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Old 09-11-2012, 02:57 PM   #331
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I went to my local 4wp and they told me I would need an 8 inch lift to run 40s?? Does this sound right? Kinda seems a bit much. I'm not a fan of a ton of space between the tire and flat fender. Granted with bumpers, winch and spare tire it will def be weighed down. Thanks.

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I went to my local 4wp and they told me I would need an 8 inch lift to run 40s?? Does this sound right? Kinda seems a bit much. I'm not a fan of a ton of space between the tire and flat fender. Granted with bumpers, winch and spare tire it will def be weighed down. Thanks.


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Old 09-11-2012, 03:05 PM   #333
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I went to my local 4wp and they told me I would need an 8 inch lift to run 40s?? Does this sound right? Kinda seems a bit much. I'm not a fan of a ton of space between the tire and flat fender. Granted with bumpers, winch and spare tire it will def be weighed down. Thanks.
You've seen mine right? 40's with 6 inch Teraflex long arm kit and no body lift.
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #334
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I went to my local 4wp and they told me I would need an 8 inch lift to run 40s?? Does this sound right? Kinda seems a bit much. I'm not a fan of a ton of space between the tire and flat fender. Granted with bumpers, winch and spare tire it will def be weighed down. Thanks.
lol I wouldn't take advise from them. Sounds like theyre thinking of the wrong vehicle. I could stuff 40s in my 4" lift, but I like how the 37s look better. 5-6" is the way to go for 40s though
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I went to my local 4wp and they told me I would need an 8 inch lift to run 40s?? Does this sound right? Kinda seems a bit much. I'm not a fan of a ton of space between the tire and flat fender. Granted with bumpers, winch and spare tire it will def be weighed down. Thanks.


I don't think I've actually seen an 8" lift before.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:08 AM   #336
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Cool, haha. Yea caught me off guard when he said that???? I like the look of urs with 6' of lift. Looks perfect. Makes me nervous having this shop do any of my work now.
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lol I wouldn't take advise from them. Sounds like theyre thinking of the wrong vehicle. I could stuff 40s in my 4" lift, but I like how the 37s look better. 5-6" is the way to go for 40s though
How do you like your 37s? Was set on running 37s myself with a 3.5 rk kit until I saw Hulks green gecko. Started getting me curious about just going with 40s instead. Still pondering which way to go(not trying to steal Ur thread op sorry).
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:35 AM   #338
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How do you like your 37s? Was set on running 37s myself with a 3.5 rk kit until I saw Hulks green gecko. Started getting me curious about just going with 40s instead. Still pondering which way to go(not trying to steal Ur thread op sorry).
You should certainly do research once going past 33s. There are alot of pros and cons of running bigger tires, and most of the pro's are all offroad related; the cons are all maintenance and longevity. big tires put alot of wear and tear on the jeep, on every single part of the suspension, steering, and drivetrain, as well as the very axles themselves. I love my 37s, and while I've already found some obstacles that I struggle to complete (or even couldnt complete) I know that it was because of other limitations on my rig. The guys I wheel with all pretty much use 37s or bigger, and theres been a few cases where when it came time for new tires, they stuck with 37s, and I feel like I'd be in the same boat. offroad though, these things are retardedly awesome. its so much fun to wheel with giant tires lol

in terms of how they DD, they're fine. rain or shine, no complaints. they feel great on the highway. at the same time, if I was making a mall crawler, i'd probably just stick with 35s. If you don't need to, theres alot more downsides then upsides to going over 3" of lift, so staying low is the way to go
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You should certainly do research once going past 33s. There are alot of pros and cons of running bigger tires, and most of the pro's are all offroad related; the cons are all maintenance and longevity. big tires put alot of wear and tear on the jeep, on every single part of the suspension, steering, and drivetrain, as well as the very axles themselves. I love my 37s, and while I've already found some obstacles that I struggle to complete (or even couldnt complete) I know that it was because of other limitations on my rig. The guys I wheel with all pretty much use 37s or bigger, and theres been a few cases where when it came time for new tires, they stuck with 37s, and I feel like I'd be in the same boat. offroad though, these things are retardedly awesome. its so much fun to wheel with giant tires lol

in terms of how they DD, they're fine. rain or shine, no complaints. they feel great on the highway. at the same time, if I was making a mall crawler, i'd probably just stick with 35s. If you don't need to, theres alot more downsides then upsides to going over 3" of lift, so staying low is the way to go
Great info, appreciate it. As much as it will be seeing the offroad, it will see the street more. But when it does go offroad I definitely want to feel confident it can take on what comes in front of it. Thanks again.
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Great info, appreciate it. As much as it will be seeing the offroad, it will see the street more. But when it does go offroad I definitely want to feel confident it can take on what comes in front of it. Thanks again.

Even on road the 40s drive great, interstate driving is awesome, you just might see me passing you at 85 MPH! Don't feel like you have to pick between offroad and on road prowess, you can have the best of both worlds as is my case!
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Dude.... When you hit uwharrie post some video!
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #342
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Even on road the 40s drive great, interstate driving is awesome, you just might see me passing you at 85 MPH! Don't feel like you have to pick between offroad and on road prowess, you can have the best of both worlds as is my case!
Haha yea I can see that! Man I wish I could see that bad boy up close! As with Ur case, I'll also have a secondary vehicle for speed so I won't really care about mpg running 40s.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:25 PM   #343
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:07 PM   #344
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Just got it back yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately the welding of the truss kit permanently engaged the e-lockers, but 4 WP replaced them for me and even had the BEAST brought back to me on a roll back. Gotta love great customer service!



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Old 09-22-2012, 03:26 PM   #345
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:29 PM   #346
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Looks awesome. Great pic being lowered off truck
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:04 AM   #347
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Armor looks awesome

Why did it cause the elockers to engage? Don't get that. What did 4wp do? Replace them or put different style in?

This armor should be standard equipment on all Jeeps. Or at least a factory option.

Jeep, are you LISTENING?

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Just got it back yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately the welding of the truss kit permanently engaged the e-lockers, but 4 WP replaced them for me and even had the BEAST brought back to me on a roll back. Gotta love great customer service!

Ahhh! This is the second time I have read this in the last week or so now. I have this kit sitting in my garage already and only have 1500 miles on the jeep. If I choose a second rate shop to do the welding (a skill I STILL lack damnit) then no one is going to want to solve the problem for me. Better warn the shop ahead of time I guess...
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:28 AM   #349
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First just wanted to say your jeep is sick..... and second where did you get all of your lighting from..and thirdly f the haters people always gotta talk sh!π on someone for no reason but I am a fan of the hulkstr and I Deff like the m3 looks sick to.....and it may be me but I always thought subaru was austrailian...
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Why did it cause the elockers to engage? Don't get that. What did 4wp do? Replace them or put different style in?

This armor should be standard equipment on all Jeeps. Or at least a factory option.

Jeep, are you LISTENING?

Lightbar is sweet, too.
Not sure really? Consensus is the sensors got to hot, they replaced them with the same ones. Of note though there have been lockers to just randomly do this to and several threads cover this.
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First just wanted to say your jeep is sick..... and second where did you get all of your lighting from..and thirdly f the haters people always gotta talk sh!π on someone for no reason but I am a fan of the hulkstr and I Deff like the m3 looks sick to.....and it may be me but I always thought subaru was austrailian...
100% of my stuff is from 4WP, with the exception of the Vision-X fog LED's which I ordered from Rebel Offroad. The LED's are sick! Thanks for the M3 props, she is a BEAST as well just in a totally different way!
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Very nice rig I was not a fan of that color until now.
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Very nice rig I was not a fan of that color until now.
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AWESOME RIG!!!!! - love everything about it!

That is absolutely how to do a Gecko!!!

is the engine stock and can it handle that much hardware? also did u Por-15 the new parts or is it not worth it?
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AWESOME RIG!!!!! - love everything about it!

That is absolutely how to do a Gecko!!!

is the engine stock and can it handle that much hardware? also did u Por-15 the new parts or is it not worth it?
Stock engine. What's Por 15?
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Protects against rust, very strong but hard to apply

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