I have no additional bump stopping and it's not bad. I pushed my axle forward a little and that's where I'm having the issue between track bar and axle, which is my primary concern. The tires will slightly wrinkle the fender if the wheel is turned just right, but that's it. The rear, well that is stuffed , but the rubbing does no damage so i Ignore it since, again, it's minimal. For 99% of my time there's no rubbing, but under compression I'm hitting my dif cover, in order to stop that would require a ton of bump stopping.It’s a shame that the picture issue after the site update was never resolved on Tapatalk. Makes it not so fun to use. But using the browser version on my phone is not so much fun either. Consequently I haven’t been updating my thread as much either.
Hodge how bad is it with 35s on 4.5”? That’s been my plan all along as some folks say it’s possible but I’m second guessing now.
I only trimmed around the outside of the stock flares and did the cut and fold out back. Most of my trimming was inside at the pinch weld. I've seen some terrible hack jobs and I refuse to be that guy.All depends on how much cutting you want to do. At 4" with 31s I know I couldn't begin to fit 35s.
Oh for certain there's too many variables at play to say something is cookie cutter. My track bar for example, I have a home made setup, with no bend in it, so where a normal track bar would be a non issue, mine is a headache. But I can't get back to a normal style since I used a not so common sized joint axle side. So for me, I need more lift. My last one was aboit 6.5" and I never had any complaints. Fingers crossed i don't open too big of a can of worms. These things are never ending as we know, and it's my toy so nothing is emergency to get done.Yes, flares are expensive, one of the reasons I have maintained my stock ones. I just moved the front up because I was rubbing at full stuff with 31s. I'm bumpstopped pretty good but still managed to rub while wheeling. From what I saw this weekend, I think I fixed that, but I would have to cut a lot more out to fit 35s and make it wheel-able. I realize we're almost comparing apples to oranges here since we have different suspensions, trims, and wheel offsets.
Hahaha it's all good! Thanks for the kind words. I haven't been on much since I really wasn't doin much except driving the jeep and fixing a bunch of gremlins. My daily drive has been seeing alot of miles and I ended up having to do a bunch of work to it so that ate up alot of jeep "fun money".Im on page 4 of 12 and Im a little angry that I missed your thread for this long. If you haven't found it yet, my build has most if not all of what you have discussed up to page 4. Including the same green color. I will be Monstalinering mine this year to match my trailer. Jungle Love is the dark green monstaliner color. Im on 31s and 4" with stock flares (fronts moved up 1-2") and it all tucks really nice.
Anyhow, I've got more reading to do, but I love your build so far. Seems like you really have a grip on whats available to you and what you want. No spoilers now, I'll be back when I've finished reading.
EDIT: Im a moron and didn't realize I HAVE seen this thread. Apparently I just didn't read the fun part. I found my posts on the last page lol.