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Unread 12-30-2009, 10:41 AM   #226
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AEV suggests running a 3" suspension with there high line kit and 35" tires, I really haven't seen enough pictures of them to say exactly how much they would need.

Are you still running stock shocks with the 2" BB?
Yes they recommend a 3" lift. I have a body lift to get the extra 1".

I have factory front shocks and OME rear shocks (rattle canned black). The factory shocks only had about 1/2" of uptravel so it was very rough (slammed hard) going over every little bump.

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Unread 12-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #227
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AEV suggests running a 3" suspension with there high line kit and 35" tires, I really haven't seen enough pictures of them to say exactly how much they would need.

Are you still running stock shocks with the 2" BB?
That's a ridiculous amount of room for 35's. When I highline my fenders, I'll have room for 40's and I'm only on 2.5" of lift.
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Unread 12-30-2009, 11:39 AM   #228
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That's a ridiculous amount of room for 35's. When I highline my fenders, I'll have room for 40's and I'm only on 2.5" of lift.
I agree, here my old jeep on 35's with 2.5 inchs of suspension and a 1" body lift. If I would have went with highlines I could have fit some big *** tires under it.

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Unread 12-30-2009, 01:44 PM   #229
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I agree with them. I dont have highlines, but custom ones similar to them and I have plenty of room for my 35s with a 2.5" lift and no body lift
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Unread 12-31-2009, 09:34 AM   #230
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I have an Orange '05 Rubi Unlimited with the AEV Highline kit, with 2" BB lift and 1" body lift. I didn't want to put on a body lift but had to until I can build a real lift for it as it rubbed REALLY bad. 3" is perfect (trying to keep the lift to a minimum) with the highline and it doesn't rub at all and flexes very well

Now I'm running 3" with a highline kit, how are you guys doing this without one? Just really minimizing uptravel? Mine has a lot of uptravel...

I'll try to get pics soon...

Where were you rubbing with the 2" BB?

Did you trim the rear:
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Unread 12-31-2009, 09:47 AM   #231
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That's a ridiculous amount of room for 35's. When I highline my fenders, I'll have room for 40's and I'm only on 2.5" of lift.
I really wouldn't say it's a ridiculous amount of room, 2" would probably be just right, AEV doesn't make 2" springs which is probably why they tell you to run 3". They also want you to trim the body on the insides of there fender flairs with less than 3" of lift for 35's. So there saying run 3" without trimming the body or less lift with trimming the body.

Your running 2.5" springs and at least a 1" body lift, and I think a 1" spacer up front, we can call that 3.5" of lift.
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Unread 12-31-2009, 10:04 AM   #232
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Your running 2.5" springs and at least a 1" body lift, and I think a 1" spacer up front, we can call that 3.5" of lift.
If your talking about my old jeep, I have never run a 1" spacer.



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Unread 12-31-2009, 10:06 AM   #233
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If your talking about my old jeep, I have never run a 1" spacer.

Nope, imped4now's TJ

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Unread 12-31-2009, 10:33 PM   #234
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I agree, here my old jeep on 35's with 2.5 inchs of suspension and a 1" body lift. If I would have went with highlines I could have fit some big *** tires under it.

Man I see some trick parts, but seriously were you running dana 30 and dana 35 combos??? Not knocking, it just seems like you would upgrade the 35 at least. Thats a wicked looking rig. I would race it like crazy.
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Unread 12-31-2009, 11:37 PM   #235
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no disrespect but i dont get you lcg guys. i mean some of this stuffs crazy. i mean lifts help clear the mid section of the jeep, but what do i know i from FL, we dont necessarily need to worry about gravity haha.
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Unread 01-01-2010, 12:29 AM   #236
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nah it's the extra jeep. for when you need to get the groceries.
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Unread 01-01-2010, 06:10 AM   #237
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no disrespect but i dont get you lcg guys. i mean some of this stuffs crazy. i mean lifts help clear the mid section of the jeep, but what do i know i from FL, we dont necessarily need to worry about gravity haha.
There are other ways of adding belly clearance without lifting your vehicle off the axles...like 40s, 42s, 44s, etc
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Unread 01-01-2010, 09:10 AM   #238
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no disrespect but i dont get you lcg guys. i mean some of this stuffs crazy. i mean lifts help clear the mid section of the jeep, but what do i know i from FL, we dont necessarily need to worry about gravity haha.
It is for guys that are crawling and not for the mud guys. With a low COG the jeep is extremely stable even while off camber. I know I had spent alot of time tuning my old system and I only flopped once with it. A good setup requires alot more than just slapping some random 2" springs and some random shocks.

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Unread 01-01-2010, 09:14 AM   #239
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it seems like it gets pretty intense too, what with some guys going as far as cutting the frame and pushing transfer cases up into the body more. too much work for me but if i was more of a techy and lived out west i'd guess i'd be doing the same thing
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Unread 01-01-2010, 07:17 PM   #240
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Man I see some trick parts, but seriously were you running dana 30 and dana 35 combos??? Not knocking, it just seems like you would upgrade the 35 at least. Thats a wicked looking rig. I would race it like crazy.
It may be hard to believe but everything you read on the internet is not always true. The trussed super 35 in my old jeep held up great,I never had a problem with it. There are alot of forum members that have seen pics of how the jeep was used and it wasnt always pretty.
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