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Old 04-05-2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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Planning a build...need a little advice

Hey guys! My name is Jake, I'm 19 and I have been jealously lurking this place for a number of months now haha.

Anyway I don't have a jeep yet but there is a 2 door '07 (or '08 if I can get a deal) Sahara with manual trans in my future. It may be a year or two off in my future but it's there. I'm already planning the build up for after I recoup my losses on the down payment which sets it off even longer and I was just looking for some advice from knowledgeable people who have already done it.

So right now I'm thinking SkyJacker 5 inch lift (Skyjacker 5" Standard Lift Kits for 07-10 Jeep® Wrangler JK 2 Door - Quadratec) because it comes with the works. Springs, shocks, bumpstops, sway bar links, track bar relocation brackets, control arms and so on and so forth. Now I know with a lift this big adjustable control arms are a must for a proper alignment. should I get a separate pair or go big and shell out for a kit that includes them?

With a lift that tall would there be issues with drive shaft angels at all? I've heard yes, get new longer shafts and I've also heard it'll be fine. If so how long should the new shafts be? *Side Note* I went to a vocational high school for automotive and am now going to college for it as well and I want to be a technician for a living so I am perfectly capable or handling whatever needs to be done, so no matter how technical a solution may be lay it on me!

I haven't picked out specific rims and tires yet because I'm gonna change my mind 600 times by then, but I would like to go with a 35x12.5's on 17's. Anybody know what that would be in actual tire size? haha You know P???/??R17

Or maybe I should just go with the 3.5 inch lift? I know those can fit 35's but I just love the look of the extra height in between the top of tire and the fender.


Well that's all I have planned now except for some safari doors. If you are still reading this thank you haha. So yea any advice/opinions/things that would work better would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:29 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum buddy! I think this would be about the closest tire match. Would be a little wider and taller. The rest is way over my head! Good Luck in the future!

Stock Tire - 35x12.50R17 Tire 2 - 325/70R17
Section Width: 12.51 in 318 mm
Section Width: 12.79 in 325 mm

Rim Diameter: 17 in 431.8 mm
Rim Diameter: 17 in 431.8 mm

Rim Width Range: 8.5 - 11 in
Rim Width Range: 8.5 - 10 in

Overall Diameter: 34.77 in 883.15 mm
Overall Diameter: 34.91 in 886.71 mm

Sidewall Height: 8.88 in 225.55 mm
Sidewall Height: 8.95 in 227.33 mm

Radius: 17.38 in 441.45 mm
Radius: 17.45 in 443.23 mm

Circumference: 109.2 in 2773.6 mm
Circumference: 109.6 in 2783.8 mm

Revs per Mile: 598.2
Revs per Mile: 595.8

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Old 04-05-2010, 04:30 PM   #3
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Jake: If I had that much time to plan a project, I'd change my mind so many times it would be ridiculous. I'd have whiplash. But it all sounds very cool and fun. Enjoy yourself. I'm just saying hi, someone with more knowledge of lifts than me will get you a good answer.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:06 PM   #4
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Yea this is something I've been wanting to do ever since I was a little kid and first became interested in off road vehicles.

And thanks for all the tire info J.B. Every time I looked into tires they were in the official tire size and very few were listed in actual inches. And trying to figure out mm. to in. in my head just doesn't work well for me. Now I can have reference/starting point to go on.
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Honestly why an 07? Why not a 1997-1999 tj? The 97-99 are cheaper to mod and have a lot less to go wrong with them if they break. Your build will be cool either way. the older tj's you can find them right now for 5-8k too.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:30 AM   #7
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Honestly I've just been wanting a newer jeep because I've been driving around in a (and still am) in a 94 Chevy s-10 rust bucket pickup since I got my permit 4 years ago and every time I drive it something else falls off it. And I've been really wanting a newer vehicle that I don't have to worry about breaking every time I go out somewhere.

Every time I've looked into wranglers I've just kind of been like "Ehh...their cool if they are done up right"...then the JK's came out and I fell in love with them. So I've been putting my pennies away basically since then because I knew I wanted one as soon as I saw them.
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5" is alot for 35s. How about 3.5" and flat fenders?

Yes, you'll need to mess with your driveshafts for 5", maybe even 3.5" on a 2-door.

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