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Old 09-22-2010, 01:38 PM   #1
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35's on tj?

Currently i have a 1998 jeep wrangler tj with 32x11.5 tires with a two inch suspension lift (came with the jeep). I want to be able to run 35's on it. I was wondering if running a 4 inch suspension with a two inch body and maybe bigger shackles would give me alot of clearence for the tires and not look dumb running down the road as well. I want the jeep to be big and im only 17 so i dont want to spend too much money on lifting it.
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My TJ had 35s on it with a 4" Rough Country suspension lift when I bought it. Switched out to 33s, just because its my DD and I was apprehensive about highway driving with 35s.

I don't know about clearance issues, but I wish I had the 35s back on there. It looked sweet.

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Old 09-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #3
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4" suspension and 1" BL would probably do it. Good luck putting bigger shackles on though...TJs dont have them.
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You need 5" total to run 35" tires, and a 4" suspension lift plus a 1" body lift would work fine. That's what I am running on very tough trails and it works fine.

With 4" of suspension lift, you should also install a SYE kit onto your transfer case and an aftermarket CV driveshaft or you'll have major vibrations. To make the CV driveshaft work correctly, the suspension lift you install needs to have adjustable length control arms, with adjustable rear upper control arms at a minimum if you can't afford adjustable length control arms all the way around.

But more importantly, what rear axle does your TJ have? If the rear axle is the standard Dana 35c, I can't recommend 35" tires if you offroad. If the rear axle is the stronger optional Dana 44, go for it. You'll also need to regear both axles to compensate for the 35" tires heavier weight and larger diameter or your Jeep will be a real dog. And that is assuming you have the 4.0L and not the smaller 2.5L engine where I wouldn't recommend 35" tires at all.

Making a Jeep ready for 35" tires is one of the most expensive things you can do when you do it properly. 35" tires really add a lot of stress and issues that have to be taken into account when planning to install them. 33" tires offer far fewer issues and they can be installed for far less $$$ and fewer issues. You can even get away without the SYE kit and CV driveshaft if you go for a 3" suspension lift with a 1" body lift to provide the 4" of clearance recommended for 33" tires.

The below image will help you figure out if your rear axle is a Dana 35 or a Dana 44. Your front axle is a Dana 30 though it may remind you of a Dana 44.

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What Jerry said....

We all wish we could throw the biggest tires possible on them, but we are limited if not by the size of our wallets, often by the rear differential and gears installed in our Jeeps... Of course with enough $ and or skills those things can be over come....
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You certainly can not get a better more detailed explanation of what you are wanting to do other than what Jerry has just given you.
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this guy has only a 1 3/4 lift kit on the 4 cyl engine. he has a ford 8.8 axle I beleive and made other mods but he is running 35 or 36.

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this guy has only a 1 3/4 lift kit on the 4 cyl engine. he has a ford 8.8 axle I beleive and made other mods but he is running 35 or 36.

lancekenyon will say you can run 40's without a lift which is true. Just throw some 1ton axles and a dana300 t-case under there and have your die grinder ready to cut some parts off!

I'm gonna stuff 35's with my RE 3.5 super flex next set of tires. shouldn't have to much scrubbin' but I'm prepared to cut some metal if necessary.
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lancekenyon will say you can run 40's without a lift which is true. Just throw some 1ton axles and a dana300 t-case under there and have your die grinder ready to cut some parts off!

I'm gonna stuff 35's with my RE 3.5 super flex next set of tires. shouldn't have to much scrubbin' but I'm prepared to cut some metal if necessary.
Last time lance said you can throw 40s under a jeep without a lift, someone decided to throw a fit
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:22 PM   #10
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hey ! its still get the job done ! lol
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Running 35s with 4 inch longarm and spring spacers works well
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35's

so the truth.. i wanted to run 35's so then came the lift, the rims, the tires...the track bars.... then came the belly up, then came bumpers then the winch.. etc.. etc..etc... my choice of 35's ended up costing me thousands in upgrades because I cant seem to stop messing with my jeep.. just got done with the currie steering and a riddler cover on the rear...so the moral of the story is.. once you start this project it will go on forever...
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so, with a 4" suspension, and a 1" body lift, 35's would fit fine? like no rub or the not- fun stuff? and as for wheel backspacing, and specific?my old truck needed 5.5" to fit the 35s.
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Yes a 4" suspension lift plus 1" body lift is fine for 35" tires, that's what I'm running and there is plenty of clearance. For 35x12.50 tires, a 15x8 wheel with 3.75" to 4" of backspacing is ideal. 4.5" of backspacing can be made to work too if you add 1-2 washers under both of the steering stop bolts.
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I know this is old bud.... LIVE OLD DEAD THREAD!!! I've got an 05 rubicon. Mods so far:
3.5" lift, adj lower control arms, tummy tuck, tom woods rear drive shaft, 1" body lift, 1" MML. Would I be OK to run 35's?

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I know this is old bud.... LIVE OLD DEAD THREAD!!! I've got an 05 rubicon. Mods so far:
3.5" lift, adj lower control arms, tummy tuck, tom woods rear drive shaft, 1" body lift, 1" MML. Would I be OK to run 35's?

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OK, yes. However properly for your safety and others, I advise investing in an HD steering (Currie) and Big Brake Kit as well. Also, 4.10 gearing is probably going to be fairly annoying with 35s even with the 6 speed (I know it was irritating for me with 33s) so you would probably be better off with 4.88 (or 4.56 depending on how you use your Jeep). You may want to invest in some chromolly shafts, to my understanding TJ D44s are actually hybrids and their shaft strength is similar to that of a D30
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I know this is old bud.... LIVE OLD DEAD THREAD!!! I've got an 05 rubicon. Mods so far:
3.5" lift, adj lower control arms, tummy tuck, tom woods rear drive shaft, 1" body lift, 1" MML. Would I be OK to run 35's?

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This thread will answer many of your questions: I want to run 35's on my TJ - JeepForum.com
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so i'll probly just stick with 33's. to avoid the headache
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SO.... 98 white tj; you may have gotten a little confused from all the collateral, minutia, that can pile up, when posting a thread like yours, but if you follow the suggestions Jerry
had for you, your Jeep will "Look Big," but not cost big, but remember Looking Big and Being Big are two different things.
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I suspect that he's got it figured out, in the last 6 years.

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