4xe Rubicon MOPAR Lift and 35" Tire Install at Purchase

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Buy them off eBay and have them sent to your dealer for install, or whatever you're place you use. That's likely what I'm going to do.
I got mine from TireBuyer and had them delivered to the dealer. They will install and flash the computer to update the tire size. TireBuyer was the only vendor I found who had them in stock. Also, be careful purchasing tires from "unauthorized" dealers. It may void your warranty.
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I got mine from TireBuyer and had them delivered to the dealer. They will install and flash the computer to update the tire size. TireBuyer was the only vendor I found who had them in stock. Also, be careful purchasing tires from "unauthorized" dealers. It may void your warranty.

I think I'm going to switch it up and go with the Toyos. I found that dealerships can get them in as the are on the Mopar site as stocked parts. I want to buy them from the dealership so I can just wrap them in with the financing of the Jeep.
 
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I think I'm going to switch it up and go with the Toyos. I found that dealerships can get them in as the are on the Mopar site as stocked parts. I want to buy them from the dealership so I can just wrap them in with the financing of the Jeep.
I tried going through the dealer also, but none of their suppliers had stock.
 

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I have a 4xe Rubicon on order that should be arriving at the dealer in the next 2-3 weeks. Originally, I planned to have the MOPAR 2" lift installed at the dealer, as well as having 35/11.50 Toyo AT3 tires mounted on the stock wheels at the same time. I have been reading some discouraging posts about the MOPAR lift only providing a minimal amount of lift on the 4xe Rubicon (not 2", as advertised), and also having issues with the front springs bowing into either the shocks or the sway bar links. Having concerns, I called the dealer (who claims to have delivered 50 or 60 4xe Jeeps this year) and asked both the service department and the sales rep I ordered through if they have installed the MOPAR lift on any 4xe Rubicons and if they have experienced any issues with the install. The service department said they have installed several and did not experience the issues I mentioned. The sales rep, however, said he cannot recall any 4xe Jeeps having the MOPAR lift installed. The same applies to the tires I want to have installed at the dealer (Toyo AT3 35/11.50) on the stock wheels. The sales rep said he did not recall any 4xe Jeeps he delivered having larger tires mounted either. He indicated the lack of lifts and larger tire installs was because most people are leasing the 4xe as opposed to buying.
Let me say also that I would prefer to have a MetalCloak 2.5 game changer lift, but they prioritized the 392 product line and have not yet come out with any products for the 4xe, and have no timeline for availability.
Finally to my questions: Has anyone had the MOPAR lift installed? If so, have you experienced any issues with the lift (i.e., did you achieve less than the advertised 2 inches of lift or have you had issues with the front springs bowing and contacting other parts of the Jeep). For anyone who has installed 35" tires on stock wheels, have you had any issues with rubbing or drivability? If someone had the TOYO "skinny" 35's installed, your experience would be especially helpful. Thanks...
I did this, had dealer install Mopar and 35 at purchase and immediately regretted it. As you will see from reading this forum, the Mopar barely gives a lift. On other JL the Mopar 2" gives like 3" but on the 4xe it was 1". So when you think about the labor the dealer chargers, getting the Mopar and 35 cost me over $3000, close to $4000. Already sold the 35s to get 37s, and planning to get a real 3-4" lift and can't use most of the mopar parts except the Fox shocks so that's another waste of money. So in retrospect I would have waited and got a real lift
 

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For anyone who is interested, here is my 4xe with the Toyo 35/11.50/17 's installed.
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Thinking about the same setup for my 4xE, any significant hit on the all-electric range? I was hoping with an 11.5" width the range wouldn't take a huge hit. Also, what part of NC are you from? Jeep looks great!
 
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I did this, had dealer install Mopar and 35 at purchase and immediately regretted it. As you will see from reading this forum, the Mopar barely gives a lift. On other JL the Mopar 2" gives like 3" but on the 4xe it was 1". So when you think about the labor the dealer chargers, getting the Mopar and 35 cost me over $3000, close to $4000. Already sold the 35s to get 37s, and planning to get a real 3-4" lift and can't use most of the mopar parts except the Fox shocks so that's another waste of money. So in retrospect I would have waited and got a real lift
That is why I decided against the MOPAR lift. I am waiting on some of the major manufacturers to come out with compatible lift systems for the 4xe. I went ahead with the tires though, since the 4xe comes with about an extra inch of lift anyway (according to many owners). I'll look at lifts again in a few months to see what becomes available. I don't think I will go bigger than the 35's for my uses.
 
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Thinking about the same setup for my 4xE, any significant hit on the all-electric range? I was hoping with an 11.5" width the range wouldn't take a huge hit. Also, what part of NC are you from? Jeep looks great!
That might take a couple weeks to figure out. I have only had the Jeep a couple days, so I will have to do some testing on the electric range. I don't know what it looked like with the factory tires, or what the range might have been with the 33's since the 35's were installed prior to delivery. It seems like driving style might have a greater effect than the small change in tire size. I'll make another post when I get some decent numbers.
 

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I switched to 35s no lift almost a week after getting my 4XE. I am still getting what I consider better than expected range. I’m getting 26 miles all electric routinely. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. Btw, it looks great stock with 35s.
 
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