case, too little and they may come loose, Too much and they will start to lose some their holding power and possibly either pull out or through the spacers, or weaken the threads. As long as you are close to the specified torque value you are fine, its just when you get to far either way from it that you'll have issues.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 09:17 AM   #26335
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The risk is NOT the aluminum cracking or uneven balance, it is the established value set for the bolts themselves. If the spacers are torqued in a cross pattern and done in steps working your way up to the max torque value, they will be seated properly. The torque value is a calculated load established by Engineers (Reference the Engineering Hnadbook for details) and that is what all bolt manufacturers go by for each bolt size. The values are set to be tight enough to maximize the holding power of a particular size bolt. Over torqueing a bolt actually loses strength as a bolt will start to yield(bolt stretch or damage to the threads are common). In this case, too little and they may come loose, Too much and they will start to lose some their holding power and possibly either pull out or through the spacers, or weaken the threads. As long as you are close to the specified torque value you are fine, its just when you get to far either way from it that you'll have issues.
That didn't cross my mind when i commented earlier but I have heard of over torquing equals weakened fasteners, thanks for clarifying for us
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Unread 12-06-2013, 09:39 AM   #26336
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Took this sexy pic of it lol

2012 JKUR wheels and Nitto Terra Grappler 245/65-17
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Unread 12-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #26337
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Did some searching and actually starting to find some wheels that would work. Hmm $200 on spacers and keep my stock wheels or spring about $500 on a nice set of Pro Comp Alloys with 4.5" BS? Just not sure how they would look on a white WJ, windows are tinted black so that helps a little. Not a fan of chrome. Plus I have seen what salt does to chrome wheels.

http://www.4wheelparts.com/Wheels/Se...n=PXA7089-6873
I got my 1 1/2" spacers off ebay new a year ago for $100 shipped and they work great. I've never had an issue with them at all.

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Unread 12-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #26338
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That didn't cross my mind when i commented earlier but I have heard of over torquing equals weakened fasteners, thanks for clarifying for us
No problem, So the best bet is to torque to the recommmended spec and use a dab of loctite

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Took this sexy pic of it lol

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Looks good, thats what mine looked like at one point and I had a set of those nittos on my full size Chevy truck and they were great.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 01:50 PM   #26339
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Put new Rugged ridge floor mats in front.

Also put in a new Idle air control and it fixed my idling issues. Also had to create my own gasket for the idle air control housing.
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Unread 12-06-2013, 02:05 PM   #26340
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Looks good, thats what mine looked like at one point and I had a set of those nittos on my full size Chevy truck and they were great.
Thanks man. I keep saying I'm leaving the dub alone but I should know that's not possible lol.

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Put new Rugged ridge floor mats in front.

Also put in a new Idle air control and it fixed my idling issues. Also had to create my own gasket for the idle air control housing.
Good choice. Love my Rugged Ridge mats.
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