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post #1 of 7 Old 07-17-2017, 07:03 PM Thread Starter
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2.5" or 3.5" for 37s

I know this gets asked by everyone but this time it's different. I swear!
I'm gonna do flat fenders. Probably the genright narrow aluminum ones. I know both the 2.5 and 3.5 will work and I'd originally planned on the 3.5" lift. But I'm doing aluminum bumpers and fenders, soft top and probably never gonna do real rock sliders or any armor/skids. This is a mall crawler / DD / light tow vehicle only. It'll never see a trail I have to disconnect for.
So the question is, without all that weight, would the 3.5" lift sit too tall? Should I get the 2.5" to compensate? I'm looking at the metalcloak overland lifts with the geometry correcting brackets.
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-17-2017, 08:03 PM
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For a mall crawler do 2.5" with flat fenders.

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as the expert said and I concur ; 2.5 is more than adequate for the need you define.


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post #4 of 7 Old 07-18-2017, 08:39 AM
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Just a quick aside. Flat fenders make a LOT of room under the Jeep. So much so that 37's can tend to look small, especially on a 4-door.

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For a mall crawler you might as well just put on a budget boost and save yourself a bunch or money.
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You can go either way with flat flares. 2.5 and 37s will look nice and aggressive with the right bumper / flare combo. If you decide you want more and you already have the drop brackets or adjustable control arms then changing coils is a simple fix.

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You can go either way with flat flares. 2.5 and 37s will look nice and aggressive with the right bumper / flare combo. If you decide you want more and you already have the drop brackets or adjustable control arms then changing coils is a simple fix.

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If you don't need 3.5 don't do it. More lift=more headaches.



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