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Unread 02-12-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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34" Wheels on 2014 JK Unlimited - What lift?

I just purchased the Nitto 285/75/17 (34" wheels) and wanted to know what size lift I can get away with. I was looking at the 2.5" Rubicon Express lift with springs and mono shocks. Think it comes out to about $700.00. Would that be enough lift for 34" wheels? Moderate off roading, mostly trails/mud not so much with the rock crawling. Appreciate the help!

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Unread 02-12-2014, 04:40 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.....for your answer, check the FAQ section first, then get back here...
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Unread 02-12-2014, 04:52 PM   #3
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Before you do anything else...wheels are the hard thingies that bolt to the vehicle. TIRES are the soft rubbery thingies that go around the wheels. Very few wheel thingies are 34"...many, many tire thingies are 34".

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Unread 02-12-2014, 05:08 PM   #4
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Haha I stand corrected! So to clarify, I have 17" wheels and 34" tires. I found quite a few threads on 33" and 35", but nothing on 34" tires. I'm looking to keep the cost of the lift under 1k and wanted to find out from you seasoned folk if the 2.5" Rubi lift would suffice.
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Unread 02-12-2014, 05:48 PM   #5
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2.5" is plenty of lift, and can accommodate a 35" tire, with bumpstops properly adjusted.

33's on properly backspace wheels can fit stock; 34's only require 1/2" more clearance (basically).

I have 2.5" lift up front, and 2" out back, and room enough for 35's (but prefer my 33's)


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so then the FAQ's are wrong and should be removed then, yes??? or something is BS.
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Welcome to the forum.

Here’s the link to the “JK F.A.Q. - Frequently Asked Questions / Will It Rub and Links to Popular Threads!”; lots of useful info.
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Great! Thanks for the info and links.
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so then the FAQ's are wrong and should be removed then, yes??? or something is BS.
No, it's good general info to start, but it simply doesn't give you every option, including actual tire size, or aftermarket wheels with a different backspacing than stock.

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I have the 34" toyo at2's on my stock wheels. I am installing a 2.5" spring with rs9000 adj shocks. I picked up a full set or RE adj arms as well. I keep telling myself I want a expedition type ride rather than a crawler like my LJ. But I don't know how long Ill be able to keep 37"+ out of my head.
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flat fenders should do the trick.
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flat fenders should do the trick.
yup.especially if ya don't want to lift right away. I've been torn on doing that vs the springs. I opted for the springs cuz I don't like my front end sag
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yup.especially if ya don't want to lift right away. I've been torn on doing that vs the springs. I opted for the springs cuz I don't like my front end sag
dont hate on the sag
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I just purchased the Nitto 285/75/17 (34" wheels) and wanted to know what size lift I can get away with. I was looking at the 2.5" Rubicon Express lift with springs and mono shocks. Think it comes out to about $700.00. Would that be enough lift for 34" wheels? Moderate off roading, mostly trails/mud not so much with the rock crawling. Appreciate the help!

as an aside... how do you like the tires?
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