35s on a stock Willys JLU

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Finding parts for the willys edition could get frustrating as it’s like the rubi and sport had a child and it became this:

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In my knowledge, the willys edition is basically a sport with rubi suspension and heavier duty brakes. Was frustrating to try and find the right parts as I never truly knew when ordering if it would fit.

35/12.5/17s BFG Mud terrains with no lift, rubi suspension, sport fenders (but obviously trimmed) and the stock Moab wheels.


Very minimal rubbing at full lock. Will be putting a 2.5 lift once it comes in but I’m loving the stance!

Shop told me they couldn’t get the spare tire on the tail gate which really bothered me. I decided to play around with it myself. Needed to raise the third brake light and an extra hand. It fits but definitely rubs the sport rear bumper which I kind of like since It support: the weight of the tire.
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(will be getting a relocation/reinforcement bracket soon):

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But yeah, hopefully this helps anyone with a willys edition JLU or a sport with rubi suspension takeoffs that is thinking about getting 35s. It works!

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Nice post!
Do you know the spring #s on your Willys? There seems to be some conflicting information about that suspension setup. I've heard it's just Rubicon shocks, and have also heard it's a full shock/spring Rubicon set. Sure looks like you've got more lift than a basic sport :)
 

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Nice looking Jeep. What front bumper do you have on?

You may experience some rubbing off road. After market fenders should fix that.

Good job so far.
 

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Finding parts for the willys edition could get frustrating as it’s like the rubi and sport had a child and it became this:

242C146E-557E-4516-9FB4-C101ACFED928.jpeg

In my knowledge, the willys edition is basically a sport with rubi suspension and heavier duty brakes. Was frustrating to try and find the right parts as I never truly knew when ordering if it would fit.

35/12.5/17s BFG Mud terrains with no lift, rubi suspension, sport fenders (but obviously trimmed) and the stock Moab wheels.


Very minimal rubbing at full lock. Will be putting a 2.5 lift once it comes in but I’m loving the stance!

Shop told me they couldn’t get the spare tire on the tail gate which really bothered me. I decided to play around with it myself. Needed to raise the third brake light and an extra hand. It fits but definitely rubs the sport rear bumper which I kind of like since It support: the weight of the tire.
2D49841A-4B3E-40A3-9E36-BE6649FB0F4D.jpeg
(will be getting a relocation/reinforcement bracket soon):

432AB43A-52BE-46C2-BF21-0819201228B9.jpeg


But yeah, hopefully this helps anyone with a willys edition JLU or a sport with rubi suspension takeoffs that is thinking about getting 35s. It works!

E89AF883-8192-4320-B426-FB2A5CD37997.jpeg
I would highly recommend a different carrier, rather than a relocation bracket. I chose the Teraflex Alpha HD carrier. It's a very well made piece that allows both height and fore/aft adjustability. In my opinion, it's not a great idea to allow the spare to touch the bumper. Some will argue that it adds support, but when things start getting bouncy the body and frame are designed to move independently of each other. Would you want the bumper pushing on the spare, increasing the stress on the tailgate? The Alpha allows the spare to be mounted higher to fully clear the bumper, and also keeps it in close to the tailgate so the tire remains pressed against the rubber support bumpers. The latter does not happen when using a relocation bracket.

Awesome looking Jeep you've put together!
 
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Nice looking Jeep. What front bumper do you have on?

You may experience some rubbing off road. After market fenders should fix that.

Good job so far.
thank you!

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I would highly recommend a different carrier, rather than a relocation bracket. I chose the Teraflex Alpha HD carrier. It's a very well made piece that allows both height and fore/aft adjustability. In my opinion, it's not a great idea to allow the spare to touch the bumper. Some will argue that it adds support, but when things start getting bouncy the body and frame are designed to move independently of each other. Would you want the bumper pushing on the spare, increasing the stress on the tailgate? The Alpha allows the spare to be mounted higher to fully clear the bumper, and also keeps it in close to the tailgate so the tire remains pressed against the rubber support bumpers. The latter does not happen when using a relocation bracket.

Awesome looking Jeep you've put together!
Sound advice. Thank you!!
 

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Never seen anyone run a KO2 as a spare to a set of KM2s - just for emergencies I guess could work but I'm not sure I could ever mount up a completely different tire to one side of an axle than the one on the opposite.

Jeep looks great on the 35s - I even like how low it sits so long as you're not rubbing. If I wasn't trailing mine all the time I'd probably make mine sit low like that too. Makes the tires seem even meatier.
 

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I would highly recommend a different carrier, rather than a relocation bracket. I chose the Teraflex Alpha HD carrier. It's a very well made piece that allows both height and fore/aft adjustability. In my opinion, it's not a great idea to allow the spare to touch the bumper. Some will argue that it adds support, but when things start getting bouncy the body and frame are designed to move independently of each other. Would you want the bumper pushing on the spare, increasing the stress on the tailgate? The Alpha allows the spare to be mounted higher to fully clear the bumper, and also keeps it in close to the tailgate so the tire remains pressed against the rubber support bumpers. The latter does not happen when using a relocation bracket.

Awesome looking Jeep you've put together!
The Teraflex Alpha HD carrier does not do anything for tailgate or hinge strength/reinforcement, is this correct? I would assume that would be a concern as well?
 

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The Teraflex Alpha HD carrier does not do anything for tailgate or hinge strength/reinforcement, is this correct? I would assume that would be a concern as well?
It simply replaces the factory plastic carrier with added beef and the ability to be adjusted up/down and in/out to keep the spare both tight to the gate and supported by the factory rubber bumpers.

Teraflex was supposed to follow up with a hinged tailgate reinforcement to pair with this carrier, but it sounds like delays are increasing. I'm hearing sometime next year.

The carrier alone is a great solution for someone sticking with 35's, and was otherwise contemplating a couple hundred dollar relocation bracket for their stock carrier. In my opinion, a hinged reinforcement is needed for larger spares on a vehicle that will be bouncing out on the rocks.

I'm now on 38's and am building my Jeep for rock crawling. I can't wait that long for Teraflex, so I'm now eyeing the full Cavfab hinged tire carrier.
 

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Finding parts for the willys edition could get frustrating as it’s like the rubi and sport had a child and it became this:

242C146E-557E-4516-9FB4-C101ACFED928.jpeg

In my knowledge, the willys edition is basically a sport with rubi suspension and heavier duty brakes. Was frustrating to try and find the right parts as I never truly knew when ordering if it would fit.

35/12.5/17s BFG Mud terrains with no lift, rubi suspension, sport fenders (but obviously trimmed) and the stock Moab wheels.


Very minimal rubbing at full lock. Will be putting a 2.5 lift once it comes in but I’m loving the stance!

Shop told me they couldn’t get the spare tire on the tail gate which really bothered me. I decided to play around with it myself. Needed to raise the third brake light and an extra hand. It fits but definitely rubs the sport rear bumper which I kind of like since It support: the weight of the tire.
2D49841A-4B3E-40A3-9E36-BE6649FB0F4D.jpeg
(will be getting a relocation/reinforcement bracket soon):

432AB43A-52BE-46C2-BF21-0819201228B9.jpeg


But yeah, hopefully this helps anyone with a willys edition JLU or a sport with rubi suspension takeoffs that is thinking about getting 35s. It works!

E89AF883-8192-4320-B426-FB2A5CD37997.jpeg
Appreciate your comment. I have added the rubi suspension and rims to my 2018 JLUS and am putting on 35s. I found a knockoff ginge bracket. Nor planning on lift if possible
 

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