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Unread 04-19-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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lower lift, bigger tires, longer bumpstops?

Ok so here's what I was thinking this morning and wanted to know what everyone else thinks. Maybe I'm crazy though.....

I know the measurement points are lousy, but it at least gives you an idea -

right now I'm running 33's (measure to about 31.5) and have about 12" between the top of the tires and the BOTTOM of my fender flares (the lowest point.)

I'm thinking of going to 35's or 36's which still leaves me with quite a bit of fender gap. I'm wondering if I can drop my springs an inch (of the BL) and just increase the bumpstops to keep the wheels from rubbing.

So, the question is, if I limit the UPTRAVEL to about 5 or 6" is this going to hurt any traction?

I'm just getting sick of this thing being so damned tall but I want the taller tires.

Sorry - I know, long winded today.

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Unread 04-19-2006, 11:16 AM   #2
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I think you'll be fine. I know quite a few guys around here (myself included) that run 35's with 4" suspension and 1" body.
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Unread 04-19-2006, 11:33 AM   #3
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A veteran Jeeper in one of our clubs has a Rubi with 2" coil spacers and a 2" BL and runs 35s no problem. Youd swear they were 33s cause the Jeep sits lower than most with 35s.
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Unread 04-19-2006, 11:57 AM   #4
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AHere's a shot fully flexed in the front on the bumpstop.
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Unread 04-19-2006, 12:22 PM   #5
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If the bumpstops are too long, you'll bang your axle going over bumps ect. It's not fun, I've been there.
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Unread 04-20-2006, 10:16 AM   #6
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even dropping the springs an inch (or getting rid of the BL) I figure I'll still have at least 8 inches of travel between the bumpstops. (I've hammered bumpstops before, it hurts)

I'll try and snap a picture tonite - my rig looks retarded with the enormous fender gap & 33's. Maybe I'll just run 36's.

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Unread 04-20-2006, 10:19 AM   #7
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I'd remove the bl before lowering the springs.
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Unread 04-20-2006, 10:49 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by frankiefire702
I'd remove the bl before lowering the springs.
if he's complaining about being too tall, it'll help with the COG to drop the springs down a bit, rather than removing the BL ...

Low(er) COG = GOOD
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