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Old 08-10-2012, 05:52 PM   #1
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Getting 35s on ky 4inch lift

My question is where can I buy prover bump stops to prevent from ruining my fender flares?

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:28 PM   #2
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How much bumpstop do you need? If it's only an inch you can use hockey pucks. If you need more, Zone has some in various sizes from 1", 1.5", and 2"

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Old 08-10-2012, 07:59 PM   #3
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Currie is a good source for bump stops... Currie Enterprises - Custom Rearends, Jeep/Off-road Parts, Crate Rearends, 4x4 Rearends

For 35" tires, 5" of clearance is recommended for offroading, I'd add a 1" body lift to your 4" suspension lift.
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Currie is a good source for bump stops... Currie Enterprises - Custom Rearends, Jeep/Off-road Parts, Crate Rearends, 4x4 Rearends

For 35" tires, 5" of clearance is recommended for offroading, I'd add a 1" body lift to your 4" suspension lift.
It mainly sees pavement. I don't do much flexing south Texas is extremely flat so the most I do it take it in the sand and the occasional much when it rains. No big rocks down here :/ couldn't I just put 1 inch hockey pucks under the springs?
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It mainly sees pavement. I don't do much flexing south Texas is extremely flat so the most I do it take it in the sand and the occasional much when it rains. No big rocks down here :/ couldn't I just put 1 inch hockey pucks under the springs?
IMO if that is the only kind of off-roading that you do, 35's would be a waste of money.33's would be plenty capable AND you wouldn't really have to worry about some of the other stuff that goes along with 35's. I'm running 35's with only a 4" right now and I've decided that I am going to tear the front fenders off next weekend (plus a 1.25" bl).
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IMO if that is the only kind of off-roading that you do, 35's would be a waste of money.33's would be plenty capable AND you wouldn't really have to worry about some of the other stuff that goes along with 35's. I'm running 35's with only a 4" right now and I've decided that I am going to tear the front fenders off next weekend (plus a 1.25" bl).
I know it's basically throwing money away but I'll be making payments on them anyways I just seriously like the look bigger tires plus how much damage could they do if they mainly see pavement right?
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Unless you regear your axles to a lower ratio, which costs $1100-1200 to do, the coolness of those new 35" tires will wear off quickly from the significant loss of power you will feel immediately after installing them.
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Unless you regear your axles to a lower ratio, which costs $1100-1200 to do, the coolness of those new 35" tires will wear off quickly from the significant loss of power you will feel immediately after installing them.
Yeah I know I'm just stubborn and really had my mind set on them but I do know you're right so I'll stick with the 33s. I'm getting 4.88 cuz I have a 3spd with o/d but if I decided to go 35 in the future would 4.88 work?
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For 33" tires and 3-speed automatic, you want 4.10. RPMs from 4.88 would be WAY too high for 33" tires and actually, 4.88 is even too low of a ratio for even 35" tires with the 3-speed automatic as even its RPMs are too high for highway use.

I had regeared my '97 TJ to 4.88 for my 35" tires and 5-speed manual transmission. The RPMs were PERFECT. Then I upgraded the transmission for rock crawling purposes to the same 3-speed transmission you have, which of course does not have overdrive, and the highway RPMs then became too high to cruise at my preferred 65-70 mph speeds. I had to slow down to 55-60 to keep the RPMs at a more reasonable level.

So ideally with the 3-speed and 4.0L engine, 4.56 for 35" tires and 4.10 for 33" tires.
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Thanks for the help And the reasoning I'll put my stubbornness aside and go with the 33" and 4.10s.
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Thanks for the help And the reasoning I'll put my stubbornness aside and go with the 33" and 4.10s.

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