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Unread 11-02-2008, 01:05 PM   #1
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Pics--new 35's on RE 3.5 LA, need more lift???

Well, I got my new 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2's and decided to put them on just to see how they look. I also bought ACOS for the Jeep to give it a total of 5 inches but have not put them on yet. The low cog is actually growing on me a little but what do you think about how she is sitting now, should I throw 1.5-2 more inches on her???






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Unread 11-02-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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How much up travel do you have now?

I'd leave it or lower it some.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 01:40 PM   #3
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That's about how much wheel travel I have and it's perfect for me, although you may want to raise the front an inch.



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Unread 11-02-2008, 01:49 PM   #4
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It was tight with 33's. I would for sure have to put longer bump stops in to keep from stuffing it hard.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 02:12 PM   #5
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I'd put them up front at least for more clearance.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 02:51 PM   #6
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I would add more lift for more articulation. If you decide not to, make sure you extended your bumpstops far enough so you don't destroy your fenders.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 03:06 PM   #7
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I"m digging the low COG, but for articulation you might want a 1" BL or the 4.5" springs from RE...
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I think it looks good, but for off-road you'll probably have to do a bit more.
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I"m digging the low COG, but for articulation you might want a 1" BL or the 4.5" springs from RE...
lift height does not = increased articulation
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Unread 11-02-2008, 03:14 PM   #10
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a 1" spacer in the front to level, and a 1" BL. Then see how much bump stop you need.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 03:15 PM   #11
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keep the back but do an inch or so in front to level a bit more i think it looks awesome but like everyone said check you Bump Stops so you dont destroy your fenders
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Unread 11-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
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Dont lift it anymore.
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I'd try to level the front with the rear but don't llift it anymore than enough to level it... looks good.

by the way, I have 35's and about half an inch less lift than you, as long as you bumpstop properly you wont rub......
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Something about those KM2s that I just don't like. Maybe its that the sidewall doesnt have such an aggressive pattern, although this one has a toughr sidewall than the old mud-terrains.
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Unread 11-02-2008, 05:02 PM   #15
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Hey Bo, here's another option.

1. Add a 1" spacer to the front to level.

2. Trim 1.5" inches from your flares.

3. Check your bumpstops.

4. Go wheeling and have fun.
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