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Old 11-04-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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total philosophy change...

So I'm out running errands and I see a '10 sport 2 door (fairly certain... it was stripped of all badging so I'm not positive, but the suspension still had factory markings on it and the interior was the old style, so I'm assuming a little) on 35's running factory springs!

He clipped his fenders, did an awesome job (didn't have my phone... no pics sorry) a little below the "roll" on the sides, so they didn't have the "flatty" look, and they look like they'd be a little more sturdy that way. He also used "door dent" protective strips on em, and they looked awesome. OEM bumper stubbied, with the aftermarket caps installed (not impressed... the end caps are shiny plastic... looks a little "frankenstein") and 35" Toyos on stock 17" rims. I looked it over, and there's NO marks from rubbing anywhere.

Sorta changed my thinking on tires really... I have a 4 door, so that extra inch over 33's might come in a little handy Seems like it's generally accepted that 35's won't run with stock springs, and after seeing that Jeep, I'd say that's just not really the case...

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Old 11-04-2010, 10:49 AM   #2
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It can defintely be done with the proper trimming as stated on here many times. Stock wheels will require spacers. It will not perform well off road however.

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:11 AM   #3
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Stock wheels will require spacers.
I knew I forgot something... he has none. 17" stock wheels with no spacers. He may have adjusted the steering stop, but the suspension was too new to tell if the stop had been spun out or not. All of it looks really "close" to me, but I'll have to wait til I see it on the road and follow it to find out how he got around it

(hopefully I can get pictures next time)
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:16 AM   #4
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Heh Heh, it's not an inch and you would start the never ending story of NEEDs--ie-diff gears/possible front driveshaft trouble/gas mileage/spare tire changes--

There is rarely a case that 35" tires will outperform 33" tires-2dr/4dr-

Is it worth it??--up to you !!

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Old 11-04-2010, 11:57 AM   #5
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It can defintely be done with the proper trimming as stated on here many times. Stock wheels will require spacers. It will not perform well off road however.
I don't agree man, with proper gearing, a flashpaq, and a good driver, a low center of gravity trail rig can be unstoppable.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:58 AM   #6
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I knew I forgot something... he has none. 17" stock wheels with no spacers. He may have adjusted the steering stop, but the suspension was too new to tell if the stop had been spun out or not. All of it looks really "close" to me, but I'll have to wait til I see it on the road and follow it to find out how he got around it

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Adjusting the steering stop isn't going to do anything for a 35 inch tire, he would literally have to drive completely straight to not rub with no spacers and or aftermarket wheels with atleast 5" bs.
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I don't agree man, with proper gearing, a flashpaq, and a good driver, a low center of gravity trail rig can be unstoppable.
Are you forgetting suspension travel?
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Are you forgetting suspension travel?
The amount of travel doesn't change with a larger tire if you give it proper clearance to move in....
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Putting 35's on stock suspension does not give it the proper clearance to travel "up". No amount of trimming is going to change that.
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Putting 35's on stock suspension does not give it the proper clearance to travel "up". No amount of trimming is going to change that.
With the right backspacing it should have more than enough. How does changing the amount of suspension affect the angle at which the wheel travels inward during flex? I am really not trying to argue but that really just doesn't make alot of sense to me bro.
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Picture 35's stuffed under trimmed fenders. Now picture the wheel traveling up to go over a rock. Do you seriously think it won't rub?
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Picture 35's stuffed under trimmed fenders. Now picture the wheel traveling up to go over a rock. Do you seriously think it won't rub?
It would knock the rear fenders clean off the Jeep. Even my 33s tagged the fenders pretty well before I lifted.

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