AViD 2.5 Lift Kit w/ ATP 2" Lift Springs

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  1. Nerdsmith

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    Im selling my Falken wildpeak ATs 235/70/17s that i was going to run on my ex-renegade ;p
     
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    I think I would need a LOT more ground clearance to be able to roll around under my Renegade. 12-13" won't work for me. :(
     
  3. Dewatto

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    Update on CV minor leak - I bought some of this and wrapped the CV boot tourniquet style.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006GP72WC/

    Seems to work pretty good so far, but I just did a 12 inch test strip and wrapped it about 3 times and drove around a bit. If that comes off/fails I will try a 3 foot strip and wrap it more times/wider. It sticks to itself really well though, so I don't think it will come off and it digs into the seem in the boot so won't leak either. We will see!
     
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  4. zuke

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    Thaat looks like some good stuff, I'll order a roll just to have it around...
     
  5. Dewatto

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    Was pretty good until about 60 miles in and it worked its way down to the base of the boot. I don't think I wrapped it enough and wide enough. The hole is a small slit/cut, so I put some black silicone on it this time and will wrap that tomorrow, once it is dry.

    I did manage to get the pinch seem mod done. That was some tough steel, I couldn't bend it with a sledge hammer and the sections started popping anyway, so I just cut the whole thing off about 12 inches up each side and put black silicone over the exposed seems. I am going to paint over that next week when my rustoleum for cars shows up.

    I destroyed the 1st cutting wheel that came with the 30$ angle grinder. It finally caught and shattered into 3 pieces towards the end of the second side. It came with 3 cutting wheels and 3 grinding wheels so I was able to finish with another cutting wheel. The steel is just that strong, I guess that is normal LOL.
    The heat gun also was only around $30 and worked very well at max heat and hi setting (probably should have turned it down a little). So basically with the 5$ can of paint, I did the mod myself with no tools ahead of time (outside basics) for $70.00

    Too bad the wheels just can not be adjusted forward about 1 inch so I can get 31-32's on without major fender/wheel well modding. :(
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  6. zuke

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    Well, that was a tad disappointing, but some trial and error will hopefully get it working.

    That's pretty much the same as I did, went through 2 cutoff wheels as well

    It would be nice , but it would require quite a bit of engineering... redesigned lower control arms and struts at least, I think...
     
  7. Dewatto

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    I ordered a Hankook 235/75R16 ATM R10 from Amazon for 93$+tax. I am going to test it out on the front and make sure I can get it to fit before I purchase 4 more 235/75R16s. I can use the Hankook as a spare, if I end up getting Cooper or another brand instead for the final 4.
    The 235 is just barely under 30", but a little bigger than the 225/75R16 others have barely got to fit.

    I will have the tire Friday so will let you all know this weekend how the 235-75R16 works out.
     
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    Really interested to see if it works out, With The Eibach's you're definitely moving the widest part of the tire down beyond where my 29's are sitting so close to the inner fender right now with just the 2.5" Avid. If it works out I'll probably look at getting the springs and going to a 245/65R17, There are a lot better choices for tires than there are at my current 235/65R17...
     
  9. Dewatto

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    It fits! only 1-2mm gap at turn with least clearance between tire and lower side trim (hard plastic). The fender liner drags slightly on the lower flare. Not sure why there is a lower flare, because there is nothing behind it. I am going to heat gun that piece flat, like the pinch seem mod had me do on the other part of the fender liner.

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    It clears the screw head, by the time you turn the wheel that far back towards straight/center.

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    Gap between lower spring cup and tire. This is 1" spacer and 16" 25mm offset wheel (-15 from stock, so overall basically a 1.5" wheel spacer)

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    Here you see the lower flare from the flat part that goes behind the side trim. There is lots of space behind the lower part of the fender liner from flare all the way to the inner wall. One could secure it back a bit more, if needed.


    Here is a compare of front and back with 30" front / 28" back:
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    Getting the other 4 tires this week as well as mounted.
     
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  10. zuke

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    Nice! Did you happen to run it lock to lock to see if it rubs when turning? I think I'll probably just be able to eliminate the lower part of the flare when I put the RRO sliders on anyway...
     
  11. Dewatto

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    Yah, only spot it touched on turn to full lock on either direction was that little flare in the lower fender liner (barely brushes it, enough to wipe the dust off).
     
  12. Dewatto

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    Slight rub I mentioned, with both on the right side rubs on the trim whereas the left side has a 1-2mm gap. So slightly off. The plastic lip of the runner piece that goes under the doors bent out a little, but I just bent it back and pushed it farther back than it originally was so both sides have the same clearance now.

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  13. zuke

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    Those look so much better on there!
     

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