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3.5" lift on 35s... too small???

Well let me start off that I recently purchased my very 1st Jeep, 2014 JK Unlimited. I'm planning on getting a 3.5" RK xfactor lift My worries are if 35s would look to small on a 3.5" lift. I want to give my Jeep a beefier more aggressive appearance. What do you guys think of 35s on a 3.5 lift? Or should I for a 2.5 lift
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I have 35s/2.5" right now. I like it, but have seen 35s/3.5 and they look good too
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Well let me start off that I recently purchased my very 1st Jeep, 2014 JK Unlimited. I'm planning on getting a 3.5" RK xfactor lift My worries are if 35s would look to small on a 3.5" lift. I want to give my Jeep a beefier more aggressive appearance. What do you guys think of 35s on a 3.5 lift? Or should I for a 2.5 lift

Stock flares it will look fine with 3.5" lift but if you cut the flares it is going to make your 35s look like 31s so stay stock flares or get at least 37s.
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I love the way mine looks ! how ever I am planning on going to 37 !
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3" with 35s and flat fender flares
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The idea as to what "looks good" is subjective and there are a lot of pics of rigs with different lift/wheel/fender combos - take a look at a lot of pics and do what ever you think looks good to you. With that said, you asked for opinions, so here's what I've run on my JKU and my impressions:

Started with an AEV 2.5" lift on 35's and stock fenders - looked good, no rubbing.
Then went to Poison Spyder aluminum fenders with the 2.5" and 35's - looked better, no rubbing.

Moved up to a 4.5" lift (3.5" Rock Krawler X Factor with 1" spacers) - the 35's look a bit small in the wheel wells, but my plan is to go with 37's.
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I think it will look good. right now I'm on 2.5" with 35"s and it performs pretty good and drives great, but getting tired of dragging my belly over everything so I'm stepping up to the 3.5" RK. Ill be running my 35"s till they are done then step to 37"s

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Another pic. I got basically that setup. Check my sig and photo album. Mud is my biggest concern, not rocks. I need higher RPM. I think going bigger than 35 in the mud would be bad with my 3.8L. If I had a 3.6L I would be all over 37's.

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I think it will look good. right now I'm on 2.5" with 35"s and it performs pretty good and drives great, but getting tired of dragging my belly over everything so I'm stepping up to the 3.5" RK. Ill be running my 35"s till they are done then step to 37"s
Are you a 4 door or 2 door?
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Are you a 4 door or 2 door?
4 door. this happened way too often.


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4 door. this happened way too often.

The 3.5 coils and 40s will fix this.
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You heard me you need bigger tires now that you cut your flares.
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You heard me you need bigger tires now that you cut your flares.

Thought surely has crossed my mind.



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I like the 3.5 with 35's because once you add armor your will lose some height which will allow the 35's to look fine IMO.
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Plus, being a 4 Door, your Jeep weighs a little more than a comparable 2 Door. I'd say 3.5" lift, 35's and any flares on a 4 door is awesome.

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This was my last Jeep. 3.5" AEV lift; 35" tires.

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Here is my 2.5 in lift with 33's soon to be 35's


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The 3.5 coils and 40s will fix this.
That is how we roll!

Personally, I like 2.5" for 35's. Or even the 1.5" but that is just me!

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Personally, 35 with OEM fenders and 35's look good and offer a lot of functionality. If, down the road you decide to go to flat fenders, you can even make the jump to 38's...

Good luck with you build and thank you for choosing RK...

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I keep bouncing back and forth between staying with 2.5" and going up to 3.5" I dont really want to be any higher, but its so frustrating getting the belly of the JKU hung up on break over angles. or have that one rock that you just spin like a top on top of.

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I keep bouncing back and forth between staying with 2.5" and going up to 3.5" I dont really want to be any higher, but its so frustrating getting the belly of the JKU hung up on break over angles. or have that one rock that you just spin like a top on top of.
3.5s and 40s to the rescue. That would give you 3.5" more belly and 2.5" more axle clearance vs what you have now. It will still be plenty stable.

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3.5 X-Factor and 35s on this one:









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