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Old 12-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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will 35/12.5/15s fit on a wrangler with a 3 inch body lift? pics please!

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it would be a TIGHT fit! you need a 4" lift to fit 33's properly. you need a 6" lift to fit 35's properly. I guess you could... just for plan on not 4 wheeling... and avoid going over speed bumps at an angle..

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Old 12-10-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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thanks im planin on a 4 inch lift along withe the 3 inch body lift i have now got a good deal on the tires from a guy i know so im gonna get them monday. thanks again friend.
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Optimal for 35" tires is a total of 5". Ideal is a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. I would NOT run a 3" body lift to save my life.
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I am sure that many others will chime in but I will start it off.
1. Any body lift over 1.25" is not recommended. You will have issues with shift linkage, transfer case linkage, and steering linkage. Aside from that you will have to extend various electrical connections. Most will agree that a 3" body lift looks silly as well

2. Running 35" tires is a big undertaking. If you have the original Dana 35 rear axle it will not hold up with 35s. The brakes will need to upgraded to help slow those big tires down safely, and the weak factory tie rod and ends will need to be upgraded as well.

3.If you do have the optional Dana 44 rear axle then your front and rear axles will handle 35s but you will need to have the gear ratio changed so that you still have the power to turn the tires.

I have spent about $3000 prepping my jeep to handle 35s. And I'm sure others have spent more.
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Optimal for 35" tires is a total of 5". Ideal is a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. I would NOT run a 3" body lift to save my life.
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Old 12-10-2011, 11:48 AM   #7
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I have spent about $3000 prepping my jeep to handle 35s. And I'm sure others have spent more.
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This. You can't just put bigger tires on and expect everything to be fine. 3" body lift? Not me. 3" suspension, 1" body lift at least, and with that comes the need for a slip yoke eliminator and double cardan drive shaft, and most definitely lower axle gears. The tires themselves are the cheap and easy part.
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And i agree. 3" BL would look dumb... i wouldnt go past a 1".... Loose the 3" body lift idea ASAP and do a 4" suspension lift. what axles do you have?
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stock tj axles 35s i think. dont do much offroading just old loging trails not a lot of climbing
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Most will agree that any off roading at all with 35s and a dana 35 is a bad idea.
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stock tj axles 35s i think. dont do much offroading just old loging trails not a lot of climbing
stock are d30 front and d35 rear OR d44 rear
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thanks for bringing that to my attention. i have the stock axles no dout. for reguler driving would 35s be ok to run?
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thanks for bringing that to my attention. i have the stock axles no dout. for reguler driving would 35s be ok to run?
I'll be that guy........

35's and stock axles will be just fine. Is it "ideal"? No, but will it just up and break on you simply because you have 35's? NO. You can even go wheel the thing and it will be fine as long as you don't beat the hell out of it and know your limitations. Let me drag out a few pics of me crawlin' in the rocks on 35's with 4.56 gears and front and rear lockers in my Dana 30 and 35. If your going to drive yours on the road and not wheel the hell out of it I wouldn't hesitate at all to put 35's on. I upgraded my rear axle shafts and it took me 5 years to break them (and the last 2 years of that 5 it was on 37's). It was my daily driver and I occasionally took it out for a romp on the trails and rocks. BUT, I have a light foot and I don't push the thing farther than I thought it could go......................until that one time when I broke 3 axles and a driveshaft
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here ya go.........
35's, 4.56's, lockers.........

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thanks opcocrg. i thank you for the info. i only do a little lite trail riding. its my daily driver as well. just like a bigger tire. right now all i have on here is 31s. just got my 35s. got a good deal on then. $120 for a set of used 35s. 4 inch suspention is in the future.
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Stay away from a 3'' body lift.

I personally wouldnt run 35s with my stock axles, you can with minimal problems, but just for the peace of mind Id upgrade my axles. Id rather do it right the first time and avoid any future problems.
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thanks opcocrg. i thank you for the info. i only do a little lite trail riding. its my daily driver as well. just like a bigger tire. right now all i have on here is 31s. just got my 35s. got a good deal on then. $120 for a set of used 35s. 4 inch suspention is in the future.
I don't know if you've read this other particular thread I've commented in or not so for full disclosure and so no one thinks I'm leading you astray........

"in my opinion" you will be fine with 35's on stock axles, stock brakes and stock steering.
"BUT" if you abuse it and push it to hard, it "WILL" break and that does suck LOL. Note the picture below.........



keep in mind that this axle shaft broke after 8 years of not breaking, locked diff, 4.56 gears, on 37" tires and being pushed pretty hard.

Sooo, can it break? yes.
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I run a 3" suspension lift and 33s fine. I could see the benefit of another inch though. I plan on doing a .5" or 1" body lift in the spring.
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Optimal for 35" tires is a total of 5". Ideal is a 4" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. I would NOT run a 3" body lift to save my life.
X2, to say nothing of the fact that the body lift is going to turn your frame into a slinky.
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I am sure that many others will chime in but I will start it off.
1. Any body lift over 1.25" is not recommended. You will have issues with shift linkage, transfer case linkage, and steering linkage. Aside from that you will have to extend various electrical connections. Most will agree that a 3" body lift looks silly as well

2. Running 35" tires is a big undertaking. If you have the original Dana 35 rear axle it will not hold up with 35s. The brakes will need to upgraded to help slow those big tires down safely, and the weak factory tie rod and ends will need to be upgraded as well.

3.If you do have the optional Dana 44 rear axle then your front and rear axles will handle 35s but you will need to have the gear ratio changed so that you still have the power to turn the tires.

I have spent about $3000 prepping my jeep to handle 35s. And I'm sure others have spent more.
Good luck.
And this, folks, is why I decided that I could live with 32" tires.
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And this, folks, is why I decided that I could live with 32" tires.
For reliability and safety you are making a smart choice. Hang onto the 35s though you might get bit by the jeep bug and decide to upgrade everything
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body lift not so bad. i have had no problem with it. thank its personal choice. but i thank all so far for the coments and opinions. it has helped me a lot. putin on the 35s first of the year and ill have pics when there on so i can get some input. i will keep all posted on the jeep.
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I'm gonna chime in here even though the OP is asking relating to them on his TJ. I'm running 33x12.5R15 right now on my JK and love them. My next set will be 35x12.5R15 and BFG AT "C" load range at 54 lbs per tire. I've got a 6-speed and 3.21 gears. Does everyone here think this could be done without breaking an axle, tearing a boot, or going through brakes or my clutch more quickly for me? I used to run 32" 60lb tires and the JK handled them just fine with no problems crawling or extra clutch slipping. Now that I've moved down to a 15 wheel on my rig, the thought of 35s is keeping me up at night.
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Avoid any body lift over 1.25 inches at all cost and running anything over 33's open on your D35 rear if it is a D35 and not the D44 is a beyond bad idea and dumb to think otherwise.. but in the end it's your jeep so do as you please.. what do we know..

Just got done eating only to come across a thread about a 3in body lift and 35's... must go throw up now
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:12 PM   #25
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go throw up XJ KNITHT. MUST BE THE HALABET YOU ATE. SHOULD HAVE IT LOOKED AT. JUST KIDDING. thanks for the advice
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what do all on here thank about the jeep with the body lift
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I don't know if you've read this other particular thread I've commented in or not so for full disclosure and so no one thinks I'm leading you astray........

"in my opinion" you will be fine with 35's on stock axles, stock brakes and stock steering.
"BUT" if you abuse it and push it to hard, it "WILL" break and that does suck LOL. Note the picture below.........



keep in mind that this axle shaft broke after 8 years of not breaking, locked diff, 4.56 gears, on 37" tires and being pushed pretty hard.

Sooo, can it break? yes.
that is a good pic of what can happen thanks for the advice
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what do all on here thank about the jeep with the body lift
I think they're funny looking on a really short wheel base vehicle. A 3 inch body lift even on a really long vehicle like an extended cab Z71 looks a little off if they don't use gap guards to cover up the gap. If it were me, I'd drop it down to a more reasonable body lift and reassess whether or not I really need 35 inch tires. Sure, they look nice, but they're a whole different balll game from 31's or even 33's. It's not only the weight of the tire and rim you have to consider, it's the diameter of the spinning mass.
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For everyone's viewing pleasure of various broken Dana 35c axle shafts, most from running 33" and smaller tire sizes... http://www.billhughes.com/dana35c/

Having helped get many Jeepers off the trail and back to camp after breaking their Dana 35c axle shafts with even 31" tires, I'll just say the above comment about it being ok to run a locked Dana 35c with 37" tires is about as good of advice as it would be to tell your 16 year old daughter that it's safe to date married men. And I'll just have to go on record and give my personal opinion that if that Dana 35c was stock and it survived being locked with 37" tires, that it wasn't being used on trails that required a locker or big tires.

I wouldn't run 37" tires on even a Dana 44, let alone a Dana 35c that isn't even close to being up to 35" tires.

And when I broke the Dana 35c that came on my previous '97 TJ, it was only with 33" tires and a locker... and it broke on the street while in the middle of a slow-speed u-turn in downtown San Diego.

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