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07-22-2013 08:08 AM
Sk425k
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Originally Posted by 93RedYJeeP View Post

What mods did you do to the drive train? ex: axles, gearing?
I'm running a Ford 8.8 with lsd sye with double cardine stock np231 Dana 30 front with Detroit locker and stock shafts back I have Yukon shafts I'm running 4.10's
07-21-2013 09:19 AM
austinkimball52
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Originally Posted by OregonPlinker View Post
I bought mine with an unknown lift. Mine had "spacers" for the track bars. I measured center of hole to center of hole on the spacers to conclude I had 3.5 inches of lift. I could be wrong but it seemed logical to me...
Yeah we measured all kinds of different ways.
07-21-2013 12:38 AM
OregonPlinker I bought mine with an unknown lift. Mine had "spacers" for the track bars. I measured center of hole to center of hole on the spacers to conclude I had 3.5 inches of lift. I could be wrong but it seemed logical to me...
07-20-2013 11:41 PM
austinkimball52 I just got a jeep and the dealer we got it from did not know lift amount, after about thirty minutes of research we concluded I had a 4 or 5 inch lift but still not positive I have 33x16 baja tires. Any other. Way I could figure it out.
07-20-2013 11:36 PM
OregonPlinker FWIW... I am in the process of setting mine up for 35s. Im currently on 3.5 inch springs and have trimmed my fenders 1 inch and moved the flares up that far. Its perfect for 31s. I can barely squeeze my 35s under it and they rub pulling in my driveway. I still run 31s cause Im working on my parts pile for my build. 8.8, 4.56s, SOA, SYE, XJ Bastard pack stretch blah blah blah. If it was my DD I wouldnt go over 33s. I really can go some impressive places on 31s with lockers... I have to drive 2 hours to find legal trails I cant make it through as far as rocks and stuff are concerned. Mud is a different story.lol
07-19-2013 10:30 PM
93RedYJeeP
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Originally Posted by Sk425k View Post
I run 35's on a Rubicon Express 4.5" lift flat fenders in front trimmed the back with TJ flares it rubs but works well IMO
What mods did you do to the drive train? ex: axles, gearing?
07-19-2013 08:27 PM
Sk425k Also take into account the difference between the tires I've seen the difference first hand I watched someone put a hurting on his tuck locked f/r and I tried the same obstacle on 35's locked front I limited slip rear walked right out. Depends what you really want to do 33 can get you through the same trails a 35 can I've ran both but with the 35.you can take harder lines that require more clearance
07-19-2013 05:45 PM
Meshugga I go rock crawling in my 90 YJ with a 4" lift and 2" body lift with 35s and I have never had any rub. I have heard you only need a 4" lift and 1" body to run them. Honestly 35s are a LOT more expensive and 33's can handle most of what you're looking to do and keep your costs down. The price difference between 33s and 35s is significant.
07-19-2013 05:24 PM
93RedYJeeP First of all, thanks for all of your input. It is mostly going to be a daily, I used to own a full size bronco on 33's back in high school. And I mainly went mudding and to the local rivers. When I go off road, it will be on trail rides, rock crawling, (nothing real extreme) and some mudding. My daily drive is like 10 miles round trip.
07-19-2013 01:00 PM
Izzy palmer I have 4" with 33 and thers not muck I can't handle around trail ride some mudding there is no rock climb in the Houston area...
07-19-2013 09:58 AM
Sk425k I run 35's on a Rubicon Express 4.5" lift flat fenders in front trimmed the back with TJ flares it rubs but works well IMO
07-19-2013 08:56 AM
Gumpy2030 That is good advice from BreckenridgeTJ. I run 33's and there isn't much I haven't been able to tackle. I would love to go to 35's but the extra axle and gearing work I would need had put a halt to that.
07-18-2013 10:30 PM
BreckenridgeYJ
Hat's off to you!

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Originally Posted by Sinister6 View Post
BEFORE you start...think about what you want the Jeep to look like in 5-8 years if you kept it. Go wheel with some guys that have developed their rigs to handle the hardest trails etc. THEN start planning the process of emptying every pocket If you can't do it ALL at once then WAIT until you can or look for a system that is modular, in that you can build on it rather than have to rebuy parts you already have... I know I would do things differently had someone told me this when I started... Good luck.
This is LITERALLY the best advice you could get! I wasted a stupid amount of money buying because it looked cool and 2 weeks later learned it was junk, replaced aforementioned junk with GOOD components, got the jeep dialed in than realized that although it was extremely capable, it wasn't what I wanted.... Sold it for 50 cents on the dollar after 6 months..... bought much bigger and starting the cycle all over again.

What kind of terrain do you intend to run and what is your budget? Going from 33's to 35's is a HUGE swing in price as many other components (axles, steering, tranny, gearing, etc will all feel the weight a lot more.....

What type of terrain do you want to wheel? Rock Crawling, scenic trail rides, forest roads, super intense trails no one should logically drive on?

I think this will help solidify a better direction as to how you should proceed.
07-18-2013 10:23 PM
YJ fanatic I'm running 35s with 4" suspension, 1" body, 1" shackles, and tube fenders. I still rub a tad in the back, but its nothing that a little cutting won't fix. Very easy cutting. I would recommend this setup because you dont have to do it all at once, like you would with an SOA.
07-18-2013 09:43 PM
Sinister6 BEFORE you start...think about what you want the Jeep to look like in 5-8 years if you kept it. Go wheel with some guys that have developed their rigs to handle the hardest trails etc. THEN start planning the process of emptying every pocket If you can't do it ALL at once then WAIT until you can or look for a system that is modular, in that you can build on it rather than have to rebuy parts you already have... I know I would do things differently had someone told me this when I started... Good luck.
07-18-2013 09:34 PM
Ibuildembig Soa and 2 inch springs will be big.
07-18-2013 09:31 PM
AllMudd Do SOA with 2" springs, or 4" springs 1" shackle with 1" BL. IMO this are two of many options. But either way you'll need SYE an custom rear drive shaft.
07-18-2013 09:18 PM
93RedYJeeP
How big a lift?

I want to run 35 inch tires, and my question is how big a lift do I need? Also, what other upgrades will I need to be running? Thanks

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