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37's lift recommendation

Alright, I just boutgh my about eighth Jeep and I want to run 37's. Been researching it for a while. I am going to run tube fenders up front and a Genright or Poison Spyder crusher in the rear. I am going to get the one that makes the wheel opening larger by cutting it out. My lift will be one that has a 4 link in the rear. I want a LA lift. I am looking hard at Clayton or Rockcrawler. The question is, what is the smallest lift i can run without rubbing? Any suggestions? I am pretty sure I need wheel spacers. What are the pros and cons of wheel spacers?


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I'm running 1.5" wheel spacers now without any issue, other that a STUPID national tire store NOT living up to there warante to rotate them with wheel spacers like the store manager "Garenteed" LMAO enough whinning.

I am running a 2.5 SL and a 1.25 Sl from looking at Rokmens website and there LCG (low center of gravity) jeep there, with the tube fenders I shold be able to run them with that.
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. Been researching it for a while.
Really? What did this research reveal to you about your axles?

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Really? What did this research reveal to you about your axles?
He has a rubi with 44's and air lockers which IMO would be fine with the usual gears and alloy upgrade.

Im surprised you didnt ask what his research said about brakes......

My trial and error research has proven brakes to be more important than the axles.

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He has a rubi with 44's and air lockers which IMO would be fine with the usual gears and alloy upgrade.

Im surprised you didnt ask what his research said about brakes......

My trial and error research has proven brakes to be more important than the axles.
Do the brakes attach to the axles in any way?

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Do the brakes attach to the axles in any way?
HA! That aint gonna cut it mrblaine!!! You must be slippin in your old age since I have read your posts that say you dont drink!!

The axles and brakes are a separate function just like the steering.....and thats attached to the axle as well!!

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Good to see another Louisville person. If you want to keep it low, you can run the high line tube fenders.

Clayton makes a good kit and they are about to or have released a 3 link for the front.

I say depending on your fender choice either a 3.5 or 4.5 springs (or less with the highlines) with proper bumpstops. A brake upgrade is basically a must.

check out K&I Fourwheelers.com website if you are interested in some local wheeling.

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HA! That aint gonna cut it mrblaine!!!
Neither will those axles on 37's if you wheel where they make a difference.

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Neither will those axles on 37's if you wheel where they make a difference.
Blaine, he's in Mudville

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Alright, I just boutgh my about eighth Jeep and I want to run 37's. Been researching it for a while. I am going to run tube fenders up front and a Genright or Poison Spyder crusher in the rear. I am going to get the one that makes the wheel opening larger by cutting it out. My lift will be one that has a 4 link in the rear. I want a LA lift. I am looking hard at Clayton or Rockcrawler. The question is, what is the smallest lift i can run without rubbing? Any suggestions? I am pretty sure I need wheel spacers. What are the pros and cons of wheel spacers?
start here
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/

go here
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/lo...basics-879206/

then come back to the discussion. 37's REQUIRE a lot more then just clearance.
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so you're on your eighth jeep and you still don't know the basics????

needing a new rig....
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Here is my jeep. 37" Iroks on 4.5"rubicon express suspension, 1" body lift. TNT tube fenders on the front. IF you put full replacement tube fenders front and back you wouldnt need the body lift. but the body lift does make some things easier like working on the top of the rear shocks when the bolts break, putting in a MML, a tummy tuck, a gas tank skid and other things.
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Thanks to most of you. There are a couple of guys on here that must be from the pirate web site.

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Thanks to most of you. There are a couple of guys on here that must be from the pirate web site.
that means they speak from experience. just because you don't get the answer you want to hear, doesn't mean it's not the right answer.
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Unlimitedlou, don't take comments here too personal. Most are here to help.

I'm very experienced and nonetheless I've gained important insights here while lurking in the background especially from the likes of Mrblaine, unlimited04, Bransford and others. When you preface your questions with what appears to be solid wheeling experience, i.e., on your "eighth" jeep, many of us expect your jeep knowledge base to be deep and significant. With 37s on D44 axles and wheeling a little on the hard side, even if they're built and geared right, is probably pushing the limits of that axle...and that's not considering the very likely material upgrades required for brakes, steering, suspension, and so forth.

Doesn't mean it can't be done, many have done it, but running D44s w/ 37s and wheeling hard probably isn't wise.

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