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Old 03-04-2014, 05:51 PM   #1
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Lift and tire question

I want to get some 35s on my jeep so I know I'll need to do an axle swap but what is the minimum size lift that I need to fit the 35s

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That depends on what you are doing with it. Light wheeling, dirt trails, or mud, or rock crawling, mall crawler?

I can tell you this, I have a total of 8.5" of lift, and until I did the flat fender mod, I could still get my 35's to rub.

If you are doing any kind of moderate wheeling, then it has to be higher than 4" or look into doing TJ flares or flat fenders.

If I were doing mine over, I would do a 4" suspension with a 1" body, and 1" boomerang shackles, flat fenders, That would clear the 35's.

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That depends on what you are doing with it. Light wheeling, dirt trails, or mud, or rock crawling, mall crawler? I can tell you this, I have a total of 8.5" of lift, and until I did the flat fender mod, I could still get my 35's to rub. If you are doing any kind of moderate wheeling, then it has to be higher than 4" or look into doing TJ flares or flat fenders. If I were doing mine over, I would do a 4" suspension with a 1" body, and 1" boomerang shackles, flat fenders, That would clear the 35's.
trails, light crawling when I learn how, always mall crawling, and parking next to stock jeeps.
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I am running 4.5" lift, Cloaks and trimmed the rear wheel well opening. Running 35's.
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I have 2.5" springs, 1" shackles, 1"BL, tube fenders and trimmed rear sheet metal. I don't have 35's on it right now, but I have plenty of room for them and am going to put some on it one of these days.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:58 PM   #6
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I'd love metal cloaks but I really won't have that kind of coin after a lift and tires I will be getting flat fenders also. Can I see your setups of the lift tires and fenders. Also how you trimmed your tubs.
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MyRed... Go to my build thread and there are pictures of my build in there.
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I'm running 5" of lift, and with some trimming this is plenty for my wheeling. I can have one front tire lifted around the 3-4' mark with no rubbing. I did extend my rear bump stops 1" but have yet to make contact with them, the front has plenty of room.
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I'm running 5" of lift, and with some trimming this is plenty for my wheeling. I can have one front tire lifted around the 3-4' mark with no rubbing. I did extend my rear bump stops 1" but have yet to make contact with them, the front has plenty of room.
is that with stock fenders?
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is that with stock fenders?
Mine is a Renegade so it had more room to begin with, the only trimming I did was the the rear of the rear wheel well.
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I don't have 35's but in my research I've found that 6" over stock is pretty much the bare minimum to fit 35's. And that's just making them fit. You will have almost zero room to flex. You can lift it more than that, trim fenders, get tube fenders or a combination of the three.

If I may, what has you set on 35's? I have 33's right now and I can go places that surprise me. But it's whatever you want.
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I don't have 35's but in my research I've found that 6" over stock is pretty much the bare minimum to fit 35's. And that's just making them fit. You will have almost zero room to flex. You can lift it more than that, trim fenders, get tube fenders or a combination of the three. If I may, what has you set on 35's? I have 33's right now and I can go places that surprise me. But it's whatever you want.
currently at 32s and my dad has a truck and we put his 33s next to my 32s and they were nothing impressive to me. I've grown up with monster trucks around and love big tires. It's not that I doubt the ability of 33s I'd just like to have bigger
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Understood. keep us posted.

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