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Unread Yesterday, 01:52 AM   #1
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AS STOCK AS POSSIBLE WITH 35's?

OK, 2009 JK Sahara 2dr, bone stock except for a rough country bumper bob, and spacers. want to keep my stock wheels, and want to trim the fenders, sooo:

What springs?
What shocks?

looking for real advice.

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I have 2012 2dr sport. got a set of 18/59 springs off a 4dr rubi (got about 1" lift out of them) the rest is completely stock besides front 10A bumper. I run 35x12.5r15 with 3.75BS wheels. If i hit a bump real hard the kiss the front fenders real quick. If you want to trim your fenders you should have more than enough room.
I don't like wheel spacers but lot of people run them. i think 1.5" is what you would need if you want to run a 12" wide tire.
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To keep it as stock as possible, your going to have to rely on flat fenders, trimming, and/or a Body lift to increase tire clearance instead of bump stops(lift).

Your limited on your choice of low lift height coils for a 2 door so unless you want 2" or more lift, you may want to use coil spacers or factory 4 door coils to keep the ride height low.

Flat flares increase tire clearance more in the front than the rear, so you'll still need some bump stop/lift even with flat flares.
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1.5" RK springs on 33's. Would have plenty of room to articulate with 35" tires if I cut the fenders. But I'm not ready to open up the can of worms that comes with 35s.


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1.5" RK springs on 33's. Would have plenty of room to articulate with 35" tires if I cut the fenders. But I'm not ready to open up the can of worms that comes with 35s.


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So what is the "can of worms?" i see plenty of posts on here that for DD and soft trail type wheeling 35" tires are handled well by the JK.

Do you say different?
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So what is the "can of worms?" i see plenty of posts on here that for DD and soft trail type wheeling 35" tires are handled well by the JK.

Do you say different?
gears.< seems you have not looked at this enough yet
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gears.< seems you have not looked at this enough yet
so do you mean in regards to transmission shift points, or differential? as a DD 90% of the time, i do plan on a tuner for speedo & shift points...

i really don't think it will ever be wheeled hard enough for a re-gear...
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Gears are not just a benefit offroad. They are just as important if not more of a benefit on road.
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If I were going to run 35" tires, and feel good about doing it, I would want at minimum:

New rear tire carrier to support 35" spare. Reinforced front d30.
Re-gear front/rear with Truetrac's while I'm at it. Cut stock fenders or buy aftermarket

That's in addition to the things I already have:

Rock sliders
RK 1.5" springs
Bilstein 5100 shocks
Proper bump stops f/r
Steering stabilizer flip
Recovery gear
AEV Procal

And some things I would still want:

Currie Anti-rock
OBA setup
Bumpers
Winch
Control arms
Drive shafts
Track bars
Skids
Ect ect...

My Jeep currently does very well on and off road with 33's and I didn't feel the need for a re-gear/lockers ($2,000+), reinforced d30 ($500 with labor?), or rear tire carrier ($700-$1,500). Not to mention all the other items I want.
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