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post #1 of 5 Old 11-04-2014, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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Big Brown truck brought Rubi some new shoes today. General Grabber AT in 315/75/16 on Level 8 Trackers.

BEFORE on 33x12.5x15 Duratracs



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Now I really need to get my 3.5" RK lift put on. The 2" BB just doesn't give enough extra clearance to run 35" tires offroad using the stock fender flares.

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Looks nice...

You ever consider cutting your stock flares? I know a guy down in El Dorado who cut the stockers on his 2dr JK (& cut the stock bumper), it came out looking pretty sharp. It's a black Sahara soft top running stock Rubi wheels & tires.
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cut them fenders; if I can trim the 600 dollar Sahara flares, you certainly can the non painted ones.....hack 'em and wheel sans rubbing.....



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I know I'm in the minority, but I kind of like the factory flares. I drive quite a bit on gravel roads and they help keep the paint on my doors hinges. Already have the lift, just need to get it installed. Wanted extra 3" ground clearance so maybe I don't have to buy anything more than oil pan & tyranny skids to do Moab etc. This is my DD so not going to get crazy offroading her.

I'll keep an eye out for his Jeep. Nearly all the JKs I see around here are stock.

Nice Sahara. You just had to show me THOSE wheels.

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I know I'm in the minority, but I kind of like the factory flares. I drive quite a bit on gravel roads and they help keep the paint on my doors hinges. Already have the lift, just need to get it installed. Wanted extra 3" ground clearance so maybe I don't have to buy anything more than oil pan & tyranny skids to do Moab etc. This is my DD so not going to get crazy offroading her.

I'll keep an eye out for his Jeep. Nearly all the JKs I see around here are stock.

Nice Sahara. You just had to show me THOSE wheels.

thanks . I was very surprised at the lightness (22lbs) and ruggedness (+looks) of the level8 strike 5s - there's something about the setback because if the machined lip that makes 'em look great with a wide MT. As happy as I am with them , having 16"s makes me have few options come spring when I get new shoes ...I was building around the same tire (Cooper STT ) in hire 325/80r16 size but just learned they stopped production on that size so it's gonna be either
Radial Trepadors from Maxxis in 37x12.50x16 (heavy tho') or I have just discovered the BFG T/A MK2 comes in a 345/75r16 that is about 36.48" and only 77lbs ( 5lbs less per tire than my current 35" STTs!) but I fear the "D" rating may not be able to handle some of the Tennessee granite , flint and roots where I wheel as well as these "E" rated I currently have (bulletproof)


re: loss of coverage from fender trim : I didn't lose any width or coverage nor any of the stock support bracketry on that trim ....same as they were stock as far as width...


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