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Old 08-19-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question 35' Tires and a 2' or 4' lift?

I'm getting new wheels and tires for my 13 JKU Rubi, but seeing some of these threads with all this tech stuff,

(which looks like this to me: &^%^$#^(*%&$%($*^##&%&*(%^&*(^)_(&(*&_*(&^&^()*&)* ()*^%^&%#^@@?":":+_)_)*(_&*IOPOI*()*(UIPOI\/-/*-*/-*/_)(**&_)(*_)&*_)*&)(*^*&(&&^(&^)&*(__)*(_)&*()(*^

I want to Get 35' tires and either a 2' or 4' lift...

am I making a mistake on the tire size? If so what size would you recommend?

And if the price diff between the 2' and 4' lift isn't too crazy, is it worth going to the 4' lift?

Keep in mind I'm trying to run as many trails as possible including the Rubicon.

Any and all help would be greatly appreciated


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Old 08-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #2
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With your jeep you cant lift it to 4 inches without new driveshafts, They will hit. But you can do a 2.5 or 3 inch and fit 35's easily then. But i believe you will need 1.25 inch wheel spacers. Welcome to the forum.
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for the welcome. I'm running Miller this coming weekend with Randog and his group, I believe you're in that group, I'll meet you then! But for now, since the car is new and under warranty the dealer said if I didnt do the lift with them it would void my warranty, it sounded like BS but now they have me doubting. Originally a 3' lift was what I was thinking but I believe Mopar has a 4' lift too so I was wondering if the extra inch would make a difference. I think I'm going the tell the dealer and get the lift done somewhere else, but will that 1' make a diff?
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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Yup it sure will.
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Yup it sure will.


I thought so...will I need any other mods to it?
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I'm just sayin what others are thinking, why would you want 35 foot tires and a 2-4 foot lift? That thing will be huge.
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I'm just sayin what others are thinking, why would you want 35 foot tires and a 2-4 foot lift? That thing will be huge.

I screwed that one up! It will be one of a kind that's for sure!

I meant 35" and 2" - 4"
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This is my buddy Dusty Dave's Rubi. It is on a Old Man Emu 2.5 and 35 inch MTRK's. JPI did the work on the lift.
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This is my buddy Dusty Dave's Rubi. It is on a Old Man Emu 2.5 and 35 inch MTRK's. JPI did the work on the lift.

That's kinda what I want mine to look like but maybe a little bigger lift.

What's this?
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This was my 13 JKUR when it had a Teraflex 2.5" coil lift and 35" KM2's.




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This was my 13 JKUR when it had a Teraflex 2.5" coil lift and 35" KM2's.




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This is it with the flat flares. 37's should not be a problem.
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And this is with a 4" with 37" KM2.




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Did you have to do the driveshaft change?
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Did you have to do the driveshaft change?
Yeah, did you?

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And this is with a 4" with 37" KM2.

why did you go to the 37" tires? what else did you have to mod with the 4" lift?


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This is it with the flat flares. 37's should not be a problem.

Why did he go from 35" to 37"?
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Cause with guys bigger is always better.
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Cause with guys bigger is always better.
:ROFL: I know huh!
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Yeah, did you?

Why did he go from 35" to 37"?
Still running stock driveshafts.

We had the 37" on my wife JKU with 5.13 gears. She missed having power, so we purchased her a new set of KM2 35"'s( she didn't want my chewed up tires) and I went to 37's. I didn't tell her, but I was going to go from 35's to 39.5". Now I will wait till these are chewed up.
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Quick question....Just bought a new Rubicon. If I put on a lift and new wheels/tires, does that void the warranty from Jeep??? The dealer says yes...
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Quick question....Just bought a new Rubicon. If I put on a lift and new wheels/tires, does that void the warranty from Jeep??? The dealer says yes...
Find a different dealer. I good dealer will only void the parts that are no longer Mopar/ Jeep. No the entire warranty.
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Find a different dealer. I good dealer will only void the parts that are no longer Mopar/ Jeep. No the entire warranty.
2 dealers in my area would agree with this statement. One has replaced parts under warranty even though they were damaged while wheeling!
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Thanks. Last question....Do you need a lift to upgrade to larger tires?
Most of my use is DD, but like the look of the larger tires.
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Thanks. Last question....Do you need a lift to upgrade to larger tires?
Most of my use is DD, but like the look of the larger tires.
It depends on tire size you want to go to. You can do a budget boost and up grade to 35" tires.
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We need to do a list of dealers that are Mod friendly. I would travel a bit to patronize a good dealer.
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No dealer is going to warranty aftermarket mods. But the only parts of your warranty that are voided are the modded parts themselves, and/or any manufacturer failures that can be directly linked to the mod. The great thing though is most of the mod parts come with their own warranties.

And as far as mod friendly dealer, I work for one. And quite a few of my techs are wheelers themselves. So at least they know what they're dealing with.
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4" at least!
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We need to do a list of dealers that are Mod friendly. I would travel a bit to patronize a good dealer.
Agreed!
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No dealer is going to warranty aftermarket mods. But the only parts of your warranty that are voided are the modded parts themselves, and/or any manufacturer failures that can be directly linked to the mod. The great thing though is most of the mod parts come with their own warranties.

And as far as mod friendly dealer, I work for one. And quite a few of my techs are wheelers themselves. So at least they know what they're dealing with.
Good to know! If I need any warranty work, I am going to see you... like the ticking on the driver side of my engine
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I screwed that one up! It will be one of a kind that's for sure!

I meant 35" and 2" - 4"
I recommend a 3.5" long arm lift and 37s to do all the trails you want to do, including the rubicon. Is it needed, no, but you will be grateful in the long run. Rubicon Express use to make mopar lifts, so check with the dealer if they will accept the RE lift... some do... RockKrawler has a great product also... All I can say is do it the first time because you will always want the next best thing. I run 2.5" lift and 35s with flat fenders and I have no problems, but I am completely armored underneath... and I have had my share of "dang it I should have gone bigger or taller"

good luck and post pics when you decide!
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Look at the metal cloak lift, has rave reviews all over the net and their a forum vendor, read the metal cloak thread on JKO really good info. Customer service is great and parts are better, great lift with insane articulation and will if not damn near outflex any other bolt on lift. I believe they are on 37's on their Jk with their fenders.

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