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Old 01-19-2014, 08:02 PM   #1
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Hello i have a 3.5 lift kit and 35” in my JK but i am looking forward to a new tires 37” but I have the normal fenders, what happened if I put a body lift to have my 37” thanks for the Help.

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:18 PM   #2
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1" body is good but it will leave gaps between the rails and front and rear bumper and grill.

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Old 01-19-2014, 08:50 PM   #3
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You would be much better off trimming your fenders.
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Old 01-19-2014, 10:50 PM   #4
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Thanks! For the answers. But y realy dont want to take the fenders of what can i do
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:02 PM   #5
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The body lift will work but you will have a small gap most noticeable around the bumpers.
It's not a bad solution because it won't impact your driveline like increasing the size of your lift. A 1" body lift is not that noticeable unless you run into one of the guys in this forum.

They weren't suggesting you remove your fenders, just to trim the flange around the outside edge.

Depending on how much lift you got from your 3.5" lift kit you might be able to fit the 37s as is. Do you know how much lift you actually got?
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:08 PM   #6
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You would be much better off trimming your fenders.
I would try this above a body lift as well. This isn't my Jeep, just a quick image search of "JK trimmed fenders".
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:28 PM   #7
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Ok got it trim my fenders put 37s with the lift 3.5
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:35 PM   #8
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Ok got it trim my fenders put 37s with the lift 3.5
How much of a gap do you have right now w/ 37s and the 3.5" lift? Are you going to be offroading?

If you aren't offroading, you may be able to squeeze in 37s on a 3.5" lift anyway. If you end up rubbing you can always trim the fenders later.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:25 AM   #9
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No a lot off roading in Miami, saw i can have my normal fabric fenders, i dont now my gap jet tomorrow is my lift process i order 35s but i like the 37s i have a Sahara with full body paint thats i ask for the fenders to see id i can keep it
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No a lot off roading in Miami, saw i can have my normal fabric fenders, i dont now my gap jet tomorrow is my lift process i order 35s but i like the 37s i have a Sahara with full body paint thats i ask for the fenders to see id i can keep it
I have a friend that trimmed his Sahara fenders, so it can be done. I would put your lift on and get the tires you want and trim the fenders if necessary.

Are you familiar w/ the differences b/w 35s and 37s? It may be way more expensive to get 37s besides the tire prices.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:43 AM   #11
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No i am not familiar what are the diferentes Thanks for the help and time
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:53 AM   #12
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I am running 3.5 springs with a 1" body lift cut fenders with 37s. I like my setup. My rig was/is a stage by stage build. Stared 2.5 cut fenders, then + 1"bl now 3.5 w/bl cut fenders. One day I will probably be running 4.4 springs No BL cut fenders (40s). but I won't go that high until I flip my drag link and correct the steering for that much lift. The reason why I like 3.5+ bl is that my starring geometry isn't off yet.
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:06 AM   #13
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No i am not familiar what are the diferentes Thanks for the help and time
Gearing and beefing up the front axle in a nutshell. If you don't offroad 35s should be okay with a 2012+ Jeep. If going to 37s, you may need to strengthen the front axle and/or regear which is significantly more expensive including the increased cost of 37s vs 35s.

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Old 01-20-2014, 01:12 AM   #14
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Well i have a 2014 jeep that change somthing
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:17 AM   #15
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Rubicon? You can get by with 410s and 37s. Not ideal but doable. it won't be as bad as the 3.8. Trust me I know how that is lol. Plus when your wheeling the 4.1 will pick up the slack from the ring and pinion
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:18 AM   #16
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No its Sahara 2014
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:33 AM   #17
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What 37s are you considering? You'll noticed a difference but I can't say anything because I don't have any personal experience with that setup so I'm no help there. But if you are going to re gear in the future no biggie. Little by little to build up for it. When you wheel just no your limitations. Watch your wheel spin, make sure your not binding up the front end etc. I mean my rig is built up and I still very cautious
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I like the small BL idea for a little clearance but only if needed. RK coils are pretty stout I would think that would be enough lift for a 37, maybe some light trimming to the flares. I did not remove my flares trimming them.

Researching rock sliders, I recall seeing some notes some won't work with a BL. Or needed modification? Hmmm forget. Something to keep in mind.

Some good help offered here
I agree with extra reinforcements running 37's - heck even 35's.
Upper C Gussets the absolute min, and I usually recommend ball joints at the same time (they will fail sooner if not later)
With a newer jeep, press in sleeves should be a easy install. Or obviously a truss but prob overkill and labor can get expensive if you don't fab yourself. Then I would look at Chrome-moly axles shafts for the rear axle. The factory ball joints and rear axle flanges are not that great on a JK. Bigger tires don't help.

There's a good start
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Old 01-20-2014, 02:41 PM   #19
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I run 37s with a 3.5" lift on a 2014.
Trimmed factory fenders and have plenty of room. Best route would be to trim or buy flat fenders. You can get taller springs or spacers to increase height for clearance, but it'll be taller and more of a pain to climb in and out of all the time.
Do you have adjustable control arms? If not any more height you will need them to get back proper caster angle.
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I run 37s with a 3.5" lift on a 2014.
Trimmed factory fenders and have plenty of room. Best route would be to trim or buy flat fenders. You can get taller springs or spacers to increase height for clearance, but it'll be taller and more of a pain to climb in and out of all the time.
Do you have adjustable control arms? If not any more height you will need them to get back proper caster angle.
Here is a pic showing 3.5" on 37s with trimmed fender flairs.

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i should of got white!

looks good, i hate my black on black.

people always say "33s?" ummm 37s..
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If you are jumping up to 37s you have a lot more to worry about than just fenders or a body lift.

Still I say ditch the fugly factory painted fenders (or at least trim them. Yes they can look good trimmed) for some flats, then sleeve and gusset your housings and replace with some chromemoly axles.
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I run 37s with a 3.5" lift on a 2014.
Trimmed factory fenders and have plenty of room. Best route would be to trim or buy flat fenders. You can get taller springs or spacers to increase height for clearance, but it'll be taller and more of a pain to climb in and out of all the time.
Do you have adjustable control arms? If not any more height you will need them to get back proper caster angle.
Here is a pic showing 3.5" on 37s with trimmed fender flairs.

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no way you netted just 3.5 of lift more like 4.5. looks good

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