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Old 03-04-2013, 05:20 PM   #1
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K so the 37s rub even with the pinch seam trimmed. So I need to go up to a higher lift. I was looking at the teraflex 4inch flexarm kit, but then Jager said for the price I should look at long arm. Its not much more in parts. I understand the labor is where it hurts. I also understand that I have to replace driveshafts. Is there anything else I'm missing? Am I crazy to be contemplating it? Also my first priority is getting the prorock under the Jeep. I have it in the garage now and am getting components to piece it together. But I will need to lift more asap. I was thinking about just getting higher coils or adjustable control arms for the rear to remedy the problem for the time being but Idk. So let's hear it!

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Chris, have you looked into highline fenders? Not sure if you've already considered it, but it could save cash (potentially), look great and allow those 37's some room to play. I've been looking into some recently, so that's why I bring it up. Still pretty new, so I could be way off base.

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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How much of the pinch seam did you trim?? I cut into the foam on mine. There are no remnants of where the corner was. Maybe you should get rear lower arms and push the axle back an inch and see if it still rubs. I mean there are guys running 40's on 3" and 4" lifts. You just have to not be afraid to trim a little here and there IMO.

I ran eagle rock a month ago with a guy in a JKUR on 37's with the RK 2.5" I think max travel and he has no problems, so it can be done. I think rear lowers are your best bet. if you lift more it will pull the axle farther forward unless you get adjustable arms anyways. Start with the cheaper solutions (arms) and go from there
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:40 PM   #4
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Maybe you should get rear lower arms and push the axle back an inch.

I think rear lowers are your best bet. if you lift more it will pull the axle farther forward unless you get adjustable arms anyways. Start with the cheaper solutions (arms) and go from there
Exactly. Get rear arms chop some more metal and you should be good.
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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Just the rear arms and some higher quality coils (non sagging) should at least get you on the right track. If your priority is the PR, get enough to stop the rubbing and focus your funds on the axle. Then continue your suspension when funds build back up.

I'm on 3.5 with full set of mid length control arms and I have plenty of clearance for my 37s.

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #6
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If you get adjustable lowers and push the axle back an inch, you will need to get adjustable uppers too so you can maintain the correct pinion angle. At 3.5" of lift, you are plenty high for 37's with some trimming and axle placement adjustment. I'm running 2.5" of lift with 35's and plan on bumping up to 37's eventually without going higher. Low COG has lots of advantages.

I went with adjustable lowers front and rear (Rokmen, because they are the strongest) and eventually I'll put in the uppers too so I can play with axle placement and have full control over pinion angle.

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