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jfeliszak 05-22-2012 11:26 PM

Opinions on my upgrades
 
So I believe I have decided to go with a Rough Country 3.25" lift kit and bump my 225's to 33X10.5 with BFG All Terrain KO tires and M/T Sidebiter Black Wheels. Any opinions on this? Am I going to run into any problems with this kit or these tires? I've never done this before so any info would be greatly appreciated!

Cole 33 05-23-2012 12:24 AM

First off the side biters are sweet! The kos are for sure a great at tire mileage wise but depending on what your doijng and wheeling. And as for the lift. It should be enough for light to moderate wheeling without rubbing, and if your flexing it a lot you might need a small body lift or trim the fenders. and for the lift there's a fair chance your gonna have vibes because of driveline angles to have the money for a sye and cv driveshaft.. And I dont know if your set on the lift already but rough country tends to be rather rough so if your looking for daily driver you might wanna save up for something like the ome ultimate kit from dpg offroad (that's what I have. I just put it on about a month ago and the ride is awsome!) but thats just my .02

blake32 05-23-2012 01:16 AM

We are about to run Nitto Mud Grapplers 33x13.50/15 on 15x10 Sidebiters! Really like the wheels!

Don't like RC lifts. They live up to their name in the way they ride.

jfeliszak 05-23-2012 11:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Cole 33 (Post 2395697)
First off the side biters are sweet! The kos are for sure a great at tire mileage wise but depending on what your doijng and wheeling. And as for the lift. It should be enough for light to moderate wheeling without rubbing, and if your flexing it a lot you might need a small body lift or trim the fenders. and for the lift there's a fair chance your gonna have vibes because of driveline angles to have the money for a sye and cv driveshaft.. And I dont know if your set on the lift already but rough country tends to be rather rough so if your looking for daily driver you might wanna save up for something like the ome ultimate kit from dpg offroad (that's what I have. I just put it on about a month ago and the ride is awsome!) but thats just my .02

I won't be doing too extreme off roading, so the tires should be fine for my use then. How much will it cost me to fix those vibes if I have them? I'm working on a college kid budget here so not too much room for extra spending. Haha!

Cole 33 05-23-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by jfeliszak

I won't be doing too extreme off roading, so the tires should be fine for my use then. How much will it cost me to fix those vibes if I have them? I'm working on a college kid budget here so not too much room for extra spending. Haha!

I'm not sure on the sye cv drive shaft. It's prolly on the forum somewhere. But I'm pretty sure it would be between 500-1000 for parts not including labor if needed.

geiman 05-24-2012 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by jfeliszak (Post 2396889)
I won't be doing too extreme off roading, so the tires should be fine for my use then. How much will it cost me to fix those vibes if I have them? I'm working on a college kid budget here so not too much room for extra spending. Haha!

If you get vibrations cause by an incorrect pinion angle, an SYE and CV shaft cost about $400-$500. You'll need to add in another ~$500 for adjustable upper and lower rear control arms, and maybe a little more for anything else that might be needed (trac bar bracket, etc.).

What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com

Or you can negate your lift and drop the t-case for a few bucks.

jfeliszak 05-24-2012 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by geiman (Post 2400098)
If you get vibrations cause by an incorrect pinion angle, an SYE and CV shaft cost about $400-$500. You'll need to add in another ~$500 for adjustable upper and lower rear control arms, and maybe a little more for anything else that might be needed (trac bar bracket, etc.).

What is a CV shaft and why do I want one? - JeepForum.com

Or you can negate your lift and drop the t-case for a few bucks.

Hmmmm, well it comes with a t-case drop. Will that suffice for eliminating the vibes?

geiman 05-25-2012 07:24 AM

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Originally Posted by jfeliszak (Post 2401892)
Hmmmm, well it comes with a t-case drop. Will that suffice for eliminating the vibes?

Yes, it *should* eliminate your vibrations, but then you've pretty much negated the lift you just installed and you now have a very low belly to get hung up on. If you're not going to wheel it probably won't be a problem, but if you are you'll find yourself getting hung up on it often.

SIXTI 05-25-2012 07:42 AM

pictures please

jfeliszak 07-09-2012 11:18 AM

Finally got around to it! Here's a before and after. I love it!
https://mymail.purdue.edu/service/ho...id=3047&part=2
https://mymail.purdue.edu/service/ho...id=3044&part=2


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