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Unread 01-07-2014, 08:42 PM   #1
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How much of a lift do i need?

I have a 2000 tj and everything is completely stock on it. A good friend of mine said he would sell me his Super swamper radail tsl's for 100 dollars...they are 35s. i didn't want to put 35s on it but for a hundred bucks, why the hell not. Would an Inch and a quarter be enough lift? i have never put a lift on anything before so im not very knowledgeable when it comes to this.

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Unread 01-07-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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There Is a thread " what do I need to run 35s"
It's a Long list. Welcome to the forum.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 09:23 PM   #3
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By the time you do all of the things that REALLY ARE NEEDED to lift a Jeep to accommodate and utilize functionally and safely 35 inch tires, the $100 will sound like chump change.

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Unread 01-08-2014, 12:52 AM   #4
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Don't do it.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:05 AM   #5
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5" is the recommended amount of lift for 35" tires. That's 4" suspension and 1" body. There are other ways like metalcloak fenders, but even than I would still want a couple inches of lift.

As already stated there is more to running 35" tires safely than just a lift.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:27 AM   #6
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Ok. So should I not even bother with going with something as big as 35s? I'm going to lift it anyway, would a smaller tire be less of a pain in the ***? I have driven hatch backs my whole life so thus is all kinda new to me.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 04:34 AM   #7
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Go with 33's at the most.I paid $1200 for my tires alone.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 05:06 AM   #8
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Ok. So should I not even bother with going with something as big as 35s? I'm going to lift it anyway, would a smaller tire be less of a pain in the ***? I have driven hatch backs my whole life so thus is all kinda new to me.
If you don't want to pay out a pretty good sum of money, stick with 33s. You'll be looking at around $1000-1500 between suspension and steering if you don't go top of the line parts wise or buy used. That can be offset with cloaks or highlined fenders but will still cost $1k+ if you don't fab them up. If you have a dana 35 rear, you'll be looking at another $500-2500 for a beefier rear axle depending on if you build it or buy it. Another $500-1000 on gears (not completely necessary but it will make life easier daily driving and gas milage wise). Then you still have to upgrade brakes, etc.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 07:30 AM   #9
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Driveline angles, which axles you have, steering and brake up grades all come into play when you talk about running 35s. Any of those could cost more than the lift itself. Any time you go above 3" susp and maybe even a 3" susp lift you can run into drive line angle issues. Like stated above you can get around some suspension lift needs by dealing with fenders but you may still have issue with the axles, brakes that should be looked into.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 10:11 AM   #10
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Cool. Thanks for all the help and info everyone
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Unread 01-08-2014, 10:40 AM   #11
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meh.. u could lift it and have it on yer 35's for under $800 if you wanted to all said and done if you do the work yourself.

i did that to a rig and ran it like that for years not touching a thing.
not the best way to go, but you can do it
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Unread 01-08-2014, 12:38 PM   #12
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I do plan on doing it all myself.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:30 PM   #13
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meh.. u could lift it and have it on yer 35's for under $800 if you wanted to all said and done if you do the work yourself.

i did that to a rig and ran it like that for years not touching a thing.
not the best way to go, but you can do it
What all did you end up doing?
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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:48 PM   #14
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You have a 2.5 so you definitely have a Dana 35 rear. Do you have a 5 speed (ax5), or an auto (30rh). Either way you want to regear to or you will have very lack luster power. The lowest gear ratio you can get for you axles is 4.88 and you will want every bit of that even for 33's and a ax5. The 30rh can get by with with 4.56 gears.
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Unread 01-08-2014, 01:53 PM   #15
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What all did you end up doing?
just a 4" suspension and some 35's
funny thing is i had a blast with it in the woods too on the dana 35..
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