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Unread 04-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Finally doing some upgrades

After 3 years, I've finally decided to lift my 2010 Unlimited Sahara 3" and stick 35's on it. I'm undecided on the type of lift, but I'm set on the Nitto Grappler terrain tires. The only thing is, I'm thinking about leaving the stock Sahara 18" wheels on to save a few dollars, plus I actually like my wheels. Will I need to buy anything extra to fit them once the lift is completed? I've read posts on certain models possibly requiring a few modifications, but I'm not 100% sure. I've read the sticky's to death on a bunch of forums just to get to this point lol.

Here a few pics of some JK's with stock wheels/35's.





http://www.cardomain.com/ride/385901...y-4d/#15980947

I actually have a silver JK, so the one above is the closest for me.

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Unread 04-23-2013, 11:32 AM   #2
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Stock wheels won't fit unless you have spacers. And to make it roughly a 4.5 backspace. Stock is 6" I think BS. Congrats on choosing. I would recommend Tera flex, or old man emu. 2.5 suspension. Easy entry level.

As for keeping stock wheels. Consider this. A tire with a 18" as oppose to a 17" or 16" will be about $100 more per tire. So you could get proper wheels, save on tires and prob break even.

A good set of wheel spacers will run you about $300 anyways. So add cost of spacers, premium on 18" tire and do the math. It will be close and you'll have a new set of wheels!!!
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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:05 PM   #3
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I think I'd rather stay away from the spacers and go with new wheels then; especially as you said, there may not be too much of a cost difference in the end. I've been reading some good things on Tera Flex, I'll see what the shop was recommending also. I'm definitely a noob, so I've been having a crash course in order to not overpay for things.
Well that was straightforward, thanks for you quick reply.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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BDS is also good, quality top notch along with their warranty and customer service.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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Unread 04-23-2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Spidertrax wheel spacers run about $200. Something to keep in mind if you go with spacers.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #7
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you'll be fine running 35s on stock rims. 1.5" spacers should work fine — $200.
i run 35s on the stock moab rums with the 1.5" spacers, no issues.

Teraflex
AEV
BDS
RockKrawler

all good stuff.
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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:21 PM   #8
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BDS is also good, quality top notch along with their warranty and customer service.
Yep.

Or go cheaper and get Zone (made by BDS). I have the Zone 4" lift and have no problems with it and no complaints.
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Unread 07-09-2013, 08:32 AM   #9
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you'll be fine running 35s on stock rims. 1.5" spacers should work fine — $200.
i run 35s on the stock moab rums with the 1.5" spacers, no issues.

Teraflex
AEV
BDS
RockKrawler

all good stuff.
Thanks all for the help. I ended up going with 35" Toyo Mud tires, with 20" V-rock wheels. It actually looks pretty nice now, hopefully my mother can get in and out.
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Unread 07-10-2013, 10:22 PM   #10
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awesome.

now you'll just need some sliders so your mom can get in & out.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 07:49 AM   #11
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I actually already have sliders, not sure if they make some which are slightly lower to the ground. Here is the final outcome (chrome center caps weren't on yet, I'll get better another time):

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Unread 07-25-2013, 02:50 PM   #12
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Those wheels and tires look great on your Jeep. Why aren’t the center caps on, don’t they have to put on before the wheels are mounted? Also I see you are going the chrome route on your Jeep, very interesting. Anyhow the Jeep is looking good.
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Unread 07-25-2013, 03:06 PM   #13
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Those wheels and tires look great on your Jeep. Why aren’t the center caps on, don’t they have to put on before the wheels are mounted? Also I see you are going the chrome route on your Jeep, very interesting. Anyhow the Jeep is looking good.
Thank you, the center caps actually screw on with Allen Keys. When I bought my JK 3 years ago, I purchased the grill, mirrors, etc. I had just gotten rid of a black chevy trailblazer, with chrome features so I was still on a chrome kick. Anyway, I figured I have to stick to the theme going with the wheels. I just refused to have bright chrome wheels, so silver to match the body with a chrome cap work out better.

I'm chromed out though lol, no more.
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