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Unread 04-29-2012, 11:46 AM   #16
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What do I HAVE to do to fit 35's?
Here's some good basic info on what you need:
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You don't necessarily have to have a lot of lift for 35's. Not sure how much you have but it is probably enough. Do lot's of reading though, there is definitely a right way to do things. I am in the process of replacing almost everything the previous owner has done lol.

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Unread 04-30-2012, 06:02 AM   #17
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I'm torn in what direction to go. Want 35's but money us tight of course and don't want to have to start messing with all sorts of linkages with the BL. Might just stick on 33's and work up to 35's over time. Had the doors off yesterday.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #18
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Pick your tire size of choice and build around that. If you want 35's get 35's. Most people dont buy 35 and say oh I wish I had bought smaller tires. On the other hand I have heard many times after buying 33, oh I wish I had got bigger tires.

35's and 6 speed will be do-able on the road and not really that bad. Is it the perfect combo? Probably not. Off-road 35's and stock 4.10 with 4:1 TC is a great combo. You will definatly need spacers if you want to run Rubi wheels. I slightly rub the front frame with 3.25" BS and 35's on 4" lift. I would upgrade axle shafts with 35's also. I run the UCF 2" deep skid, lopro mount, no BL, and Tatton's CV shaft. Linkage was a simple fix that you should not worry about.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #19
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I'm torn in what direction to go. Want 35's but money us tight of course and don't want to have to start messing with all sorts of linkages with the BL. Might just stick on 33's and work up to 35's over time. Had the doors off yesterday.
I run 35's 4" of suspension lift, tube fenders and no BL. A BL is not required for 35's. Although it is a cheap way to get an extra 1"-1.5" of clearance. Just put together a plan on how you want to build your Jeep. You can then figure out which things can be done in the meantime while you build your jeep to handle 35's in the future.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #20
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I run 35's 4" of suspension lift, tube fenders and no BL. A BL is not required for 35's. Although it is a cheap way to get an extra 1"-1.5" of clearance. Just put together a plan on how you want to build your Jeep. You can then figure out which things can be done in the meantime while you build your jeep to handle 35's in the future.
Thank you guys for all the help. I know tube fenders give you a lot more clearance. I don't think I want to alter the look of my jeep that much. How much more clearance do flat fenders give?
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Unread 04-30-2012, 11:18 AM   #21
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Going to investigate the PO's lift kit and see how it looks and how many inches of lift. What do I HAVE to do to fit 35's?
Think of it as "what do I WANT to do to fit 35's" instead of "what do I HAVE to do to fit 35's"

You need to decide how much lift you want for the tire size you choose. That will dictate what you HAVE to do.

It seems you want to keep stock fenders which will mean running a taller lift.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #22
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Yeah I see what your saying. Looks like I'm following AngryTJ's lead with his build. He did the same thing im talking about. Ordering a rampage frameless soft top tonight. Going to run all the tread off my current 31's while saving money. Do a 1" BL, 1" MML, UCF Ultra High Clearance Skid Plate, driveshaft, and then 35's. Adjustable control arms would be a good idea also correct? For driveshaft angle? Yet again I thank you all for the help. Much rather bounce ideas off you and see what you all think than go crazy with the credit card and learn from trial and error.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 12:30 PM   #23
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Had my doors off yesterday in the nice weather when my sisters boyfriend showed up in his VW kit car. It is so loud lol.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #24
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I'd run 35s on that thing right now how it is with no worrys. For the kind of wheeling you are going to do in a prestine dd17000 dollar jeep the current set will be fine running 35s. You already have a pretty decent rear end, 6 speed trans and ok gearing. Brakes and steering will handle them fine, yeah it may cause you to have to do some more frequent regular maintenance... 35s really are not all that giant once you are running them, people tend to go a little over board with saying 33/35s will brake something the first time you go wheeling. I've run 35s on stock axles doing some pretty hard wheeling with a few brakes here and there but that's wheeling!
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Unread 04-30-2012, 04:36 PM   #25
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I'd run 35s on that thing right now how it is with no worrys. For the kind of wheeling you are going to do in a prestine dd17000 dollar jeep the current set will be fine running 35s. You already have a pretty decent rear end, 6 speed trans and ok gearing. Brakes and steering will handle them fine, yeah it may cause you to have to do some more frequent regular maintenance... 35s really are not all that giant once you are running them, people tend to go a little over board with saying 33/35s will brake something the first time you go wheeling. I've run 35s on stock axles doing some pretty hard wheeling with a few brakes here and there but that's wheeling!
Yeah. And then replace as you break stuff. Will eventually be a bullet proof rig. What about fitting 35's in the wheel wells? Rubbing issues?
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Unread 04-30-2012, 05:09 PM   #26
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That's the way I will always do it, just wheel and upgrade what brakes that way your not just throwing money at thing you don't need.

I've never owned a tj but my buddy has one and I ran tj flares on my Yj. They will fit, just flex your jeep on when you get 35s and properly set up bump stops. I bet with those stock Rubi wheels they will stuff up into the wheel wells and won't rub to much... there a high school kid on here who runs 35s on like a 1.5" budget boost and no flares...

Are you open to trimming fenders at all. I would trim before I lifted anymore...
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there a high school kid on here who runs 35s on like a 1.5" budget boost and no flares...
First of all

Second, find a friend or someone in a local club who will let you put their 35's on your jeep and take a drive. You need to find out what height lift you have before you just try to 'stuff '35's in their. You could rub just hiting speed bumps if you only have a 3 inch lift. On Moab rims you will need at least 1.25 spacers and the tires will rub on the sway bar. I know because it's happening to me now driving up switchbacks in the mountains.
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Yeah. Believe I'm just gonna save my money. And do it all in one shot. BL MML 35's. Will check on my current lift a s a p. I've been scouring others build threads and I know I need more than my current lift to fit them. Thank you guys.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 09:55 PM   #29
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Yeah. Believe I'm just gonna save my money. And do it all in one shot. BL MML 35's. Will check on my current lift a s a p. I've been scouring others build threads and I know I need more than my current lift to fit them. Thank you guys.
Good call... You DID just get this thing like a week ago lol. Take your time. If your like most of the jeepers on here, you will probably have this thing for a LONG time. Read and absorb as much as you can. And get out and wheel! It's a great place to find out what works well.
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Unread 04-30-2012, 10:04 PM   #30
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Good call... You DID just get this thing like a week ago lol. Take your time. If your like most of the jeepers on here, you will probably have this thing for a LONG time. Read and absorb as much as you can. And get out and wheel! It's a great place to find out what works well.
Haha yeah. Still temp tags on it. Waiting for the title to come in the mail from the toyota dealership i got it from. Then title, tags, already got it inspected. I just cant wait
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