View Full Version : Will 35s Fit?


airbur
05/06/10, 10:45 AM
I have a 2.5" suspension lift, 1" body lift, and fender cutouts with flares. Will 35x12.5R15s fit? Any rubbing issues? Thanks.

mustangmarty
05/06/10, 10:58 AM
I have almost the exact same set-up and my 35's look and fit like they're made for it. ;D

airbur
05/06/10, 11:01 AM
That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks!

Explorer
05/06/10, 11:27 AM
As long as you've cut and flaired the fronts too.

sprdv1
05/06/10, 11:27 AM
Which tires you gettin..? :)

airbur
05/06/10, 11:31 AM
All 4 corners are being cut and flared. I want the BFG KM2s but they are on backorder until next month. Thinking of doing BFG A/Ts. Not sure yet.

ep67bro
05/06/10, 11:47 AM
Well they may fit but if you wheel it it will rub! I have 33s with a 3.5" lift and the tire would rub the rear fender flare at full stuff. I put a 1" body lift on and it is good now. I would stick with the 33s if you want to wheel it hard.

broncnaz
05/06/10, 11:54 AM
X2 on the rubbing you can prevent it with correctly sized bump stops. Maybe a better question is do you have the gearing to even run 35in tires?

GrillMaster
05/06/10, 12:12 PM
would 4.11 work for 35's?

I'm pretty sure 4.56 would be better

broncnaz
05/06/10, 12:17 PM
4.11's are about as high as you would want even then I would want something other than a stock transmission.

airbur
05/06/10, 12:17 PM
I've got 4.11 gears.

airbur
05/06/10, 12:18 PM
What is the issue with the stock 3 speed with 35s?

ep67bro
05/06/10, 01:05 PM
The stock three speed the first gear is really high. You will have to drag the clutch alot to get going. Once you are up to speed it wont be too bad but not ideal.

Stefan
05/06/10, 01:20 PM
I have a C4 with 4:11.

I have one question about this. Is there a way to adjust the speedo to compensate for the tire and gearing changes?

73EB
05/06/10, 01:48 PM
I have a C4 with 4:11.

I have one question about this. Is there a way to adjust the speedo to compensate for the tire and gearing changes?

Yeah, check out this link.

http://www.wildhorses4x4.com/product/Speedometer_Drive_Gear/Dash_Parts

Stefan
05/06/10, 01:58 PM
Awesome! Thanks!

Sweathog
05/06/10, 02:10 PM
I've run 35" Goodyear MTR for the last 2 years. Go ahead and beat the inner wheel lips with a hammer so your tires won't be cut. You will rub the heck out the inners. I call it rust prevention. If you like your truck - run 33's or at least run Swamper 34.5 x 9.5".

broncnaz
05/06/10, 02:27 PM
I have a C4 with 4:11.

I have one question about this. Is there a way to adjust the speedo to compensate for the tire and gearing changes?

Even with the speedo gears availible you probably wont be able to get the speedo correct. There are some aftermarket speedo assmblies that are adjustable to compensate for changes. I believe the dakota digital guage is one of those.

As was said the stock 3 speed is just geared way to high as far as first gear goes. Offroad or on a hill it will really suck. On the hiway with the engine spun up you'll be ok

Greg_B
05/06/10, 06:58 PM
I have about 4" of lift, 35s and 4:56 gears.

The gears are great for around town... would suck terribly on the interstate... I would love to have an AOD because I dont want to lose the 4:56 gears.... maybe one day...

My tires will rub on all 4 corners... I have flares front and back and busted the rears toward the door.... I trimmed them out some and while they would still rub at full compression it is ok for now. I am going to install a 1" body lift soon but I bet they will still rub a little. The fronts rub on the radius arms at full lock... maybe just before full lock. 35s look good but if it is not a hard core wheeler I think they are too much.

If I were to start over again.... I might have went with 33s and 4:11s so it would be more friendly on the street. 35s make a big difference in the way the EB drives.... handling and braking will suffer noticably.

I have 35" pro comp muds and I would love to trade them for 35" BFG ATs or similar AT tire. Just dont need the muds anymore.

Greg

lonesouth
05/06/10, 08:12 PM
The stock three speed the first gear is really high. You will have to drag the clutch alot to get going. Once you are up to speed it wont be too bad but not ideal.


I ran 3.50s, stock 3 speed and 35"s and thought it had plenty of pep. Offroad i would run 2 hi most of the time, 2 low second most and 4 low very little. This being mostly trails/mud, i know it is completely different from rocks. Maybe it was just the connection to the bronco with a manual, but i feel that the 3.50 and 35"s was more responsive and peppy than my current 3.50 and 31"s with a C4

airbur
05/07/10, 07:00 AM
My tires will rub on all 4 corners... I have flares front and back and busted the rears toward the door.... I trimmed them out some and while they would still rub at full compression it is ok for now. I am going to install a 1" body lift soon but I bet they will still rub a little. The fronts rub on the radius arms at full lock... maybe just before full lock. 35s look good but if it is not a hard core wheeler I think they are too much.
Greg

Did they rub during wheeling most of the time or during street driving also?

Stefan
05/07/10, 11:53 AM
The engine that is being built for me should be pretty stout as should the transmission. So I think it should be fine. I might give it a try and if I don't like it then I can always go back to 33's.
I'll probably run BFG MT's again since they have worked pretty well for me. They seem to hande well and get good milleage. I have thought about Super Swampers but I'm not sure what their handling characteristics are like compaired to the BFG MT's.

OsideDave
05/07/10, 05:20 PM
I am considering 35s for my 3.5" lift too and from my research they will rub when wheeling but should be fine on street other than hitting radius arms when on sharp turn.

Heres an interesting question - Would my truck wheel better with 35s and bumpstops to prevent major rubbing or with 33s and full flex?

3.5 BCB lift
4:56 gears
StaK tcase and C4
351W

rekoj71
05/07/10, 06:52 PM
Mud, or Rocks?

OsideDave
05/07/10, 06:55 PM
Virtually zero mud here in Ca. Mostly rocks and hill climbing and I like to drive a little fast in the desert washes.

airbur
05/27/10, 06:11 PM
Well it turns out that 35s fit just fine! And I'm very happy I didn't go with 33s:) I still need to install the hub sleeves on the front...but they look great to me.

73stallion
05/27/10, 06:17 PM
looks good. i've been pondering 4.56's and going 35's on mine and 1" more suspension, but can't talk myself into it.

i wouldn't put the front sleeves in, i like it as is. thinking about taking mine off.

av bronco
05/27/10, 06:41 PM
You might want to invest in a trans temp gauge, C4's 35s and good horsepower make some heat in the tranny.

airbur
05/29/10, 06:58 PM
Thanks....I've got the standard 3sp tranny....still need the temp sensor?