Thank you! I’ve stuffed my 33’s on my JLUR disconnected and assume would have rubbing on 35s. I love how the Xtreme Recon looks in terms of wheel well spacing. To me a 2.5” lift leaves too much room and better for 37s. Any recommendations on a 1.5” lift option? If only Jeep had an option to add the Xtreme Recon lifts.Your existing configuration will handle 35's just fine.
Is a lift necessary? That depends on how you plan to use the Jeep. Strictly speaking, a lift will make it easier to climb over obstacles. Will this be necessary for the light to medium trails that you frequent? Maybe not. You will have to test and find out. If you find that the tires are rubbing against the Jeep on these trails, a lift would be recommended.
Will you like how the Jeep looks with 35's and no lift. Many people do. You may or may not. This is a personal decision.
Just take your time and modify your Jeep. Put on the 35's first. See how you like it. Take it from there. One size does not fit all.