37x12.5r17 KM3s Sasquatch Badlands No Lift/Build Thread

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Day 1 Windrock.

Ken has a nice Jeep truck Rubicon 2 1/2in lift 37s KO2s

My 2021 Badlands SAS stock 37s KM3s

John our other rider had a 2 door older Jeep like a ton of work done to it Jeep. 38in MTs

John was just on another level.

Personally I thought me and Ken were the same are close enough. I will say the Bronco was smooth riding and the Jeep looked to bounce around a little more. After today and watching all 3 ride and how they all done I feel like its just more of a matter of what you like at that level.

Personally I liked all the clearance Ken had in the back compared to me no Joke I was thinking how high his bumper sits compared to me and sure enough I bent mine.
 
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Day 2 we hit trail 16 see pic above this is a Black. I hit one other spot that was really extreme and made it personally I think this was really maxing my bronco out No lift 37s don't get me wrong you can hit any trail in the world and just wench all day but besides one place that was just a clay place that I was just high center and had no chance of getting any traction all the rock crawling I made it through.

All bolts ons worked as they should for a black I should have taken the fenders, front bumpers cap, mud flaps.

Rear bumper took some more damage also. (personally I say if your going to do any real off-roading just go ahead and get your rear bumper on order) Mine is 12-16 weeks out.o_O
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This will be my build page so will update as I add to my ride. (2021 Badlands, SaS, Lux, Leather, Tow)

Picked up at Granger at 6pm last night drove to OKC and added 37s at 9am this morning 600 miles on her.

No lift, No 3rd light extension, 40psi tire pressure

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On stock 35s
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35s vs 37s
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37x12.5r17s (Really 36.5in tire)
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Tail Light (No extension) 40psi tire pressure
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Testing the 37s (Swaybar discontinued and Back tire just off the ground)(40psi tire pressure)
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It was super tight as you can see but you also want be running 40psi tire pressure, in the real world I may end up grinding just a little off the tips.
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Yep, that's how it's done! The wheel well n tire gap is just right and all you need. 👍👍😎
 

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Day 2 we hit trail 16 see pic above this is a Black. I hit one other spot that was really extreme and made it personally I think this was really maxing my bronco out No lift 37s don't get me wrong you can hit any trail in the world and just wench all day but besides one place that was just a clay place that I was just high center and had no chance of getting any traction all the rock crawling I made it through.

All bolts ons worked as they should for a black I should have taken the fenders, front bumpers cap, mud flaps.

Rear bumper took some more damage also. (personally I say if your going to do any real off-roading just go ahead and get your rear bumper on order) Mine is 12-16 weeks out.o_O
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As easy as the flares are to pull off, I’ve been wondering why more people don’t just pull them off before they head down a trail. Looks like your rash rings got a workout as well.
 

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Are the RSE steps still functional? Looks like they took a good beating.
I'm still on the fence on these vs more traditional slider.
 
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Are the RSE steps still functional? Looks like they took a good beating.
I'm still on the fence on these vs more traditional slider.
Great question. I had them on and using the both days. The second day the passenger side quit working I looked and a stick had jabbed in it. I took something and pried it out. Worked great after. They did great in real world testing. I do have the extra plate on them. I know 100% sure I had all the weight of the Bronco on them a few times. I would have had a little more clearance in the 2 spots I really used them but I'm also sure they help me keep stuff off the side of my bronco being they stick out so far. I would 100% buy them again.

You can see the bottom didn't take near as much of an impact as the sides.

See pics they were tested.
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Great question. I had them on and using the both days. The second day the passenger side quit working I looked and a stick had jabbed in it. I took something and pried it out. Worked great after. They did great in real world testing. I do have the extra plate on them. I know 100% sure I had all the weight of the Bronco on them a few times. I would have had a little more clearance in the 2 spots I really used them but I'm also sure they help me keep stuff off the side of my bronco being they stick out so far. I would 100% buy them again.

You can see the bottom didn't take near as much of an impact as the sides.

See pics they were tested.
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I never realized the strength of small sticks until I started wheeling...

Thanks for the feedback! It's nice to see them take some abuse and hear you'd go with the same mod again.
There's so much sticking below the frame on the Bronco. I thought the Wranglers were bad about that, but I think the Bronco might be a little worse. I feel like my Badlands Sasquatch should have come from the factory with 1 more inch of height, hence my quest to find out how to fit 37's with minimal or no lift and track width increase.
My previous Mercedes had everything tucked up above the bottom of the frame rails. Lots of usable clearance.
 

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Well ADD told me 12-16 weeks out. But I ordered today Stage 3 Motorsports and it shipped today so I will install in the next few weeks.
Such is the game we all have to play now. Check with all distributors to see if anyone has it in stock before ordering anything. Glad you found one that had it!
 
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This isn't set in stone but I am going to start looking at some measurements.

https://www.discounttire.com/buy-tires/bfgoodrich-mud-terrain-t-a-km3/p/44500

I just did Windrock with 0 rub on 36.5in tire this will only add 1in Radius. When I started this tread I'm sure many said no way with 1/4in spacers and a few tweaks. The JKS Max Tire kit maybe the key component and its already in my shop once I install I'll have a better idea of what can be done.

Yes, I will look at 1.3-1.5 lift in the front and 1in lift in the back but thats because it will add 1in of Radius so I will have too.
 
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