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Will it fit in a car wash??

Looking at the 2012 unlimited rubicon.... Thinking of putting a 3.5" rk x factor mid arm with either 35 or 37's... My current truck doesn't even come close to fitting in car wash or parking garages... What's the total heights of them with either tire combination?

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Looking at the 2012 unlimited rubicon.... Thinking of putting a 3.5" rk x factor mid arm with either 35 or 37's... My current truck doesn't even come close to fitting in car wash or parking garages... What's the total heights of them with either tire combination?

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You wash your jeep?

haha just kidding honestly I've never had mine through a car wash, becareful if they have any type of brushes that touch you cause they can scratch the paint.

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i have an unlimited with 3.5 and 35's and it fits
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Mine fits with same set up. It gets washed once a year and today was it
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Yea, exactly it.... I currently have a f250 with 6" lift and 37's...there's not a chance in hell it will fit in a wash...but the once or twice a year I do wash it...it's a pain. Just thinking if I do wash it, it would be nice to prerinse it in an auto carwash first...and yea...gotta watch that it don't scratch the paint...hahahaha..
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I never could find a carwash that my '04 Dodge would fit into. If the height was OK then the tracks were to narrow for the wheels.
Even if the height isn't an issue, be careful about the tire width. It will cause your Jeep to jump the tracks at most carwashes.
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When I do get a wash I go to the handwash places. Doesn't really cost much more but they do a great job. On second thought, I think the reason I go is because they have a biergarten attached to the place.

My wife still looks at me a little strange when my jeep washes take 2-3 hours
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A 3.5" lift and 35's should fit. I don't think the 37's will. They may.

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I had problems with the track once, tires too wide. another place didnt want to put it through bc of the snorkel. Just wash it yourself
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A 3.5" lift and 35's should fit. I don't think the 37's will. They may.

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How tall is your jeep? Any issues with getting into parking garages?
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4.5" lift and 37" tires but with 28-30psi measure 35" tall...

Doesn't fit in garage at home but possibly because I have a safari roof rack as well... although before the roof rack I don't remember it fitting either... doesn't fit in most public parking garages.

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3.5" of lift, 40's and it fits in a regular garage...with clearance.

As for trying to fit it in a drive through car wash... I think the only reason I may not fit, is like what was said above...Tires may be a little to wide for the track...but then again...some car washes don't have the track system..they work off of a laser.

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Yea, exactly it.... I currently have a f250 with 6" lift and 37's...there's not a chance in hell it will fit in a wash...but the once or twice a year I do wash it...it's a pain. Just thinking if I do wash it, it would be nice to prerinse it in an auto carwash first...and yea...gotta watch that it don't scratch the paint...hahahaha..
do you have to stand on the roof of your house to get the top washed?! HAHA

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Wash it urself bro!!! Dont go to a damned car wash lol!!!

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Wash it urself bro!!! Dont go to a damned car wash lol!!!
x2.... when i brought my jeep to the car wash for the one and only time.... they looked at it and said, "sir we are going to have to wash this by hand because we don't want it to catch of anything in the machine". so i got to sit there and watch 4 mexicans wash and dry my jeep!!!

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you have mexicans in florida?

I thought so cal had them all,

My jk with 35's and 3" lift fit in my garage and the car wash
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we can wash JKs with 4.5"lift on 35s all day long. Even my old Ford bronco with 6" of lift and 37's will fit. its when i finally stepped up to 1tons and 40's was when it wouldnt fit (tires too wide for the track).
Best to ask the manager at ur local wash. Different car washs could use different style of equipments.

oh i also recommend removing the antenna before sending the jeep through

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Sorry I'm not one of the super badass guys who never washes their Jeep. I wheel the piss out mine, but its my first new Jeep so I also wash and wax it to take care of it.

I take mine through a drive-trough, full-service wash once a week, and the only problem I've ever ran into is the wide stance with the backspacing on my Racelines make it a tight fit on the track. I clear the machines in the wash by two feet with the RK 2.5 Stock Mod (on a 2 door, so over 3" of lift) and 35's, so you shouldn't have a problem.

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With 4.5" and 37's, with a snorkle, the car and truck wash near my office send me through the truck wash.

Even the big Ford would fit through a truck wash...

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