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Old 09-02-2017, 04:39 PM
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Total height with MC 4.5 lift and 35s?

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Ive got a 17 JKUR. Deciding between the metalcloak 3.5 and 4.5 GC. My door entry is exactly 82"

Want to get the tallest lift possible so being at 81" is fine. Just want to be sure I wont go over that 82" mark.

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On an otherwise stock build probably about a inch more. Mine on the other hand is full loaded, a 2.5 inch lift and about 74 inches at the tallest point.
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I'd stay at the 3.5 for 35's... 4.5 is usually 37's. Most people here run 35's on a 2.5.
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Not sure I understand the point of "the tallest lift possible", but assume it's an appearance thing for you. If so, 35s are gonna look silly with 4.5" of lift. Follow Pressurized's advice, at least.

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Not sure I understand the point of "the tallest lift possible".....
What I mean is: the tallest lift possible with 35" tires to stay under 82" so I can fit in the garage door.

Ive seen 4.5s with 35" tires, it looks fine to me.
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It's certainly not optimal... You cannot stuff the tires with that much bump stop. Your CoG is higher than it should be. Can you do it? Sure, it's your Jeep. But it could be done better.

Looks over done to me.

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You cannot stuff the tires with that much bump stop.
Not sure what you mean by that. Could you explain?

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Looks over done to me.

Actually that doesn't look bad at all.
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35" tires need 1" bump stop for flat fenders and around 2" for factory fenders. With a 4.5" lift you will be running 3 or 4 inch bump stops to protect the shocks. That means your travel will be limited before it needs to be.

Again, it's your Jeep, build what you want. Most of us are enthusiasts and build for function over form and try to optimise our suspension. We care more about how well it works than how it looks.
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35" tires need 1" bump stop for flat fenders and around 2" for factory fenders. With a 4.5" lift you will be running 3 or 4 inch bump stops to protect the shocks. That means your travel will be limited before it needs to be.

Again, it's your Jeep, build what you want. Most of us are enthusiasts and build for function over form and try to optimise our suspension. We care more about how well it works than how it looks.
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35" tires need 1" bump stop for flat fenders and around 2" for factory fenders. With a 4.5" lift you will be running 3 or 4 inch bump stops to protect the shocks. That means your travel will be limited before it needs to be.

Again, it's your Jeep, build what you want. Most of us are enthusiasts and build for function over form and try to optimise our suspension. We care more about how well it works than how it looks.
All non 6-pak setups will run a minimum a 2 inches of bump stop regardless of fenders. This protects the shocks as they are the same regardless of lift. With stock fenders you will run 4 inches of bump stop for regardless of lift height.


I can't verify this 100% but I am pretty sure this is accurate.
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Keep in mind Im a complete noob at this whole thing.

So lemme get this straight: bump stops limit the up travel of the tire?

Its seems no matter if I get with a 3.5 or 4.5 lift with 35s the tire has to stop at same point anyways right? On a 4.5 whether its to stop the 37s from rubbing (stuff?) or the 35 from going to high and over compressing the shock, they both still have to be stopped in up travel at the same point, right?


Im trying to find the sweet spot here. Staying with 35s I wont have to regear. 4.5" of lift will get my JKUs belly further away from the ground than the 3.5. Lastly, if that combo will allow me to drive into my 82" high garage....... well that would be perfection. So for me its not so much about looks as it is meeting those goals.


The original question still is, does anyone know what the total height of my jeep will be with a metalcloak 4.5 with 35" tires. Stock jeep, no extra weight on it.
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I think you would be OK, as far as fitting into your garage goes. I sit at 3 5/8" of MC lift and 37's, and mine measures 75.5" without the CB antenna. You are not going to be 6" higher than mine.

That said, I would never lift 4.5" just to run 35's. Except on maybe a TJ/LJ.
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Keep in mind Im a complete noob at this whole thing.

So lemme get this straight: bump stops limit the up travel of the tire?

Its seems no matter if I get with a 3.5 or 4.5 lift with 35s the tire has to stop at same point anyways right? On a 4.5 whether its to stop the 37s from rubbing (stuff?) or the 35 from going to high and over compressing the shock, they both still have to be stopped in up travel at the same point, right?


Im trying to find the sweet spot here. Staying with 35s I wont have to regear. 4.5" of lift will get my JKUs belly further away from the ground than the 3.5. Lastly, if that combo will allow me to drive into my 82" high garage....... well that would be perfection. So for me its not so much about looks as it is meeting those goals.


The original question still is, does anyone know what the total height of my jeep will be with a metalcloak 4.5 with 35" tires. Stock jeep, no extra weight on it.
To your original question I am pretty sure you won't have an issue. I am at 74 with a 2.5 inch lift, loaded and on 35's. Even with 37's and 4.5 I don't think you would be 8 inches higher.

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