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Old 08-20-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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2.5 lift

What size tires do you recommend with a 2.5 lift on a 2014 4 door wrangler unlimited sport

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Old 08-20-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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I put 35's on mine

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Old 08-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #3
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I have 285/75r17 on mine... Roughly equates to a 34- 11.50 and love it
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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Well, what do you plan on doing with your Jeep? Are you doing this for looks or function..I don't care why, but it would help us help you with your question
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:37 PM   #5
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Considering I just ordered 35's to go with my 2.5" lift, I'm going to have to tell you to go with 35's.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #6
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JKUs need to roll with 37s with flatties and a 2.5 lift
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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I'm putting 35s on my JKUR when it arrives. What lift are you going with?
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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I'm putting 35s on my JKUR when it arrives. What lift are you going with?
I don't know what the thread starter is going with but on mine, I may just go with a teraflex budget boost. I really want the AEV 2.5, but I don't want the bill that comes with it.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #9
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I have a 2.5 Rubi Express with 33x12.50x17's and I really love the look. I'm in Southwest Louisiana, so it's gonna be in more mode than anything else. Also had to consider, this is my daily drive, and my commute is 50+ miles round trip each day. BUT, all that aside, I love the look. Went with Dick Cepek Mud Country tires.
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Old 08-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #10
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My aev should be here tomorrow, wheels came today and the tires came last Friday. I went with 315's on addicts. I put the spare on tonight and it doesn't really fit so I ordered a synergy adaptor and some day star bump stops.

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Old 08-21-2013, 02:59 AM   #11
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Am just going with the body spaced lift
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:55 AM   #12
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:08 AM   #13
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I was told that I can't go over 33 " or I will have problems
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:20 AM   #14
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Depends on what gear ratio you have. 3.21 stick 33-34 and stick to a lighter tire (no nittos) and 3.73 35s are alright. Just depends on how much power and accel you wanna lose, cause that extra weight is obviously gonna slow you down a little bit no matter how large you go
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:46 AM   #15
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I got the manual 6 speed can't remember the ratio on that do you know
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I got the manual 6 speed can't remember the ratio on that do you know
Stock on a Sport is 3.21, IIRC. The upgrade to 3.73 was like $295. Do you still have your window sticker? If not, you can email jeep and ask for them to send you a copy.
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Old 08-21-2013, 05:22 AM   #17
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I will need to call them thanks for the info
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:37 AM   #18
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I have a 2.5 inch lift and run 325/65/18. No problems at all. I have a 2010 4 door though
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Am just going with the body spaced lift

I don't think you want to do a 2.5" body lift... You'd have quite a gap between body and frame for mud and stuff to build up in.

You should look into a 2.5" budget boost. They have these lifts that come with adapters to use your factory springs/shocks.

Here is a thread on lifting information if you haven't seen it yet:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/lif...ps-221119.html


and some lift reviews:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/jk-...ews-25157.html
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Maybe look for a nice set of Rubicon take-offs for cheap (32's), or some 33's. I would look more into lifts before selecting a tire.
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:43 PM   #21
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Alright, I'm getting a bit frustrated.. I thought I had a "plan", then I spoke to one of the more popular shops in Ontario Canada and was told a 35" tire would rip off my rear fender flares if I ran a 2.5" TF lift. (This lift in particular : Teraflex 1352000 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shock Adapters for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec ).

The guy recommended 3-3.5" for 35's, and recommended an AEV lift. Was he just trying to up sell me?

Can someone who has 35's and 2.5inch lift please post a pic of your rear end flexing?

Thanks!
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #22
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I was told that I can't go over 33 " or I will have problems
You can go over 33", but then you will have to look at all the downstream effects of that choice which may include changing the gear ratio, drive line angles, risk of breaking axles. . . it really depends on how much money you want to spend and how you will use it when you are done. I have a 2.5" TF lift, 3.73 gears and 33" tires and I think it is a fantastic set up for my needs. You may choose to run 35s or 37s with the associated modifications for what you plan to do with your jeep.

If it is just a question of fit, you can absolutely fit 35s on it when you are done.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:07 PM   #23
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I have the TF 2.5 kit and run Nitto Trail Grapplers 285 75 17, I believe (its been a while since I bought them and my memory...not so good). The tires are a 34" x 11.5" wide. Looks great, rides great, no probs whatsoever. I was told by 4WheelParts techs I could go to 35s, but I don't think I even want to now.
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Alright, I'm getting a bit frustrated.. I thought I had a "plan", then I spoke to one of the more popular shops in Ontario Canada and was told a 35" tire would rip off my rear fender flares if I ran a 2.5" TF lift. (This lift in particular : Teraflex 1352000 - TeraFlex 2.5" Lift Kit with Shock Adapters for 07-14 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door - Quadratec ).

The guy recommended 3-3.5" for 35's, and recommended an AEV lift. Was he just trying to up sell me?

Can someone who has 35's and 2.5inch lift please post a pic of your rear end flexing?

Thanks!

Well the guy selling you the lift is sorta right and sorta wrong. I have a 2.5" TF coil lift and you can run 35's but...if you flex it out without pulling the fender liners/ trimming the fenders then you may run into issues. I will put a pic of mine flexing in my front yard..too close for comfort for me in the front, and about the same in the rear. Now, if you put a heavy bumper on or a big spare on the rear...your going to have bigger issues without trimming the fenders. TF makes a great 2.5" or 3" lift..you could also add a spacer to the 2.5" and be just fine. I don't think AEV is any better or worse then TeraFlex. I trimmed my fenders and pulled the liners after this picture and it made a world of difference. I hope this helps.

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thanks for the input guys.. 10to10 do you happen to have a pic of your rear end flexing out?

I don't really want to trim my stock flares if I can help it.. but I'm trying to for the least amount of lift to clear 35 inch KM2s without trimming or running into drive line angle issues.. Do you think a 3" lift or 2.5" with 1" spacer may be what I need?

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You can go over 33", but then you will have to look at all the downstream effects of that choice which may include changing the gear ratio, drive line angles, risk of breaking axles. . . it really depends on how much money you want to spend and how you will use it when you are done. I have a 2.5" TF lift, 3.73 gears and 33" tires and I think it is a fantastic set up for my needs. You may choose to run 35s or 37s with the associated modifications for what you plan to do with your jeep.

If it is just a question of fit, you can absolutely fit 35s on it when you are done.
What I'm looking at :

35" BFG km2's on factory Moab rims (with spacers)
TF 2.5" lift with shock adaptors

eventually running a stubby bumper with bull bar and winch

TF tire carrier to carry the 35" spare on factory Moab rim


What I'm trying to accomplish.. the least amount of lift to clearance the 35's at full flex in every possible scenario without having to trim.

will a 3 inch lift do it if the 2.5" isn't capable without trimming?

Thanks for any input guys.. very much appreciated! My new ride should be here in about 3-4 weeks and I'm starting to pick up pieces to get ready.. planning to lift and swap for 35's the same week I pick it up
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Alright.. so I called TF and spoke with a tech, and he assured me it should not rub at full stuff with no trimming, however he did also recommend I could add an extended bumpstop if I wanted for piece of mind.
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Alright.. so I called TF and spoke with a tech, and he assured me it should not rub at full stuff with no trimming, however he did also recommend I could add an extended bumpstop if I wanted for piece of mind.
This ^ I've had the performance leveling kit an 2.5" kit from teraflex an not had this problem. Ran 33's an 35's with no issues
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Alright.. so I called TF and spoke with a tech, and he assured me it should not rub at full stuff with no trimming, however he did also recommend I could add an extended bumpstop if I wanted for piece of mind.
It depends on the backspacing of the wheels as well. Some will go into the fender and some will stick out too far and will hit the fenders
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thanks for the input guys.. 10to10 do you happen to have a pic of your rear end flexing out?

I don't really want to trim my stock flares if I can help it.. but I'm trying to for the least amount of lift to clear 35 inch KM2s without trimming or running into drive line angle issues.. Do you think a 3" lift or 2.5" with 1" spacer may be what I need?

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I don't think I have a pic, but if I do I will post it. Also, not all 35's run the same size. Mine run pretty true to size where the KM2's run a bit small so I think a 2.5 should be fine. I do understand about not wanting to trim the fenders but in my case I needed to. also my 2.5" lift & bilstein 5100'a gave me over 3 inches of lift compared to my rubi 18/59 springs and shocks.

Again I think you should be fine but don't over look your front brake lines. I had to take the factory brackets off, otherwise I would have found myself in some real troubles on the Morrison. I looked at RK, AEV, and TF. I spent my money with TF because I thought they had the most complete for the money/ including shocks but everyone's opinion will differ. I'm completely satisfied with the TF product and their customer service..Yes I did call them concerning the brake line brackets in the front.

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