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Old 11-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question Should I run 35's on a 3 inch suspension lift?

I have an 04 Wrangler with a 3 inch suspension lift, and I want to try to put 35 inch tires under it. I have new bumpers so that will not be a problem. Can this be done, and if so, will they affect my turning radius?

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Old 11-24-2009, 11:50 PM   #2
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Bumpers really have nothing to do with your tires. They slightly do, but the bigger issue youll run into is rubbing into your fenders and not enough backspacing. I actually dont think youll be able to fit those 35's unless you rip off the fenders and have 4" of backspacing? or 3.75". Turning Radius? well if you dont have enough backspacing and clearance for those tires, theyre not going to turn as far. You should get 4" suspension and 1" BL to accomodate for those 35" tires, not to mention SYE Kit, CV Driveshaft and a new rear axle, with regearing.

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will they fit, well probably. iv seen 33's shoved under a stock wrangler so yeah the 35's should fit under a 3" lift but i wouldnt even want to drive down a gravel road that way. i run 35's with a 5" lift and it still rubs a little when i flex it. i still have my normal turning radius but i run baja wheels with a 3.5" backspacing.

so can it be done, i guess. but with a 3" lift i would stick with 33's
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Old 11-25-2009, 06:47 AM   #4
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They will definately rub at full flex on the fenders. You'll need atleast a 1" BL to help with clearance but will still be close. Typically most run about a 4" w/ 1" BL.

Trickle effect: you'll need longer brake lines, SYE & Rear CV DS, Front & Rear gears,
What axle do you have.... if it's the D35, better pick-up some spare shafts for that just in case emergency, especially if you have a heavy foot when wheeling.

Your probably better off sticking with 33's unless your planning on doing more difficult trails.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:02 PM   #5
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I'm going to be putting 35's under my 04 TJ with only 3 inches of lift. I am cutting the fenders though and am willing to add more lift if necessary. With stock fenders, I would not do it without more lift. Right now I'm leaning more toward fender/hood modifications and less toward more lift.
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Old 11-25-2009, 05:13 PM   #6
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35" tires are too tall for a 3" lift without adding substantial body modifications. In fact, for someone who offroads, 3" isn't really quite enough for even 33" tires, 4" of lift is recommended for 33" tires alone, let alone 3" for 35" tires. To have adequate clearance for 35" tires, you really want 5" if you're leaving the body unmodified. 4" maybe if it's strictly for street use.\

Understand that it takes $$$ and several mods to make a TJ ready for 35" tires, it's not just about creating enough clearance for the bigger tires.
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Old 11-25-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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Here's a thread about LCG builds that might help.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/lcg-...ity-22073.html

Also, the guys at Rokmen have built a couple LCG LJs on 37s and 40s with no more than 3" of lift I think. They also run short arms and flex like crazy.
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IMO such a LCG TJ doesnīt make sense.
The Jeep is way too low in the center.

This is a pic of my TJ with 4.5" with 35s. IMO thatīs not enough. For on road use only itīs ok.

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If you only use it one road as a daily drver it would work, but for offroad you won't be able to flex without rubbing
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Go 33s, as noted 35s will open up Pandora's Box
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:52 PM   #11
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Okay it sounds like 35's are not a good idea. I will probably put 33 Mickey Thompson MTZ's under it then. I really appreciate your input guys
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IMO such a LCG TJ doesnīt make sense.
The Jeep is way too low in the center.

This is a pic of my TJ with 4.5" with 35s. IMO thatīs not enough. For on road use only itīs ok.

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I have 6 inches of lift(7 actualy but it sagged over 5 years) and I run perfect





4 inch suspension, 3 inch body... you could do a 4 inch suspension and 2 inch body and be fine I think

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