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Old 04-17-2017, 08:59 AM
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35s on my trail rig

I just bought a 1993 Yj that was in pieces. I put it back together and I am wanting to put some 35s under it. It has everything stock except the 2 inch body lift that came with it. I do not want to cut on the jeep at all if possible. I do plan to put flat top fenders on it. this is going to be a trail rig so I want to keep the center of gravity relatively low. What type of lift and other mods do you guys suggest I do to my YJ?

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Old 04-17-2017, 10:45 AM   #2
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A 4 inch lift with 1 inch shackles will get you 35s..
Or 4 inch lift and that 2 inch body lift...

But if its a trail rig why do you care if its cut on?

Cut the rear fender area out and save getting a lift..

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Old 04-17-2017, 12:50 PM   #3
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I'd go with a 4" lift and lower the body lift to 1". You will need to also upgrade your steering and install a new rear axle. Dana 35 isn't going to last long off-road with 35" tires. Do not forget to regear your axles accordingly. Also a good time to install lockers. Chromoly axle shafts for the dana 30 are also a recommended upgrade. One last thing, you will need an SYE and DC driveshaft.

Expect to spend over $5,000 to set your rig up properly to run 35s.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:40 PM
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I don't have a good reason why i don't want to cut on it, but if i did cut out the rear fenders could i get by with a 2.5 suspension lift the 2 inch body lift that is already on it and maybe a 1 inch shackle? I am new to the jeep world. I am building this to follow my buddies around in their rock crawlers. I am also working a deal to get some dana 60s from a buddy who rolled his jeep a few months ago.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:00 PM   #5
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The rear fender wells are EXTREMELY tight on a YJ.

Either cut them (what I did)


Go to massive amounts of lift

My rig is 35" tires, 2.5" springs, stock shackles, front and rear tube fenders for clearance.

Highlining your hood with stock fenders is another great way to get clearance for free.

When I started, I was like you - I didn't want to cut. Grab a junk 35" tire from a store or friend, and start looking at clearance.

Also, your rear axle will likely need to be swapped out if you are on the stock Dana 35.

1995 YJ, 4.0L, AX15, 3" susp lift; front Dana 44 with Detroit; Rear 8.8 w/ARB; Flat Tummy Tuck, 1" MORE MML; 35" MT/r Tires;

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Old 04-17-2017, 07:27 PM   #6
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If you don't have the fab skills that StanF does, Metalcloaks on stock springs will get you to 33's. They aren't cheap, but they serve the purpose quite well...

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