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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #900 on: June 22, 2019, 12:18:49 AM »
Can you please post a photo of jeeep as is, once tires are mounted


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I’ll be tossing rear tires on shortly once I ditch the bling wheels with some fresh paint.....
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #901 on: June 22, 2019, 08:27:18 AM »
My wife actually has rubicon jeep dreams after our trip,  looking at the idea and I know zero about them.    Moab capability is required.


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Majority of Moab can be done on 33's and a rear locker only. The newer 3.6L motors are a must have 2012 and newer I believe (rubicon model is not) as you can do 33's on any stock jk axle with a little common sense. Add a low range box from whomever as long as the trans is auto (it goes between the trans and transfer case) and have Tate send you a rear locker. Moab capable for a third the price......
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #902 on: June 22, 2019, 09:41:34 AM »
I think i would like to see 37’s and read about doing the super duty conversion which seems reasonable also


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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #903 on: June 22, 2019, 09:57:49 AM »
I think i would like to see 37’s and read about doing the super duty conversion which seems reasonable also


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Superduty is pretty much front axle only, rear will contact gas tank so then it’s custom tank to do it right. 14 bolt rear would work and convert front unit bearings to 8 on 6.5 to match 14 bolt. 14 bolt will need hubs machined to accept wheel speed sensor.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #904 on: June 22, 2019, 10:48:38 AM »
The rental jeep we had sat a tie bit low, it had 35’s they rubbed pretty heavily on a full tire stuff into the rear fenders, I think he said it was a four inch lift

Momma wants a four door or at least the longer wheel base of the four door.

I told her it needed a second set of tires for off-road use, a basic built cage, a six inch lift and bumpers.   

We didn’t use the front locker in Moab it did fine with out it.   Next trip will be to sand hallow just outside of Saint George


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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #905 on: June 22, 2019, 10:54:00 AM »
Mine has 3.5” and trying different fenders. Bump stops will need adjusted and stockers are shot anyhow so there you go. I don’t like tall jeeps, big tires and low stance.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #906 on: June 22, 2019, 11:04:58 AM »
Mine has 3.5” and trying different fenders. Bump stops will need adjusted and stockers are shot anyhow so there you go. I don’t like tall jeeps, big tires and low stance.
Can you elaborate on why?


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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #907 on: June 22, 2019, 12:05:08 PM »
Mine has 3.5” and trying different fenders. Bump stops will need adjusted and stockers are shot anyhow so there you go. I don’t like tall jeeps, big tires and low stance.
Can you elaborate on why?


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Because I’m not 20 years old anymore and putting a rig on its lid isn’t as much fun as it used to be. Then physics, bigger tires make for smaller rocks. Because if you ain’t running at least 37’s you’re just not cool either.......  :wink:

Or were you asking about extended bump stops?  :tongue:
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #908 on: June 22, 2019, 01:37:06 PM »
The reasons for all,   I doubt she will go money on a Jeep this week, at lease I hope not dad wants a new truck!!

We will talk more and see what works and doesn’t.  Who knows maybe I buy a burb that will be for sale soon and do a sas on it and be all set.


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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #909 on: June 22, 2019, 02:14:48 PM »
Extended bump stops will keep tire too much up travel and stuffing it cutting up the tire on the inner fender well etc.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #910 on: June 22, 2019, 08:18:17 PM »
Big tires and little lift.  My favorite mantra. 
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #911 on: July 02, 2019, 09:09:57 PM »
In order to fit large rear tires I’m going with aftermarket fenders and as such the bumper needed trimmed and freshened up before her big date.....
















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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #912 on: July 02, 2019, 09:16:53 PM »
So that’s where it ended up today. Yes, I used dimple dies on 3/16” plate. Anti seize on the draw bolt and a big impact did the trick. Large holes take a couple stabs at it, tighten then loosen and retighten worked best.

I tried texting Big D first thing this morning to find out if the HF bedliner was UV resistant? I believe we figured out the meaning of life during those texts but it is still not confirmed on the UV rating of the cheapo bedliner spray available from HF.....  :rolleyes:

Oh and Ken still loves H!  :tongue:
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #913 on: July 02, 2019, 09:33:10 PM »
Ken still loves H because it will take 400 years to cover all that ground


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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #914 on: July 02, 2019, 10:33:24 PM »
Holes for weight loss? I like the die idea though.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #915 on: July 02, 2019, 11:02:17 PM »
Holes for weight loss? I like the die idea though.

Weight loss and I’ve stood on that bumper with muddy boots or in rain it’s pretty slick. So reverse dimple die’d holes will work for both accounts.
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Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« Reply #916 on: July 03, 2019, 10:23:24 AM »
Ken still loves H because it will take 400 years to cover all that ground


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