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shadygator 01-21-2013 07:09 PM

Lifting a 2000 TJ Wrangler
 
How much lift does a TJ Wrangler have to have to run 35 inch tires?

Also do you have to put a longer drive shaft in?

Will stock gearing pull 35's..?

ivester1992 01-21-2013 07:12 PM

Metal cloak boasts 35s on stock height

drivengsxr1000 01-21-2013 07:19 PM

do you want to build it cheap or build it to last and function

i know a guy with a rough country n2.0 4" lift for $500 and threw on some 35's and they clear just fine... factory drive shaft works with this lift, stock gears work fine as well but hes also got a 5 speed, i think stock gears will work fine on the road if you have a auto or manual trans

ivester1992 01-21-2013 07:23 PM

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I'm clearing 35s with a combo lift of 5 inches

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ctorres018 01-21-2013 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by drivengsxr1000 (Post 14829639)
do you want to build it cheap or build it to last and function

i know a guy with a rough country n2.0 4" lift for $500 and threw on some 35's and they clear just fine... factory drive shaft works with this lift, stock gears work fine as well but hes also got a 5 speed, i think stock gears will work fine on the road if you have a auto or manual trans

You really should not be posting if that's your advice.....

drivengsxr1000 01-21-2013 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ctorres018 (Post 14829684)
You really should not be posting if that's your advice.....

i gave no advice in this post at all... he asked a question and i answered it...

ctorres018 01-21-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drivengsxr1000 (Post 14829639)
factory drive shaft works with this lift, stock gears work fine as well but hes also got a 5 speed, i think stock gears will work fine on the road if you have a auto or manual trans

If that's not you giving your advice then idk wtf it is

ivester1992 01-21-2013 08:16 PM

35s with stock gears will be miserable

drivengsxr1000 01-21-2013 08:28 PM

that is what a tj wrangler "has to have" to run 35's... not what is recommended, this is also directly related to the OP's question unlike what you are contributing to the post right now...

if he asked what is recommended than the answer would be different. Also hence my first comment:
Originally Posted by drivengsxr1000 View Post
do you want to build it cheap or build it to last and function

ivester1992...
I can not comment as i dont know how his truck feels but i can say with a 5 speed he can drive on the interstate here in Florida at the 70mph speed limit. I agree its probably miserable though.

ivester1992 01-21-2013 08:29 PM

He is correct do you want low center of gravity?

noise_maker 01-21-2013 08:44 PM

Most people will claim 5-6" of total lift without trimming. You can do it on less if you are not adverse to trimming or running large bump stops.

I set up a TJ on 35" coopers on 3.25" lift + 1.25 BL by cutting off the top of front fenders, removing the inner fender, beveling in the back side and then trimming up the inside of the rear. Its on just enough bump stops to to not kill the shocks. Its tight but doesn't rub. i had to run the front axle out a bit be that's mostly from the scrub radius on the rims.

As far as gears goes - let me tell you this 33s on stock gears was TERRIBLE and given the momentum requirements to get over the lack of gearing I ended up breaking a shaft within a week (although it was locked on stock d35 shafts)

Wheelin98TJ 01-21-2013 08:47 PM

About 5" of lift (minimum) without any body mods or different fenders.

You can use the stock driveshaft, but its not really ideal. With the stock driveshaft, you'll have to run a transfer case drop once you get to 3-4" of suspension lift.

Stock gearing with 35s is miserable. It can work to get you by, but its not something most people can tolerate for long.

shadygator 01-24-2013 08:04 PM

Im looking to run 35's, off-road some, but mainly a daily driver & I would also drive this on long road trips if needed. I do ride on the beaches of NC. I want it to look real good also, so no jacked-uped junk. I have a 5 speed trans also, if this helps.

I want it to function great...

So about the drive shaft, does it need to be shortened, or extended? Because a friend runs a fab shop & he could do this for me. He had to do this to his drag car...

What are a good ratio of gears? Are all brands of lift about the same?

ivester1992 01-24-2013 08:14 PM

Your gonna need 4.88s or 4.56 the drive shaft is garbage you will need a double cardan rear drive shaft with a sye.

TJ_Virgin 01-24-2013 08:46 PM

I have 35's with 4.56 gears and 5 spd. Works great. 6" lift and a Slip Yolk Eliminator. You will need a shorter drive shaft with a cv joint to accomplish a proper drive line. If you don't get what I'm saying, I can post a pic. Let us know and good luck.


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