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Old 10-11-2011, 09:04 PM   #1
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tire-axle

I know this is a question that has been asked so many times but im honestly to tired tonight to find search for it. But with my YJ when i lift it, whats the biggest/safest tire size i can go with with out needing to beef up my current axle or replace it? 31's?

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I had 33x15.50/15 on my 94 wrangler with a 4 banger and I put it threw hell and it did fine also dident have a lift


Whats the specs of ur jeep

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I have 33x13.50s and a friend of mine has 35x12.50
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I had 34/9.50X15 Swampers with Dana's 30/35 w/ ARBs and 4.65s front and rear. Had no problems ever, did once break a axle U-joint, totally my fault. Ran that combination for years without incident. Have recently upgraded to an 8.8 and better axle shafts in the 30.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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awesome yeah i was just currious, i wanted to check all this out before i went and started looking into the wrong tires
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I had 33x15.50/15 on my 94 wrangler with a 4 banger and I put it threw hell and it did fine also dident have a lift

Whats the specs of ur jeep
33 15.50 15 sounds like my kinda tire!!!! Please, what was it?! Lol
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Old 10-12-2011, 04:13 AM   #7
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Tsl/sx super swampers
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Tsl/sx super swampers
Can you get them as radials?
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:02 AM   #9
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Your gonna get the gambit on this question. Some will say you should have blown it up already on stock tires. Some have had no or little problems up to 35's.

I have 32's on my d35 and it's locked with a spartan. No problems so far. It has a 180k miles on it. I have beat on it pretty good quite a few times. I am just aware of it and try no to get stupid with it. I also daily drive it.

If I am going out of town to wheel i do cary an extra shaft and some other parts just in case. Also most of my wheeling trips it goes there and back on a trailer.

I am of the run it til it blows school on stuff like this. It could last you a week or last 10 years.
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so a big question i have is, so the wheels i currently have on my jeep are stock cherokee wheels, 15 in wheels. i really like the wheels and do not want to buy new ones. what tire size do i go with thats closest to 33's. just an idea so i know what to be shopping for
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so a big question i have is, so the wheels i currently have on my jeep are stock cherokee wheels, 15 in wheels. i really like the wheels and do not want to buy new ones. what tire size do i go with thats closest to 33's. just an idea so i know what to be shopping for
33x10.5, or 33x9.5 with out spacers. with, you can go for a 12 inch wide tire.
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awesome well i will start my window shopping. gonna buy a BL lift this month, then when i move to colorado in january ill be lifting it there. so when i do my suspension lift in january thats when ill buy tires
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awesome well i will start my window shopping. gonna buy a BL lift this month, then when i move to colorado in january ill be lifting it there. so when i do my suspension lift in january thats when ill buy tires
the only tire avalible in 33x9.5 is a BFG AT, while 33x10.5, there is the BFG at and KM2. ive been lookin for a while.....
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Im running 33 12.5 15 on a 4" suspension lift. Stock axles, no problems whatsoever with them. I do a lot of mudding, snow explorations, two tracking, trail riding, etc... Now if I wanted to crawl rocks with it, I'd be looking into a couple Dana 44's.

oh, and I went with a -22mm offset on the rims to kick 'em out a little and help my center of gravity.
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well i will be doing more crawling then mudding. i found dick crepek has a 33x12.5x15 thier crusher, they run about 205 a piece i think, then they have an at and an mt found just a little less then that one. will my axles hold up crawling with 33s?
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Again, just depends. Not the best choice but run it til it breaks then upgrade. If you are smart and not on the skinny pedal all the time and keep the "bouncing" to a minimum it may last a while.

If your keeping stock offset rims you will want/need spacers most likley. I have 3.75 bs rims with an 11.5 wide tire and i just added some 1.25" spacers for some added width for stability.
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Super swamper make a TSL Narrow just for Jeeps with stock rims. I think they are 33 or 34" tall.
I was running 35x10.50's on my XJ with it welded front and rear for 2 years without any incident. with the diffs welded I didn't have to gas it on hill climbs nearly as much as others doing the same climbs. It's all about how much you tickle the skinny pedal, and what kind of wheeling you do.
I do hills and trails with little mud.
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Again, just depends. Not the best choice but run it til it breaks then upgrade. If you are smart and not on the skinny pedal all the time and keep the "bouncing" to a minimum it may last a while.

If your keeping stock offset rims you will want/need spacers most likley. I have 3.75 bs rims with an 11.5 wide tire and i just added some 1.25" spacers for some added width for stability.
i like that advice, run it till it breaks! well im looking at 3' BL and 4 inch RC or just go SOA but either way im sure ima run 33's thanks for the advice
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Do as you will but you don't need that much lift for 33's. I am running 33's with just the body lift and some simple trimming of the rear fender
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Old 10-12-2011, 05:30 PM   #21
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oh deffenitly i know that is way more lift then i need but its sounds good on paper haha. still debating all my options!
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with the diffs welded I didn't have to gas it on hill climbs nearly as much as others doing the same climbs. It's all about how much you tickle the skinny pedal, and what kind of wheeling you do.
I do hills and trails with little mud.

I have to sorta agree. I have my d35 locked with a spartan. I don't have to give it nearly the gas up hills and stuff that the open diff guys do. I am gonna lock the front too soon as well.

I think it's funny when i'm wheeling cause people are always like "your gonna need to get on it to ge up there". I'm like hrmmmm and tool up in second gear at like 2k rpm. LOL!

It's also funny to hear them bouncing off the rev limiters and barely making it up and there i am with my foot barely on the gas just crawling up. I do gas it now and then just to sling some mud but thats all in fun.


And I would personally not spend the $ to SOA just for 33's. There is welding and stuff involved and you might as well wait til you need a swap to soa a really good axel. Guys do SOA on stockers all the time but if 33's will keep you happy then a 4" lift or a 2.5" lift with some trimming can get you 33's. I have room for 33's with what i have done and have 2.5" lift, 1" shackles, 1" bl, and sme trimming too. Plenty of room.
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:39 PM   #23
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I have had these 35x12.5x15 BFG TA KO's on my Jeep
now for about a year now. I have a built HP Dana-30 and
a Stock Dana-35 both regeared to 4.88's So far no problems









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yeah i did the same trim you did and i love it, but yeah ive thought about 2inch bl with 4 inch lift and possible 2 inch shackles idk yet, or no shackles and just the bl and 4'
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hey jonz thats a really nice looking rig i love it!
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Old 10-12-2011, 06:50 PM   #26
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thanks, I cut and mad my flatty front fenders my self with a cut off wheel. It's
been a slow build now for over 3 years.
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How's it ride on the hiway? Can u drive a decent speed or does it bog down?
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With the 2.5L motor / re-geared axles to 4.88's it not bad. I have done all the motor
mods to the little 2.5L motor that you can with nice gains. I can hold 70-75 in 4th gear
on the highway tacking 3200 -to- 3400 RPM's Remember that the little 4 banger's
power band doesn't start until 2600 rpm's and can run all day at 3100 rpm's. I really
need to be at 5.38's but can't go any lower due to the restrictive size of my front Dana-
30. 4.88's are the lowest numerically / largest size you can fit into the Dana-30. I really
don't have a 5th gear on hills. On flats, I can use 5th gear to cruse but only to sustain
my speed, not to gain power. I have 4" lift springs that have settled 1/2" now over 3
years and have a nice ride. i also have a SYE, Double CV rear drive shaft, High steer kit
installed, duel stabilizers and nice riding tires. I would have to say that for a 6" lifted
Jeep YJ riding on 35 BFG's, It rides damn nice on the road. No complaints.







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Nice Iv been told I have 4.10s but im not sure how to tell n my 94 wrangler with a 2.5 but my weakest link is my ax5 tranny I have add-a-leaf front and rear and can fit 33x15.50s with no problem but maybe b able to do 55 if I'm lucky
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All 2.5L YJ came stock with 4.10's.

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