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Old 03-31-2013, 02:34 AM   #1
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Problems with combination 35s and 3.5" RE lift on JK Rubicon

Hi Folks,

I own a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK Rubicon. I drive 35x12.5xR17 on the OEM wheels and have a 3.5" Rubicon Express Superflex with 60 mm wheel spacers.

With this combination I am all in all very satisfied. Never the tyre jumped from the (7.5 only) wheel also with lower tyre pressure.

But yesterday I tried to escape from a muddy and deep whole. I had to disconnect the sway bar and had to give full power. And then I splashed the inner sidewall of my 35 inch Cooper Discoverer S/T.

We investigated and found out that during extreme entanglement with disconnected sway bar and fully "embarked" wheels (hope my poor English is understandable) the nuts of the "connection rods" stitches into the tyre.

I know many of you guys are driving the same or a similar wheel/lift combination. How is your experience ? How you have solved this problem ? Any modified rods available which could help ?

Thanks in advance for your hints, have Happy Easter !

Cheers from cold and snowy Germany.

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Old 03-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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Can you shorten that bolt? The only thing I can think of is maybe the axle is not center. Do you have a adjustable track bar (panhard bar) with 3.5" of lift ?

Currie AR is a option if what I said above doesn't help.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:04 AM   #3
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Can you shorten that bolt?
Or can you just switch it around so that the long part points at the frame of the jeep?
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:20 AM   #4
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Or can you just switch it around so that the long part points at the frame of the jeep?
did not think of that.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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ummm isnt the lower swaybar bolt supposed to be on the inside? I am almost certain that is how mine was set up from the factory.

derp, he is talking about the upper. my bad
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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Hi,

First thanks for your input.

Sounds logical. Will check that asap. Not too much space to turn it around but perhaps possible.

In a German forum they recommended me to limit my entanglement but why to drive a Rubi and then not using the full potential ?

Currie might be an opportunity too. The biggest problem in Germany is getting the okay by the technical authorities. The most mods on my rig are illegal in the eyes of 95 % of the German inspectors. Only via say special connection I got them officially registered. Crazy life in Europe !

Have a great evening !

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Jeeeeeeeez well good luck and report back.

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