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Old 05-19-2013, 04:35 PM   #1
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Flexin and Rubbin

I have a 4" long arm and 35's. Love the flex but hate the rub. I'm thinking of installing a 1" body lift and wheel spacers. Any advice?

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Old 05-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #2
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Trimming your flares or getting extended bump stops are options too.

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:24 PM   #3
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I have flat fenders, it's rub in in the rear wells, I might tub out some of the well, I did go ahead and ordered 1.5 spacers and M.O.R.E 1" body lift, is the lift difficult to install?
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Did you have issues with rubbing when you checked for full bump? I put my BL on in about 2 hrs...never done it before...
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I have a 4" long arm and 35's. Love the flex but hate the rub. I'm thinking of installing a 1" body lift and wheel spacers. Any advice?
I recommend not getting tire spacers! I've seen guys who have cracked them while offroad and just killing the wheel
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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It rubs when I carry extra weight and reticulating when I'm hitting the tougher trails, my wheel back spacing is 4.5 which is part of the problem. I guess the long arm has some drawbacks but is out weighed by the positives. I'm just concerned with the BL installation, do I need different motor mounts?
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I'm just concerned with the BL installation, do I need different motor mounts?
No, not unless you're doing a tummy tuck. The BL comes with everything you need and the instructions are fairly straight forward. Go one YOUTUBE there are some good videos that give you an idea what you're in for...basically simple.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:31 PM   #8
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Many BL kits come with adapters for the OE engine mounts. The lift is easy. Just read instructions and make sure you disconnect everything mentioned in the instructions.
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My lift is the Terra lift with the tummy tuck, does this make a difference?
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If you already did the TT you should have already done the motor mounts??
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Yes it is, 4WP's installed the lift, I checked the mounts and they were done.
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Yes it is, 4WP's installed the lift, I checked the mounts and they were done.
Then nothing to worry about. Like I said BL IS straightforward watch a couple YouTube videos, And you should have no problem doing it. An impact wrench will make things a lot easier getting the bolts out.
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Thanks for the help Mr Sinister. I really like those door frames on your rig, where can I find them? also looking at your led's but that's some big coin I hear.

I need to upgrade my gears, still running 410's with auto, tough in the elevations, 488's?
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Even with the BL it will still rub. How do I know this because mine rubs in the front even with a 5.5 RE LA and 1.75 BL.
The only thing I can do is trim the flares or get flat fenders.

YES....with the auto go with the 4.88's. If it was a stick 4.56's
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Thanks for the help Mr Sinister. I really like those door frames on your rig, where can I find them? also looking at your led's but that's some big coin I hear.

I need to upgrade my gears, still running 410's with auto, tough in the elevations, 488's?


No worries one day I'll ask you for help.
My tube doors are ORF CRAWLER found them on CL. Talk to Chris at JEEPADDONS...he's a vendor. $$ wasn't too bad for LED its a 20".
As far as your gears go really depends if you have manual or auto, have a two-door or four-door, How much aftermarket stuff you have on it, How much more you bring with you when you go wheeling...
I'd get a FULL loaded weight on your vehicle and then talk to somebody that does gears for a living....

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