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Old 07-30-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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35x12.5x15 tires do I need a lift kit?

Oka for starters I'm sorry if this is in a wrong section.....Now Im i the process of buying a 88 jeep wrangler and Im getting this great deal on 35x12.5x15 pro comp tires from another guy and I just was wondering if there was a min lift to put them on? The tires on there are 31x10.5x15 but there smoked. Just wondering if I can put then on or I need to invest in a lift kit and if so what is the best/budget friendly I should get. Thanks

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:48 PM   #2
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You'll need at least a 4.5" suspension and probably even a 1" body lift. I have a 6" SOA lift with a axle that's 3" wider than stock and almost rub. If the axle was stock width it would run for sure in front. Wheel offset makes a big difference too.

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Old 07-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Stop, don't buy those! There is no budget friendly way to fit 35's safely on a stock jeep. You need about 5+ inches of lift to start, and that's not addressing the stock gears turning those big meats, or the weak rear end.
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The rear end won't support those tires, it's notoriously weak. I busted mine with 29" tires COASTING down a hill. Ontop of that, you will be so grossly under-geared that you might just have to suffer with driving it in low gear.

You have a lot of work to fit 35" properly,

-Lifting (involved process to fit that much lift, longer brake lines, driveshaft work, etc)
-Larger fenders to allow more tire clearance.
-Properly spaced wheels
-Larger axles

The list can go on and on depending on how cheap or how proper you want to do it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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Replace the tires with what's on there and sell the 35s on CL and make a buck.

Everyone above is correct

If you want to put on 35s get about 4K in spare bucks and at least a month before you are on the road.
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