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02-04-2011 12:52 AM
rockhard98 Ok so I shouldn't of said you won't have any problems... why does everyone take things so literally? Or is it because u got nothing to do but argue?... yes we all know u can have problems, and yes the bigger the tire the more chance of this happening.. my point is if you take care of your stuff you shouldn't have any issues.. besides you shouldn't have issue as long as u keep them tucked.. the real problem comes when you start stepping them out. That is when you get all the strain on the knuckles.

And just to save you from starting on that one as well. I am aware you have add a fair amount of spacing so your not rubbing when you turn.. so there is more of chance for problems.. look we r back where we started!!

Whole point is take care of your stuff and stop worrying so Damn much
Now shut up and enjoy your jeep

Because while you sitting there worrying if you can get threw those ruts or over those rocks, ill be beyond the next bend and down the trail :beer:
02-03-2011 06:57 PM
swingtail82
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Originally Posted by tuff2010 View Post
LMAO!!! Funny stuff in this thread!! Oh nooo, I'm being picked on by a 13 year old spelling champion!

And this is good stuff and the truth..
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02-03-2011 05:10 PM
tuff2010 LMAO!!! Funny stuff in this thread!! Oh nooo, I'm being picked on by a 13 year old spelling champion!

And this is good stuff and the truth..

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Originally Posted by rics1997 View Post
No, I am not going over board nor am I saying you shouldn't get 35's rather saying you need to take in consideration that they can lead to problems no matter how much care you take. And people should know the risks as they should know you can put them on if they want. Your Jeep really wasn't designed for 35', you can put them on but you run the risk of problems if you do. Saying that taking care of them and you will have no problems is not right. you can take care of them and nothing happens and probably won't but that doesn't mean nothing won't happen either.
02-03-2011 03:22 PM
rics1997 No, I am not going over board nor am I saying you shouldn't get 35's rather saying you need to take in consideration that they can lead to problems no matter how much care you take. And people should know the risks as they should know you can put them on if they want. Your Jeep really wasn't designed for 35', you can put them on but you run the risk of problems if you do. Saying that taking care of them and you will have no problems is not right. you can take care of them and nothing happens and probably won't but that doesn't mean nothing won't happen either.
02-03-2011 03:00 PM
rockhard98
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Originally Posted by rics1997

Why give bad advise? You can get 35's and never have a problem and they look good too. But 35" are very stressful on your Jeep and without beefing up the axles especially in a non rubi you can be going around a curve and hit it at the right angle and snap your axle on 35's because of the stress. It can also not happen to your Jeep. It is easy to see how much stress there is just by seeing how bad the MPG's take a hit. Not informing new people of the problems that can occur is just being reckless.

Again, this may never happen and in most cases will never happen, but it can and has. So it has to be a consideration when looking at tires. 35's is like jumping out of a airplane. You do it right and take all the proper safety protections and you will more then likely land safely ever single time. But some don't even with proper care. But if you just shove your chute in the bag and hope for the best you are at huge risk of something going wrong.
Think ur goin a little over board on ur thinking there... if ur tire falls off on a corner.. u already had a issue u missed. Which makes it ur fault not the tires fault

They don't just brake they wear out.. which is where taking care of them comes into play
02-03-2011 02:57 PM
BlackMountain ^^i feel like the OP just shoved his chute in his bag and hoped for the best.

seriously though, i can't believe 3'' of tire difference makes that much of a difference. almost seems like i could snap my dana 30 running stock 32's going around a corner lol
02-03-2011 02:46 PM
rics1997
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Originally Posted by rockhard98 View Post
Why r people so afraid of 35's on a jeep.. it really not that big of a deal... set ur self up for what u Wanna do and keep it maintained.. just take care of it and u won't have any problems
Why give bad advise? You can get 35's and never have a problem and they look good too. But 35" are very stressful on your Jeep and without beefing up the axles especially in a non rubi you can be going around a curve and hit it at the right angle and snap your axle on 35's because of the stress. It can also not happen to your Jeep. It is easy to see how much stress there is just by seeing how bad the MPG's take a hit. Not informing new people of the problems that can occur is just being reckless.

Again, this may never happen and in most cases will never happen, but it can and has. So it has to be a consideration when looking at tires. 35's is like jumping out of a airplane. You do it right and take all the proper safety protections and you will more then likely land safely ever single time. But some don't even with proper care. But if you just shove your chute in the bag and hope for the best you are at huge risk of something going wrong.
02-03-2011 02:29 PM
rockhard98
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Originally Posted by Closer
Eeek I'm in the same boat... want 35s but don't want the cost that comes with it =X
Why r people so afraid of 35's on a jeep.. it really not that big of a deal... set ur self up for what u Wanna do and keep it maintained.. just take care of it and u won't have any problems
02-03-2011 01:37 PM
Closer Eeek I'm in the same boat... want 35s but don't want the cost that comes with it =X
02-03-2011 10:51 AM
ESP
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Originally Posted by BlackMountain View Post
can you run 33's & 2 inch lift with 3.23 gears?
Do you mean 3.21 gears? If so, yes you can. It will also be less of an issue if you have a manual tranny. It will be a bit sluggish but not that big of deal. You probably won't see 6th gear anymore but it's not that bad.
02-03-2011 10:37 AM
BlackMountain can you run 33's & 2 inch lift with 3.23 gears?
02-03-2011 10:18 AM
rockhard98
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Originally Posted by swingtail82 View Post
and when you do decide to wheel it you'll do like we do.....find a weak point and make it better.....if you can learn from someone else's mistake it's easier on your pocket book in the long run. I don't care about mileage or looks although mileage is a plus if you can keep it above 15. I'm more of a functional person, not fashion, and it takes all types to make the world go round.
He's building a pavement pounder, and these r the peeps that like to throw there money away, I'm with u, I can build em and go where others can't, have way more fun,
Then clean it up or leave it dirty and get the same looks goin down the road... pretty boys will never learn..

::Beer for u.. none for him:: he can't get down the trail to where the party is
02-03-2011 10:04 AM
rockhard98
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Originally Posted by swingtail82 View Post
QUALITY NOT QUANTITY......I'd rather have a six-pack of Sam Adams than a 12-pack of bud light.....looks like you went for the bud light approach. your outer "C's" on the front axle will need to be reinforced, because over time they will bend and cause visible camber issues.
Yuck dark beer
02-03-2011 09:50 AM
rockhard98
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Originally Posted by tuff2010 View Post
Everyone, does not need a long arm kit.......8-1200 for a kit is not cheap, and whats up with your spelling, you spell like my 13 year old daughter text's
Gotta love people that change what u say to make them selfs feel better.
not once did I say to get a long arm.. nor did I say 8-1200 was cheap... it is cheap for a jeep... do ur research and u will learn that.. and if u don't like my spelling.. not my problem..find something better to do then be a troll!!
02-02-2011 08:33 PM
swingtail82
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Originally Posted by Dean Gaucher View Post
Not trying to offend anyone...but ive been reading stuff on this forum for awhile about lifts/tires/spare tire weight..etc..and most of the time the more hardcore off-roaders will try and tell you that you need/have to do this or that,spend this or that...youre gonna need to gusset this/strengthen that..etc...again,not tryin to be disrespectful or offensive......here is my point-doesnt it really depend on exactly what you are going to do with your Jeep? What if you are not a rock crawler/Hill climber etc....and youre mostly on-road and for looks. I have 35's,3" Zone lift on its way,3.73 gears...i drive with o/d off,and i like it...yes,it gets bad gas mileage and is slow,but its bad ass and thats all that matters.....
and when you do decide to wheel it you'll do like we do.....find a weak point and make it better.....if you can learn from someone else's mistake it's easier on your pocket book in the long run. I don't care about mileage or looks although mileage is a plus if you can keep it above 15. I'm more of a functional person, not fashion, and it takes all types to make the world go round.
02-02-2011 08:01 PM
Dean Gaucher Not trying to offend anyone...but ive been reading stuff on this forum for awhile about lifts/tires/spare tire weight..etc..and most of the time the more hardcore off-roaders will try and tell you that you need/have to do this or that,spend this or that...youre gonna need to gusset this/strengthen that..etc...again,not tryin to be disrespectful or offensive......here is my point-doesnt it really depend on exactly what you are going to do with your Jeep? What if you are not a rock crawler/Hill climber etc....and youre mostly on-road and for looks. I have 35's,3" Zone lift on its way,3.73 gears...i drive with o/d off,and i like it...yes,it gets bad gas mileage and is slow,but its bad ass and thats all that matters.....
02-02-2011 07:46 PM
d3digit
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Originally Posted by tuff2010 View Post
Everyone, does not need a long arm kit.......8-1200 for a kit is not cheap, and whats up with your spelling, you spell like my 13 year old daughter text's

True
02-02-2011 07:36 PM
swingtail82 QUALITY NOT QUANTITY......I'd rather have a six-pack of Sam Adams than a 12-pack of bud light.....looks like you went for the bud light approach. your outer "C's" on the front axle will need to be reinforced, because over time they will bend and cause visible camber issues.
02-02-2011 06:33 PM
rics1997 Being that you said it was a 2 door a 2 1/2" lift is as big as you can go without doing major mods to the drivetrain. A 2 1/2" is plenty for your tires and will save you so much headache in the future. To go to 3" or larger lift on a short 2 door puts your drive shaft at a critical angle and you boots will go bad fast causing you to lose your grease then your U-joint goes fast after that.
02-02-2011 05:36 PM
tuff2010
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Originally Posted by rockhard98 View Post
Do it the easy way and do a high fender kit for now. U can get lifts for 8-1200 but these r cheap for a.jeep and r bottom of the line stuff, save ur money and get a better setup down the road.. you'll be glad u did

Everyone, does not need a long arm kit.......8-1200 for a kit is not cheap, and whats up with your spelling, you spell like my 13 year old daughter text's
02-02-2011 05:26 PM
myjeepandmydog
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Originally Posted by E64RIT View Post
I have this lift on my jeep and I love it... Didn't have to change out driveshafts and was easy to install. My jeep came with the tow package so I have the 3.73 gears which I don't plan on changing out. Rides super smooth and I have the nitto trail grapplers 295/70/18's which are just a bit over 34"s tall. Can't say enough good things about the lift tho.
Wow, REally? I thought I should stay away from zone lifts? That is a pretty awesome price for that lift if its reliable that would be amazing.
02-02-2011 04:51 PM
E64RIT
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Originally Posted by AOR View Post
You can go either way. The issue becomes the higher you go the more $$$ you throw at it to make it so you are breaking more expensive stuff. Stay under 3" of lift. Yes, as mentioned, smaller is better for less stress on factory parts.

If you would like pricing on lifts or tubes fenders, shoot me a PM. Check out this kit from Zone Offroad! It is on the lower end of the price spectrum without the sacrifice in quality. I can get you that kit and new gears f/r and you can pay to have them installed within your budget.

Namaste,

Allen
I have this lift on my jeep and I love it... Didn't have to change out driveshafts and was easy to install. My jeep came with the tow package so I have the 3.73 gears which I don't plan on changing out. Rides super smooth and I have the nitto trail grapplers 295/70/18's which are just a bit over 34"s tall. Can't say enough good things about the lift tho.
02-02-2011 03:55 PM
NikeHighlander10 Definitely needing the lift first, after that hopefully some Tube fenders and then see what happens with it after that. Hopefully I will be throwing money into my Jeep because I want to, not because I have to (due to issues with the 35's). Will definitely post pics once I get the lift....
02-02-2011 03:45 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by NikeHighlander10 View Post
I have also contacted the dealer about switching to 33's but they said they would not be able to since I have already driven a good amount of mileage on the 35's.

Then go with a lift first to get the clearance you need and just add as you can each new part until it's right. Oh and post pics of the whole install process! We love some pics...
02-02-2011 01:46 PM
NikeHighlander10 I have also contacted the dealer about switching to 33's but they said they would not be able to since I have already driven a good amount of mileage on the 35's.
02-02-2011 01:37 PM
NikeHighlander10 I haven't re-calibrated the speedometer. So without recalibrating, I really won't know what type of mileage I am getting?

For what I want and my driving habits. It seems like a 2.5" lift with some trimming of the fenders might do me well? I know there is a thread on here already about the brand lifts people use, but just wondering which lifts are better than others and if anyone in the OC area has some good words about some of the shops that could do the work (since I am green when it comes to this type of stuff).

Thanks for all the information and thoughts....
02-02-2011 01:24 PM
AOR
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Originally Posted by NikeHighlander10 View Post
Unfortunately I took a HUGE plunge into the deep end and hoping to tread water for a bit.

Is a 4" lift the only way to go with 35" tires? I see some people running 2.5" lifts and changing the fenders. Does that work well? I don't do alot of trail riding, I just use the vehicle for recreation and driving to work. Would the smaller lift put less stress on parts in comparison to a 4" lift?
You can go either way. The issue becomes the higher you go the more $$$ you throw at it to make it so you are breaking more expensive stuff. Stay under 3" of lift. Yes, as mentioned, smaller is better for less stress on factory parts.

If you would like pricing on lifts or tubes fenders, shoot me a PM. Check out this kit from Zone Offroad! It is on the lower end of the price spectrum without the sacrifice in quality. I can get you that kit and new gears f/r and you can pay to have them installed within your budget.

Namaste,

Allen
02-02-2011 01:11 PM
ESP Any possibility you can return the wheels and tires for some 33's and tell them you will get the dealer to install your lift (more money to them in the immediate) and you'll save all this headache and money in the certain near future? You said that you do only mild off roading so I cannot see a reason to have 35's for what you want your jeep to do. There is nothing wrong with wanting 35's just to look at them on your jeep but as others have already said..once you hit that magic number you need to do many things to make it safe and get the most out of your ride. Having said that you may get your lift, regear, change out your brakes, and many other things and love your jeep all while seriously getting into off roading.

Keep in touch with the place you bought it but even more importantly, ask away on here and read about options so that your next decision carries more perspective. Nice jeep!
02-02-2011 01:02 PM
rockhard98
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Originally Posted by BlackMountain View Post
kind of sucks that once you go to 35's your maintenance and potential problems w/the jeep sky rocket
as long as ur not beating the crap out of it and u keep thing greased it shouldn't b a issue. Been turning 35's for 2 years now with stock front end and gears and have had no problems... that includes a fair amount off road use,
Mine is a 98 so its not even new like his
02-02-2011 01:02 PM
KooL
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Did you re-calibrate you speedometer? If not your mileage is probably even worse.
It'd actually be better than what he thinks wouldn't it?
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