i dont seem to have a picture with it flexed but looking at this i have a difficult time imagining the tire and the reservoir coming into contact. my wheels are Icon Rebound with KO2 17x12.5x35 -6 offset. they stick out about 1.5 inches from the wheel well.
Rusty Megois (founder of Rusty's Off Road) is pretty active on facebook, If you're on there he'd probably be happy to answer questions@stevieb92 and @Rubi VT , thanks for your feedback. My jeep will shortly have a pop-up camper on it, so appx 170lbs extra on the roof year round. I was aiming to keep cg as low as possible, thus 2" springs. But most 2" springs are going to be too soft for the weight I have in mind. I can't find anyone w Rusty's 2" running a heavier load. I've called there twice, and each time the woman on the phone asks somebody, and I get a different answer. I will probably go with Clayton's overland plus kit. Their 2.5" springs actually lift 3" lightly loaded, and I haven't seen anyone with their kit giving a heavily loaded measurement. But their springs are rated much higher than most.
And since I will probably go with 2.5" springs, maybe I'll go with 37's. Undecided. I like to overthink these things for a few weeks before deciding. Thanks for answering my questions.
I know where your coming from. The same thoughts crossed my mind. I really want to keep the center of gravity as low as possible. I am considering the rugged ridge fenders that look nearly the same except they eliminated the under liner. I think it give you back close to an inch of clearance. Might consider a small bump stop to prevent any rubbing. I like the stance your Jeep has. Thanks for sharing.Been all over this and other forums. Yes little pieces of this discussion exist but I felt a need to consolidate and hopefully clarify this issue. I KNOW I am not the only Rubi (4 dr) owner on 35's that wants a little more lift without going to a 2.5 inch or taller lift.
What I want really is to
#1 - get the 1 inch or 1.5 inches back that I lost from putting the 35's on (gained an Inch of ground clearance i know but lost an inch in between top of tire and fender). Compensate for the steel bumpers plus winch plate and winch.
#2 - improve ride quality - I'd love a Slightly stiffer spring (10 to 15% maybe) for better road manners and a more capable shock for driving on the rutted, wash-board, pot holed back roads of Vermont. Am I interested in serious trail use? - Sure but my jeep use is 45% Paved roads / 40% dirt and gravel roads and hopefully 15% trail use.
#3 - I dont mind spending the money of what a quality 2.5" lift would cost - nothings free right? Just want to explore the options and hopefully do this the right way.
Options I have considered that are still on the table.
1- buy a quality shock (front and rear) designed for 0-1.5" lift (Fox, Falcon, ??) and settle for a 1 or 1.5 inch spacer lift. An obvious compromise to my goals.
2 - buy a quality shock (front and rear) designed for 0-1.5" lift and swap out the springs. AHH. ok so - companies I found that make a 1" spring designed for a loaded RUBI (4dr) are Eibach, Synergy, RK, ??
3 - buy a quality 2.5 inch lift for a 2 DOOR and pray that it sits an inch lower and gives me what I want.
4 - WAIT until a true 1.5 inch lift package gets released for a JLUR. this is my current status !!!
Also i know all these options will also require other parts - LCA's (correct the caster), new bump stops, what else ?
So I am hoping my JEEP brothers and sisters out that have some real world or hands on experience with this mix and match process.
thanks in advance..