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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:34 PM   #46
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I have the rc 3.25 lift and have been completely happy with it. I've had it for almost three years 0 issues. I clear 35's easy. I bet I could clear 37's if I trimmed a little.
So are your axles aligned pretty good then? Also I was going for the 3.5 since you have a 2dr so mine might settle more. How are the shocks that come with it?

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Unread 02-06-2013, 11:39 PM   #47
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So are your axles aligned pretty good then? Also I was going for the 3.5 since you have a 2dr so mine might settle more. How are the shocks that come with it?
My axles are good. The shocks are alright. Not great or terrible.
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Unread 02-07-2013, 08:49 PM   #48
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My axles are good. The shocks are alright. Not great or terrible.
Ok, ill try them out. Bilsteins or other options are always available!

Got my sliders mounted up, took maybe 3 total hours. Longest part was bolting the pinch seam up, and being smittybilt the holes didnt line up perfect but we got them in! Beefy and look sleek, just wish they stuck out more.

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Unread 02-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #49
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Took the jeep for its first wheeling trip, and probably the first time its ever seen mud. It did pretty well for being stock, mainly the tires were holding it back and ofcourse the low belly, but other than that it maneuvered well! I found out that the sliders are a rare occasion, I think I only hit them maybe once. I bottomed out multiple times which werent really a big deal, but the lift will be nice right about now. Took some pictures, and most dont do justice but some things were pretty sticky. I went with my brothers WJ (Badmoony), and a buddy with a lifted jk on 35s (blackwhiteriot).















Bottomed out here, in the second picture





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And Chads JK









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That is some beautiful scenery! Jeep looks good as well, I love that color! Can't wait to see you shape it!
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Great pics! Love the shot of all three wheels.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 05:52 PM   #52
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Great pics! Love the shot of all three wheels.
Thanks guys! It was alot of fun and it was nice to get back on the trails after over a year.

Ordered my wheels and tires, went with 35" km2's with the 15" level 8 trackers. Only ordered 4 for now until I decide to get a matching spare (just to save some money). Also deciding on the AEV 2.5" coil lift with bilsteins. Looks like a good quality lift and it includes bilsteins. So look forward to some changes here soon!
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Thanks guys! It was alot of fun and it was nice to get back on the trails after over a year.

Ordered my wheels and tires, went with 35" km2's with the 15" level 8 trackers. Only ordered 4 for now until I decide to get a matching spare (just to save some money). Also deciding on the AEV 2.5" coil lift with bilsteins. Looks like a good quality lift and it includes bilsteins. So look forward to some changes here soon!
Hurry up and get it on! I wanna go to browns!
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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:27 PM   #54
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Hurry up and get it on! I wanna go to browns!
The waiting for parts begins. I ordered the 3.5 rubicon express lift. Want tohhelpme trim my ffenders Chad so I can run the 35's, right away?
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The waiting for parts begins. I ordered the 3.5 rubicon express lift. Want tohhelpme trim my ffenders Chad so I can run the 35's, right away?
When are you trying to cut them?
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When are you trying to cut them?
Maybe this weekend, depends if my wheels come in soon
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Maybe this weekend, depends if my wheels come in soon
Idk if I can this weekend. I'm pretty busy. Maybe next weekend I could.
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Ordered originally a RE 3.5 lift kit and it was all backordered, so i started rethinking a different route. I went with the AEV 2.5" Dualsport XT Lift with a Rock Krawler front adj. track bar since the kit didnt include one and I knew the inch difference in the way the axle sat would bother me.

Next on the list will be my wheels and tires, ill let you see them when I get them here soon. Will be rolling a stocker with 35s here shortly lol

Way stoked, will be a killer setup with bushwackers some day. Ill get the AEV module here sometime too for recalculating the speedo
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Ordered originally a RE 3.5 lift kit and it was all backordered, so i started rethinking a different route. I went with the AEV 2.5" Dualsport XT Lift with a Rock Krawler front adj. track bar since the kit didnt include one and I knew the inch difference in the way the axle sat would bother me.

Next on the list will be my wheels and tires, ill let you see them when I get them here soon. Will be rolling a stocker with 35s here shortly lol

Way stoked, will be a killer setup with bushwackers some day. Ill get the AEV module here sometime too for recalculating the speedo
Should of tried RC.
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Ordered originally a RE 3.5 lift kit and it was all backordered, so i started rethinking a different route. I went with the AEV 2.5" Dualsport XT Lift with a Rock Krawler front adj. track bar since the kit didnt include one and I knew the inch difference in the way the axle sat would bother me.

Next on the list will be my wheels and tires, ill let you see them when I get them here soon. Will be rolling a stocker with 35s here shortly lol

Way stoked, will be a killer setup with bushwackers some day. Ill get the AEV module here sometime too for recalculating the speedo
I see you reconsidered your options JK
You'll like the ride of the AEV. It flexes prety good disco'd as well. Did you end up getting the control arm drop brackets. They hang down a bit ,but I feel the difference in handling with mine. Glad to see your build coming along and your getting her dirty.
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