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Unread 11-13-2009, 01:57 PM   #1
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Would 35" Tires & Bushwacker Flat Flares rub w/o a lift?

I am a Jeep newbie, but I do know how and have searched.

I'm thinking of running 35x12.50x20 BFG's Tires with KMC XD Series Addict wheels in Black on my 2010 Rubicon Unlimited when it arrives. I will probably add a 2-2.5" lift down the road but don't want to right away. Could I add the Bushwacker or Xenon Flat Fender Flares with 35" Tires and no lift w/o rubbing? The wheels are 20x9 (-12mm offset) and have 4.5" backspacing.

I know many here will not car for my wheel/tire combo choice, but so far, I like them more then anything else I've seen.

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Unread 11-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #2
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I would say no, my 33's rub on my fenders, even if they could fit ( which i really dont think ) it wouldn't look right at all? But some more experianced member will explain more.
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Unread 11-13-2009, 02:37 PM   #3
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You got the right amount of backspacing to prevent most horizontal rubbing, but I don't know if just flat flares alone are going to cut it for 35"s, especially if you plan on wheeling it.
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It will cut it close. The Xenon's do tend to give you quite a bit more room.

For daily driving- no question you could easily put some Xenon's on and run 35's no lift. For wheeling- possibly. You might rub the fender when fully stuffed.
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I'm hoping that I'd be OK for a while until I decided to do a 2-2.5" BB lift.
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I'm hoping that I'd be OK for a while until I decided to do a 2-2.5" BB lift.
FWIW, the basic Rough country budget boost is about $150. If you have the cash to dump on 35" tires, I'm going to guess you probably can come up with $150.
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FWIW, the basic Rough country budget boost is about $150. If you have the cash to dump on 35" tires, I'm going to guess you probably can come up with $150.
Especially if he's also talking about Xenon or Bushwacker fenders. The RC lift is cheaper than those.
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35x12.50x20
Hmmmm......

You can make anything fit with a little cutting. But I'm assuming you're against that.
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Hmmmm......

You can make anything fit with a little cutting. But I'm assuming you're against that.
Yeah, definitely against cutting. At least for now...
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I am running 35s and flat fenders w/o a lift. You have to cut a little of the plastic skid plate from under the front bumper so that you can turn from lock to lock. No problems on the road and mild trails. No rocks for me in FL.

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FWIW, the basic Rough country budget boost is about $150. If you have the cash to dump on 35" tires, I'm going to guess you probably can come up with $150.
x3 on the RC BB, It was like 150 shipped to my door.... super easy to put on, took me about 3 hours by myself.... a trained monkey could install this lift
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I am running 35s and flat fenders w/o a lift. You have to cut a little of the plastic skid plate from under the front bumper so that you can turn from lock to lock. No problems on the road and mild trails. No rocks for me in FL.

I think that looks great! That's the look, stance and height I was looking for. Can you provide more pics of your setup and specs on your wheel/tires combo? Did you regear or is the 4.10 good enough w/ the 35's?
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So on a different note, can I assume that I'll be more than fine with 37s, 4" of lift and flats?
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So on a different note, can I assume that I'll be more than fine with 37s, 4" of lift and flats?
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I'm hoping that I'd be OK for a while until I decided to do a 2-2.5" BB lift.
Dude, just throw the BB on it. 35's will look like crap without a lift and flat fenders. It takes all of 3 hours to install a BB - I did it 2 weekends ago. It does help to have an extra set of hands.
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