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Old 05-02-2014, 12:00 AM   #1
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35s on a 4 cylinder?

So I have a friend that is willing to sell me his old 35s for pretty cheap and they still have 80% tread left. So I'm definitely interested.

I'm about to get a 4" lift with 1" spacers installed in the next week, so I know I'll have the room to clear them.

My question is what will need to be done to my 01 3 speed auto 4 cylinder to be able to run these? Obviously gonna need a regear, but what gearing? And what kind of power could I expect? Right now with 31s I'm doing like 45-50 up hills, what could I expect with the 35s? Also what kind of gas mileage could I possibly expect?

I wasn't planning on doing 35s until I did a bigger engine but the price he is offering is too good to pass up.

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Old 05-02-2014, 03:10 AM   #2
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You will need a slip yoke eliminator and a new drive shaft. Upgrade ur brakes and you'll need longer brake lines the 35s are pretty heavy ur gearing will probably be 4.56 gears or 4.88s I'm not sure about automatic and 4 bangers much you'll probably wana upgrade ur rear differential to a Dana 44 or ford 8.8 good luck man you'll probably wana upgrade ur whole steering the oem might bend in the future

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I know my cousin added 4" to his manual 2006. He had to do something with his front driveshaft. I can't remember if it was shorten or lengen it? He did not need a slip yoke eliminator because he dropped his transfer case. He did not touch his rear driveshaft because the angles where good.
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With a 4 cylinder you want 4.88 regardless, they are the deepest gear. You'll need them since the 4 cylinder doesn't have a lot if power. But it is doable with 4.88
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:53 AM   #5
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So I have a friend that is willing to sell me his old 35s for pretty cheap and they still have 80% tread left. So I'm definitely interested.

I'm about to get a 4" lift with 1" spacers installed in the next week, so I know I'll have the room to clear them.

My question is what will need to be done to my 01 3 speed auto 4 cylinder to be able to run these? Obviously gonna need a regear, but what gearing? And what kind of power could I expect? Right now with 31s I'm doing like 45-50 up hills, what could I expect with the 35s? Also what kind of gas mileage could I possibly expect?

I wasn't planning on doing 35s until I did a bigger engine but the price he is offering is too good to pass up.
The costs of getting the right lift(SYE/DS,gears,etc..) will not make the deal worth it even if it was free. Stick with 33's and smaller. Have you priced the replacement costs of 35's? Is this a daily driver?
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:04 AM   #6
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You don't have to have 4 inch lift kit for 35's.
You could metalcloak fenders with 2 inch lift
$900-$2000.
Basically you're going to spend $500-$1250 for lift kit/ that includes labor
Cutting your fenders is a way to gain clearance.
Rear axle cost:$800-$3000
Regear:$1200
4.88 I don't think are deep enough for a 4 cylinder auto, might be wrong though.
Steering:$180-$650. (Alignment and the 180 is ZJ tie rod swap.)
Running 35's for offroading gets very expensive.
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:51 AM   #7
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I should have mentioned I was already getting the SYE and new driveshaft with the lift.

And you guys definitely talked me into staying with my original plan of 33s. The 33s I'm planning on are $200 a piece, the same tire but in a 35, $450 a piece. That's a factor I didn't think about. I don't want to be spending $2000+ on just tires every year or so with this being my daily driver.

The deal he was offering me was a set of 4 35s for $100. For the set! Although he told me there's still 80% tread left I'll have to see, also if they're sun baked or not. But I think either way I'll buy them for $100 then sell them on Craigslist or something for like $1000 so I can get started on the regearing for 33s!
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$1000 you could do a 8.8 with limited slip for those 33's

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