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post #1 of 10 Old 12-29-2013, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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I have the sickness

Great...I just did a bunch of mods on the jeep and got to a point I should be happier and drive it for a while before I see what else I want to do...here is the list on my 2012 jkus
front and rear aftermarket bumpers
RK 2.5 flex with 5100's
evap skid
2" bump stop extensions
I ordered an artec front axle kit for my d30
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305/75/17 hankook dynapro at/m's on aftermarket wheels
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poision spyder bombshell diff covers

so far I'm happy with everything but then I went and saw the deal you can get on h1 37" takeoffs and get a bitch set of wheels built by twf.

Question now is how can I run 37's on the lift I have now and will my artec beefed up d30 handle the abuse?
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post #2 of 10 Old 12-29-2013, 09:15 AM
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With that 2.5 lift you can run 37's just by trimming your fender flares and properly bumpstopping.

Those wheels and tires you are talking about are heavy. You can run 37's on a beefed up D30 but I don't know if I would with those heavy tires and wheels.

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5100s seem to be very popular. i have them on my rig (with an RK 2.5 max travel kit) because it was what everyone went with. imo, honestly, they are a bit too harsh for on road driving. offroad they are fantastic, but not that comfy on the road.
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To all the New Jeep owners (J.E.E.P.) for mods this means. Just Empty Every Pocket.

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5100s seem to be very popular. i have them on my rig (with an RK 2.5 max travel kit) because it was what everyone went with. imo, honestly, they are a bit too harsh for on road driving. offroad they are fantastic, but not that comfy on the road.
I don't know if I agree...I think that the 5100's with the rk 2.5 flex the ride is quite nice on road. I had a zone 2" bb with their shocks and thought it rode like crap....I think it rides very civilly on road
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I have the RK 3.5 and the 5100's with 30k on the setup and feel the ride is very nice comparing it to the stock ruby setup. Just disappointed with the the Bilstien coating that looks like heck. And it turned during the first snow/salting years ago.

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Artec is running 40'S on their dana 30.

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I agree, the 5100's and RE springs ride plenty good for me. Keep in mind its a damn Jeep, no matter how fancy Chrysler tries to make it for the yuppies and retirees. If you think the 5100's ride rough go hop into a stock CJ-7 and tell me you still think your JK is too harsh for the road.

I also want to run those TWF recentered HMMWV wheels with either some Iroks or the BFG Baja T/A's. I'm really concerned about the weight though. Also, it seems like if you want to upgrade the brakes at all on these things you need to be running 17's at a minimum.

2.5" lift with bumpstop extension? All you need is flat fenders or trimmed fenders and the 37's will fit.

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thanks guys....getting the artek setup welded up next week....labor rates for a welder is a bitch though UGGGG...oh well I can't weld so gotta pay to play right?
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