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Old 09-06-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Problems on 35's

I see alot of posts on here about 35's being hard on a jeep. What are the common problems? I have a 4"RC short arm lift and a 1.25"BL, and 35x12.50 MTZ's on 15x10" wheels. I am in the process of putting a D44 in the rear and 4.88's with a locker, but my d30/d35 havent fell apart in the first 5 miles like some people say they will. I actually took it on a 500 mile each way road trip with no problems. Obviously the d35 is weak but for just driving it on the highway I dont see any problems with it. I am going to upgrade my brakes soon, but I have no clue what else would be the big problems that would make 35's so hard on a TJ.

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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Go off road, then report back to us.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:31 PM   #4
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Go off road, then report back to us.
valid argument I am not as rough as most are offroad, but its merely bc I cant afford to be, but if you have any input on what parts to upgrade to make it daily drivable and kind of moderate off road that would be appreciated.
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The biggest problem is your D35. Get rid of that turd asap.

I would most certainly upgrade your steering set up.
Consider these:
ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
RockJock 4x4 CurrectLync

I would also consider a Vanco upgrade:
vanco brake kit
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Old 09-06-2011, 09:42 PM   #6
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Please help. I bought an 02 TJ with stock axles and a 4.5 inch Rancho lift and 35 inch BFG's. I have done some pretty aggressive rock trails (no mud yet) and havent broken anything yet. Last excursion included towing a YJ for two hours (on the trail) as the YJ wouldnt start in the middle of 3000 acres. All the posts have made it very clear I will go BOOM pretty soon. I am willing to upgrade and would like to begin looking for replacements. What should i be looking for. Thanks in advance for your help.

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