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post #1 of 4 Old 03-26-2015, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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TJ with RE Long Arm Lift and 37s - specific pics - Please Help

Hi All. I am running a TJ with a Rubicon Express 5.5" long arm lift. I currently run 35's, but am looking to go to 37s. I'm having a hard time determining if I have the proper clearance. I know I can fit 37's the way I am configured, but I am concerned about my clearance on the body/frame right in front of the rear wheels when I flex out. Specifically, I use my Jeep for hunting and often times end up running tire chains to get out of the mountains with my trailer. I have some big gnarly chains and I am not sure if my clearance will work when the Jeep squats with the heavy trailer and running tires chains. I am hoping someone can help me with some pics of a TJ with a RE long arm lift and 37s. Even better would be a couple of pics showing the clearance in front of the rear tires with and without a body lift. I am currently running a 1.5" body lift as well.

Any help is appreciated before I drop 2k on new tires. Thanks in advance!


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post #2 of 4 Old 03-26-2015, 06:12 PM
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2006 TJ Rubicon on 37's with the RE 5.5 long arm tri link lift and a 1" BL, just FYI I'm in the process of dropping down to 4" coils and 35's and eventually away from the RE 5.5. The 37's plays havoc on parts like ball joints and u-joints on the stock D44 axle, steering components etc.... All that being said I don't rub anywhere. I will add some photos of the rear at full flex tomorrow.






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post #3 of 4 Old 03-27-2015, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=sgtduke;29160313]2006 TJ Rubicon on 37's with the RE 5.5 long arm tri link lift and a 1" BL, just FYI I'm in the process of dropping down to 4" coils and 35's and eventually away from the RE 5.5. The 37's plays havoc on parts like ball joints and u-joints on the stock D44 axle, steering components etc.... All that being said I don't rub anywhere. I will add some photos of the rear at full flex tomorrow.]

Are you running the stock steering setup? I have the tera knuckle with a custom high steer setup. It's been on my Jeep for 3 years and no problems with the heims or anything. I don't see 37's changing that as my buddys with 37's on their broncos don't have any issues either. I change my axle joints annually as part of my maintenance plan, so not too worried about the u-joints. I didn't know that about the ball joints. How often do you change them out? I'm actually planning on maybe changing the knuckle out to get a floating front end, which will change my bolt pattern to 5on5.5, but that won't fix the ball joint issue.

I appreciate the pics and I think the pic of the rear being flexed up into the wheel well would be very helpful. Based on your pics, I think I'd have enough room to run chains with the 37s.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-27-2015, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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Nice Jeep by the way

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