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Old 12-08-2008, 09:02 PM   #1
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hey everybody, if i put a 1" or 1.25" bl on, would i be able to fit 35's? those are 33's on there now. and measurements were done on flat ground even though it's not shown here.

if you can't read the tiny numbers in the pic this should clear it up
3.5" - front tire to fender
4.75" - back tire to fender
21" - ground to bottom of tub
28" - ground to bottom of door

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Old 12-08-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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What lift do you have on there now?

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Old 12-08-2008, 09:10 PM   #3
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What lift do you have on there now?
i really don't know, i bought it already lifted. i'm guessing 3"?
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:31 PM   #4
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it would be a tight fit. and im guessing that you wouldnt be able to do major off roading since it would being the front tire 2.5" from the fender flare.
But if you took the fender flares off and sent them to me it should work just fine...
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I think so, and skip the body lift
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:35 PM   #6
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i really don't know, i bought it already lifted. i'm guessing 3"?
If you take some pictures if your front springs we can get a better idea of what kind of lift you have, it could be all spring or it could be coil spacers.

Either way yes you can fit 35's the only real question is what do you plan on doing with the Jeep, driving it on the road or off roading it? Do you know what kind of rear axle you have? A lot of people have killed there rear Dana 35 axle running 35's.

If you put the 1.25" body lift and 1" coil spacers just on the front shocks and played with the bump stop lengths to make sure you keep the tires out of the fenders you should be pretty good. I don't really suggest doing all of that to get the best ride and amount of flex out of it, but I have seen it done quite a bit.

Whatever you do, I wouldn't go over 1.25" of body lift. Good shocks never hurt, Old Man Emu shocks are some of the best.
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also put a ruler along the springs. This will clearly tell us how long your springs are.

To me that looks like max of 3" lift.

My space between the flares and the tires is about 9" in front and 9.5" in rear.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:20 PM   #8
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I think so, and skip the body lift
are you meaning leave it the way it is and put 35's on it? because i don't think they would fit.
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it would be a tight fit. and im guessing that you wouldnt be able to do major off roading since it would being the front tire 2.5" from the fender flare.
But if you took the fender flares off and sent them to me it should work just fine...
it should all be the same as in space between the fenders right? i'm lifting it one inch, the tire adds one inch all the way around it making it a total of 2" bigger than the 33" tire, so i would be lifting it one inch and adding one inch of tire under the fender.

and i think i'll just hold on to my fenders for now, but if anything changes i'll let you know
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If you take some pictures if your front springs we can get a better idea of what kind of lift you have, it could be all spring or it could be coil spacers.

Either way yes you can fit 35's the only real question is what do you plan on doing with the Jeep, driving it on the road or off roading it? Do you know what kind of rear axle you have? A lot of people have killed there rear Dana 35 axle running 35's.

If you put the 1.25" body lift and 1" coil spacers just on the front shocks and played with the bump stop lengths to make sure you keep the tires out of the fenders you should be pretty good. I don't really suggest doing all of that to get the best ride and amount of flex out of it, but I have seen it done quite a bit.

Whatever you do, I wouldn't go over 1.25" of body lift. Good shocks never hurt, Old Man Emu shocks are some of the best.
realistically, i probably won't be going off the road hardly at all. it's not because i don't want to, but i am a student at ut and i don't really have the money to fix parts i tear up 4 wheeling. maybe when i get that high paying job i'll really fix it up. i have just always wanted to go up to 35's and and i figure a body lift would be the cheapest and easiest way to do this. i definitly wouldn't go over a 1.25" though.
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i got 2" body lift, so far over 2 years and not a single problem and i live in the rust belt.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:38 PM   #12
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if i get 35's and they weigh about the same as my 33's i shouldn't really see a difference in how my jeep accelerates and everything should i? i was thinking of doing the a/t if i went bigger.
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well weight is not the major factor, its the bigger diameter that makes the big difference. Still not too big of a difference though. I have 35s and stock gears and not a single problem accelerating. If i have to accelerate, i downshift and go from there. The basic + is now you have a good cruising gear.

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