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Old 03-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Stuffing 35s under a stock JKU Sahara

My friend and i came across an 08 JKU Sahara for sale the other day. Its not for me I drive a TJ Sport, although i would drive the hell out of this beast! its a 6spd, d44 front and rear, regeared to 4.88 (i think), on 18x7 motometal wheels with 35x12.50r18s DC Fun Countrys for $25k. The question is, Is it possible to stuff 35x12.50r18 under a stock suspension, not sure on BS or offset. We looked around at the shocks, CA, and springs for a brand name, or a BB and didnt see anything. he supposedly knows someone who works there and was talking to them about the JK and they said "Its not lifted, just leveled." I find that hard to believe that you can fit 35s under ANY Jeep (cj,yj,tj,jk) that doesnt have any sort of lift, just a leveling kit. i know some of the Rubis come with 32s and stock suspension. That seems a little more possible then 35s with no lift. Took it for a test drive had him turn full lock and i got out to see if rubbing occured, none. BTW the dealer really doesnt know much about the jeep, i asked if the d44s had the lockers installed and he kinda turned his head like when you ask your dog if they want to go for a walk. He also told me the jeep is still under warranty, which could make sense(if its not lifted.) But i just dont see it happening. Someone tell me im wrong or right either way. Thanks for the help

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Modifications only void the warranty on whatever is modified. Leveling could possibly void the warranty on suspension components but that's not that expensive in a JK.

A leveling kit would be enough to put 35's under but it would be bad off road and would probably rub at full stuff. All jeeps now come with 32's. 33's fit pretty nice stock and 35's will go under but will rub over potholes and speed bumps. If he wants to lift it later, a 2.5" lift from teraflex is $700 with shocks and that will be plenty

My question is how does it have a D44 front? It would have to be an aftermarket add on cuz saharas only had a D30 stock

4.88 and 6spd is a good ratio for those tires so he will like it! Sounds like a great deal

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You can with flat or chopped fenders and pitch seem. But forget any articulation off road.

Why? If it's a money concern- do a 2"+ budget boost.
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It is entirely possible but probably not trail worthy to run them with a small lift. Check for pucks above the coil springs. Metalcloak has a set of flat fenders that they installed on a JK and then slapped on 37's. The tire width would be fine with a proper offest rim. A JKU Sahara will not have a factory Dana 44 up front. Unless special ordered. They come stock with Dana 30 front and Dana 44 rear. No lockers either, unless special ordered. If factory lockers, it also came with swaybar disconnects. Switches would be in the center lower console, next to the ESP switch.

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #5
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My question is how does it have a D44 front? It would have to be an aftermarket add on cuz saharas only had a D30 stock
PO upgraded to a superior d44. the axels and everything else looks like it will handle the 35s with ease, he wants to buy one pre-lifted for some reason(maybe price haggleing) im tying to convince him to get this jeep, but he is only intrested in one thats lifted. ive told him till im blue n the face there are cheap ways to get extra clearance for now untill a 3.5"-4" lifts is ready to install. He just wants in done and ready to go. I cant reall blame him. there are sooo many other things i want to do to mine but dont have the extra cash lol Just Empty Every Pocket
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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Yeah we checked and no locker switch, stock fenders.
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Yes, you can stuff 35's under a stock JKU. Did it yesterday. No pics here, but maybe
Tr3yngler will post some up soon. Can't leave the pavement like this, but it can be done with aftermarket wheels and care over the speedbumps.
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JK, 35's no lift





Its a tight fit on a completely stock rig, no room for any type or articulation.
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My 11' with 35's stock suspension. Had to use 1.5 spacers for the bs.
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