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Old 02-19-2011, 08:04 AM   #1
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tire size on 95 with 4cylinder 2.5

hi guys. going to replace rubber on monday on my 95 yj. it has the 2.5 4cylinder and the ax-5 5speed trans. the jeep has 31x10.5 on it know. i am wanting to go a little bigger, but dont know how far i can go. wheel clearence is not an issue up to 35's from what i understand as i have the trek body armor which is flat front fenders and all the inner rear stuff is unbolted and the armor rebolted in its place opening everything up in the rear of the jeep also. pretty cool stuff. no more dents, can hit this stuff as hard as i want with a 16lb mall and it is just a ding. anyway, im a light off roader for hunting and such, not really rock crawling, but deep mud at times and also deep snow b4 the salt comes(then its parked for the winter. never seen salt yet) and i pull my 16ft aluminum walleyeboat with a 40 hp motor on it, so it isnt the heaviest.(maybe 2000lbs)i would like to be able to run with traffic at 55-60mph yet.can i do that with 34's? i realize no 5th gear(mine has been inop for a year anyway,only has 4th) but with the 31's on it know it seams to do just fine in 4th at 60mph pulling the boat and the tach is about 2200 if i remember correctly. trying to avoid over doing it b4 i drop the cash on bigger tires. was also contemplating going to a 12.5 wide tire over the 10.5. was going to purchase new rims also if i go that way so they are outset enough. anyone gone thru this already and can save me some of thre headache? gearing and trans all stock. i bought it used, and i think it has a 2 inch shackle lift on it also, but that is about it. thanks guys, waiting on your reply b4 i buy

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Old 02-19-2011, 08:16 AM   #2
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With the 4 cyl and stock gears I wouldn't go over 33x10.5. The 10.5s will give you less rolling resistance and will be better for pulling the boat and less chance of problems with the rear D35 too. Just my 2 cents.

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I use BFG KM 2 mud terrains they work great in the mud on rocks and not a lot of street noise with the 4 cly. going over 31s you will loose street power if your not in the woods a lot ...might want to to stay at 31s or just go up to 32s ..33s a big tire and a lot of street power lost thats my thought happy tire shopping...
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:34 AM   #4
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With the 4 cyl and stock gears I wouldn't go over 33x10.5. The 10.5s will give you less rolling resistance and will be better for pulling the boat and less chance of problems with the rear D35 too. Just my 2 cents.
i agree im running 33 10.50x15 super swampers on black steelies and i travel I-70 every weekend 70-75 mph in 5th gear(exsept going over mountains 4th at 60mph) and no prob and my engine is about due for new (re building a 2.5 .40 over balanced rods ported and pollished head and intake and header) but back to your question if your running 4:10 gears(factory 4cyl/5 speed trans) then youll be good to go with 33" tires i wouldnt go with 35" tires on stock gears just because its going to really dog the squirrels out under the hood.Oh yea by the way sea foam your intake every couple months and that will also help keep the wheels turning a little faster.good luck to ya
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Old 02-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #5
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I wouldnt go over 33x12.50s... if you can find some 33x10.50s i would run them.. there kinda hard to find but they are out there.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:11 PM   #6
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33x10.50x15 is what my buddy runs and hangs with me all day. I run 12.50 on my 4.0. But like everyone says run seafoam every oil change is what we do. 1/2 in your gas tank and 1/2 in your vacuum hose. You will noticed a difference. Good luck man
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:44 PM   #7
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what is seafoam?and where can I get some?
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:16 PM   #8
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I run 35's on stock gears.....slow pulling........however great Offroad at low rpm...I will change to 4.88 gears next year
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:01 PM   #9
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Im running 32x11.50 on my 94, have no problems doing 60. Its a little slower going up steep hills in 5th
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #10
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This seafoam you say put it in your gas tank and the vacuum hose? what will it do? im due for and oil change but waiting to hear about this stuff? Can you help me out with locating the vacuum hose also please! Thank you
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:21 PM   #11
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IMO I would not go over 31's w/ stock gears, did you not say "deep mud". 33's are ok around town and thats about it. Mine died when I went from 31's to 33's, it was soooooo bad I had to gear to 4:88's. Now after the regear
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Old 02-22-2011, 01:30 PM   #12
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Seasfoam basically helps to clear some of the carbon out of your engine. You can buy a can at any auto store, for less than $10. I use it in my motorcycles every spring, and it seems to help out.

I have no idea where the vacuum hose is located, or how it would help in that situation.
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slowly put it in thru the hose that connects to your brake booster. after you get it in there turn it off and let it sit for about 10 mins. when you start it back up, it'll smoke and smell like hell, but that is ok. let it sit and idle for about 10-15 mins, and then you're good to go. just want to make sure you get it all burnt out before heading out on the road. also, before you do your oil change, put about 1/2 a can in your oil and let it run thru for about 50-100 miles. this will help clean up the innards of the engine and really get you prepared for fresh oil.

oh, also, as your putting in the hose to your intake, changes are the engine will start to sputter and not like what you're doing. this is ok. just take it slow and don't dump it all at once or you'll overload it and that probably wouldn't be a good thing.......

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Old 02-23-2011, 07:56 AM   #14
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ummm I was all for it till I read GL ummm does that mean something might go wrong? lol JK
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:33 PM   #15
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I have a 91 YJ with 31s on it now and just about to put 33s. I have plenty of wheel gap with a 1.5 inch shackle lift. So if your worried about clearance when you get your 33s and are tight on money go with a shackle lift till you can get a full lift kit. You dont lose much ride quality at all. Good luck!!!
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Old 02-26-2011, 02:15 AM   #16
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91 on 33's

Hey here is a pic of my YJ. I have a 2.5cyl also with a 1.5 inch shackle lift. Here are the clearances you can expect.

Good luck shopping for rubber.

Mine are 33x12.5x15 BFG Mud Terrain KM2s on a 15x10 wheel
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:43 AM   #17
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I run 35x12.50 stock gears and axles with a 2.5 and a 8" lift everything is good just slow on the highway
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