|07-03-2013 11:08 PM|
|06-27-2013 11:35 PM|
My brother in law just picked up this bad boy.... im so jealous
And here is a pic for you guys with auto sway bar disconnects. ..... maybe think twice about a manual one
|06-27-2013 11:28 PM|
|06-27-2013 11:26 PM|
Its always changing. I pulled the front springs and spacer and am running Metal Cloack 3.5 springs and C\A's up front an the JKU heavy spring rate rears. Also got the rest of my Cloak fenders
|06-16-2013 11:01 AM|
|Bamyrick226||I'm just saying a larger lift in a jku looks sweet, whether it is 4 or 6 inch.|
|06-16-2013 08:30 AM|
It's not the look I am trying to achieve but ability. For rule of thumb most feel that wheelbase to tire size should be 3:1, so the JKU wheelbase is 116"/3 = 38.6666667 so a 39" tire. To do that properly I feel you need a 6" lift. I am running 37" and it barely clears up front and the wheel well is to small in the rear to get a full stuff back there. To do bigger tires than what I have requires a lot more work and money. I will likely stick to 37"s but just go 6" lift to get more breakover clearance that I find is a problem for me and my jeep. This is why I wanted an LJ. Longer wheelbase than a TJ but not too long like a JKU. Plus it looks so good lifted with bigger tires.
|06-16-2013 12:16 AM|
|random512||thanks for the pics mac! btw are you running 17" wheels with those 35" duratracs?|
|06-15-2013 09:01 AM|
Hello! I have just done the no lift 35 set up with flat style fenders. was a little more work then i hoped, but everything seems to be ok! i really like the low and wide look of it, but will soon be adding a levelling kit to bring back the offroad capabilities.
had to stim the frame and remove the rock rails for cutting aswell. also trimmed splash guard, kept it for air flow purposes. still decent space from bumper but ill be cutting that soon to a stubby. all in good time freinds.
last pic was just for fun :P moms 2013 grand cherokee LE with my old 32 mudders lol
|06-08-2013 06:31 PM|
Glad that someone posted this, as was thinking about this as well. Going to get the RK 2.5 lift, as I do want to run 35s, but getting lift kit, wheels, and tires all at the same time would be too much money.
So was planning to see if I can run 35s with just a levelling kit, maybe for a year (with minimal offroading), then get the lift done later...and based on comments and pics here, seems it would work
|06-08-2013 06:22 PM|
|Flint_Holbrook||how about you all measure the height of you 35" on the jeep at road inflation pressure and at trail pressure. You may be surprised. It might explain why you can clear w/o a lift|
|06-08-2013 11:25 AM|
|Bamyrick226||I agree. Jku too long and need a bigger lift IMO to look good. 4 inch on a jku is bad a though|
|06-08-2013 11:17 AM|
|Asphalt Assault||I think this should only be done with a 2 door. JKU is just to long if your planning to go offroad to tackle any thing serious. Just IMHO.|
|06-08-2013 11:04 AM|
35's, flat fenders and about to install teraflex performance leveling kit. I just like the lower profile look I guess. Plus didn't want to change to much under the jeep.
|06-08-2013 08:08 AM|
|04-19-2013 09:20 PM|
Thanks for all the feedback everyone! Seems like I'm getting some mixed feedback - some people are running 35's without any lift without issue. However, some people seem to be saying 35's without lift have practical limits, even for on-road use.
One guy posted a vid above of a white jeep doing some gnarly offroading with only 1" lift in front. The offroading in that vid is far beyond any type of offroading I would attempt in my jeep. Given these facts and given that I want to keep the gap between my tires and fenders to a minimum, does it seem reasonable to go with 35's and a 1" leveling kit for my next wrangler?
|02-09-2013 09:26 PM|
I've been running 315/70-17s on mine with no lift for about a year now.
|01-23-2013 03:45 PM|
|01-23-2013 03:43 PM|
|Z-TJ||I did it for a few week while waiting on my lift to be installed. It was not ideal. I could not turn full and if I had people in the back seat it would rub on the rubi rails. I think with one inch spacer, flat finders, and a lot of offset you will be fine. It also looked bada$$. IMO|
|01-23-2013 03:28 PM|
But it has a clean CARFAX history!
|01-23-2013 02:26 PM|
WRJC at Morris Mountain 2012 - YouTube
35s 1 in puck up front and trimmed fenders OFF ROAD
|01-23-2013 12:04 AM|
35's on stock wheels with spacers, no lift, cut fenders.... did just fine on road, didn't ever take it off road like this tho
|01-22-2013 10:52 PM|
|01-22-2013 12:57 PM|
35's and a leveling kit (2" front, 1" rear). Plus my pnkich seams and rubi rails have each been trimmed.
I will NOT wheel this thing until I get some flat fenders on it, but it sure hasn't rubbed on the street even once. I can even turn full lock in each direction. Air dam has been removed.
|01-22-2013 11:31 AM|
|rics1997||Definitely add Gussets to the front C's. It's not that expensive to do. Highly recommend sleeves but not a must like the C Gussets|
|01-22-2013 03:49 AM|
I'd add a leveling kit, preferably one that has coils like the Teraflex Performance Leveling Kit or the EVO MFG Leveling kit. With the stock coils and aftermarket bumpers, the coils will sag in no time. 35s, 1.5" leveling kit (spacers), and chopped flares.
|01-21-2013 11:41 AM|
35x12.5x15 km2 no lift 14/56 springs
Cut pinch seam
-18 offset wheels
|01-21-2013 11:25 AM|
You want 17x9 ATX Slot Wheels with a -24 Offset...then you'll be able to Clear 35's with Flatties.
This Guy Clears 37's with the Above Wheels and Flatties on 100% OE Suspension: No Lift 37's - JKowners.com : Jeep Wrangler JK Forum
|01-21-2013 11:14 AM|
|random512||The reason I want to mount 35's is because I want to mount flat fenders. I think the stock fenders look sloppy and 33's look too small with flat fenders.|
|01-21-2013 07:57 AM|
Also need to trim the pinch seam and get either new wheels or spacers. But yeah, you can do it.
What's the reason, btw? I'd vote to add a 2.5" lift to the plan to give you some more clearance.
|01-21-2013 07:53 AM|
You've got some options for running the 35s...however, it's not as easy as just throwing on a set and being done with it. You'll need to address how to carry your spare; you SHOULD address the weak Cs on your front axle, if you're gonna wheel (I'd do it anyway, but that's just me); and, depending on your YM and current gear ratio, you may have to deal with regearing.
That's not even getting into lift/no lift.
You can make 35s work with no lift, as some of the folks pointed out above. But why? Even a minimal lift (TF leveling kit, 2" BB, etc) would give you a little extra clearance, and is relatively cheap and easy to install.
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