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Old 02-18-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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33's or 35's

Hey Guys,
I have a tj and just this weekend installed a 4 inch lift. Ive been told by some people that i could fit 35's on it and others have said just 33's. What are you guys thoughts on this and also would i have to do anything else for 35's to work.
Thanks For any info

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Old 02-18-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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no u could put 35s on and they would work not good at all but they would work now if u wanted 35s to work good were talking new axles new gears stearing and break upgrades you would have to add a body lift so they wouldnt rub when flexin thats just some of the stuff i think of

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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yeah i've been researching tire sizes. 35's are a whole other ball game and will cost you a ton more down the road. 33's will just save you money and go just as far.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:41 PM   #4
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I always joke with my buddys that 35's are a 5 grand upgrade.
Stronger axles, steering, brakes, gearing, lift, etc.

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Old 02-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #5
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I have a tj and just this weekend installed a 4 inch lift. Ive been told by some people that i could fit 35's on it and others have said just 33's.
It all depends how liberal your definition of "fit" is.

On my first TJ (which I bought new), I installed a TeraFlex 4" long arm kit with 35" MT/Rs on 15x8 wheels. When I would disconnect the swaybar and flex it, the tires would hit the front fenders. Here is how it looked:













To fix this, I needed to add 1" of body lift. I had no clearance issues with the rear tires.
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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If you go with the 35's do a 1.25 body lift and make sure you get bump stops and have them adjusted correctly.
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I currently have 35's on my 2004 with a 4"sky jacker lift. They fit. Now beyond that there are still a ton of things I need to do. I need to to a 1" ro 1.25" body lift to help out a bit. Had a friend in the back seat and every time we hit a good bump you could hear them rub. (Note this was a 300 lb guy in the back seat). Current soultion - Took out the back seat. I have a D44 Rear and a D30 Front with 3.73 gears and for the moment I have a 4 speed manual. 5th gear is there, just useless. I am going to regear to 4.88's with ARB's here soon. (Come on tooth fairy, This cream corn sucks but I need gears)

While you will recieve tons of opinions on what you need to do to run 35's Correctly (and most of that advise is right on the money) you can stuff them into your current configuration. The only reason I made the jump to 35's is that a buddy put them on his rig, drove from Dallas to Houston and back then decided he liked his other rims and tires better. So I got 4 rock crawler rims and 4 BFG 35" AT's for $1000 already mounted and balanced. Just couldn't pass it up. If I had not gotten that deal I probably would have stuck with 33's. But now that I have them the wife likes them and the Jeep is stuck with her hooker heels from now on.
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I currently have 35's on my 2004 with a 4"sky jacker lift. They fit. Now beyond that there are still a ton of things I need to do. I need to to a 1" ro 1.25" body lift to help out a bit. Had a friend in the back seat and every time we hit a good bump you could hear them rub. (Note this was a 300 lb guy in the back seat). Current soultion - Took out the back seat. I have a D44 Rear and a D30 Front with 3.73 gears and for the moment I have a 4 speed manual. 5th gear is there, just useless. I am going to regear to 4.88's with ARB's here soon. (Come on tooth fairy, This cream corn sucks but I need gears)

While you will recieve tons of opinions on what you need to do to run 35's Correctly (and most of that advise is right on the money) you can stuff them into your current configuration. The only reason I made the jump to 35's is that a buddy put them on his rig, drove from Dallas to Houston and back then decided he liked his other rims and tires better. So I got 4 rock crawler rims and 4 BFG 35" AT's for $1000 already mounted and balanced. Just couldn't pass it up. If I had not gotten that deal I probably would have stuck with 33's. But now that I have them the wife likes them and the Jeep is stuck with her hooker heels from now on.
Make a trip to the junkyard for a set of extra axle's and rebuild them. An hour to change them out and your good to go instead of popping a ring gear. Bandaid only but a cheap one.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:28 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the info guys. I think im going to go with 33's for now then possibly make 35's a later project

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