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Old 01-31-2011, 01:17 AM   #1
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Can I fit 35's on my TJ???

My TJ has a 3" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. Can I fit 35 inch tires on it? Right now I have 33's and it seems to have plenty of room for more tire. Thanks for any input.

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Not sure if you can squeeze em in there...but I think I remember reading that for maximum flex, you want a minimum of 5" of lift for 35's unless you modify the fenders (ie MCE Flatty Fenders, tube fenders, trim the flares, etc).

Also, if you have the Dana 35 rear-end...you may want to beef it up for 35's as well as upgrade the brakes, steering, gearing and such.

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:34 AM   #3
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My TJ has a 3" suspension lift with a 1" body lift. Can I fit 35 inch tires on it? Right now I have 33's and it seems to have plenty of room for more tire. Thanks for any input.
if you add 2.5" bumpstop extension in front and 3" in rear, then yes you can fit 35s on 3" SL + 1" BL.

note: you'll lose all the uptravel you gained with the lift, defeating half the point of the lift.

read this:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/bu...points-734737/
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:27 AM   #4
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get under there and have someone turn the wheels you have now all the way left and right and look at the frame and see if you have at least 2".. remember, you're only gaining 1 more ince between the tire and frame.. you should have room.. but, how much offroading do you do? do you disconnect the swaybar? etc.. you will be fine driving down the road..
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:38 AM   #5
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A buddy of mine has the same lift with 35's on it. His rubbed his plastic fender one time while out crawling and messed the fender up. It only rubs when his sway bar is disconnected. If you think about it, it only gives you one inch more clearence. I have the same lift on mine with 33's. When we're running 70 down the highway, my jeep doesnt down shift as often when coming up hills.
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:47 AM   #6
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Room or not do you have the rest of the supporting mods needed to run 35s? AKA gears, control arms...ect!
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Old 01-31-2011, 11:56 AM   #7
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With Metalcloak Fenders you can fit 35's on a STOCK TJ!

But to the points mentioned above, you need to incorporate other mods...
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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I would not put a 35" in there, your jeep will need room to flex.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:45 PM   #9
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I would not put a 35" in there, your jeep will need room to flex.
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Aluminum Overline Jeep Tube Fenders, TJ/LJ
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I was considering putting the Metalcloak front and rear for mine but it would set me back about $1500. I would make that my very last mod. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:51 PM   #11
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No prob... I understand to each his own...

After armor... this will be one of the first mods i do...
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P.S. you ONLY need the FRONT fenders ($700) to do big tires... the 1.5, 4, and 6 inch flares are only additional if you want them
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Like everyone else has mention you need to make sure you have the other mods taken care of first (axles and gears primarly), if so, then you can fit 35's no problem. You don't have to have 5" if you don't want it. I know a guy who has 35's with only 2.5" lift and trimmed fenders. With 4" you will be fine.
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One of my best friends has a '00 Sahara with 35s, a 3.5" RE Superflex, d35 rear, and he took a hack saw to the front fenders and took off the rear fenders. No probs, no rubbing, great flex, and hasnt broken any axles. (And yes, he takes it off road all the time and doesn't baby it.)
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Thank you all for all the replies and advice. Looks like I'll be going with the 33's. Don't want to take any chances. In Hawaii you have to pass a Recon inspection if you do certain mods. I've been through it once, passed after the third attempt. Not going through that crap again. Thanks again for all the replies. You folks are a great help as always.
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Not sure if you can squeeze em in there...but I think I remember reading that for maximum flex, you want a minimum of 5" of lift for 35's unless you modify the fenders (ie MCE Flatty Fenders, tube fenders, trim the flares, etc).

Also, if you have the Dana 35 rear-end...you may want to beef it up for 35's as well as upgrade the brakes, steering, gearing and such.
my buddy runs 36's on his dana 30/35 combo.. it's all about how your drive..

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