those new wheels and tires show up soon! Awkward Puppy Stage.
I drove the
Jeep for about two weeks with the stock 30 inch tires on it after
the lift was installed. The first thing I noticed was that with
the new suspension, the Jeep put the power to the ground better
than before. The stock suspension squatted really badly when you
stomped on the gas. The squatting motion itself absorbs horsepower.
The new Superlift
setup did not squat anywhere near as much. It seemed a bit bouncy
for the first couple of days, however, I tried not to make too many
judgements until I installed larger tires, since the taller springs
were designed to control the weight of the bigger wheels.
The new tires
we chose are the 33 x 12.50 Dunlop Radial Mud Rovers. The tires
are mounted on Ultra Wheel 50-5865 aluminum rims. The Dunlops are
a fairly aggressive tire, which should provide good off-road traction
and bite while retaining a moderately smooth and quiet ride on the
the tell-all test, the RTI ramp has become a standard flex test.
quick run down to High Country 4x4 Performance for a run up the
RTI ramp proved very entertaining. During all of the track testing,
the Jeep felt so stable that I was afraid that it would not flex.
Boy was I wrong! I unscrewed Superlift's trick little sway bar disconnects
front and rear and man did it flex! The unlocked Jeep climbed right
up the ramp until the bump stops bottomed out. When you look at
the pictures you can see how perfectly the Dunlop Mud Rover 33's
tuck up in the wheel wells on the Ultra wheels. The tires look like
they contact the fenders, but they really don't. I peeled the flares
back to take a peak under them and found that the tire had plenty
of room to move in there without hitting the fender. My only problem
at this point was a front brake line that stretched tight. I spoke
with Superlift about that and they had already come up with a new
brake line extension bracket to include with future kits.
on the RTI ramp
High Country 4x4 Performance for the use of their RTI ramp.
tucked up very nicely inside the fender flares without much
rub at all.
tires also tucked up nicely on the fenders.
a ramp always gives an interesting perspective.
rocks you go over, you eventually come back down!