35’s on Rubicon without Lift

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I believe the new rubicon’s will accommodate 35s without a lift. Are there any pictures of this combo? I think at the LA auto show some of them had 35s but not sure if those had lifts or not? Thanks

 

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I believe the new rubicon’s will accommodate 35s without a lift. Are there any pictures of this combo? I think at the LA auto show some of them had 35s but not sure if those had lifts or not? Thanks
It's possible but they did not have a Rubicon at the show with the 35's. Both the models there had 33's. There is a white one there (sport) that had Mopars 2" lift and 35's. Looked good (I'd estimate the fender clearance with it's lower position looked about the same as the 33's on the Rubicon).
 

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It's possible but they did not have a Rubicon at the show with the 35's. Both the models there had 33's. There is a white one there (sport) that had Mopars 2" lift and 35's. Looked good (I'd estimate the fender clearance with it's lower position looked about the same as the 33's on the Rubicon).
The Mojito customized JL had 35's, but it also had the Mopar 2 inch lift.
 
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If I decide to put a 2 inch lift on with 35s is it safe to assume I won’t be able to park it in most parking garages and regular garages at that point?
 

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If I decide to put a 2 inch lift on with 35s is it safe to assume I won’t be able to park it in most parking garages and regular garages at that point?
I would say it is safe to assume you would be able to with no issue. I have seen JK's with bigger lifts running 37's in a parking garage at the airport.
 


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That’s encouraging to know it should be able to fit in a parking garage with a lift and 35s. A few more questions from a newbie. What would the approx height be of the vehicle with a 2 inch lift and the 35s. Also, what is the primary purpose of going with 35s instead of the stock 33s besides looking super cool? I assume it would be better off road but worse on the road? Thanks
 

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That’s encouraging to know it should be able to fit in a parking garage with a lift and 35s. A few more questions from a newbie. What would the approx height be of the vehicle with a 2 inch lift and the 35s. Also, what is the primary purpose of going with 35s instead of the stock 33s besides looking super cool? I assume it would be better off road but worse on the road? Thanks
Not sure, but I measured a Jeep with a 4 inch lift running 38's and it was a bit over 7 feet tall.
 

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That’s encouraging to know it should be able to fit in a parking garage with a lift and 35s. A few more questions from a newbie. What would the approx height be of the vehicle with a 2 inch lift and the 35s. Also, what is the primary purpose of going with 35s instead of the stock 33s besides looking super cool? I assume it would be better off road but worse on the road? Thanks
For me, with an unlimited, I'd be going for better breakover angle. However, I'm going to look closely at the 33's. They may be fine. I'll compare it to my JKUR with 2" lift and 33's and then decide. My wife is pressuring the hell out of me to go with 35's and the lift. We had a loaner 2017 Sport with a 3 to 4 inch lift and 35's for a week and she fell in love with it. It's commanding ride height was intoxicating, for sure! I like the idea of better fuel economy and stock handling, though. I'm back and forth on it.
 

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For me, with an unlimited, I'd be going for better breakover angle. However, I'm going to look closely at the 33's. They may be fine. I'll compare it to my JKUR with 2" lift and 33's and then decide. My wife is pressuring the hell out of me to go with 35's and the lift. We had a loaner 2017 Sport with a 3 to 4 inch lift and 35's for a week and she fell in love with it. It's commanding ride height was intoxicating, for sure! I like the idea of better fuel economy and stock handling, though. I'm back and forth on it.
+1 The wife!
 


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The wife is encouraging you to go bigger and you are wanting gas mileage?
...And handling, power, etc. However, I think it might do just fine with 35's. I'm going to just check it out and drive it a little bit with the 33s, but don't be shocked if I impulsively take it to Discount Tire and saddle up with the 35's. If that happens, I'd give it an 85% chance that soon after, I order a 2" lift. Like I said, I'm back and forth on it.

I have to admit, though. 23mpg highway is VERY appealing after living with 17.5 to 18 out of my JKUR (with 33's), so I guess...yeah.
 

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...And handling, power, etc. However, I think it might do just fine with 35's. I'm going to just check it out and drive it a little bit with the 33s, but don't be shocked if I impulsively take it to Discount Tire and saddle up with the 35's. If that happens, I'd give it an 85% chance that soon after, I order a 2" lift. Like I said, I'm back and forth on it.

I have to admit, though. 23mpg highway is VERY appealing after living with 17.5 to 18 out of my JKUR (with 33's), so I guess...yeah.
I feel same way, I may just run the 33s until better lift systems come out from metalcloak then make the change once I wear the 33s down. We'll see
 

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I have a 2.5" lift and 35s on my JKU and fit parking garages, the only thing I hit is my CB antenna.
 

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Looking around the forum, it seems quite a few folks run 35’s without a lift on their Rubicons. For those that do, did you add additional bumpstop? How much? Take care of rubbing off-road?
 

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35's with rockstars and no rub and looks insane.

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