JLU Rubicon on 35s no lift

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Just checking in with those who did an upgrade to 35's if they notice a difference in the handling of their Jeeps especially with large standing water on roadways. I am running BFGoodrich T/A K02 and hydroplaning is much more noticeable.





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Just checking in with those who did an upgrade to 35's if they notice a difference in the handling of their Jeeps especially with large standing water on roadways. I am running BFGoodrich T/A K02 and hydroplaning is much more noticeable.
My brother has not noticed a difference. He thought it would be better since the lugs are farther apart with larger water channels. The added width probably does make it more likely to hydroplane...just have to slow down I guess lol
 

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Does the spare tire carrier need reinforcement for 35's or is the stock carrier good to go?
 

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35’s on Rubicon 4XE with no lift, no issues at all, drives same, could not even tell they were changed and drove highway at 65 for a bit as well, no rubbing (flex it pretty hard on the trail and I bet it would....), tailgate is not reinforced and handles this rim/tire combo no problem (clears stock steel bumper with about 1/4” as well). No experience with hydroplaning, but not much rain in So Cal, so not too worried but have heard from others the KO2 is not the best pick for rain areas.

BFG KO2’s 35 x 12.50 x 17
Black Rhino Kelso 17 x 9 (sku 1790KLS-85127G71)

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Eventually will lift it, but kinda want to wait while aftermarket figures out the right setup for the 4XE‘s extra weight, for now gonna take the scenic trails and enjoy the views!
 

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Does the spare tire carrier need reinforcement for 35's or is the stock carrier good to go?
I personally wouldn't do it, but I've seen people run 37s without any additional reinforcement. With that said, I have reinforcement on mine with the spare 35. Don't want any potential issues with the tailgate door in the long term.

EDIT: I'd say that most people use reinforcement for 35s.
 
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I personally wouldn't do it, but I've seen people run 37s without any additional reinforcement. With that said, I have reinforcement on mine with the spare 35. Don't want any potential issues with the tailgate door in the long term.

EDIT: I'd say that most people use reinforcement for 35s.
I reinforced my tailgate, better safe than sorry. If you are going to replace the bumper and tire carrier, then don't worry about the reinforcements.
 

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