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post #1 of 5 Old 07-28-2010, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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Xenon flat flares and 35s?

Will the extra clearance provided with the Xenon's allow me to run 35s on an LJ w/ 2.5" RC + 1.25" BL?

I'm in the process of upgrading (gears, lockers, brakes, tie rod, etc) and I'm trying to determine the feasibility of Xenons compared to the, much nicer (albeit more expensive), Metal Cloaks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 07-28-2010, 03:44 PM
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Yes, if you extend your bumpstops enough, but by doing this you will have less suspension travel compared to a 4" suspension lift, limiting your off road fun.

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Xenon flat flares do not add any clearance. They just open up what you already have.


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Xenons =/= Metalcloaks. I've been running Xenons since they first came out on my TJ with 4" Currie springs and a 1.25" BL from JKS and have rubbing issues under full compression.

The Xenons do not give more clearance where the flares bolt to the fender, they do out at the edges but not where the metal hangs down so you have a place to attach the flare. You will hit your tires a lot with only 2.5".

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-28-2010, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. Looks like I might have to source a new lift, too

Prior to the lift, a TJ has the aerodynamics of a brick. After the lift it has the aerodynamics of a brick 2.5 inches higher.
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