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Ianscl7 04-26-2013 08:14 PM

Lift 3" or 4"
 
I'm running 33x12.5 and I have a 3" body lift that I'm in the process of removing.

So my new dilemma is do I get a 4" or 3" SA SL?

PStov98TJ 04-26-2013 08:21 PM

Well if you're seriously considering 35's as a future mod then go with a 4". Or do a 3" with some tube fenders like metalcloaks. Either way you'll probably need to add a 1" bl to properly clear everything and to gain the most uptravel.

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 3687381)
Well if you're seriously considering 35's as a future mod then go with a 4". Or do a 3" with some tube fenders like metalcloaks. Either way you'll probably need to add a 1" bl to properly clear everything and to gain the most uptravel.

Well I figure it will be a year or so before I could even add 35's so I'm not going to go with it now.

I'm just gonna get the lift stick with 33's and get some tube fenders.

jasongind 04-26-2013 09:52 PM

Best bet is a 2"OME lift, highline fenders, and then 35's. This will give you a nice LCG rig with clearance and flex.

If I had to do it over again that's the way I'd go anyhow.

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jasongind (Post 3687675)
Best bet is a 2"OME lift, highline fenders, and then 35's. This will give you a nice LCG rig with clearance and flex.

If I had to do it over again that's the way I'd go anyhow.

What do you have?

jasongind 04-26-2013 09:58 PM

My mods are in my sign.

The LCG build would have been cheaper than the Teraflex Long Arm kit too, unless I went with Rokmen Highline fender that run $2,500-$3,00 installed. They are sick nice, showroom quality.

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jasongind (Post 3687702)
My mods are in my sign.

Your sign? This app doesn't do me any good

PStov98TJ 04-26-2013 10:00 PM

Copied and Pasted it for you:

Teraflex 4" Long Arm Kit, Teraflex 1" Body Lift, M.O.R.E. 1" MML, Teraflex Belly-Up Kit, Rock Crawler 17" Wheels, 35" Toyo Open Country's, Uniden Cb, 2' Firestick Antenna

jasongind 04-26-2013 10:03 PM

Yeah I can't see sig'n in the app either. Sorry I didn't know you were viewing from there.

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 3687706)
Copied and Pasted it for you:

Teraflex 4" Long Arm Kit, Teraflex 1" Body Lift, M.O.R.E. 1" MML, Teraflex Belly-Up Kit, Rock Crawler 17" Wheels, 35" Toyo Open Country's, Uniden Cb, 2' Firestick Antenna

That set up is way out of my price range lol even with all that you rather have a 2" short arm?

jasongind 04-26-2013 10:18 PM

I absolutely love the amount of flex I get from the long arm kit and the look of my rig as it sits. After wheeling this set up for the last year (almost) I have come to realize, at least here in the Rocky Mountains where we do a lot more rock crawling and real off camber stuff, a LCG rig is the way to go. At the height I am now, total of 5"of lift, I pull tires off the ground real easy when off camber, and that's not the most comfortable felling on a shelf road with a 3,000' cliff only inches to the side.

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 10:22 PM

Ya I like the look up jeeps with more clearance.


Mines more of a DD and I go on trails once and a while. I just moved to Florida so not many mountains here haha

jasongind 04-26-2013 10:25 PM

With the LCG rig you still have The same amount of clearance, just keeps all the weight lower, that's the beauty of those set ups. Hell if your in FL you don't have to worry about CG then, I'll sell you my rig and you're good to go lol.

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by jasongind (Post 3687789)
With the LCG rig you still have The same amount of clearance, just keeps all the weight lower, that's the beauty of those set ups. Hell if your in FL you don't have to worry about CG then, I'll sell you my rig and you're good to go lol.

Haha ya if only I could afford yours. Yours probably goes for 18000 and I bought mine for only 6.7k

Ianscl7 04-26-2013 10:32 PM

I think 33's with a 3"-4" lift looks clean and meaty with metalcloak fenders

jasongind 04-26-2013 10:33 PM

Yeah, I'd like $18,500 for it but would go down to $18k. I got offered $16k cash the other day and turned it down.

destruo 04-26-2013 10:34 PM

hey guys sorry im new :( curious what LCG stands for? and how you would go about having a lower point of gravity rig with just as much travel and clearance? i think i worded that correctly...? sounds like something id like to do. keep it low and functional

jasongind 04-26-2013 10:41 PM

LCG stands for Low Center of Gravity. You get your clearance from the size tires you run, not how much lift you have. You can run 2" of lift and any size tires you want really. Jeff at Rokman Offroad has an '06 Unlimited with 2"of lift on 44's, it's sick as hell, hIs rig is called "The Freak".

With 2" of lift you need to run highline fenders in the front to get the clearance for the bigger tires. Once you get much bigger than 37's you need to also open up the rear tube to allow for the bigger tire to stuff up.

It is a super functional way to set up your rig if you do a lot of off camber stuff.

Here is a link to Rokman's build page. If I had the cash I'd have jeep hook me up one of his "Freak"builds on a new Unlimited. Guy is amazing and does show quality work on all his builds.

ROKMEN's collections on Flickr


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