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Old 06-15-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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Hello! Jeep newbie needs help!

Just realized I needed to post in the new member posts first.....so...........

My other half and I own a 2009 jeep wrangler unlimited 4x4.....bone stock. We want Smittybilt xrc bumpers, 2.5 lift, 35" tires with 17" wheels and (for now) chopped fenders. We are not hard core 4 wheel drive users but, at the most, will use 4x4 to get to minor off road terrain (for fishing on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii). In addition, we will mostly use the Jeep for city/highway use to/from work and our kids' school. One factor.....we live on a hill with a 40 - 45 degree slope and about 400' in length (from bottom to our house). We have done some online research and found that 35" tires can damage axles....but with heavy off road use. We are guessing our hill slope will play a factor and, we do not plan on making "heavy" modifications to the jeep drivetrain/transmission. Our main question.....do you think it would be okay to use 35" tires with the driving conditions we expect to put our Jeep through....without damaging the axles/drivetrain/transmission???? And, if yes, should we expect future, or soon than normal repairs due to wear and tear on the drivetrain/transmission from the sloped hill??? Please help! We are first time Jeep owners and are very new to owning and modifying a Jeep. Also, we feel 33" tires seems to be the best fit for our use, but we feel they would look too small with chopped fenders and a 2.5" lift. Any help and pictures are appreciated. Thank you in advance!!
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Old 06-15-2014, 06:27 PM   #4
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Thank you Beastmaster and Rufboy. Sorry, I'm new to forums too as I rarely ever needed to use it in the past. I'll post my question as Beastmaster mentioned above. Thank you again!! Oh......and Beastmaster either way is fine! All Aloha here!
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