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FernDawg 08-19-2013 06:30 PM

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

:Thanx:

Gunner 08-19-2013 06:37 PM

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.
Bob

FernDawg 08-19-2013 06:58 PM

:Thanx: 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:banghead:, 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 :nonono: and get the lift done somewhere else, but will that 1' make a diff?:confused:

Gunner 08-19-2013 07:01 PM

Yup it sure will.

FernDawg 08-19-2013 07:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 4097751)
Yup it sure will.



I thought so...will I need any other mods to it?

NEBRASKACHERS 08-19-2013 07:07 PM

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. :rofl:

FernDawg 08-19-2013 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by NEBRASKACHERS (Post 4097766)
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. :rofl:


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

I meant 35" and 2" - 4" :whistling:

Gunner 08-19-2013 07:24 PM

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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.

FernDawg 08-19-2013 07:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 4097847)
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.


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

What's this? :redface:

Jk4thedirt 08-19-2013 07:33 PM

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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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FernDawg 08-19-2013 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Jk4thedirt (Post 4097876)
This was my 13 JKUR when it had a Teraflex 2.5" coil lift and 35" KM2's.




Attachment 287872



:firedevil: NIIIICE! :thumb:

Gunner 08-19-2013 07:35 PM

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

Jk4thedirt 08-19-2013 07:35 PM

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




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Gunner 08-19-2013 07:38 PM

Did you have to do the driveshaft change?

FernDawg 08-19-2013 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 4097902)
Did you have to do the driveshaft change?

Yeah, did you?

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Originally Posted by Jk4thedirt (Post 4097892)
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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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 4097891)
This is it with the flat flares. 37's should not be a problem.


Why did he go from 35" to 37"?

Gunner 08-19-2013 07:55 PM

Cause with guys bigger is always better.

FernDawg 08-19-2013 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 4097989)
Cause with guys bigger is always better.

:ROFL: I know huh!

Jk4thedirt 08-19-2013 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by FernDawg (Post 4097947)

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. ;)

shooman 09-02-2013 09:38 PM

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...

Jk4thedirt 09-02-2013 10:03 PM

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Originally Posted by shooman (Post 4230825)
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.

Wingit 09-02-2013 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Jk4thedirt (Post 4231673)
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!

shooman 09-02-2013 10:43 PM

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.

Jk4thedirt 09-03-2013 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by shooman (Post 4233033)
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.

Gunner 09-03-2013 09:23 AM

We need to do a list of dealers that are Mod friendly. I would travel a bit to patronize a good dealer.

RadarRob2012 09-03-2013 10:01 AM

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.

Tom1 09-03-2013 05:37 PM

4" at least!

JKTHOMPS 09-04-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Gunner (Post 4242473)
We need to do a list of dealers that are Mod friendly. I would travel a bit to patronize a good dealer.

Agreed!

JKTHOMPS 09-04-2013 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by RadarRob2012 (Post 4243449)
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 :atomic:

JKTHOMPS 09-04-2013 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by FernDawg (Post 4097775)
:facepalm: I screwed that one up! It will be one of a kind that's for sure! :rofl:

I meant 35" and 2" - 4" :whistling:

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!

josea1952 09-04-2013 07:55 PM

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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