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Clayton 3.5 and new shoes

picked her up from Clayton off road last week. Let me just say that Clayton products, service and customer support should be the model for all business. I traveled 200 miles to make this happen, I even sat on a freaking train to go pick it up. I would do it all over again no problem.
They installed their 3.5 kit with all arms, new raceline beadlocks (props to PhilD for helping me out with wheel decision) and new MTZ's from Bryan at 4wd, he hooked me up as well! My plan was to do gears and a front shaft with the kit. Adam at Clayton basically told me to get the kit in and drive the Jeep before doing gears and a shaft. Well, thats testament to Clayton's customer service. After driving it, i have decided to go without the gears for a while and to replace the shaft after i trash the stocker. He was right, the stock 3:73's are fine for now. That means new bumpers are on the way.... Name:  IMG_4320.jpg
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Looking good man.

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Looks great, great looking wheels, and my first choice if I ever step up to bead locks...

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That looks like a pretty generous 3.5" Nice work!
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Looks really good, what size are those tires. I'm guessing 35's. Clayton told me their lift was designed to be 3.5" with winch, bumpers and skids on, so without, it should be about what were seeing.

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Thanks, yes the tires are 35's. I haven't actually measured what I gained yet. I plan on bumpers and possibly a winch very soon.
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Nice work. I've always been impressed with the folks at Clayton.

Where in mass are you located?


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Nice work. I've always been impressed with the folks at Clayton.

Where in mass are you located?
I'm on da cape. you?
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I'm on da cape. you?
Western suburbs of Boston. I'm with a good group of folks that wheel fairly regularly, Western Mass 4x4, come on over and check it out. We've got a few JK's there and the list is growing.


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Looks great!

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That looks awesome, I'm guessing those are the 17x9.5?
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I'm guessing those are the 17x9.5?
Which is actually closer to 10.5" wide. The 9.5" measurement does not account for the extra width of the bead lock, I don't know why they quote it.
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Ipe; I will definitely check the site out. Not much wheeling on the Cape, we use it as a beach buggy around here. We also have a place in Maine and i hope to find some good trails up that way.
Phil is right about the wheels they are 10.5 with the beadlocks. I think they only come in 10.5 width and with 4" backspace. i tried to get 4.25" but was told 4" is it. regardless, they look great to me.
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Nice Ride for sure!
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