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Old 02-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #1
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Sag too far on 35" tires with bumpers, rock rails, tire carriers, etc..?

First post on the forum, and want to say how much I appreciate all the threads. Bought my Jeep near the end of my first deployment and picked it when I got home, only to deploy 2 more times; so it is 1 year old with only 3500 miles! Excited to start modding finally! I have pretty much decided everything I want and figured out almost all my current questions about my jeep through this forum, so thank you!

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I was pretty set on the Teraflex 2.5" lift due to the limited modifications needed right away.... but now I am considering moving to a 3" lift because I want to put 35" tires on. I know the 35" tires will fit the 2.5" lift from everything I read here, but my concern is that after the 100lb rock rails in the mail , the future bumper, winch, rear bumper with tire carrier, and spare on the back; will the 2.5" lift sag down enough that it will no longer fit/rub with 35" tires?

Kind of sucks because of all the research I did to figure out I wanted the Teraflex lift, and now am thinking I have to head back to the drawing board about the 3" lift and driveshafts and everything else needed for going above the 2.5"

Thanks for the help guys!

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:18 PM   #2
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If your worried about it sagging to far down I don't think you should worry. You can fit 35s with no lift and proper backspacing with flat style flairs they open up the wheel well about 2inches from the factory flairs. And maybe some trimming of the air damn. I am about to get some 35s without lift until my lift gets here in a couple weeks. Here are the flat style flares they give it a very aggressive look also. The crappy front bumper is coming off very shortly it kills the flat flair look

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forum, and welcome home! I'm sure others will chime in, but I have the TF 2.5" coil lift kit and what some consider 35" tires (DuraTrac 315/70R17): after adding a couple hundred punds of stuff (ACE rails, Expedition One front and rear bumpers (w/tire carrier), and soon a Superwinch), the tires still fit just fine. I've probably lost 0.5" of height since installing the lift, but there's still plenty of room. I might add some 1" spacers eventually. In hindsight, I could've/should've gone for a 3"-3.5" lift from the beginning; however, I was also worried about messing up the driveshaft, so I stayed on the safe side with 2.5". Ride quality is still excellent with the TF kit; you just can't go wrong with this brand.

Good luck, and let us know what you decide!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #4
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You won't lose much height at all. The springs that come with a good lift kit like the TF are far stiffer than the stock springs, and are built to handle the extra weight of mods.
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You won't lose much height at all. The springs that come with a good lift kit like the TF are far stiffer than the stock springs, and are built to handle the extra weight of mods.
x2 may want to look into trimming your pinch seam also.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:28 PM   #6
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The Teraflex 2,5" lift is rated for 2,5" of lift with aftermarket bumpers and a winch. Even if you loose some hight with all the weight, you will not rubbed if your bump stops are the right size for the lift. If the bump stops are not the right size for the lift, them you will rub with or without weight on the Jeep under full flex.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the help guys! I have seen the DIY for trimming the pinch seam, and that seams like a must to avoid any damage to the tires.

kbwwolf, I have read a lot of your posts and learned a lot from them since I have been on this forum. I definitely dig your 3" lift that you have, and have been contemplating it.

I think I am going to do some more research on going past the 2.5" mark and see what all is involved more than the change of the front driveshaft. If not, the TF 2.5" lift with the Bilstein 5100 shocks will be going on soon! Tax returns were good this year!

Thanks again for all the help!
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #8
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kbwwolf, I have read a lot of your posts and learned a lot from them since I have been on this forum. I definitely dig your 3" lift that you have, and have been contemplating it.
Thank you sir...to tell you the truth, if Full Traction had made a 2.5" lift, I'd have gone with that. But it was either the 3", or a much less complete 2", so...

Don't get me wrong, I'm pleased with the performance, both on- and off-road, but 2.5" would've been a better fit with the DTs and the BW flatties, IMO.

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