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04-27-2013 07:59 AM
SteelBlue44 I dont plan on going with a LCOG build, it's not my "thing" my main priority is being able to make it through rough trails without scrapping my entire Jeep across the every little object.

One guy who has inspired my build a little since discovering his build thread was "aTX427" here's his review on MC 3.5" "Game Changer" suspension.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/meta...ns-236170.html
Im really considering MC's 3.5" lift as well, but then again i have plenty of time to decide...as im still building my 8.8
04-27-2013 07:53 AM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by Ianscl7 View Post
Yours pics are with 33's? They look so much bigger than mine
Yupp 33x12.5 KM2s on a 15x8 wheel. I dont know why but that one picture really makes my tires look "big"
04-26-2013 10:41 PM
kpla51
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Originally Posted by homebrwd View Post
Yeah he shouldn't need a BL, it sounds to me like his axles aren't centered in the wheel wells and they are pulled too far forward causing him to rub.
I wish this pic was a little more straight on but here is 33s on stock suspension. You can tell there is a slight angle and the front of the tire should clear just fine, add another inch to it and it may be fine as well if the axle is placed properly. Again I wish the pic was a little better for this description.

the dog makes this picture haha
04-26-2013 09:44 PM
Ianscl7
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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 View Post

That's what i was thinking too, a couple guys running metalcloaks were saying it may be too much space up front, but that just means more up-travel

I think it sits pretty nice right now, so figure about another inch of space when i move up to 35s and 4" coils
Yours pics are with 33's? They look so much bigger than mine
04-25-2013 06:42 AM
homebrwd
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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 View Post
I think he had fixed control arms. Believe he just ordered a 5.5 Teraflex long arm kit instead
he didnt seem to like the idea of a body lift
Yeah he shouldn't need a BL, it sounds to me like his axles aren't centered in the wheel wells and they are pulled too far forward causing him to rub.
I wish this pic was a little more straight on but here is 33s on stock suspension. You can tell there is a slight angle and the front of the tire should clear just fine, add another inch to it and it may be fine as well if the axle is placed properly. Again I wish the pic was a little better for this description.

04-24-2013 11:43 PM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 View Post

That's what i was thinking too, a couple guys running metalcloaks were saying it may be too much space up front, but that just means more up-travel

I think it sits pretty nice right now, so figure about another inch of space when i move up to 35s and 4" coils
Thanks man! Awesome looking rig!
04-24-2013 07:12 PM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by homebrwd View Post
Can he not push the axle back a little? I know Metalcloak recommends trimming behind the tire for 35s but it sounds like his axle has come forward with the lift. Fixed control arms? Some adjustables should fix that right up.
I think he had fixed control arms. Believe he just ordered a 5.5 Teraflex long arm kit instead
he didnt seem to like the idea of a body lift
04-24-2013 06:53 PM
homebrwd Can he not push the axle back a little? I know Metalcloak recommends trimming behind the tire for 35s but it sounds like his axle has come forward with the lift. Fixed control arms? Some adjustables should fix that right up.
04-24-2013 05:06 PM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by homebrwd View Post
where was he rubbing on the rear fenders?
by the front of the tire, where the fender meets the rock sliders.
04-24-2013 05:01 PM
homebrwd where was he rubbing on the rear fenders?
04-24-2013 04:08 PM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by MikalCarbine View Post
Not necessarily, without knowing your build, your limiting factors to your up travel will likely be trackbar and shock clearances once the fenders are out of the picture
hmm this is true, let me change that statement...it will give me more "flex" or "stretch"
my main concern is clearance. I know a guy running metalcloaks with 35s and a 4" SL, with NO BL and had trouble with rubbing the rear tires on the fenders, which limited his flex. So i figured a 1" BL should be able to clear them just fine.
Also forgot to mention, in that picture i have a .75" coil spacer in the front to accomodate for the winch
04-24-2013 03:51 PM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by MikalCarbine View Post
The 35's 4" SL/1.25"BL combination looks pretty good with normal tube fenders IMO, I think you'll be fine with 4" if the rest of your setup can handle it (SYE+CVDS, adjustable arms, etc)
I agree, i think it'll look pretty good. I already have a SYE, adj. arms etc. I just started my 8.8 build, so im pretty much set for 35s after i upgrade my D30 with shafts, and u-joints. So im just focusing on the proper ride height.
04-24-2013 03:46 PM
MikalCarbine
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Originally Posted by SteelBlue44 View Post
but that just means more up-travel
Not necessarily, without knowing your build, your limiting factors to your up travel will likely be trackbar and shock clearances once the fenders are out of the picture
04-24-2013 03:44 PM
MikalCarbine The 35's 4" SL/1.25"BL combination looks pretty good with normal tube fenders IMO, I think you'll be fine with 4" if the rest of your setup can handle it (SYE+CVDS, adjustable arms, etc)
04-24-2013 03:42 PM
SteelBlue44
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post
It shouldn't look too weird because its a 1" taller lift with 2" taller tires (only effectively 1" taller on top). So it should look about the same.

And if you don't mind, can you post some pics of your jeep too?
That's what i was thinking too, a couple guys running metalcloaks were saying it may be too much space up front, but that just means more up-travel

I think it sits pretty nice right now, so figure about another inch of space when i move up to 35s and 4" coils
04-24-2013 03:35 PM
PStov98TJ It shouldn't look too weird because its a 1" taller lift with 2" taller tires (only effectively 1" taller on top). So it should look about the same.

And if you don't mind, can you post some pics of your jeep too?
04-24-2013 03:01 PM
SteelBlue44
Anybody running Metalcloaks with 35s & ~3 to ~5 of lift?

Looking for Jeeps with 35s and about 3 to 5 inches of lift. I have Metalcloaks already and have 33" tires, 2.5" lift and a 1" BL.
I plan to run 35s by the fall and im having a hard time deciding between Currie's 3" HD springs and 4" HD springs. Im keeping the BL because of my tummy tuck. I just dont want it to look "goofy" or too tall for 35s with 4" coils, and dont want to rub the tub in the rear with 3" coils


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