that's cool and all but sometimes you need the extra lift to get over obstacles... here in nc at places like uwharrie, tellico and such...you would be getting hung up all the time w/ all the jagged edges of the rocks around here...
02 TJ locked 35" tires, 98 XJ DD
"Wish my jeep was like a Chia Pet, Add water and watch it Grow!"
I actually do wheel this jeep, so I know what I want and need. As some people may know, its one mod at a time. Just happen to be time for tires. I will post some flex shots soon enough. Still got lots to do.
I have been to all the places here in the south. I did get hung up quite a bit with the 32s. Now that I have 35s I have increased, belly clearance and diff clearance.
Limiting the uptravel a tad is not going to hurt the flex that much.
I plan on relocating the shocks, highlining the hood with tube fenders and trimming up the rear with full corners.
This is definitely my plan, as well, and will be contributing to the thread when I get 35s. I currently have the RC 2.5" lift (got full 2.5" out of it), 3/4" spacers up front, and will be going with a 1" BL, trimming the fenders, and going with 35" KM2s. Rokmen TT and gas tank skid will join.
My jeep has no extensions on the bumpstops, So I'm still getting 100% of the stock uptravel.
I also have shocks suited to 2" of lift (OME), So I'm getting an additional 2" of down travel.
So with my 35" tires I'm maxing out my 2" OME shocks (in both compression and extension). This is the same as someone with 31" tires and 2" OME shocks would be doing...
Can you really not see the benefit of bigger tires?
Looks good Matty. It is a step process for sure. Too bad they are EXPENSIVE steps. I enjoy being labeled as a "small" Jeep as well. Makes those times you get up and the "big boys" don't, that much sweeter.