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Unread 01-17-2014, 08:27 AM   #31
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37s and 4.5" is way overkill for you. You'll spend a ton if money in the long run and just end up with problems trying to make it drive straight and chasing vibrations.
I'd recommend the AEV 2.5" lift, with geometry correction brackets, synergy full suspension bolt/hardware kit, and a quality adjustable front track bar. 35s max if you really think you have to. It should handle well, retain stock driveshafts, and hold up reasonably well for what you're doing.
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X2. Would be a good choice for this OP with 35's. Rides better than stock on road.
You may need a new front drive shaft at some point with anything >3".
Thanks, I appreciate the details

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Unread 01-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #32
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...You may need a new front drive shaft at some point with anything >3"...
Thatís true and an often overlooked fact. I had to on my í08 and now Iím getting a slight rumble on my í12.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 03:51 PM   #33
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I'm starting to agree with the 2.5" option - So with front and rear bumpers, winch, tire carrier. (admit idly for looks other than the winch) would I possibly need to think about a 3.5" to account for added weight that might pull it down a bit? If I go small with the 2.5", I'm gonna want to keep all of that 2.5" I'm gaining. The AEV 2.5" says up to 35", but so does their 3.5", up to 35" as well. I did not see where the Metalcloak specified, but I know I saw it somewhere I think?
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Unread 01-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #34
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I'm starting to agree with the 2.5" option - So with front and rear bumpers, winch, tire carrier. (admit idly for looks other than the winch) would I possibly need to think about a 3.5" to account for added weight that might pull it down a bit? If I go small with the 2.5", I'm gonna want to keep all of that 2.5" I'm gaining. The AEV 2.5" says up to 35", but so does their 3.5", up to 35" as well. I did not see where the Metalcloak specified, but I know I saw it somewhere I think?
With my 2.5 MC, I got 3.25" in the front and 3.5" in the rear, before the wheels. I have steel bumpers, tire carrier, sliders, winch, and hardtop on my 2-door.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 06:18 PM   #35
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AEV springs are progressive and designed to provide lift with aftermarket bumpers and accessories.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 06:20 PM   #36
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My only advice would be build your jeep for its intended purpose! If not you will be throwing money away and you will not be satisfied with the end product. This is why my jku has a 2" lift and 33s. 37s are not practical for a daily driver unless you live real close to work or have really deep pockets.
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