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post #1 of 7 Old 07-17-2013, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
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What size lift?

Got a jk 2010 and getting 35" tires, just ordered the rims. 3"or 4" lift? Is 4 to big? Anyone got pics?

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-18-2013, 10:34 PM
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Go to the JK page and read a little. When you lift there are a lot of other things to consider. The following things change and can cause further modification and costs.

Pinion angle on the drive shaft, steering geometry changes, linkages and cables, and with bigger tires for the lift you may have too re-gear your axles to get the power back.

I run an old YJ and went 4" with 33s. Ended up with an SYE and custom shaft, crappy brakes, re-gear I am currently working and axle swap to 8.8 Ford. I have crappy steering and all the fixes for all this is $$$. I have fun and wheel it on the weekends so no issues but check out what you are in for first.

Maybe join a local club most don't charge dues or they are really cheap. You can talk to other owners and see what works what doesn't and what products they used or where they had the work done and how much.

On the JK page there is over 1K people on at any one time and you can get some real good help there.

Do the research, decide what you want your Jeep to be able to do and then have some FUN!!!

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-19-2013, 11:45 AM
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never had a jk, but a group member/friend did, so take this with a grain of salt. he had 4" of lift with 35s and had to trim the little piece of corner of the sheet metal on bottom front of the rear wheel wells because they would on occasion cut the tires.
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-19-2013, 11:54 AM
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For 35s, you need no more than 2.5 inch lift. After 3 inches, you'll need to change drive shafts, add adjustible control arms, extend the brake lines, fron and rear adjustable track bars, ect.
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3+ add drive shafts.

this year Jk gearing is from 4:88 to 5:13 for 35"s

once you go past 3. High steer, with a lifted track mount. Raise the rear track bar mount. This will keep the roll center happy, better steering and less lean.

Going 35"s can be done with NO lift as well. Check out the Metal Cloak High line fenders.


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post #6 of 7 Old 07-19-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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After reading this stuff I'm considering one of rock krawlers 2.5 lifts I wheel in mud n sand since I'm in nj not to many rocks
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-20-2013, 09:03 PM
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I have a 2006 rubicon and am going to do a 3" suspension lift and looking at a body lift as well to give a little more clearance. If I do, do I need to do any extensions on my linkages? ( just getting into jeeping)
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