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Old 04-23-2010, 07:24 AM   #1
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Has anyone heard if there is any body kits or anything to transform our tjs to accomodate 40" tires without a lift like the lower forty Or am I asking for a bit too much???

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Old 04-23-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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no lift, probably means stock gears. I don't think they would support tires that large.

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Old 04-23-2010, 10:15 AM   #3
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No, you're not asking too much. It's what they used to call a "virtual lift" - when you remove or modify body work in order to clear the tires. I liked that phrase, and am disappointed it's not used anymore.

Lots of people are changing the fenders out to tube fenders or flat fenders, and trimming out the wheel wells in the back. Done quickly and cheaply, it's pretty rough looking. Done right it's not bad. Done amazingly well, like the Lower40, it's gorgeous but pricey.

Even if you can clear those tires, you'll never get the amount of suspension travel that a lift will give you - so you'd get clearance, but not flex.

And you'd still have many of the complications that giant tires bring: bigger axles, lower gears, steering issues, potential wobble issues, etc.

Jerry Bransofrd had a long thread with lots of photos on installing some tube fenders. And it's a popular thing right now, so lots of folks have been talking about. I'd start there.
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Yea... it's called having lots of money, Hy-line Fenders Front & Rear, Atlas T-Case, Hemi Engine, 2-3" lift, D60's front & rear.

TNT Hy-lines will fit 35-37's with no lift and minor trimming, if your only going for looks then fine, but your axles won't hold up if your actually going to wheel it as well. D44's are good for 35's and could run 37's depending on your skinny pedal foot... LOL anything after 37's you better be looking to run Ford 9" w/ big bearings or D60's
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Old 04-26-2010, 11:26 AM   #5
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Meh......try a sawzall.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:22 PM   #6
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I found AEV Highline body kit. Comes with front fenders, hood and front and rear plastics. Alittle pricey but looks cool... Not as cool as mopars lower fourty but close.. I think it will be my next purchase.
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Alittle pricey but looks cool... .
AEV makes nice stuff, but what I personally like the most about them is they make Bestop products look really affordable.

But that's a good looking kit. It'll give your ride a nice look. PICTURES!!!
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That AEV kit is around $2k, so it's kinda pricey, but not too crazy. Plus it's quality stuff. I'm waiting for my Jeep to get hailed on this Spring so I can order my GenRight HiLine fenders and AEV HiLine heat-reduction hood......
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I'm waiting for my Jeep to get hailed on this Spring so I can order my GenRight HiLine fenders and AEV HiLine heat-reduction hood......
Just go smack it with a ball-peen hammer. Save yourself some waiting time.
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The adjuster might wonder why he's doing a hail claim on my Jeep when my truck and everyone else's vehicles in the neighborhood don't have a single dent.........I COULD wait until there is a small hailstorm then take out some aggression on my Jeep with a ballpeen......however, THAT would be insurance fraud and this being a public forum and it's already been discussed, that's not going to happen. I'll just let Mother Nature do her yearly thing. I could have reported a bunch of tiny dings/dents in my hood last year from a hail storm, but put it off. Now it's too late to claim last year's dents. That's ok, it'll happen again this year.....

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