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post #2026 of 2483 Old 08-27-2013, 07:21 AM
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These guys are making them...
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Those are indeed awesome! I think you need to be a US based distributor for them...

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Those are indeed awesome! I think you need to be a US based distributor for them...
Ill never turn down an opportunity

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Thank you! I just reached century on your build thread, watching the progress is just awesome!

The pinch weld is obvious but I worry about the rear fender since the tire extends so much outside the lip of the fender. Cutting into the door can be a bit problematic. Where was your rubbing (the top at the front?)? If I go for the SL i'll be tempted to move the rear axle back .5-1" or so...

Do you know of any who has tried the long soft bumpstops used in lifting LC120s and 150s?

I'm currently looking for 10" wheels with 4-5" backspace.

I won't be adding much armour, just light ones for cosmetics at front and rear since my wheeling is not so much in rock and steep climbs as you guys do (more trails and rivers). But I'm getting fender flares and sidesteps to reduce gravel damage.

oh btw, I think your rig on 37s will make it historic!
It really depends on your wheel choice and backspacing. With the right setup the tires will tuck nicely into the fender. The bumpstop extensions SL includes in the kit are quite long (4") and even with mine chopped down to 3" my 35s don't rub the fender at full stuff.

If you are referring to air/hydraulic bumpstops I haven't seen anyone use them on a WK yet. I have thought about installing a set to make fine tuning easier. The rear would be easy to do, but the front would be more difficult. I'll probably give them a shot when I install some coilovers.


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http://formverk.vortex.is/brettakantar/jeep/

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Those are pretty sweet! Just what I wanted to see! How much do those cost? Much better than what bushwacker will be making whenever they finally get their heads out of their butt!


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So true! Chris is on opportunities like a fat kid on a cupcake!
or Nate on a lightbar......

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If you are referring to air/hydraulic bumpstops I haven't seen anyone use them on a WK yet. I have thought about installing a set to make fine tuning easier. The rear would be easy to do, but the front would be more difficult. I'll probably give them a shot when I install some coilovers.
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No, those around here who are building LCs use these long soft rubber bumpstops. The gray WK on that websites has them, but they had to be trimmed down a bit, since they are to wide for the springs. But the bump is always soft, it never feels like a hit. I'm going to see if I can find some photos.

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Those are pretty sweet! Just what I wanted to see! How much do those cost? Much better than what bushwacker will be making whenever they finally get their heads out of their butt!
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They do look good, I've never really liked what bushwacker does, with the screwholes showing, but that's me. They are expensive though, the off-the-rack price here is about 1300-1400 USD, I think.
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post #2032 of 2483 Old 08-29-2013, 11:36 PM
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Omelet did you do your alignment yourself or have a shop do it? Im putting my 2" BB on, on my next paycheck too. I cant wait.
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When I installed the SL I used a tape measure to get it close enough to not freak out the ESP so I could drive it over for a professional alignment. Without the IFS properly aligned the tires will wear unevenly, your handling will be a little off, and your suspension won't work as well as it should.

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Super lift? Im only doing the 2" spacer lift from daystar and getting 31x10.5 wranglers from wally world for under a grand total.
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Ya hes got a modified super lift. Bb lift is good but you'll want to go bigger

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/jeremyc653-build-thread-1423295/#post14245927
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I know. Its all I can afford right now and I need new tires and dont want to dish 950+ for radials when I can get the 31s for cheaper. Is there a diy video or a thread for the BB install?
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What size lift did you get the fit the rubi wheels? I found some for 375 so I might get those if I can figure out if they'll work with the BB and if ill need spacers
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The lift height doesn't matter when you are talking about wheel fitment. The Moabs will fit with any or no lift, you just need at least a .25" wheel spacer up front in order for the brakes to clear the wheel. I run 1" spacers with mine, but most guys will use 1.25" or 1.5" if you like the tires sticking out that far.

Also it doesn't matter what lift you are installing, get an alignment after.


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Have you ever tried an alignment on your own? And is there a thread for putting om a BB?
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Do you still have your mbrp exhaust?
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