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post #16 of 43 Old 07-29-2010, 03:23 PM
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Highline is out of my budget as of this point in time.
I wasn't referring to an AEV highline, I was referring to doing it yourself with a flat fender kit. Smittybilt (yea yea, rant and rave all you want) flat fenders with no flare are 299, and the cost of doing your own highline is damn near null if you already have the tools to do it with. You end up with as much clearance as you would using metalcloaks (albeit nowhere near as sexy as metalcloaks) for much less.


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Yeah, it's an option, I've seen some OK DIY highline, lots and lots of CRAP DIY highlines, and maybe like one or two that actually looked professional, and the amount of time and effort involved in doing it properly is not something I am interested in at this point in time.
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Imped clears 35's with a 3in coils up front, 2.5in rear, and 1.25 bl as well as some fender trimming. You will need to adjust your bumpstops so it won't rub. It can be done. i run 33's with 3in of lift and a 1in bumpstop extension with no rubbing at all so 4in of total lift (bl and coils) plus 2in of bumpstop should be fine.
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some fender trimming.
Not anymore. Running untrimmed standard TJ flares. I see no reason to go taller than that on short arms.

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Imped clears 35's with a 3in coils up front, 2.5in rear, and 1.25 bl as well as some fender trimming. You will need to adjust your bumpstops so it won't rub. It can be done. i run 33's with 3in of lift and a 1in bumpstop extension with no rubbing at all so 4in of total lift (bl and coils) plus 2in of bumpstop should be fine.

Im also running this setup with no issues.
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I have 3.5" in front and 3 inches out back running 35" KM2's.

I say run what you want. If it brakes fix it. If it doesn't you just saved 2 G's. If I disconnect my sway bars and wheel really hard they will rub. Guess what? It is plastic and rubber!!! Who cares if they rub a bit!!!
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Not anymore. Running untrimmed standard TJ flares. I see no reason to go taller than that on short arms.
I didn't know that. lol. Why'd you change? I always liked the trim you did. looked very clean. Your whole jeep build looks clean and seems to work awesome
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I didn't know that. lol. Why'd you change? I always liked the trim you did. looked very clean. Your whole jeep build looks clean and seems to work awesome
I got tired of trimming and didn't want to put forth the effort on my current set when it doesn't functionally gain me anything. I actually think they look better untrimmed anyway. The next round of pictures on my thread will show them.

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I got tired of trimming and didn't want to put forth the effort on my current set when it doesn't functionally gain me anything. I actually think they look better untrimmed anyway. The next round of pictures on my thread will show them.
EXACTLY!!!!! It hurts nothing if the tire rubs them, and I too think they look much better if left alone. The only purposeof trimming the flares is to give the illusion of a taller lift. Nothing more.
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Thanks for the input guys. It really seems counter intuitive to put a huge lift on a narrow, SWB vehicle. Bigger tires are obviously better, but 6-8" of lift on a TJ??? No thanks. I'd rather rub flares than get a full monty of the under carriage when I'm scratching my head trying to figure out how to get the shiny side back UP. Anyone who lives in the mountains can attest to that. Most of our trails are really steep here in BC.
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I can recall at least 3 times now where I would have been on my side if I had the "required" 6 inch lift "needed" to run 35's. My 3 inches does me just fine.
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Metal Cloak and some rear corners with extended wheel wells...Like in my pic. I am going to run 35"s and could have done it with no lift. I added the OME 2.5" just for the better ride...but i am trying to keep the jeep as low as possible
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Sweet, I'd love a set of those but $$$$
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So my original build plan was for 33's..but I figured with the 8.8 swap, 35's might be better.

I'm going to do a 3" coil up front and 2" spacer in the rear with a 1" BL/MML and trimmed flares. SYE, and Currie arms will also be going in. I already have longer shocks, bumpstop extensions, and extended sway bar links.

The front axle will be a D30 with 4.10 gears. The rear is a 8.8 w/LSD and 4.10 gears.

I plan on (eventually) going up to 4.88's with an HP D30 up front, but that's not in the budget right now. 4.10's and 35's isn't perfect but it's still better than the 3.07's and 31's I'm running now.

I will be getting an adjustable track bar for the front, and maybe an adjustable one for the rear, depending on whether or not the height of the aftermarket 8.8 track bar bar bracket is much higher than the stock one (plus the added height of the axle tube etc)

Brakes will probably be centric rotors with EBC pads and steering will get an v8 ZJ tie rod.

Oh, and I'm torn between KM2's and MT/R Kevlars. Leaning towards the goodyears as they apparently have good road manners and are longer wearing (this jeep will be a DD)
I'm in the same boat. Only thing I can think of that you don't have is axle shafts, but I don't know what's in the 8.8. The rest sound good. Like i said very similar to what i'm planning (Currie 4", 1.25 BL, 1" MML, Blisten Shocks, Rokmen Armor, 35's, Upgraded brake pads. Not sure about axle shafts yet, but will probabaly drive it till it breaks)

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I'm in the same boat. Only thing I can think of that you don't have is axle shafts, but I don't know what's in the 8.8. The rest sound good. Like i said very similar to what i'm planning (Currie 4", 1.25 BL, 1" MML, Blisten Shocks, Rokmen Armor, 35's, Upgraded brake pads. Not sure about axle shafts yet, but will probabaly drive it till it breaks)
Good Call!!!!! If it ain't broke don't fix it. There is a chance you may never break the thing. Look at the money saved. My D35 is working just fine right now.
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