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post #16 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 12:03 PM
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Looks great man! Ready to do that on mine sometime! Sounds like your getting a good setup. Keep the pics coming.

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post #17 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Looks great man! Ready to do that on mine sometime! Sounds like your getting a good setup. Keep the pics coming.
Thanks, buddy! More pics to come!
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post #18 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Driver's side front & back done!

The back gave us a bit of trouble as we snapped one of the upper rear shock bolts. But with lots of tap & dye work, we got it out.
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post #19 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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No spacer needed.
I dunno... with the rubber stops, it looks tight. Thoughts?
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post #20 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 12:53 PM
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I just did my 2" spacers last night with everything stock, threw 33-12.5's on and took it this morning to the Rock Pit on base and tried everything I could to make contact, I even disco'd the rear as well as the front, and couldn't get any slap action. The spacers are only necessary if you're trying to spread your stance out, but they cause a bit of headache as my buddy figured out ( I.e having to recheck lugs every 500 miles and before/after wheeling hard) so I didn't go with them (insert famous jeep word "yet" here) lol. Can't wait to see finished product!
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post #21 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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I just did my 2" spacers last night with everything stock, threw 33-12.5's on and took it this morning to the Rock Pit on base and tried everything I could to make contact, I even disco'd the rear as well as the front, and couldn't get any slap action. The spacers are only necessary if you're trying to spread your stance out, but they cause a bit of headache as my buddy figured out ( I.e having to recheck lugs every 500 miles and before/after wheeling hard) so I didn't go with them (insert famous jeep word "yet" here) lol. Can't wait to see finished product!
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I dunno... these Spidertrax only say to check after first 50 miles... if they haven't moved, you're good. Meantime, I'll check them when I rotate the tires.
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Working on the passenger side...
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post #23 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 02:47 PM
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I dunno... with the rubber stops, it looks tight. Thoughts?
If you don't like the bumpers pushing into the tire you can cut them down. Or take them off.
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post #24 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 03:00 PM
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Do not remove the bumpers. They provide support.

The tight fit is a good thing. You do not want that tire shaking around.
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post #25 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 03:05 PM
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I would think 3 tight lug nuts would keep the wheel from coming loose but what do I know, I took my bumpers off years ago.
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post #26 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 03:09 PM
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I would think 3 tight lug nuts would keep the wheel from coming loose but what do I know, I took my bumpers off years ago.
The worry is not about the wheel and tire coming off the tail gate.

The worry is about bending the tail gate, breaking/cracking the spare tire bracket, or doing damage to the tail gate hinges.
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post #27 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 03:11 PM
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I hope you didn't forget to buy bump stop extensions!
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post #28 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 03:26 PM
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Looking good. I'm happy with my BDS lift. Just something to point out, I recieved more than 2" of lift and can clear 33's pretty well, although I need bumpstops. If you're looking for a wider stance, I would look into a set of 32x11.50x15 tires. I ran them with this lift. Every Jeep is different. Just a heads up!

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Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

My build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/thor-dd-weekend-warrior-1348534/
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post #29 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 06:18 PM
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A torch is 1000x more effective than any lubricant. Not sure why no one mentions that. Good luck with the install.
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post #30 of 96 Old 11-17-2012, 06:18 PM
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Wow thats a 2" lift? Ya looks like more.
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