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random512 01-20-2013 12:01 AM

35 inch tires with no lift?
 
Hello - How feasible is it to run 35" tires with no lift on a JK Wrangler? I plan to mount front and rear stubby bumpers and rugged ridge flat fenders....

scuba_steve 01-20-2013 12:41 AM

Sure....just watch the speed bumps, stay on pavement, and try to never turn. :D

random512 01-20-2013 12:57 AM

Really? I thought it might be possible with stubby bumpers and flat fenders. Sounds like those mods are not enough?

ltdanyj 01-20-2013 01:03 AM

I think you'll be fine- MAYBE a leveling kit? Probably the biggest hurdle you'll have is the offset of the wheels...

cosmos 01-20-2013 07:59 AM

I had flat fenders, leveling kit and a stubby bumper on my last jeep with 33's,35''s would have fit ok. You'll have no problems on the street or even light offroading, I'm not sure beyond that though.

CosmoMonster 01-20-2013 08:15 AM

You are going to have trouble if you go offroad. The dana 30 upfront is prone to having the "C" gussets bend with a tire that size. check are in the forum and you will see that is a conversation starter.

SHAWN3R 01-20-2013 08:25 AM

35s with 1" coil spacer..... and some trimming works for me

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...6_083829-1.jpg

It will be easier. With a JK

SHAWN3R 01-20-2013 08:30 AM

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Originally Posted by CosmoMonster (Post 3252162)
You are going to have trouble if you go offroad. The dana 30 upfront is prone to having the "C" gussets bend with a tire that size. check are in the forum and you will see that is a conversation starter.

The only difference between a 30 and 44 is the size of the ring and pinion and axle spline count.

Sleeve a 30 and dont go taller than 4.56 and you will be fine up to 35s. If you break an axle then go chomos.

I would run 37s and RCVs if I had the 1200 to throw at them

random512 01-21-2013 02:45 AM

I did some googling and it seems like some wrangler owners running 35's recommend the rubicon 4-door springs to provide some lift to accomodate 35's. Can anyone here say how well the stock setup of the 4-door rubicon will handle 35" tires? Is the 4-door Rubicon essentially designed to more easily accomodate 35 inch tires?

kbwwolf 01-21-2013 06:32 AM

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Originally Posted by random512 (Post 3255472)
I did some googling and it seems like some wrangler owners running 35's recommend the rubicon 4-door springs to provide some lift to accomodate 35's. Can anyone here say how well the stock setup of the 4-door rubicon will handle 35" tires? Is the 4-door Rubicon essentially designed to more easily accomodate 35 inch tires?

Springs on a Rubi are as hit-or-miss as the rest of the Jeep models. If you end up with spring rates of 19 (front) and 60 (rear), that's the stiffest Chrysler makes. MOST LIKELY to show up on a 4-door with the max tow package, but not guaranteed or a Rubi or any other model...

random512 01-21-2013 06:42 AM

good info - thanks wolf

kbwwolf 01-21-2013 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by random512 (Post 3255661)
good info - thanks wolf

:thumb:

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.

MTH 01-21-2013 06:57 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.

random512 01-21-2013 10:14 AM

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.

Duramaxxed 01-21-2013 10:25 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

Rabuck 01-21-2013 10:41 AM

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35x12.5x15 km2 no lift 14/56 springs
Cut pinch seam
-18 offset wheels

Attachment 200281

TRAUMAhead 01-22-2013 02:49 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.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8...753b9372_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8352/8...91286325_b.jpg

rics1997 01-22-2013 10:31 AM

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

Wharfrat 01-22-2013 11:57 AM

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.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...-07-04_606.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...-32-42_285.jpg

JeffC 01-22-2013 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Wharfrat (Post 3261368)
35's and a leveling kit (2" front, 1" rear). Plus my pnkich seams and rubi rails have each been trimmed.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...-07-04_606.jpg

Personally, I think the feedback on pictures of this rig with 35" wheels, Leveling Kit and Flat Fenders would generate a LOT of surprisingly positive feedback

Toole 01-22-2013 11:04 PM

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

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...MG_02401-1.jpg
http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...5/IMG_0244.jpg

lee indy 01-23-2013 01:26 PM

WRJC at Morris Mountain 2012 - YouTube
35s 1 in puck up front and trimmed fenders OFF ROAD

fljeepleo 01-23-2013 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by lee indy (Post 3267020)
WRJC at Morris Mountain 2012 - YouTube
35s 1 in puck up front and trimmed fenders OFF ROAD

YIKES!!!

But it has a clean CARFAX history!

Z-TJ 01-23-2013 02:43 PM

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

Andy-RoOo 01-23-2013 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by TRAUMAhead (Post 3260040)
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.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8213/8...753b9372_b.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8352/8...91286325_b.jpg

What rims are those? They look sick

TR3YNGLER 02-09-2013 08:26 PM

I've been running 315/70-17s on mine with no lift for about a year now.

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/t...e/eca90d2c.jpg

random512 04-19-2013 08:20 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?

n3tfury 06-08-2013 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by random512 (Post 3658298)
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?

Yes.

Bamyrick226 06-08-2013 10:04 AM

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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.

Attachment 259052

Asphalt Assault 06-08-2013 10:17 AM

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.


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