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Hey so I’ve had my jeep for a while and I have finally saved up some money to start doing what I want to it. Right now it sits on 33’s by 12.5 by 17. It was the stock Dina 30 front axle I’m pretty and maybe an 8.8 on the back. I want to put a 3.5 in lift on it along with 35 or 37 inch tires on 17’s. I’ve been reading a lot about the difference between the 35 to 37 tire and that the 37’s require more work to be put in. I have a budget around 4,000 and I’m on here looking for input from people who are more experienced than I am. Also I’m not planning on doing an MAJOR off-roading but only slight or small trails(not rock crawling). Any input will help, also I have a shop with a hydrolic lift where I can do it myself so installation cost is not a factor.
 

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35s all the way. And all terrain. 37s will require a lot of steering/suspension upgrades... and some body cutting depending on lift.

I would go with a Metalcloak suspension. Have had mine for years and no sag. Then I would go with variable shocks... set them to 8 on highway and can take them down to 1 or 2 off road. Bonus would be a beefy trackbar.
 

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35s all the way. And all terrain. 37s will require a lot of steering/suspension upgrades... and some body cutting depending on lift.

I would go with a Metalcloak suspension. Have had mine for years and no sag. Then I would go with variable shocks... set them to 8 on highway and can take them down to 1 or 2 off road. Bonus would be a beefy trackbar.
Ok thank you so much I’ll go look into that right now
 

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You need to more than double your budget for 37's and 3.5" of lift. Realistly for a safe good driving jeep on 37's will run you around $10k. I would recommend Metal Cloak as well. This kit for 37's, JK Wrangler 3.5" Game-Changer Suspension Add the components to do the drag link flip up front and exhaust cross pipe work as well. Think about driveshafts. Wheels with 3.5" of back spacing or less. Consider a big brake kit to stop the big rubber.

Personally I would recommend not running anything bigger than a 35" tire on a daily driver which can easily be done with your budget.
 

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Hey so I’ve had my jeep for a while and I have finally saved up some money to start doing what I want to it. Right now it sits on 33’s by 12.5 by 17. It was the stock Dina 30 front axle I’m pretty and maybe an 8.8 on the back. I want to put a 3.5 in lift on it along with 35 or 37 inch tires on 17’s. I’ve been reading a lot about the difference between the 35 to 37 tire and that the 37’s require more work to be put in. I have a budget around 4,000 and I’m on here looking for input from people who are more experienced than I am. Also I’m not planning on doing an MAJOR off-roading but only slight or small trails(not rock crawling). Any input will help, also I have a shop with a hydrolic lift where I can do it myself so installation cost is not a factor.
I put a 3.50 on my2014 jk 2door it was rough country came with everything u need Im on 35's but I had to change gears and 1' leveling kit I went with 4.88 and everything so far is great I did lose 7 mph because of the rpm im turning now . But i love it all toghter it cost 3300.00 tires gears lift and all it was worth every penny hope this helps
 

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I put a 3.50 on my2014 jk 2door it was rough country came with everything u need Im on 35's but I had to change gears and 1' leveling kit I went with 4.88 and everything so far is great I did lose 7 mph because of the rpm im turning now . But i love it all toghter it cost 3300.00 tires gears lift and all it was worth every penny hope this helps
forgot to say its my daily driver
 

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I moved up to 37s because the previous owner of my Jeep had 5.13s put in it. I was trying to lower my freeway rpms because I daily drive my Jeep. Honestly, I think swapping gears and sticking with 35s would have been a lot less money and still done everything I wanted it to do.
 

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Since you won't be doing major off-roading, you have plenty of cheaper - ok quality - options for a lift. Just make sure you end up with proper track bar and drag link geometry to avoid bumpsteer. Get 35's and re-gear (this will depend on what jeep you have). Here is a good chart to give you an idea of what gears to get for a JK: Proper Gear Ratio Tire Size | Prodigy Performance
 
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