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Unread 04-09-2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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LCOG Build!!!

OK so I know I will be able to fit 35's the question is if i can fit 37's?

My setup will have absolutely no body lift.
-2000 White TJ 4.0 Sport
-2.5 OME lift
-Super 35 rear ARBStock front with aussie or detroit (my car is a daily driver)
-Tom Woods drive shaft
-Poor man trasfer plate drop with 2 washers each.
-MetalCloak Arched front tube fenders w/ 6 inch flare (gotta keep it legal in PA)
-Currie Front steering,tie rod, ect.
-Some sort of 6 in flare in rear, undecided about bushwhacker flat fender or tube fender....
-Trail Ready Custom Military black bead lock wheels 15x8.5 with 4 in back spacing. And I would get MT Baja Craws
-If i could get 37 inch tires then I would need to buy 17x8.5 with 4 in back spacing when i custom order.
-If tires are 37 then they are going on a roof rack on the roof.
-I will prob re-gear to 4.88.
Thoughts, comments, pics of similar setups and tips and advice please help!!!!

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Unread 04-09-2010, 12:48 AM   #2
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Why not skip the s35 and do a jy 8.8 swap? remember, you're gonna want better brakes for stopping that extra rotating mass as well... discs will go a long ways.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 12:50 AM   #3
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I would get rid of the transfer case drop and add a 1"BL with a belly up skid plate and a SYE and an 8.8. But unless you just hit the lotto you might want to get a second job for that wish list.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 02:55 AM   #4
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why would you want to run 37's on those axles? You need to pay more attention to your drive train.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 04:09 AM   #5
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OK so I know I will be able to fit 35's the question is if i can fit 37's?

My setup will have absolutely no body lift.
-2000 White TJ 4.0 Sport
-2.5 OME lift
-Super 35 rear ARBStock front with aussie or detroit (my car is a daily driver)
-Tom Woods drive shaft
-Poor man trasfer plate drop with 2 washers each.
-MetalCloak Arched front tube fenders w/ 6 inch flare (gotta keep it legal in PA)
-Currie Front steering,tie rod, ect.
-Some sort of 6 in flare in rear, undecided about bushwhacker flat fender or tube fender....
-Trail Ready Custom Military black bead lock wheels 15x8.5 with 4 in back spacing. And I would get MT Baja Craws
-If i could get 37 inch tires then I would need to buy 17x8.5 with 4 in back spacing when i custom order.
-If tires are 37 then they are going on a roof rack on the roof.
-I will prob re-gear to 4.88.
Thoughts, comments, pics of similar setups and tips and advice please help!!!!
if your buying a Tom Woods, get an SYE and belly up. You need the clearance.

Why the 37's? 35's will do 90% of the east coast trails easily.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 04:29 AM   #6
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You do realize that aftermarket flares do not "keep it legal" in PA. Tires must be covered and extended flares are not allowed. Not often enforced but it is on the books. My Jeep is registered in PA.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:16 AM   #7
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I like the way you are going with the build. If i get a new TJ i want stock so i can do the same. With the belly up you will gain alot of clearance I would invest in more armor diff cover, control arm, engine and gas tank. with a lower rig you will have alot more fun. Also remember that you will need adjustible upper control arms if you go with the belly up and possibly a t-case shifter relocation bracket.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:27 AM   #8
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Your gonna want different axles. I can hear ring gears snapping already....

With the super35 kit your probably not going to break an axleshaft but the housing will flex and you will start eating gears.. I was really considering the s35, but why worry about if your axle is going to fail everytime you go out... If your just mall crawling then sure do it but any offroading and forget the 35. Your gonna want d44 front and rear or bigger!
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:34 AM   #9
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I was originaly going to go Long arm but I'm really leaning toward LCOG instead. Sounds good but from what i'm reading I don't have anything to add that hasnt already been said. I would be really leary about even a super35 with that big of tires but thats not speaking from experiance thats only reaserch on JF.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:37 AM   #10
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Your gonna want different axles. I can hear ring gears snapping already....

With the super35 kit your probably not going to break an axleshaft but the housing will flex and you will start eating gears.. I was really considering the s35, but why worry about if your axle is going to fail everytime you go out... If your just mall crawling then sure do it but any offroading and forget the 35. Your gonna want d44 front and rear or bigger!
got any facts to back that up?
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:40 AM   #11
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:49 AM   #12
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I'd be worried about belly height with only 2.5" of lift, 35" tires, and a t-case drop.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 08:56 AM   #13
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I'd be worried about belly height with only 2.5" of lift, 35" tires, and a t-case drop.
Agreed.

OP, you're missing one of the most important things to a low build--BELLY HEIGHT. IMO, you're going about it all wrong. If you're keeping the 35, you would be very smart not to go over 35" tires. You'd also be smart to ditch the stock skid and go high clearance. Low means nothing if you get high centered on everything.

And why the TW drive shaft if you're sticking with a slip yoke setup? That makes no sense. And if you put a 37" tire on the roof, you just negated keeping the jeep low.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 09:05 AM   #14
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got any facts to back that up?
X2... I see those comments all the time, but to date, no one has been able to back up the statements with anything but opinion or "my buddy's D35 axle snapped, the S35 has to be bad" kinds of statements. At the same time, there's no evidence that failure rates for the S35 are any higher than 8.8 or D44 axles.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 09:09 AM   #15
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If you're keeping the 35, you would be very smart not to go over 35" tires.
On the other hand, if he's going to go over 35 (i.e., 37) wouldn't he also need to make significant improvements to an 8.8 or D44 as well as to the D30 front (change out the D30?)?
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