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Old 03-16-2009, 05:14 PM   #1
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I am relatively new to the Jeep family, bought mine about a year ago, but love it! I am excited to begin work on it. I have little experience really on what I am doing, so I figured this is the first place I'd go to. Just needed some general advice/guidance on what to go with. The first thing I wanted to ask about was new tires. I have 31x10.5 Wrangler MTR's now, and they are due for a change. If I wanted a noticeable size increase- about how much would I have to go up to get higher, but not gigantic? I do not want a "road monster", but I want to make it look a bit more rugged. And if I was to do this, how much would of lift would go with? (In my mind, I was thinking about maybe 35"). Another concern is with the rollover- does going bigger really make it more dangerous as far as this is concerned? And if so, what kind of precautions/modifications can be put in place (Just some piece of mind for the miss!) Thanks all so much!

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welcome to the madness. 35" is a fairly serious tire. might wanna do 33's first. 35's start pushing limits of stock axles, but we really need to know what kind of heep ya got to help any more. year/model/ and engine.

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with 35s you need 5-6" of lift and new axle gears. thatīs very expensive.

3-4" of lift and 33s is cheaper and still ok with the stock gears.
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^ x2. It is always better to start with a smaller tire than decide to go bigger from there, which you will. Many of the fellow jeepers are very pleased with 33's. 35's are huge and could be considered a "road monster".
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:04 PM   #5
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with 35s you need 5-6" of lift and new axle gears. thatīs very expensive.

3-4" of lift and 33s is cheaper and still ok with the stock gears.
Is 4" suspension lift not enough for 35x12.5 tires? I was looking at the Lara Croft Wrangler specs and that's what apparently it has.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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Is 4" suspension lift not enough for 35x12.5 tires? I was looking at the Lara Croft Wrangler specs and that's what apparently it has.
it might have had a body lift.
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #7
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Lara's unique vehicle (three were built for the film) boasts an array of functional modifications, such as a roll cage with grab bars, a skid plate with simulated HID lighting and an interior with specially designed gauges, shifters, instrument panel, console and door trim. The aftermarket components used to complete the Lara Croft's Jeep Wrangler Rubicon include Hanson Enterprises front and rear bumpers, Mickey Thompson 35” Baja Claw tires and Classic II wheel with bead locks, Skyjacker four-inch skyjacker Double Flex suspension lift, Warn winch and Bushwacker riveted fender flares.
No mention of body lift. That's why after reading it I decided to do the same on mine. Can I get away with a 4" lift for road use or will I deffo need 5" ?
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True is doesn't mention one but it doesn't mention a lot of things that went into that Jeep.I seen it at an expo a while back but didn't look to see if it had a BL or not.But if you look at the picture from the page this was copied from at how close the tires are to the flares even on that small of an angle.You could go with the skyjacker 4" double flex lift and a 1.25" BL and clear 35s but with out the BL you will rub hard a full flex.

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