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Old 02-24-2012, 06:57 PM
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Some Must Do's For 35s

I was told that if I get 35s on my 98 tj I have to upgrade the axles and bearings. Is this a must do? I know I have to switch gears. I have a 6 in lift sye and driveshaft. What else must I put besides gears before I go drive
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What axle do you have in the rear? Any lockers? To do it correctly you really should upgrade:

Steering linkages and joints
Power steering box
Short or long arm kit
CV drive shaft
New shocks
Gears (now would be a good time to install new bearings and seals and if you are ever going to put in a locker now would be the time as you will save $)
New rims with proper offset
Speedometer gear

I know you already have some of these things, but I thought I would put them all in here for people trolling for the same information.
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It's definitely a must do depending on what axle you're running. A stock D35 can barely handle it's own stock tires, let alone 35s. Mine blew out on 31s on the highway Even a Dana 44 can show it's weakness. I would definitely recommend going the Ford 8.8 route or better. If you're installing a new axle, it's easier to just upgrade your brakes, as you're already going to be running new lines. Definitely upgrade your front axles u-joints, as those will be gaining some wear and tear.
It's got a Willy's body, a Chevy engine, Ford axles, GM transmission, and Dodge steering components... it must be a Wrangler.
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If you do research you can find a light 35" tire BFG with a 15" wheel combo that is actually lighter than some 33 wheels and tires. I am going to 35 and will actually weigh 12 lbs per corner lighter than my buddies 16" wheels with 33s. I do have a Rubi with Dana 44s upgraded brakes and just installed Currie Currectlync steering, I will also regear in the near future. my new 35" wheel/tire combo will weigh 6 lbs per corner heavier than my current 33s which is not too bad.
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awesome thank u. The stock axles are what I currently have with 32s and a 4in lift I believe The Dana 35 I will be upgrading to 4.88 gears in my 4.0 manual tj

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