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Old 11-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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What size lift to fit 35s

Hey all bought my first jeep a few months ago(2006 rubicon) and im looking to lift it and add 35s on it in the spring, wasn't sure what size lift I would need I plan on running stock aluminum wheels and really don't want to have to modify flare oranything

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:39 PM   #2
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It depends on rim size, too... You don't just want it to fit--you want it to look proportionate in the wheel well... That being said, if you go with 35's on a 17" rim, I'd say a 4" shock and coil lift (a proper lift, IMHO) would look perfect.

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Old 11-21-2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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Hey all bought my first jeep a few months ago(2006 rubicon) and im looking to lift it and add 35s on it in the spring, wasn't sure what size lift I would need I plan on running stock aluminum wheels and really don't want to have to modify flare oranything
Theres a lot more than a lift needed to run 35's properly. See link

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 PM   #4
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Theres a lot more than a lift needed to run 35's properly. See link

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/
Very true. I shouldn't assume he/she knew that... I found a 2.5" lift with 33's (mud tires) to be perfect
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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I've got a 4" lift with 35's and I don't think its too much lift at all. Keep in mind tho you will throw more $$ at it the higher you go tho.

Edit: nvm see your in a tj. Can't say for sure on a tj.



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5-6 inches is the general recommended height. when you factor in custom flat fenders, you can generally cut an inch or so off that. once you add in high clearance fenders, 2 or so inches becomes realistic. however, 35 inch tires require lots of other mods other than your lift. steering, brakes, and axles need to be addressed to have a properly functioning, reliable rig.
point is, fitting 35s requires a pretty good investment as far as $$$ goes for it to work well(safely). and if your are not in a place to invest that much capital, than perhaps 33s would be a better place to be. still not cheap, but they still look cool....
point is, a wrangler on 33s(even with a poor set up) is still better than most(of not all) the other 4x4s out there. what it really comes down to is driver skill. ive done it before, and ill do it again, with my current 4x4, a non jeep on 31s(no where near as capable as a wrangler) i still out wheel some of the most off road ready jeeps ever offered from the factory.

and for those of you who think a JKR is not a good out of the box rig, well than clearly, you cant drive it. cause i know from experience that with a driver with a tiny bit of skill, those things are magical, and will do far more than you could ever imagine.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
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5-6 inches is the general recommended height. when you factor in custom flat fenders, you can generally cut an inch or so off that. once you add in high clearance fenders, 2 or so inches becomes realistic. however, 35 inch tires require lots of other mods other than your lift. steering, brakes, and axles need to be addressed to have a properly functioning, reliable rig.
point is, fitting 35s requires a pretty good investment as far as $$$ goes for it to work well(safely). and if your are not in a place to invest that much capital, than perhaps 33s would be a better place to be. still not cheap, but they still look cool....
point is, a wrangler on 33s(even with a poor set up) is still better than most(of not all) the other 4x4s out there. what it really comes down to is driver skill. ive done it before, and ill do it again, with my current 4x4, a non jeep on 31s(no where near as capable as a wrangler) i still out wheel some of the most off road ready jeeps ever offered from the factory.

and for those of you who think a JKR is not a good out of the box rig, well than clearly, you cant drive it. cause i know from experience that with a driver with a tiny bit of skill, those things are magical, and will do far more than you could ever imagine.
No way he needs to go 5-6 inches for 35's... My tires measure just under 34" in diameter, and I only run a 2.5" lift with plenty of clearance to spare...
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Also depends on how hard you plan on wheeling your rig. Track bar, shocks, bump stops, brakes, steering should be addressed at some point... if you are gonna really be flexing it out, I would go for at least 4 inches with 35s. Even then you'll likely be stuffing them up into the fenders pretty hard. My old TJ only had 3" lift and 33x12.50s and I managed to bend my front fenders crawling with it and cramming the tires upwards. I think the best way to go is what was already mentioned, modify your fenders to handle to larger tires, for one you can go with a bit less lift and two, you will keep your center of gravity lower and your jeep will be more stable when you get into hairy situations.
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No way he needs to go 5-6 inches for 35's... My tires measure just under 34" in diameter, and I only run a 2.5" lift with plenty of clearance to spare...
with my pig of a rig, my tires measure just shy of 30 inches tall on the trail, and with my very limited flex(torsion bars, ifs), i still stuff them. so unless you are running a JK(the OP is running a TJ, which is a much different animal than a JK, and involves a different amount of lift, specs, etc than one), there is a good chance im pushing the limits of my rig far more than you are.

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Also depends on how hard you plan on wheeling your rig.
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if you wheel your jeep on anything more than mud bogs and fire roads, you will use up all your available flex and then some.
a TJ(or LJ depending) needs all these things to properly use 35, while a JK does not. for a JK, 35s and 2.5-3 inches of lift is golden, while on a TJ, you need twice that amount of clearance to get good use out of someting with stock fenders.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:46 PM   #10
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Haveing had a 06 Rubicon before this is what I learned back then.
The jeep had a 4'' lift & 33's. with that lift there was enough room for 35's.
But if I were to do it again with just a 4'' lift it would be a long arm lift. The control arms are at their limit as far as angle goes. Even better a 3'' lift with a 1.25 body lift. That way you can do a tummy tuck and raise and replace that pan that covers the TC to a flat one.
Also your tie rod & drag link should be upgraded along with your gears. Being a Rubicon you will not need a SYE
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:19 AM   #11
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My 04 Rubi has a 4 inch terraflex lift and 35's. I have cut the flares and a bit of metal. I also have had to switch to 4.88's add a Currie Correctlync and Bilstein 5100's. This is only till I can afford to put the Savvy 4 inch kit on. But right now I can flex it hard and it only rubs slightly on the right rear inner liner.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:28 AM   #12
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Thx for everyone's input, I plan on using my rubi for on road maybe light trails no serious off roading
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:53 AM   #13
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I have a 4.5" RE short arm with 35s. The fit fine, no rub issues.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:23 AM   #14
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4" lift and a 1.25" body lift will get you there. Having the Dana 44's helps you out a lot, but you'll need to regear if you want to maintain speed on hills or on windy days.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:44 AM   #15
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I have a 2012 JK and a 2.5" Skyjacker lift lets me run 35's...installed by dealer when converted to JK8.

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