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Old 03-20-2013, 09:07 PM   #1
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Just pulled the plug on the metal cloak 3.5 lift. Have 3.73 gears. Might look into 35/12.50/17 our 315/70/17. What do you guys think. Oh yes stock rings with spacers

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Stock rings?

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Old 03-20-2013, 10:36 PM   #3
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Metalcloak did the 3 1/2 lift on my wife's JK with bfg mud ta 35/12.50/17. Have not had the time to go off road much, but over 2500 hi-way miles the ride is outstanding, 75 on cruise control, unbelievable.
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stock rings == stock wheels I assume.

Should consider the rim width for the wider tires. BFG 35x1250x17 KM2 specs call for 8.5" to 11" rim width. Your stock rims are less. Can put the money for spacers into new wider rims with proper backspace for not much more. Plus get some money from selling your stock rims and tires. Even places like Discount tire will buy your low mile wheels and tires as part of the deal.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:37 AM   #5
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Yes everything is stock. I'm glad to hear you are happy with the kit
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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stock rings == stock wheels I assume.

Should consider the rim width for the wider tires. BFG 35x1250x17 KM2 specs call for 8.5" to 11" rim width. Your stock rims are less. Can put the money for spacers into new wider rims with proper backspace for not much more. Plus get some money from selling your stock rims and tires. Even places like Discount tire will buy your low mile wheels and tires as part of the deal.
Thank you for letting me know that. I didn't realize they do that. Be checking into it.
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Metalcloak did the 3 1/2 lift on my wife's JK with bfg mud ta 35/12.50/17. Have not had the time to go off road much, but over 2500 hi-way miles the ride is outstanding, 75 on cruise control, unbelievable.
I'm glad to hear you like their kit thanks
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Just pulled the plug on the metal cloak 3.5 lift. Have 3.73 gears. Might look into 35/12.50/17 our 315/70/17. What do you guys think. Oh yes stock rings with spacers
Just put their 2.5" in a buddy's JKU. If u go with the same/similar type setup your def need need a more off set of a wheel(at least 4.5") with his stock wheels it rubbed real bad on the rear sway bar links
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What is I were to use wheel spacers
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What is I were to use wheel spacers
I'm not a fan of them but it would work
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I'm going to check into the discount direct. U only have 3000 to play with . System was 1300. Might have thought for runs and tires. Thanks for all the help
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I'm using spacers. 4.6 backspacing on my rims and another 1.5 on top of that. No rubbing and no steering bump stop needed. However, we'll see how long before I run into other issues since I'm running heavy 37s...

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I'm using spacers. 4.6 backspacing on my rims and another 1.5 on top of that. No rubbing and no steering bump stop needed. However, we'll see how long before I run into other issues since I'm running heavy 37s...

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Awesome good to know.

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