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post #10246 of 25420 Old 03-06-2012, 06:05 AM
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Also after you drop all that cash on 35s you'll wish you bought 37s anyway.
Good, valid point. My original MTR 40s measured at 38.5 new, the day I put them on. Always go a little bigger

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Good, valid point. My original MTR 40s measured at 38.5 new, the day I put them on. Always go a little bigger
I wish there were a 38x12.50 size...don't want to have to change wheels again, for the 14.50s, and I have reservations about turning those tires w/o hydro
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Sorry it took me so long but the ride feels much more controlled...the quality of the shock is found in how hard it is to compress the dang thing in comparison to the skyjacker shock that was not only way shorter but compressed way easier. The ride is just right...300 well spent.
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Today I did my first addition to my jk, replaced the stock 225/75s with some 255/85r16 bfg km2s.
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Today I drove my Jeep towards a rock flying thru the air and cracked my windshield. Hope I can get it replaced with the OEM windshield. I don't want to do without the little sticker of the Jeep crawling over rocks on the passenger side of the windshield. I love AZ, but I really wish they would do something about all the gravel on the roads where I live. Less then 1500 miles on the odometer.
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I wish there were a 38x12.50 size...don't want to have to change wheels again, for the 14.50s, and I have reservations about turning those tires w/o hydro
SS makes a 37x12.5. not sure what actual measurement is though.

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SS makes a 37x12.5. not sure what actual measurement is though.
Correct, there are plenty of 37x12.50s, but my km2s, for instance, barely measure over 35 mounted. The 38 mtrs would hit the sweet spot for me. Really, I would like the wider footprint, but need to spend another $3.5-4k tires not included, to do so properly. PSC hydro, wheels.
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Correct, there are plenty of 37x12.50s, but my km2s, for instance, barely measure over 35 mounted. The 38 mtrs would hit the sweet spot for me. Really, I would like the wider footprint, but need to spend another $3.5-4k tires not included, to do so properly. PSC hydro, wheels.
I'll be going the Redneck Ram route. PSC setup is nice, but about 3 times more expensive than Redneck's system.

For the Redneck Ram, you have to send them your steering box and measure your steering travel. About a 3 week turn around. What I'm working on with a couple guys in my clubs is to go ahead and buy a new factory box and ship that to them (no downtime of the rig,) then pass off my old box to a buddy for him to send off, ect, ect, ect.

According to Redneck, an upgraded pump is not needed on the JK's except in maybe 5% of applications...I.E. high speed prerunner type of driving. They do sell a pump or will upgrade your existing, but it pretty much double the cost of the system.


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I'll be going the Redneck Ram route. PSC setup is nice, but about 3 times more expensive than Redneck's system.

For the Redneck Ram, you have to send them your steering box and measure your steering travel. About a 3 week turn around. What I'm working on with a couple guys in my clubs is to go ahead and buy a new factory box and ship that to them (no downtime of the rig,) then pass off my old box to a buddy for him to send off, ect, ect, ect.

According to Redneck, an upgraded pump is not needed on the JK's except in maybe 5% of applications...I.E. high speed prerunner type of driving. They do sell a pump or will upgrade your existing, but it pretty much double the cost of the system.
Okay I'm listening. The experience I have with redneck is on older CJs, never seen the JK application in person. What all are they doing for you, and at what approx. cost? I also wonder the compatibility with aftermarket, beefier tie rod, flipped draglink, altered track bar bracketry and track bar size. You think rubbing issues may be prevalent?
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Today, I installed my hitch + wiring, removed my front seat to install a bestop lock box which wouldn't fit (Amazon said it would...), removed the back seat (made room for the dog), replaced soundbar speakers with Polks, glued on my door sill plastic doodads, and ordered a softtop with 2 piece soft doors (got 5% off and free shipping, woohoo!).
By the way, what do you do with the soft door uppers and the back windows when you have the top down? I don't need that stuff flying out with the wind or being lifted at Wally World.

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Okay I'm listening. The experience I have with redneck is on older CJs, never seen the JK application in person. What all are they doing for you, and at what approx. cost? I also wonder the compatibility with aftermarket, beefier tie rod, flipped draglink, altered track bar bracketry and track bar size. You think rubbing issues may be prevalent?
I haven't seen any in person other than a couple of forum members running it. Their current setup welds the ram to the tie rod (rather than bolt on? U-bolt type of design?) If you send a new box to them, cost is $400. For a used box, cost is $500 since they have to put in a new seal kit. Also included is the hydraulic ram, hoses, fittings, and mounting hardware. A new JK steering box is about $400 from the dealer, I'll be purchasing one to make it a no downtime install (their turn around is about 3 weeks via UPS standard freight,) then selling my old box to the next guy, ect. I guess the last man in line gets to find a buyer on CL or something... I'm pretty confident in their opinion that a pump isn't needed, considering they do offer it as an option.

I thought hydro-assist wouldn't be needed just running 35's, I was definitely wrong there. Been in numerous situations I wished I had it.


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I haven't seen any in person other than a couple of forum members running it. Their current setup welds the ram to the tie rod (rather than bolt on? U-bolt type of design?) If you send a new box to them, cost is $400. For a used box, cost is $500 since they have to put in a new seal kit. Also included is the hydraulic ram, hoses, fittings, and mounting hardware. A new JK steering box is about $400 from the dealer, I'll be purchasing one to make it a no downtime install (their turn around is about 3 weeks via UPS standard freight,) then selling my old box to the next guy, ect. I guess the last man in line gets to find a buyer on CL or something... I'm pretty confident in their opinion that a pump isn't needed, considering they do offer it as an option.

I thought hydro-assist wouldn't be needed just running 35's, I was definitely wrong there. Been in numerous situations I wished I had it.
Okay, this sounds like a good option. Their customer service is supposed to be pretty good, from what I understand.

Yeah I agree...there were more than a couple of occasions I wished I had a form of assist with my 35s, and the 37s, though only about a inch bigger mounted than the 35s were, has only exacerbated that effect.

I'm going to start looking into this further...thanks for the suggestion!
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I wish there were a 38x12.50 size...don't want to have to change wheels again, for the 14.50s, and I have reservations about turning those tires w/o hydro
Mine are 13.5" wide, but do have hydro.

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