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post #1 of 68 Old 10-23-2011, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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Help me build my mall crawler

For the mall crawling haters let me start by saying I have a í07 2DR w/ 35ís that goes off road. I need a daily driver that stays clean.

Step one would be the lift. I am going with 37X13.50ís and would like a lift that keeps the wheel wells as filled as possible. I am looking for best handling and/or most comfortable driving lift I can find. Donít care about trail ability at all. Donít want to do a body lift either, all suspension. Will probably use the Bilstein shocks w/ the remote res., unless there are better ones in the marketplace.

Thanks, and look forward to hearing from those that have the various lifts available.
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37's is a lot of unsprung weight to be pushing around on the street. You going with 20" wheels?


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Yeah, we need a bit more info. 2-dr, 4-dr? Going with stock fenders or flat fenders? Do you have heavy front and/or rear bumpers? Budget? Etc.

Otherwise, a 3.5"-4" lift from any of the bigger names should do you fine. (e.g. Rock Krawler, Teraflex, etc. Supposedly Off-Road Evolution has a "plush-ride system" that rides nice.)
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So this is a street only rig? Why do you want to go with those shocks? Seems kind of overkill too me.


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Yeah, we need a bit more info. 2-dr, 4-dr? Going with stock fenders or flat fenders? Do you have heavy front and/or rear bumpers? Budget? Etc.
good point...

Unlimited Sahara, and will switch to the Bushwhacker cutouts depending on what it looks like with the stock flares and 13.50's. I plan on doing aftermarket bumpers, a full roof rack with maybe 150lbs of gear on it, and the rack that goes around the spare tire. As far as a budget- I just want a nice a ride so whatever it takes I am willing to bite the bullet.
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What ever you do dont go with an AEV lift
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2.5 rock krawler will ride nice and is perfect lift for 37's with cut flares
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What ever you do dont go with an AEV lift
Can you expand on that for the uninitiated?

And to the OP..if you have a wheeling Jeep why build up another one like that if it will only see pavement? It must be part of the "It's a Jeep thing..." I don't understand haha.
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2.5 rock krawler will ride nice and is perfect lift for 37's with cut flares

Really? 2.5 is all it will take? Looking at my 07 with 35's, does not give me the impression I could fit 37's on it. It has stock flares, and I have never seen the bushwhackers so maybe there is a difference.

I emailed Evolution and posed my question to see what their thoughts are.
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Can you expand on that for the uninitiated?

And to the OP..if you have a wheeling Jeep why build up another one like that if it will only see pavement? It must be part of the "It's a Jeep thing..." I don't understand haha.
I retract my statement about the AEV lift. I found another thread-slash-bitchfest where I can read both sides.
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Here is my 2.5" RK long arm with 37" it has a real good stance.



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You going with 20" wheels?
No- my next question was going to be if I could squeeze 13.50's on my factory 18's as I like how they look. If not I am going to drop down to 17's.

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I am very confused by this whole thing .. . . . .

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So, NO offroading? You can get away with the 37's on the 2.5" lift with flat fenders but if you get it off road, it will really be limited.

Yes, you can put a 12.50 on your stock wheels but a 13.50 is going to start pushing it.

Why the Remote Res shocks? Just for the looks? You can do the Rock Krawler 2.5 PRO kit that is all aluminum and will make for a great ride. You can also pair that with the Rock Krawler RRD's in the remote res setup and it will be really nice!

Feel free to shoot us a PM, email, or call at anytime and we can help get you setup!

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Thank you Jason, I will give you a call this week. I am not going with flat fenders, so maybe a 3.5? Yes I like the look of the remote shocks.


....and thank you Mall Krawler, now I would like 37's on my Black 2DR best looking 2DR I have seen.
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Ah, then yeah, the 3.5 might be a better option for you. It will also help if you ever want to get it off the road! But, we can go over all that when you call!

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I retract my statement about the AEV lift. I found another thread-slash-bitchfest where I can read both sides.
Why you got to bring that up in this dudes thread?
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Can't go wrong with Rockkrawler. 3.5" for sure with 37's and stock fenders. I would also suggest long arms for a smoother on road experience.. I'd say stick with a 12.5" tire. You will need wheel spacers for stock wheels.

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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I'd say stick with a 12.5" tire. You will need wheel spacers for stock wheels.
It would make life much easier. The thing is I have never seen a JK w/ 37's in person, therefore my thinking is based off the "show me your 37's" thread which gives me the impression 37X12.50's look a tad tall & skinny.
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They do look a little skinny on stock wheels. Mine are on 9" wheels and they look a little wider. If you want a wider tire then definitely get some 9 or 10" wheels with the proper back spacing. Post the pics when you get it built.

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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I actually think the AEV would be fine for this.

another option on a 2 door would be a RK 2.5 stock mod and some front LCA's to set castor. the 2.5 really nets closer to 3.5.

remote res shocks are a complete and total waste of $. some bilstein 5100's, rancho 9000's, or Rock Krawler shocks will work great for that setup.

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i'm confused by this thread as well.... so you already have a decent off roader but now you want to spend a ton of money building the ultimate mall crawler that will never get to use all the expensive ass options you want to put on it?? why not just make an ultimate off roader and drive a regular vehicle as a daily driver...

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i'm confused by this thread
Judging by your avatar that does not surprise me…

I looked at a few luxury SUV’s, and even a few sports cars, but at the end of the day I live at the beach and I believe a Jeep is the quintessential beach ride. I have an off-road JK, a stock ’10 Sahara, and now I want one that is lifted and has all the toys. I might even put winch on it!


Jason at Krawler, thank you for your time and look forward to doing business with you.
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Miramar Beach huh?

That place is full of mall krawling JKU's. You will fit right in. Lets take the one on 35's to Eglin. I think I am meeting dirtluver there this weekend. lol.

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you said quintessential. That's 5 times the essential.

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