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Old 06-06-2013, 07:56 PM   #691
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Where did you get the camera, and what interface are you uing to make it work with the 730?
several people hit me with PMs on the backup camera setup

I am using the Alpine HCE-C155 Camera. I like it but it doesn't have the lines in case that is something you want. I don't need them as the tire is my guide for when I am close to a bumper, walls, post, etc

I also have the NAV-TV all gig and av harness (easy to find on their website). It works well - video and NAV in motion. Cam in motion is an option. Auto cam on reverse.

I bought a master lock hitch cover at PepBoys but you can find one online for less than $10. PepBoys only had chrome so I had to paint it black. I didn't have time to

I also bought a hitch lock - many options out there.

- here it is in pictures.


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I didn't run the line so I don't know what happens once it enters the jeep - I planned to but ran out of time before my planned road trip so a jeep owner at a local AV shop connected the NavTV.

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:07 PM   #692
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It is the Gobi Stealth - I have no complaints so far other than it took 7 weeks for it to arrive (ordered 4/1). I went through Trail Duty, no shipping, free ladder and wind fairing. EAD Offroad also sells them with the same freebies. I found a code to get 5% off at TD so I went that route. Wait time will be the same no matter how you order. The rack js everything you might expect:
1. Expensive
2. More wind noise - very loud until the wind fairing is adjusted and then just noticeably loud over 60 with the top on.
3. Lower Mpg - I have 1700 miles with the rack on and seem to be up to 2 mpg lower but can't be sure as I didn't get a good baseline.
4. Despite all that I absolutely love it.

I have two Hardigg chests en route and will post up more pics later. I also have a set of Black Box Logistics LEDs just waiting for the right mounts. I finally think I will be getting what I need this Friday.

As for the brake light, I am toying with the idea of mounting an led to the center of the rack or adding an led behind the spare tire. I had Recon tail lights but those didn't work so now I have IPCWs on order. Thanks for the tip on the mount - I will hit it with paint.

Before lights:
Man I love the look of that! FYI, I think Morris 4x4 has the ARB awnings on sale and it should mount on the Gobi just fine.
I'm not sure I can deal well with the noise or the mileage as most of my daily driving is highway at 60-70. Going to keep thinking about it though as I would love to put the roof top tent on it and then go hit the mine trails in Co. Looking forward to the additional pics.

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Old 06-06-2013, 08:40 PM   #693
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It is the Gobi Stealth - I have no complaints so far other than it took 7 weeks for it to arrive (ordered 4/1). I went through Trail Duty, no shipping, free ladder and wind fairing. EAD Offroad also sells them with the same freebies. I found a code to get 5% off at TD so I went that route. Wait time will be the same no matter how you order. The rack js everything you might expect:
1. Expensive
2. More wind noise - very loud until the wind fairing is adjusted and then just noticeably loud over 60 with the top on.
3. Lower Mpg - I have 1700 miles with the rack on and seem to be up to 2 mpg lower but can't be sure as I didn't get a good baseline.
4. Despite all that I absolutely love it.

I have two Hardigg chests en route and will post up more pics later. I also have a set of Black Box Logistics LEDs just waiting for the right mounts. I finally think I will be getting what I need this Friday.

As for the brake light, I am toying with the idea of mounting an led to the center of the rack or adding an led behind the spare tire. I had Recon tail lights but those didn't work so now I have IPCWs on order. Thanks for the tip on the mount - I will hit it with paint.

Before lights:

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Looks great. I spend much time in commute at 70-75, so noise may be an issue for me on this one. Tempting though.

On the IPCW. Mine have been on the Jeep a number of weeks now, they were plug and play, and have been flawless ever since. My only issue was I somehow blew a fuse on the one side at install, so it took me an hour or so to figure out why it wasn't working. I also replaced the 3rd brakelight with an IPCW, and it too is solid. Although, it has had condensation on and off with the rain we've seen. Still bright though!
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I would love a good roof rack but I take the top on and off quite often. Is this hard to do?
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I would love a good roof rack but I take the top on and off quite often. Is this hard to do?
I bought the quick disconnect in anticipation of putting the soft top on eventually. With the disconnects, you just pull out two pins and loosen four plastic hand knobs and tilt. One downside is that the newer premium soft top is too bulky to fit under the rack when in the sunrider mode - so it is up or totally down only. The freedom panels can be removed without messing with the rack. My impression is that it isn't too much of an inconvenience to tilt, but I wouldn't plan to do it every time I parked. If I add the soft top and put it down, I will probably leave it like that all day. The rack requires a bit if muscle to tilt.

I also need to spenders time dialing in my fairing - that could help reduce the wind noise.
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I need to add a reciever hitch to mine. I had no need (I thought) for a hitch when I ordered my 10A since I have a diesel 3/4 ton and a Tahoe. Now since we have the jeep we want to take it to the beach and the wife says we have too much that needs to go and I need to rent a small trailer. Although I have 5 different trailers at my disposal, all are too big for a jeep to pull and we will rent a little uhaul.

Anyway, after looking at the hitches on quadratec they look simple enough. Although after checking under the bumper, it looks like I already have 4 bolts where the hitch bolts go and there is not much room for the welded nuts on the hitch to fit. It appears to have some kind of a plastic spacer between the bumper and the cross member. I'm not sure if it will fit.

Anyone add a hitch to their 10A? Or if someone can take a look and see if the standard hitch is what is under theirs (nuts welded to the hitch and to the rear of the crossmember) that would be great.

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Still waiting for my white unlimited (Auto), during last few months waiting I've been buying stuff for the jeep every week... Decided to just do it all at once... Will post pics when complete...!has a ship date of June 13 for Toronto Canada... Don't know how that's going to take.... Here's what she'll have.... License plate RUBI ONE.

AEV 2.5" Dual sport lift
WORX BEAST black 17"x9" Wheels
315/70/17 Duratracs
Bushwacker flat fender flares
Borla #140479 Cat Back Dirt Sport
K&N #63-1566 cold air intake
AEV tire carrier
Welcome distributing grab handles
Dirt Dog 4x4 red spider cargo netting with rear seat red pet divider ( 5 year old English bulldog loves riding back there)
Rampage hood locks
Mopar hood lock
Drake black grill inserts
Clifford Smart Start W/GPS

It's too much, but it's a gift to myself for being newly divorced.
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Hmmm.. Think I might try that this weekend.. thanks for the write up
No problem. There was someone else who did this as well, turned out nice as well. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Looks great. I spend much time in commute at 70-75, so noise may be an issue for me on this one. Tempting though.

On the IPCW. Mine have been on the Jeep a number of weeks now, they were plug and play, and have been flawless ever since. My only issue was I somehow blew a fuse on the one side at install, so it took me an hour or so to figure out why it wasn't working. I also replaced the 3rd brakelight with an IPCW, and it too is solid. Although, it has had condensation on and off with the rain we've seen. Still bright though!
Good to hear that the IPCWs are holding up. How are your recon front turn signals doing? Mine worked for a couple of weeks without issues but then the passenger side starting throwing up the no turn signal error in the EVIC with hyper flashing . I tried new resistors without luck. The error started after I let my Dad and son watch a movie in the car with the AC on (car running) while I went in the grocery store. I found another post where a guy had the same issue - worked for a while and then stopped working just on the passenger side. Anyway, I am going to attempt some fixes and will post if I figure something out.
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Good to hear that the IPCWs are holding up. How are your recon front turn signals doing? Mine worked for a couple of weeks without issues but then the passenger side starting throwing up the no turn signal error in the EVIC with hyper flashing . I tried new resistors without luck. The error started after I let my Dad and son watch a movie in the car with the AC on (car running) while I went in the grocery store. I found another post where a guy had the same issue - worked for a while and then stopped working just on the passenger side. Anyway, I am going to attempt some fixes and will post if I figure something out.
No issues so far. Any chance a connection is loose?
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I need to add a reciever hitch to mine. I had no need (I thought) for a hitch when I ordered my 10A since I have a diesel 3/4 ton and a Tahoe. Now since we have the jeep we want to take it to the beach and the wife says we have too much that needs to go and I need to rent a small trailer. Although I have 5 different trailers at my disposal, all are too big for a jeep to pull and we will rent a little uhaul.

Anyway, after looking at the hitches on quadratec they look simple enough. Although after checking under the bumper, it looks like I already have 4 bolts where the hitch bolts go and there is not much room for the welded nuts on the hitch to fit. It appears to have some kind of a plastic spacer between the bumper and the cross member. I'm not sure if it will fit.

Anyone add a hitch to their 10A? Or if someone can take a look and see if the standard hitch is what is under theirs (nuts welded to the hitch and to the rear of the crossmember) that would be great.

Thanks
I added a hitch to my 10A, bought it online from a site I have used before. Hitch and wire harness $166 (cdn) shipped to my door within 2 days.

Took about 10 mins to install, wire harness about 15 mins (most of that was looking for tools)
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Still waiting for my white unlimited (Auto), during last few months waiting I've been buying stuff for the jeep every week... Decided to just do it all at once... Will post pics when complete...!has a ship date of June 13 for Toronto Canada... Don't know how that's going to take.... Here's what she'll have.... License plate RUBI ONE.

AEV 2.5" Dual sport lift
WORX BEAST black 17"x9" Wheels
315/70/17 Duratracs
Bushwacker flat fender flares
Borla #140479 Cat Back Dirt Sport
K&N #63-1566 cold air intake
AEV tire carrier
Welcome distributing grab handles
Dirt Dog 4x4 red spider cargo netting with rear seat red pet divider ( 5 year old English bulldog loves riding back there)
Rampage hood locks
Mopar hood lock
Drake black grill inserts
Clifford Smart Start W/GPS

It's too much, but it's a gift to myself for being newly divorced.
Congrats on the parts?
Where in Toronto are you?
I'd love to see your white
So far there are 3 including myself with a 10A in Toronto.
We all have different colors ;D
We should all meet up
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I added a hitch to my 10A, bought it online from a site I have used before. Hitch and wire harness $166 (cdn) shipped to my door within 2 days.

Took about 10 mins to install, wire harness about 15 mins (most of that was looking for tools)
Can you PM me the site as I notice you're in Canada too?
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I added a hitch to my 10A, bought it online from a site I have used before. Hitch and wire harness $166 (cdn) shipped to my door within 2 days.

Took about 10 mins to install, wire harness about 15 mins (most of that was looking for tools)
Same hitch as the regular bumpers right? What's up with the factory bolts and the, what looks like a plastic, spacer? Just pull the factory bolts and install right?
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Ill be running D2's as well both in the fogs and at the windshield, now I need to find the right mount as I do not want hood glare.
Any one know of one that hangs to the side?
I think hood glare skill have more to do with the beam shape than a couple inches offset on the mount. Generally you want fog and driving beams lower, with long range lights up high on the windshield or roofline.

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Congrats on the parts?
Where in Toronto are you?
I'd love to see your white
So far there are 3 including myself with a 10A in Toronto.
We all have different colors ;D
We should all meet up
In Brampton actually, I'm in for a meet up when it's all done, hoping to have it all done for long weekend... It Was supposed to be ready for may long weekend... Missed out on one trail run event already in bobcaygeon.

The dealer I bought from has had a manual Anvil unlimited on the lot for 2 weeks now... Surprised nobody's bought it yet. It was still there today when I went to pick up the loaner Dodge Journey they gave me until my jeep arrives
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In Brampton actually, I'm in for a meet up when it's all done, hoping to have it all done for long weekend... It Was supposed to be ready for may long weekend... Missed out on one trail run event already in bobcaygeon.

The dealer I bought from has had a manual Anvil unlimited on the lot for 2 weeks now... Surprised nobody's bought it yet. It was still there today when I went to pick up the loaner Dodge Journey they gave me until my jeep arrives
Cooksville dodge/jeep in Mississauga if anyone's looking for one around
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OK, so I had been shopping for some grill inserts and all seem to be a bit pricy for a piece of metal, so I decided to venture out on my own a build one. I put together a "how to" list of how I went about doing it and have a few pictures to go along with it.

Items needed
-Metal Reg Lath (I got mine @ Home Depot)
-40 pack of black cable ties
-1" cable tie mount pads
-plastic drop cloth (or anything that you can paint the grill on/with)
-Rustolem Regal Red paint
-Wire snips (cutter)
-Needle nose pliers

1) Remove the front grill. You can do so by pulling the 6 pins from the top part of the grill. You'll need to open the hood to access the pins

2) Unplug the turn signal lights by pulling up the red clip and pulling the light housing towards you

3) The bottom of the grill is simply held in by push clips, all you will need to do it pull them out towards you. It is best to pull them firmly at each pin location so you are not flexing the grill. Once the 3 steps are done, the grill is free to come off

4) Place the grill with the painted side down. Make sure you place it on something that will not scratch the grill. Prepare the back side of the grill. Clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt/grime so that the adhesive mount pads can stick cleanly. I measured out from inside light cut out to inside light cut out in preparation to cut the metal lath (estimated ~30")

5) Place the 1" cable tie mount pads generously around the inside of the grill. Key locations are each of the ends by the light cut out locations and top and bottom of each grill opening. Also I placed 4 mount pads in the inside of each grill opening (see picture)

6) Paint the metal reg lath with the Rustoleum Regal Red paint. I put 4 coats on it and let it dry completely for 24 hours....zzzzzzzzzz

7) Insert the cable ties into each of the tie down mount pads BEFORE you place the screen on. Doing this will allow you to use the needle nose players to pull the cable ties thru the holes (see picture)

8) Pull the cable ties thru the metal reg lath in locations that will allow you to firm the screen in place but NOT to bend the screen, meaning do not span across multiple grids in the screen. Pull the cable ties snug, but DO NOT pull them firmly, leave room to play and move the screen as needed. Once all cable ties are thru and a bit snug, maneuver screen so everything lines up (top/bottom and row of screen). Once everything is lined up, you can begin to pull all cable ties firmly so that the lath is secure to the grill

9) Install the grill back onto the jeep by placing the bottom of the grill in first. Line up the metal clips and push in each section as needed. Line up the holes on the top and inesrt the 6 pins. Finally, reconnect the turn signal indicators to the clips

Done! Enjoy!!

As an FYI for anyone else trying this.. Lowe's doesn't have the Steel Lath and beware of idiots at home depot who say they don't carry that. Two different people there told me they don't have anything similar to what I wanted (I told them metal lath).. but I found this online, and sure enough.. they had over 100 in stock at the store.

27 in. x 8 ft. Steel Lath-2.5 METAL LATH at The Home Depot


Gonna go pick it up today and hopefully get it painted tonight and on tomorrow sometime
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As an FYI for anyone else trying this.. Lowe's doesn't have the Steel Lath and beware of idiots at home depot who say they don't carry that. Two different people there told me they don't have anything similar to what I wanted (I told them metal lath).. but I found this online, and sure enough.. they had over 100 in stock at the store.

27 in. x 8 ft. Steel Lath-2.5 METAL LATH at The Home Depot

Gonna go pick it up today and hopefully get it painted tonight and on tomorrow sometime
Yep, that is exactly it! It has a nice 3D look to it as well. You'll see what I mean when you get it painted and mounted.
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Yep, that is exactly it! It has a nice 3D look to it as well. You'll see what I mean when you get it painted and mounted.
Can't wait, no go for the paint job tonight, my cheap side cutters I had broke, so need to go pick up a new pair tomorrow.
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In Brampton actually, I'm in for a meet up when it's all done, hoping to have it all done for long weekend... It Was supposed to be ready for may long weekend... Missed out on one trail run event already in bobcaygeon.

The dealer I bought from has had a manual Anvil unlimited on the lot for 2 weeks now... Surprised nobody's bought it yet. It was still there today when I went to pick up the loaner Dodge Journey they gave me until my jeep arrives
What?
I should have held out with my auto for that manual one. Oh well....my wife can't drive stick. So it works out.
But yes, let me know when it's done.
Who is doing the work for you?
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What?
I should have held out with my auto for that manual one. Oh well....my wife can't drive stick. So it works out.
But yes, let me know when it's done.
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I know a guy that owns the Superior Tire in Richmond hill.. Yonge/major Mac.. Does a lot of lowering & lifts
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I know a guy that owns the Superior Tire in Richmond hill.. Yonge/major Mac.. Does a lot of lowering & lifts
Fairly close to where I work.
Introduce me

You buy the parts from him too?
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Same hitch as the regular bumpers right? What's up with the factory bolts and the, what looks like a plastic, spacer? Just pull the factory bolts and install right?
Yes same hitch as a regular 2013 rubi. Just remove the 4 bolts and drop out the spacer (bumper is loose when bolts out as its held only by bolts at both ends) lift up hitch and reinstall 4 factory bolts. It took a bit of wiggling to get the bolts back in but nothing really special.
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Items needed
-Metal Reg Lath (I got mine @ Home Depot)
-40 pack of black cable ties
-1" cable tie mount pads
-plastic drop cloth (or anything that you can paint the grill on/with)
-Rustolem Regal Red paint
-Wire snips (cutter)
-Needle nose pliers

1) Remove the front grill. You can do so by pulling the 6 pins from the top part of the grill. You'll need to open the hood to access the pins

2) Unplug the turn signal lights by pulling up the red clip and pulling the light housing towards you

3) The bottom of the grill is simply held in by push clips, all you will need to do it pull them out towards you. It is best to pull them firmly at each pin location so you are not flexing the grill. Once the 3 steps are done, the grill is free to come off

4) Place the grill with the painted side down. Make sure you place it on something that will not scratch the grill. Prepare the back side of the grill. Clean it thoroughly to remove any dirt/grime so that the adhesive mount pads can stick cleanly. I measured out from inside light cut out to inside light cut out in preparation to cut the metal lath (estimated ~30")

5) Place the 1" cable tie mount pads generously around the inside of the grill. Key locations are each of the ends by the light cut out locations and top and bottom of each grill opening. Also I placed 4 mount pads in the inside of each grill opening (see picture)

6) Paint the metal reg lath with the Rustoleum Regal Red paint. I put 4 coats on it and let it dry completely for 24 hours....zzzzzzzzzz

7) Insert the cable ties into each of the tie down mount pads BEFORE you place the screen on. Doing this will allow you to use the needle nose players to pull the cable ties thru the holes (see picture)

8) Pull the cable ties thru the metal reg lath in locations that will allow you to firm the screen in place but NOT to bend the screen, meaning do not span across multiple grids in the screen. Pull the cable ties snug, but DO NOT pull them firmly, leave room to play and move the screen as needed. Once all cable ties are thru and a bit snug, maneuver screen so everything lines up (top/bottom and row of screen). Once everything is lined up, you can begin to pull all cable ties firmly so that the lath is secure to the grill

9) Install the grill back onto the jeep by placing the bottom of the grill in first. Line up the metal clips and push in each section as needed. Line up the holes on the top and inesrt the 6 pins. Finally, reconnect the turn signal indicators to the clips

Done! Enjoy!!
I can't really tell from the pic but did you remove the sticky foam from the back of the zip tie blocks? If not they probably won't last long. The foam will give away very easily and come loose. If you did remove the foam then disregard.
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I can't really tell from the pic but did you remove the sticky foam from the back of the zip tie blocks? If not they probably won't last long. The foam will give away very easily and come loose. If you did remove the foam then disregard.
Your talking about the adhesive backing, right? I did not, I live in SoCal, so not much in terms of rain here and she is kept in the garage when not in use. YMMV when it comes to longevity of the squares due to weather!
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Man I love the look of that! FYI, I think Morris 4x4 has the ARB awnings on sale and it should mount on the Gobi just fine.
I'm not sure I can deal well with the noise or the mileage as most of my daily driving is highway at 60-70. Going to keep thinking about it though as I would love to put the roof top tent on it and then go hit the mine trails in Co. Looking forward to the additional pics.
Ok - here it is with the lights mounted. They aren't wired to the SPod yet. Black box Logistics 20" hybrid, two 6" flood up front and 12" flood in back.


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I can't really tell from the pic but did you remove the sticky foam from the back of the zip tie blocks? If not they probably won't last long. The foam will give away very easily and come loose. If you did remove the foam then disregard.
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Your talking about the adhesive backing, right? I did not, I live in SoCal, so not much in terms of rain here and she is kept in the garage when not in use. YMMV when it comes to longevity of the squares due to weather!

Is there a better alternative to this, rtv glue or something similar instead of the sticky back of the squares? Got mine painted now, going to add another couple coats throughout the day and put it on tomorrow, so if there's a better way let me know!
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Hello Everyone,
I just picked up my Anvil 10th anniversary yesterday. I drove it back from fairfax VA to outside Philadelphia in a massive rain storm and I loved every minute.
I want to find out if anyone has done a lift and put 35" tires on one yet, and how they did it. Was it a spacer kit (like a budget boost) or full suspension? What are the recommendations? Can I approach it like any other Rubicon, or is there something specific to look out for on the 10th anniversary? I want to put a set of BFG All Terrains 315/70 17 and don't want to run into any issues down the road. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Hello Everyone,
I just picked up my Anvil 10th anniversary yesterday. I drove it back from fairfax VA to outside Philadelphia in a massive rain storm and I loved every minute.
I want to find out if anyone has done a lift and put 35" tires on one yet, and how they did it. Was it a spacer kit (like a budget boost) or full suspension? What are the recommendations? Can I approach it like any other Rubicon, or is there something specific to look out for on the 10th anniversary? I want to put a set of BFG All Terrains 315/70 17 and don't want to run into any issues down the road. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I have seen a stock 10 anniversary with 37s on it. Don't believe it rubbed. So 35s shouldn't need a lift at all.

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