Anyone running this combo? I came across a deal to good to pass up (no matter how much the wife got upset about it) I was able to buy 4 Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ's (original design) with just under 5000 miles for $450 bucks! My questions are since I plan on selling the stock rubicon tires, can I run the 35s on the stock rubicon suspension until I buy my lift from Marcus? I of course wouldn't take it offroad until the lift was on, I was just thinking it might be easier to sell the rubicon tires if they're already unmounted ready to go. If they'll rub to bad no biggie, Ill just throw them in the building out back until I get my lift but Id still like to see pics of unlimited's with these tires in the 35" variety with stock - 3.5" of lift, preferably with a 2.5" RK stock mod. TIA
Edit: keep in mind I have AEV wheels with less backspacing than stock rubicon wheels just thought I'd throw that out there again don't know if that makes a big difference or not
Part of it depends on which specific stock coils you have since there can be as much as 1.5-2" difference in ride height depending on the stock coils. The 35" ATZ's may rub when you turn and will rub if you fully cycle the suspension but if it's for a short period and you stay on the road and out of potholes it should work.
No problem, just talked to Marcus and went ahead and ordered the RK 2.5" Stock Mod w/ bilsteins so it def shouldn't rub now
Another thing, how many of you are trimming your rubicon rock rails with this lift or is it not needed, I've also read about guys cutting/ trimming the pinch weld but if I don't absolutely have to do it I'd rather not but I don't mind trimming the rails
We started with a Teraflex 2,5" Budget Boost and upgraded 2 years later 2 a 3,5" Metal Cloak lift. Trimmed about 1" off of the rubi rails and 45 degrees on the pinch seam. We now have the Poison Spyder rock rails so the rubi rails are off.
Don't know if I have any pictures of the original set-up but can get you some of the set-up now.