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    Which Evo Enforcer stage?

    Im a little confused on which stage to pick when selecting the 4 Evo Enforcer lift kit. This will replace my AEV 2.5 XT lift with geo brackets.

    Thinking of the stage 2 with drag link flip, but need some help with the decision.

    What are the benefits of getting the rear upper control arms in the stage 2 versus using the OEM arms with a stage 1 kit? Both stages come with the lower front arms.

    Ill also be replacing my 35 tires with 37s.

    Thanks in advance!!!


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    4 inches is quite a bit of lift and your geometry (steering and driveline) is going to change a lot. I would get the lift that addresses all of those things - drag link flip, rear uppers, front lowers. etc. Personally, I'd get all 8 arms and have complete control over axle placement and drive line/steering angles.

    Also may want to budget for drive shafts if you haven't already.
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    I bought the 3 stage 2... which is cool... but now I look at my front LCAs and how beefy they are...then look at my stock rear Lowers and it annoys me... Ill be buying rear lowers soon.. I should have just bought stage 3. Plus The lowers are what hit the rocks. Stronger the better.

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    The reason I am wanting the 4 versus the 3 is to keep the stock painted fenders without cutting. I plan to replace the front drive shaft along with regearing.

    Agree that it would be nice to totally control location and orientation of both axles with all 4 adjustable control arms. For a weekend vehicle, is it worth the extra cost?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmkrinne View Post
    Im a little confused on which stage to pick when selecting the 4 Evo Enforcer lift kit. This will replace my AEV 2.5 XT lift with geo brackets.

    Thinking of the stage 2 with drag link flip, but need some help with the decision.

    What are the benefits of getting the rear upper control arms in the stage 2 versus using the OEM arms with a stage 1 kit? Both stages come with the lower front arms.

    Ill also be replacing my 35 tires with 37s.

    Thanks in advance!!!


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    To keep your fenders stock you will need to go 4-inch and even with 37s might rub a little. Do the drag-link flip and the front lowers and rear uppers to start. The rear uppers let you adjust your driveshaft angle.

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    Im running 38 tires with a 3.5 lift and dont rub anywhere. Id say youd be fine with a 3 lift.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    I bought the 3 stage 2... which is cool... but now I look at my front LCAs and how beefy they are...then look at my stock rear Lowers and it annoys me... Ill be buying rear lowers soon.. I should have just bought stage 3. Plus The lowers are what hit the rocks. Stronger the better.
    You make a good point! My OCD would probably tear me up with mismatched lower arms. I hadnt thought about it from that perspective.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    I bought the 3 stage 2... which is cool... but now I look at my front LCAs and how beefy they are...then look at my stock rear Lowers and it annoys me... Ill be buying rear lowers soon.. I should have just bought stage 3. Plus The lowers are what hit the rocks. Stronger the better.
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    I folded up a rear lower arm in the rocks, but those who have wheeled with me might know why.

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    I started with stage 1 at 3 and my caster was terrible. Almost immediately bought front and rear uppers. Still need to get lowers.. if I could do it all over again and had the coin, Id go straight to stage 3 with the drag link flip.


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    Which Evo Enforcer stage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MericaMade View Post
    To keep your fenders stock you will need to go 4-inch and even with 37s might rub a little. Do the drag-link flip and the front lowers and rear uppers to start. The rear uppers let you adjust your driveshaft angle.
    Quote Originally Posted by bkac View Post
    Im running 38 tires with a 3.5 lift and dont rub anywhere. Id say youd be fine with a 3 lift.


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    Whether you rub or not is controlled by bump stop not lift height. Sure you can run 37s or 38s with stock fenders if you run enough bump stop. But youd lose an appreciable amount of up travel.

    I started with a 4.5 lift, 37s, and stock fenders. I rubbed even with 4 of bump stop, mostly up front. I added another 3/4 of bump stop and ran that for a while, but definitely lost some up flex. Went to MCEs and back to 4 of bump. No more rubbing.


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