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4.5 inch lift with 35s

Anybody running that setup? Would love to see some pictures.
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08 4inch lift and 35's

here are some shot of my 08

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why so much lift?


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^×2.
I ran 2.5" with 37's and now 3.5".
The jeep now is almost excessively high.
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i was running 35's with a 2.5 lift and now i am on 37s with the same 2.5 lift (although my rig is fairly light so i think i'm actually over 3" of lift).

a 4.5 inch lift sounds pretty excessive to me for 35s. and properly dialing in a 4.5 lift requires significantly more time and money than a 2.5 or even 3.5 lift.
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^×2.
I ran 2.5" with 37's and now 3.5".
The jeep now is almost excessively high.
to be honest it came that way. ive really only done maintenance and new tires. it came with stock rubicon shocks on the rear when i bought it. the stealership replaced the leaking procomps and killed the ride. it had no drop/flex in the rear at all. when i replaced the rear shocks with the matching procomp shocks the ride improved (but its still pretty rough) . i rebuilt the front drive shaft cv joint and found a wear mark on the skid plate from the drive shaft contacting it. i would like to upgrade to a better lift ( tereflex or RK) down the road . my jeep weighs 4820 with no spare and me in it. 3:73 and 35's are "ok" but id like 5:13's to deal with the tires and weight. i think im right at the limit for gear vs tire size . i dont know how guys run anything taller go with out re-gearing.
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Donut, looking at your pictures, that does not look like a typical 4 inch lift to me. i would have guessed 2.5, but maybe the pictures are deceiving...
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My aftermarket guy is guiding me towards the 4.5 with 35s but 15x10 wheels which will make it look thick and lower vs too high.

I am a bit worried that it will be too high. Although Donuts truck looks nice! Hmm one benefit is if I goto 37s it will be easy.

Decisions.
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My aftermarket guy is guiding me towards the 4.5 with 35s but 15x10 wheels which will make it look thick and lower vs too high.

I am a bit worried that it will be too high. Although Donuts truck looks nice! Hmm one benefit is if I goto 37s it will be easy.

Decisions.
Your aftermarket guy sounds like he doesn't know what he is talking about.


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Donut, looking at your pictures, that does not look like a typical 4 inch lift to me. i would have guessed 2.5, but maybe the pictures are deceiving...

the stealership told me this was the lift that was installed by the original owner when it was bought from them in 08. its just springs and shocks . ive had some small alignment issues , the front track bar mount has broken twice . but over all it been alright ish. it doesnt really flex for shit
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Suspensio...t_pn=EXPK3089B


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did you disconnect your front sway bar before climbing the ramp?
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did you disconnect your front sway bar before climbing the ramp?
yup it was disconnected its sprung so stiff and i have open diffs so it raise the tires and thats as far as i went
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My aftermarket guy is guiding me towards the 4.5 with 35s but 15x10 wheels which will make it look thick and lower vs too high.

I am a bit worried that it will be too high. Although Donuts truck looks nice! Hmm one benefit is if I goto 37s it will be easy.

Decisions.
I run a 2.5 on 35's 15x10 with a 35x12.5 MTR

I also run a pretty big offset so it does look wide, but that is too much lift for 35's

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Your aftermarket guy sounds like he doesn't know what he is talking about.

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