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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2001, 03:06 PM
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TJ lift and tire size

What lift should I be looking for to put 35" tires on a TJ? Keeping this in mind. I will be replacing both axles and stretching the WB( front forward and rear back) to gain driveline. Axles will be d44hp front and d60 rear.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Ideas and pictures will be a great help

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2001, 03:11 PM
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Absolute minimum would be a 6 inch lift like the new one from RE. I hear you can use the new lift to fit 35's although I am not sure you would be able to lengthen your WB with the kit. That is the best I can offer. I have been lookng at putting 35's on a TJ for a while so have done the looking. Like I said 6" suspension and depending on the exact tire you may need a 1" body lift to go with it. Sorry I don't have any pics for you though How much are you planning on lengthening it by just to be curious?

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Re: TJ lift and tire size

you wont fid a kit that allows for the axle to be moved.. the kits are designed with all the proper geometry of a 4 link... all the arms are made to fit exact.. moving the axle would make tham all too short..,oving the fromnt axle forward.. on a tj.. would be very difficult.. not only will you experience steering issues, but the coil brackets are designed into the tj frame.. the frame has a bow in it for the bracket to go into..there are other issues seems like you would be $$$ ahead to do other mods to the tj than that..the custom axles are nice, then just get the l0ong arm rubicon 6" kit and your done with suspension mods..

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Re: TJ lift and tire size

the Rubicon Express 4.5" super flex kit (not the extreme flex long arm kit that's 2grand) and the 4" terra flex kits have been used with no additional lift to fit 35's but they will rub under flex. Seems like the trend is a 4.5" kit with a 1" body lift and the 35's fit pretty well. 4.5" is about the most you can get out of a spring lift re has a 5.5" long arm lift and sky jacker also has a 6" and maybe 8" long arm lifts but these lifts are over 2 grand, looking though the re catalog I got the idea of getting the standard control arms for a 4.5" kit and then using 5.5" lift springs. If you want to go to 38's it's been done w/ a 2" body lift + 5.5" long arm lift so consider that if you are keeping your options open.

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I was looking at using the long arms in the stock locations with some beefing. I havn't had a chance to get measurements for them so I dont know exactly how long they are. As far as the coils go, I'll be repairing accident damage to the frame and will modify as needed.

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Re: TJ lift and tire size

all i have is 2" suspension and 2" body, but i don't do massive rock climbing, mostly trails and mud, not a much else around kansas city that i know of. this rubs when climbing small rocks about 2' tall, but that's about as big as i ever do.

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