Portals have some pretty big drawbacks in terms of ride height though....you generally have to move the axles out from underneath the vehicle (especially the engine, be it fore or aft)...and that would also necessitate full hydro steering if you have a front engine configuration.@UNC Rubicon, @Sean K.; another way to get clearance (in both cases) would be portal axels! I’ve seen a couple of jeeps with portals...but no JLs that I can think of. Also...I do realize that portals are probably outside the realm of reality for OP and most people for that matter.
Like I said....custom hybrids. So expensive they don't even list the price.If you really want to increase your ground clearance....
Thanks for measuring, that’s 3/8” difference in a true 37, I’m assuming m/t tire?, and a kinda hybrid m/t, / a/t tire. I know it’s not an exact science but I was just curious how much difference there was between the two.I'm at 12.5" to the bottom of the front diff. Couldn't accurately measure the rear b/c there's a few layers of cardboard on the floor and only one tire is parked on it, but it was reading 12.25" with the cardboard under it...so it's probably real close to the front...maybe just a hair higher due to the decreased weight bias to the rear of the vehicle affecting how much the tire sidewall squats.
Yeah, 3/8" in loaded radius. Mine are PitBull Radial Rockers...I'd assume they're classified as an m/t.Thanks for measuring, that’s 3/8” difference in a true 37, I’m assuming m/t tire?, and a kinda hybrid m/t, / a/t tire. I know it’s not an exact science but I was just curious how much difference there was between the two.
No, I noticed your original caveat.