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Old 03-22-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

AEV tricked the QL system to ride at its highest setting. Thing is when you're talking about changing the street ride height you're putting the thing closer to max down travel. I'd consider a coil sprung truck if I knew that someone (I'm looking to you, OME!) would make replacement springs and shocks that would give it a couple inches. I'm not into spacers.

I thought the SRT8 gears were a good idea, thing is if it's anything like the 2012+ JK's you gotta reprogram the computer when you change the gears or it goes into limp mode. Doubt the Procal module will be compatible with the WK2.
Then what's up with this ELSD? It sounds like it might not be possible to just toss one into a non QTII truck, and doesn't the two speed case only come with the QTII system? Haha I've even toyed with just building new third members so I can put gears and lockers in the thing! I've got a Dana 30 with a truetrac and 4.56 gears that I could cut down.... If I was made of money I'd
simply have dynatrac build a set of D60 third members, have RCV build the CV's then just do what webspoke was talking about and trick the QL system, cut the down travel bumpstops off and go! In the end my goal of using as much OE parts as possible looks like it just might not be feasible with what's available on the market. The point for me would be to keep the thing as close to stock as possible and keep the factory warranty alive. I wouldn't want to try and maintain something this complicated without that warranty. Sigh...
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

I got 34" to fit and that was with pretty decent modification of the wheel wells, including metal, in order to do 35" wheels you will have to lift at least 4 inches and at that point tere go your cv axles and the brake lines, if you start you will see your limits
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

Do you have any pictures of what you did to make your tires fit? How does the truck perform? Waiting to see exactly what Jeep did with the new Trailhawk II.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:04 PM
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

i agree 35's would be hard without a custom 6 inch lift. which no one produces commercially. even with 33's and a 2.5 inch lift trimming is needed.
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

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AEV has fitted 35" KM2s to a WK2 back in 2012. Not sure what they did to get there. It was on the AEV forum.
KM2s are always short, a 35" KM2 is the same as a 33" in other brands.
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

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Do you have any pictures of what you did to make your tires fit? How does the truck perform? Waiting to see exactly what Jeep did with the new Trailhawk II.
I will have pics of underneath tmrw at work when i undercoat it, it rides the same as it was stock, like not really much changed except it got a little wobblier around turns like more top heavy for sure, an how would you claim you have 35's when u hold a tape measure and its 33, that case is doable for sure tho.

There is a metal ridge along the cabin side of the wells, you have to hammer that flat towards the center of the cabin. I had to use a pretty decent weighted hammer to get this as flat as i needed. It took a lot of work but the welds were still intact just bent the flap over, i need to cover it because doing so chipped the paint and i need to cover before rust begins
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

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KM2s are always short, a 35" KM2 is the same as a 33" in other brands.
Yes but they made it with either a 4 or 5 inch lift , the vehicle mAde clicking and had powertrain issues, the axle angles are not made to go that sharp and the cv boot blows out, wish i had the pics of mine, ugly scene when you have splattered grease all over your rims and brake and lines , new axle now and know where to stop with this car. Ill take a pic of the leftover grease that ive been too lazy to clean and the new axle tho
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It's definitely possible to fit 35" might have to trim up front to make it work.
That's what she said!
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I'm thinking along similar lines as the original poster.

But I plan on going with an Overland CRD without Quadra Lift (which can be ordered if you avoid ORAII and order the Quadra Drive separate similar to how the Trailhawk II prototype was designed) and then...

...put on a mild lift and 33" tires on 17" Rubi wheels. Add back in the better aftermarket skid plates, front / rear tow hooks, and good rock rails.

I took a non lifted brand new 2012 JKU over the Rubicon with the stock 32" tires. Ripped off a fender, bent a tie rod, and crushed the rock rail on the right side. But the vehicle itself was fine. If I had 33" tires, the sluice might not have been so rough...

I'm thinking the Quadra Drive and 33" grippy tires with 17" wheels for good sidewalks might just work...
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

Why not try to fit em? There will always be guys talking about tire weight and why you shouldn't but whats the fun in not trying??!!
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

You will see what happens even with 34"s when someone else tries it, i got 34" to fit with some pretty heavy modification to the wheel well including bending cutting and reshapong the metal just so you can get tyour wheels to turn
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Re: Thinking about building a ridiculous WK2 on 35's.... Thoughts?

I'm really rooting for the Trailhawk II which was prototyped with 35" Mickey Thompsons.

But...

The reviewer said that the tires rubbed the wheel well at full steering lock and during minimal articulation.

To get the 35s on, they used a Sawzall to open up the fender area, and applied a modest spacer lift to the steel suspicion (no Quadra Lift here)...and the tires still rubbed.

Our best hope is for a factory tested meaty tire and lift considering steering linkages and strain in the CV boots / joint when you lift the carcass to high.
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