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Can't believe I have to explain this....

If you put a piece of thin wood suspended in the air with both ends resting on a heavier object, attaching a weight to the middle of that and watching the wood bend isn't physics? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't GRAVITY related to Physics?


"Couldn't be more incorrect." FOH

Understood that skids probably don't effect the COG and not much will.

You literally just told me I don't know Basic Physics.

LOL Bruh you need to read some books and get educated.
Despite your example of a piece of wood being suspended in air but somehow also resting on objects being a static condition and related to mechanics of materials and the deflection of the wood based on a point load, it does not apply to calculating the center of gravity of an object.. While yes, numbers wise, you could argue that adding a large amount of weight in the skid system only, will lower the COG a very small amount, you're also arguing that adding bumpers, rockers, winch (all of which above the starting COG) will help, it will actually hurt it. Ever wonder throughout all your apparent book reading and education why you have to weigh the vehicle on a level plane and then raise the back and weigh again to accurately calculate COG?

But yes, I know what I literally just told you, It's right up there to read.. That's kind of how the internet works. There is one thing that could help COG though. Not installing a 4.5" lift. <a href="http://www.jkowners.com/forum/images/smilies/beer.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Beer" >:)</a>/forum/images/JKowners_2016/smilies/tango_face_grin.png

Disclaimer: I truly do not care what you end up doing or what your justifications are but you seem offended which is mildly amusing to me today.
I’m not offended. Im just surprised you’re still providing trash information on a thread that I stated in the beginning that I didn’t care what people’s opinions are.

Cool way to make someones picture thread into your Ego Boost Thread. FOH
 

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Here is a 3" lift, 37s with 1.25" body lift. So 4.25" total.
3" of lift was fine until I was loaded down for overlanding, then the rear door would rub the bumper and front tires would rub the fender support when stuffed.
I added 1.25" body lift to resolve those issues without changing my caster.





Also be aware that heavier tires will wear out components like ball joints, unit bearings, drag link ends, tie rod ends, etc. So have a plan for when they wear out.
If going off road there's a lot that needs to be beefed up, again have a plan before you break stuff.


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Looks good!

Ya I’m not too worried about all that. I know it happens and have been down this road before. Just making sure I do it better and not half assed like the previous owner had it done.

Is that a game changer lift?
 

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There are a few more details to consider when selecting a lift/tire size.

When running the stock fenders more lift is desired to clear said fenders. My current build is a '17 Recon with 4.5" MC long arm with 37s but keeping the painted factor flares. That's my wife's preference and she gets what she wants on her Jeep. If you are going with an aftermarket fender the 4.5" lift and 35s are going to look really silly. Here is where you can get away with a 2.5-3.5" lift/35s (with room for 37s) and not cause other issues but still retain the 'fender gap'.

Also to consider when selecting a lift size is driveshafts. A JKUR on 3.5" or less lift will not require aftermarket driveshafts as the stock ones will work well for a long time before requiring replacement. I built a JKUR on 3.5" AEV (came out to 3" due to all the heavy bumpers and armor) with 35s. It looked and performed amazing with the stock flares.
 

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I recently went to 37s from 35s.
I did fenders in anticipation of the 37s.

YMMV but I thought my rig looked awful with the 35s.




37s fill out the “look” much better IMHO.

35s w/ stock fenders looked fine.
 
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