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post #1 of 55 Old 12-18-2013, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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35's with a 2 inch lift?

So I'm new to the forum and I've got a question that's been on my mind for a month or so now. I grew up in a Jeep family, and My mom decided to give me her 2008 JK Unlimited X when she got a new vehicle. She had put a 2' lift on it with 32 inch Terra Grapplers on 17 inch Pacer wheels. Everything else is stock. I was wondering if I could maybe fit a set of 35x12.5-17 Nitto Mud Grapplers on there. Would I have to do anything else in order to do that? Would 33's be easier?

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post #2 of 55 Old 12-18-2013, 01:18 PM
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33's by 12.50 are what goes with a 2 inch lift. Even then, you gotta check you bump stops.

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Ive seen 35s on no lift. Depend on your fenders, if you cut them youll have no problems assuming your pacer rims have a decent backspacing. As said you will need to adjust your bumps.

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like stated by maertz, 35s fit, do a lil pinch seam trimming, and bump stops need to be longer so when stuffed the tire doesn't come in contact with the body. btw even 37s fit.

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So a little trimming and the bump stops should do the trick?
Also, thanks for the replies. I didn't think anyone would help. Haha.
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So a little trimming and the bump stops should do the trick?
Also, thanks for the replies. I didn't think anyone would help. Haha.
yep just a lil trimming, i went for the full trim to fit 37s, it's basically like getting free flat fenders, and i personally like that on the trail they flex when up against something

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Longer bumpstops will be needed. You will have very little uptravel on the suspension.

You may have to do some trimming up front as well but that depends on the actual tire size and wheel offset.
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Lots of people do 2.5" with 35's. 2" can definitely work. May also want to trim the fenders if they rub.

Definitely not a problem on road, will rub off road especially if you disconnect the sway bar.
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I am running a 2.5" lift and 35's, on mine the only thing that has been changed is the pinch weld has been trimmed to stop the tire from being cut under flex and I also have highline fenders.
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That was another question I had. Will I have to do any chopping or replacing with the front bumper?
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So I'm new to the forum and I've got a question that's been on my mind for a month or so now. I grew up in a Jeep family, and My mom decided to give me her 2008 JK Unlimited X when she got a new vehicle. She had put a 2' lift on it with 32 inch Terra Grapplers on 17 inch Pacer wheels. Everything else is stock. I was wondering if I could maybe fit a set of 35x12.5-17 Nitto Mud Grapplers on there. Would I have to do anything else in order to do that? Would 33's be easier?
Aside from physical size, what gears do you have in your rig? You'll notice a definite change in the way the Jeep drives when you jump from 32's to 35's. If you have the towing package (4.10) or the optional 3.73's you may be ok. But if you have the 3.21's you might start considering gearing.

Just something else to think about besides trimming/fenders/bump stops/other physical clearance limitations. Let me know if you have any other quesitons!

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Aside from physical size, what gears do you have in your rig? You'll notice a definite change in the way the Jeep drives when you jump from 32's to 35's. If you have the towing package (4.10) or the optional 3.73's you may be ok. But if you have the 3.21's you might start considering gearing.

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I've got 3.73, so I figured I'd be alright with that. Thanks for bringing that up!
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That was another question I had. Will I have to do any chopping or replacing with the front bumper?
I do not run a factory front bumper on mine but I do have the factory rear bumper. The rear bumper clears my tires without a single issue. I do believe that on the front of yours with the stock bumper and 35s that you will have to remove/trim the plastic airdam that is below your sway bar.
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I know a guy who wheeled on 37's & no lift but he didn't have any up travel.
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