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Unread 10-31-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
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need help with lifts and budget

What is the cheapest but reliable way to fit 35's on a TJ? And what else would i need running that size tire; gear wise etc? im pretty auto savy when it comes to motor work but never dealt with lifts and tires as the is my first off-roading rig. any help would be greatly appreciated. and thanks in advance for any help.

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Unread 10-31-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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What is the cheapest but reliable way to fit 35's on a TJ? And what else would i need running that size tire; gear wise etc? im pretty auto savy when it comes to motor work but never dealt with lifts and tires as the is my first off-roading rig. any help would be greatly appreciated. and thanks in advance for any help.
Hi Mike, unfortunately, there is no cheap way to fit 35" tires if you want to do it right. What kind of wheeling do you want to do?
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Unread 10-31-2011, 02:48 PM   #3
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No such thing. 'Fitting' 35's is easy. Running them reliably is a whole 'nother subject.
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Unread 10-31-2011, 06:27 PM   #5
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Why do you need 35s? Start with something smaller, wheel it, and build it up as you go. This will allow you to upgrade as money allows and will also help you learn how to drive and pick lines.
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Unread 10-31-2011, 07:47 PM   #6
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sawzall the fenders and live with inferior gearing is the cheapest way. Realistically there are a few ways but it really depends on what you want. Lift up, or LCOG build. You can even combine them. Each has their own additional modifications and costs. It's all up to you and how you want it to perform or look. For gears you'll want 4.88s for 35s to maintain stock performance and if you ever wanted a locker, that is the time to do it to keep labor costs down.
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Unread 11-01-2011, 09:58 AM   #7
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thanks for all the insight its really appreciated but i worded my question wrong i meant whats the most cost effective way to be able to fit 35's. like what kinda set up would you run. money isn't too much of an issue just wanted some insight on different ways i would be able to fit 35's. and as for why i need the 35's really i dont i could get away with 33's but my wife has 33's and we have a friendly competition going is all.
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Unread 11-01-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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^ Cheapest and most dangerous: a giant BL (3") & 2" spring spacers


Cost effective: highline/overline tube fenders.

They'll probably rub at full flex so maybe add low cost springs like the H&R 1.5/1.1 leveling lift springs ($180-190 complete set) and/or a small BL (1-1.25).


^ two totally different budgets, the first is plain stupid. I think every one can agree. The fenders can be had/done within the costs of CAs alone. How long/well will the stock CAs on 35's ??? IDK i'm still trying to figure out how to get there also. CL and the classified are probably your BF for goning damn near the best rout on a budget.

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Unread 11-01-2011, 11:10 AM   #9
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The most important mods should be upgraded brakes and steering.
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