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Old 04-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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I have read alot of threads talking about having 2''BB and BL and things of this, i am new to my awesome TJ and am wondering about this. I want to run 35'' tires, and have been looking into lifts. Reading I see that 4'' of lift should work. I drive a 00 TJ Sport 4.0L

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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OH BOY! Youll need more than just the lift and tires. I would look around for threads theres tons of info on trying to get to 35s.

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Old 04-18-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Yes you need alot more like upgrading your axles to at least a Dana 44 rear and Dana 35 front.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #4
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Yes you need alot more like upgrading your axles to at least a Dana 44 rear and Dana 35 front.
Really a d35 front? Really is that serious?
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Why not leave it stock for a while, at least until you get used to driving it ?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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There are alot of changes to get to 35's. Why do you want 35's? Looks? Rocks? I've lived with my 31's for years. I go on as many trails as the big boys, I just run a different route than the rocks. It's my DD and I need to keep it running at all times.
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #7
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Wanted to go 35'' just because they are big, but I think that im gonna go with 33'' tires. If I use a 4'' lift, will that cover clearance? what about 3'' lift? Will I need to update axes for this?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
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I've been researching getting into 35's myself, every way I slice it it's about 4-5 thousand before the tires to step up properly if you don't already have a rubicon. I'm thinking I'm gonna stick with 33's myself.
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I've been researching getting into 35's myself, every way I slice it it's about 4-5 thousand before the tires to step up properly if you don't already have a rubicon. I'm thinking I'm gonna stick with 33's myself.
I agree. I would go with 33"s and see how you do. A lot ($$$$$) is involved in going to 35"s.
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:46 AM   #10
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Wanted to go 35'' just because they are big, but I think that im gonna go with 33'' tires. If I use a 4'' lift, will that cover clearance? what about 3'' lift? Will I need to update axes for this?
Nope 3inches will b plenty to clear 33s. Nd the tires wont strain the axles enough to really break them. Not saying u cant break them but normal driving and normal wheeling shouldnt cause any damage w33s
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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ok cool, So im gonna go with 33'' tires and 3'' lift, no body lift required? No axle upgrades? Just tires, wheels and lift kit?
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Don't forget about your steering setup. More force to turn 33's on dry land, speedo needs to be revised as well, not sure without knowing your setup, may just be a speedo pinion. 33's will also change your final drive ratio, do you have the 3500 or the 3550 trans, not downing your plans, just adding stuff to think about too
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Don't forget about your steering setup. More force to turn 33's on dry land, speedo needs to be revised as well, not sure without knowing your setup, may just be a speedo pinion. 33's will also change your final drive ratio, do you have the 3500 or the 3550 trans, not downing your plans, just adding stuff to think about too
Final drive ratio is determined by multiplying all the gear ratios together, ie transmissions 1st gear by transfer case gear by differential ratio the tire size has nothing to do with it. Larger tires will however effect the power band, they will travel further per rpm but with stock axle gear ratio will take longer to get up to speed. Also if he has a stock manual transmission it would be an nv3550.

A new speedometer gear will be required for larger tires, there are plenty of threads with charts that tell you what Speedo gear to get that will report accurate speed readings with larger tires.
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my mistake, I was speaking if the effective gear ratio
see Tyres1.com Tires, Wheels, Suspension - Calculators Thanks for the correction

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