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Old 03-27-2014, 04:29 AM   #1
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Minimal lift and 35s

Reading the sticky says I can run 35s with just flat fenders, however in researching this forum it seems most report rubbing with this configuration. I like the look of flat fenders and I'm looking for input on what i might be missing on the build I'm considering.

I'm looking for a minimal lift to properly clear 35s and correct any other associated issues. This is for moderate trail running. I have wheeled it enough to realize I need taller tires and honestly 35s look great.

I have a 2014 JKU Sport with 3.73 gears and limited slip rear. I want to add:

Rancho 2" Sport lift with RS9000xl shocks http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...=16031+4301+07

35" tires with properly back spaced wheels, preferably 15"

Bushwacker flat fenders

Teraflex hinged tire carrier

I'm looking for opinions or advice on these products as well as alternatives if they are subpar, especially on the lift. It's real hard to not be drawn in by the Rancho rebate, it makes that lift about $300. I'm definitely open to alternatives for a spare carrier as the Teraflex is $600.
Is there anything else I need that I'm forgetting? Thanks.

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:57 AM   #2
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I guess I will be the first to answer myself. I will need to get a programmer to adjust for tire size.

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Here you go. Don't be afraid to post in the lift sticky. Open discussion

This is a friends jeep I helped choose that exact setup. Currently been asking about trimming the flares which will allow a true LCOG build.

35's and 2" Rancho sport lift.
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The only negative I see is with the weight of a 35" tire on the rear, it sags. Now does rock a heavier 20" wheel. The rear JKU spacer in that kit is .75 and I think it's the smaller of the 2 kits (2/4 door)
Check your rear coils. 59's/60's will work out better the lower numbers. Another option is the/a taller spacer.

Fwiw Amazon had this kit last year for $375 I believe. Def call around.
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Thanks kjeeper. I just threw the quadratec link up there so folks could see what's included for suggestions. It's definitely cheaper elsewhere.
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Q-tech is a vender here. Free shipping and almost certainly will match or beat the price
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Reading the sticky says I can run 35s with just flat fenders, however in researching this forum it seems most report rubbing with this configuration. I like the look of flat fenders and I'm looking for input on what i might be missing on the build I'm considering.

I'm looking for a minimal lift to properly clear 35s and correct any other associated issues. This is for moderate trail running. I have wheeled it enough to realize I need taller tires and honestly 35s look great.

I have a 2014 JKU Sport with 3.73 gears and limited slip rear. I want to add:

Rancho 2" Sport lift with RS9000xl shocks Rancho 2" Sport System with RS9000XL Shocks | Jeep Parts and Accessories | Quadratec

35" tires with properly back spaced wheels, preferably 15"

Bushwacker flat fenders

Teraflex hinged tire carrier

I'm looking for opinions or advice on these products as well as alternatives if they are subpar, especially on the lift. It's real hard to not be drawn in by the Rancho rebate, it makes that lift about $300. I'm definitely open to alternatives for a spare carrier as the Teraflex is $600.
Is there anything else I need that I'm forgetting? Thanks.
I know it will run you little more $, but I would suggest getting a lift without shocks and getting a good set of shocks separately. Shocks will determine how your Jeep rides and you don't want to poor ride in your new vehicle. Maybe something like the Teraflex 2.5" Lift Kit and a pair of Shocks that will give you a nice ride.

As for the tire carrier, take a look at the Red Rock Tire Carrier and Mount. It's the same principal as the Teraflex, keeping the weight on the tub not the tailgate, but it's less expensive.

Let me know what questions you have or if I can get you a quote on anything!

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This is my rig on 35's. 18/59's and i don't rub one single bit except when i am COMPLETELY flexed out. That being said ill be going with PS crusher flares as soon as funds allow. Click image for larger version

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This is my rig on 35's. 18/59's and i don't rub one single bit except when i am COMPLETELY flexed out. That being said ill be going with PS crusher flares as soon as funds allow. Edit: just seen you have a 4 door sorry

Nice save lol ^
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I know it will run you little more $, but I would suggest getting a lift without shocks and getting a good set of shocks separately. Shocks will determine how your Jeep rides and you don't want to poor ride in your new vehicle. Maybe something like the Teraflex 2.5" Lift Kit and a pair of Shocks that will give you a nice ride.

As for the tire carrier, take a look at the Red Rock Tire Carrier and Mount. It's the same principal as the Teraflex, keeping the weight on the tub not the tailgate, but it's less expensive.

Let me know what questions you have or if I can get you a quote on anything!

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I agree on the included shocks for many lifts, but the Rancho RS9000XL shocks are the same shocks I would buy separately.

I've never heard of that tire carrier? Does anybody on here have it? Opinions?
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I know, at that price you can't go wrong. It's just like your buying shocks and getting a small lift for free. Never heard of that carrier but looks promising.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:17 PM   #12
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heres mine with no lift, 35s on 15s, smittybilt flats
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heres mine with no lift, 35s on 15s, smittybilt flats
I'm assuming you rub when you articulate?
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heres mine with no lift, 35s on 15s, smittybilt flats
That looks rather unusable
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I'm assuming you rub when you articulate?
Articulation shouldn't be a problem...there is no more than what the factory set up allows.
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Reading the sticky says I can run 35s with just flat fenders, however in researching this forum it seems most report rubbing with this configuration. I like the look of flat fenders and I'm looking for input on what i might be missing on the build I'm considering.

I'm looking for a minimal lift to properly clear 35s and correct any other associated issues. This is for moderate trail running. I have wheeled it enough to realize I need taller tires and honestly 35s look great.

I have a 2014 JKU Sport with 3.73 gears and limited slip rear. I want to add:

Rancho 2" Sport lift with RS9000xl shocks http://m.quadratec.com/products/prod...=16031+4301+07

35" tires with properly back spaced wheels, preferably 15"

Bushwacker flat fenders

Teraflex hinged tire carrier

I'm looking for opinions or advice on these products as well as alternatives if they are subpar, especially on the lift. It's real hard to not be drawn in by the Rancho rebate, it makes that lift about $300. I'm definitely open to alternatives for a spare carrier as the Teraflex is $600.
Is there anything else I need that I'm forgetting? Thanks.
The tf carrier is pricey, but worth its weight in gold. That's said most ppl run a smittybilt $130 carrier and never have issues. I always recommend lift over flares because a good lift spring will provide you a better spring rate than the horrific factory components so your jeep won't start sagging as you build it.
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Running a similar setup. Rancho 2" front coils, stock rear coils, 1" spacers all around, stock Rubicon shocks, 4.5" backspace wheels, cut fenders, stock bump stops, Teraflex HD Hinge. Minor frame rub when aired down. Still need to add 1" bump stops up front and 2" rear.

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Running a similar setup. Rancho 2" front coils, stock rear coils, 1" spacers all around, stock Rubicon shocks, 4.5" backspace wheels, cut fenders, stock bump stops, Teraflex HD Hinge. Minor frame rub when aired down. Still need to add 1" bump stops up front and 2" rear.
Where are you rubbing the frame?
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Behind the front shocks at full lock and flexed.
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Running a similar setup. Rancho 2" front coils, stock rear coils, 1" spacers all around, stock Rubicon shocks, 4.5" backspace wheels, cut fenders, stock bump stops, Teraflex HD Hinge. Minor frame rub when aired down. Still need to add 1" bump stops up front and 2" rear.
Are those 35s?
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Indeed we will! Just shoot me a PM with the part number(s) you want to order and I'll beat any other advertised price!

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The Teraflex Hinged Carrier is the best brand for the price out there for that type of carrier.

There is a similar piece offered by Bestop here as well:
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Are those 35s?
Yep.
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That carrier is not removing any weight from the tailgate Sheet metal.

I'm loving my Maximus-3 Carrier.
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As for the tire carrier, take a look at the Red Rock Tire Carrier and Mount. [/QUOTE]

I was wondering about this carrier, especially since it's only $399 from extremeterrain.com. I searched for info and found it for $299 on amazon.com but little other information and no reviews. I called extreme terrain to see if they could tell me anything. I asked how it compared to teraflex and was told they were world's apart - get teraflex. Does anybody have experience with these?
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I'm assuming you rub when you articulate?
Just an example of no lift @ all + 35s. That was before the lift & the 35's fit in there with the flats. I also trimmed the pinch seam & rubi rails. It was drivable, but loaded with cargo & passengers, the rear passenger side tire would brush the fender liner. I think that was more an issue of a worn out shock on that side. Definitely wasn't bringing it off road like that.
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That carrier is not removing any weight from the tailgate Sheet metal.

I'm loving my Maximus-3 Carrier.
I couldn't find the Maximus-3 for sale anywhere. even on their website it says it's coming soon.

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