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post #1 of 11 Old 12-17-2009, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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35" MTR/K's with 3.5" Lift? Nope!

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So I turned into a parking lot today at a construction site. There was a Christy Box sticking out of the ground, unmarked and obscured. I didn't see it (I wasn't paying close enuff attention). I hit it at about 15 miles an hour. It was probably sticking up about 5-6", so that's a pretty big object to just smash over. It was big enuff to push my tire up into the wheel well and rip off a flare! Jeep seems OK. Drives Straight, No Wobbles. Ironic part is just got an alignment yesterday! (altho, not perfect yet, see my ESP thread).


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Nice custom work there. Shouldn't have hit the flare though, does it hit on normal articulation?

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Nice custom work there. Shouldn't have hit the flare though, does it hit on normal articulation?
I haven't had a chance to ramp it out on anything to test. Only had the lift for 2 weeks


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i run 35's with a 3.5 in life and have never even came close on the rear. I like the fenderless look

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Are you running 3" bump stop extensions?

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I haven't had a chance to ramp it out on anything to test. Only had the lift for 2 weeks
I twisted mine up before i cut my flares with a 2.5" lift and didn't contact the outside of the flare.

With NO bump stop extensions


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I twisted mine up before i cut my flares with a 2.5" lift and didn't contact the outside of the flare.

With NO bump stop extensions

just a friendly advice, move your hilift from that location, my buddy had it like you, and bent the shit out of it at River Rock this year...brand new
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Man that hi-lift has been hit a ton of times. Holds up like a champ. It's really not a concern, just used it the other day, not a lick of problems with it. A high lift won't hesitate to show you there is an issue with it either!

Thanks for the concern, but I've really not had any problems, the times I've hit it, it takes the hit without a problem. It's sacrificial to the Jeep gods if it goes down during battle

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We are going to take a wild guess here that the tire hit the front side of the flare and knocked it off! This "guess" tells us that the lower control arms in the rear are probably not adjusted properly! Seeing all of this, we would like you to post or pm us with your alignment specs as well so we can further aid you in your ESP problem! I think we will have more "guesses" for that one as well.

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We are going to take a wild guess here that the tire hit the front side of the flare and knocked it off! This "guess" tells us that the lower control arms in the rear are probably not adjusted properly! Seeing all of this, we would like you to post or pm us with your alignment specs as well so we can further aid you in your ESP problem! I think we will have more "guesses" for that one as well.

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The inside liner for the flare is cracked on the front, so I'd bet your guess is right. The wheel looked fairly centered with the flare on, but it looks rather forward in the wheel well with the flare off.

How do I get spec's for the alignment? 4WP told me I was in spec, but didn't give me any printouts. They don't want to see me again (they basically told me that its not their problem on my last visit).


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If the front end is out of alignment it certainly is their problem! If they did not hook up a star scan or some similar device to your JK while it was on the rack to ensure the steering wheel position sensor was zeroed while the wheels were pointing straight forward on the alignment machine, there in lies the problem. All service centers do not have this capability just yet, but your local Jeep dealer certainly does.

We sent you a PM with the specs and proper procedure for alignment.

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