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post #1 of 5 Old 01-16-2014, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Lift and stock wheel clearance

So I'm getting a 2011 jk 4 door and was wondering if I'd have tire clearance issues if I did a rough country 4 inch lift with 35/12.50 on stock wheels. Will I have to run spacers or have to get rims with more back spacing or will I be ok?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-16-2014, 06:28 PM
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First, welcome to the JK forum...lots of advice here and even more opinions. Second, I would run from a Rough Country lift, they are just not a good lift, do some research and searching on this forum and see for yourself. Third, you really only need a 2.5 inch lift to run 35s, refer to the FAQ section for more info on this, and fourth, yes, you will need spacers or new rims with 4.5 in of back spacing to run the 35s....

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Second, I would run from a Rough Country lift, they are just not a good lift, do some research and searching on this forum and see for yourself. Fourth, yes, you will need spacers or new rims with 4.5 in of back spacing to run the 35s....
Im in your position. I have a 2013 JKU that is in dire need of some lift.
Rocky is right. Run from Rough Country... And SkyJacker. They're cheap for a reason.

Not to push a particular kit, but take a look at a 3.5" lift from Metalcloak. They've put more time and research into a proper lift than most anyone I've found. If you're not looking to put $1300 into the lift, Teraflex has some nice, simpler kits that I havent heard but good things about.

As to sizes, +2.5" generally serves for 35", +3.5 and fenders should clear 37"s even. Careful how high you go, unless you intend to match tire size. Most people agree it looks funny to have a 6" lift on 32" tires.
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Thanks guys appreciate it, it come tomorrow and I'll be on here a lot. Coming from lowered trucks so I'm new to keeps and lifts in general. I'll check into 2.5 lift what width spacer would I need?
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-16-2014, 07:56 PM
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You need around 4.5 inches of backspacing, so, since the stock wheel is at about 6.2 inches, most use a 1.5 spacer. Stick with a good brand like Spidertrax...and follow torque and maintenance to a T. Sorry, they call it Rough Country for a reason, and it
is not a good ride...

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