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Old 06-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Question Advice needed on tire and lift sizes

I recently got a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport S and have been thinking about upgrading. I plan on getting as big of tires as i can with a lift without having to change a lot of other things such as wheel spacers or backspacing. Right now i have the standard Goodyear Wrangler P255/75R17. I am thinking about getting the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2. I have sort of a budget but its not that strict. I can get the LT285/75R17 or LT305/70R17 or 35x12.5R17LT. First of all, would those sizes fit without any problems? if not what would need to be done for any of them to work? Also, what size lift would work or look good? Any suggestions on good quality and cheap lifts?

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whats ur budget range? choosing wheels/tires is much harder than choosing lifts. seems like your going back n forth with 33's and 35's. your gonna need to take a longer look on what ur gonna be using the jeep for. 35's look great, 33's are good for dd. keep in mind, that the stock sra's are still doable offroad.

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I wouldnt do a "cheap" lift especially on a new jeep. Rock krawler and old man emu are the 2 that I never hear griping about. I put a 2.5 rock krawler stock mod on mine and plan to do 315/75r16s. With that lift you should be able to do 35s with bump stops. Good luck and wavey
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whats ur budget range? choosing wheels/tires is much harder than choosing lifts. seems like your going back n forth with 33's and 35's. your gonna need to take a longer look on what ur gonna be using the jeep for. 35's look great, 33's are good for dd. keep in mind, that the stock sra's are still doable offroad.
i think im going to go with the 35's. what size lift if any is needed to clear the fenders, and how wide can i go without rubbing?
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For 35's you'll definitely need a lift. A 2.5-3 will do. Anything over that MAY cause driveline failure and it will alter geometry. It will cost more to get it back in shape....track bars and control arms then alignment.

A 2.5 - 3,will be healthy. (If u plan on taking it offroad/disconnected)
There's many reputable brands out there. Rock krawler, teraflex, metalcloak, full traction. I will be running rubicon express 2.5 monotubes (tuned bilstein 5100's)

now for 35's....you may want to consider gusseting ur axle C's...it's very weak on our jk's. choosing tires....remember 10lbs is equivalent to 100lbs. The lighter the better. Good luck

Last, you will need to calibrate ur speedometer/shift points.... Aev procal is the answer.
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