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Old 07-09-2013, 05:09 AM   #1
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Wheel/tyre choice

I have recently purchased my 5 door unlimited call of duty edition wrangler and I am not sure on my sizing for my wheels/tyres.

I am a fan of the matt black Mickey Thompson classics but should I go for the 33 or 35 tyres? What are the pros and cons of going with the larger tyres?
Would anyone recommend the MT mud terrain tyres?

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Old 07-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
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33's are safer and more economical on gas.
safer as in retaining the stock tire carrier, and not having to gusset your axle C's if planning to use it offroad.

35's are good looking and have more clearance on trails.
stock tire carrier upgrade, and gusseting your axle C's are insurance upgrades. Some do it, some don't. some have problems with it, and some don't.

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Old 07-10-2013, 04:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info, excuse my ignorance but I'm unfamiliar with the term gusseting. What does it refer to?
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Reinforcing your c frames on your axle in front.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:06 AM   #5
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Thank you,

Can any 4x4 centre do this or do I need to take it to a speciality mechanic?
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U just need to weld. Do it yourself or a 4x4 shop can do it I guess. I normally do all my mods and welding and stuff
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There are many locals that didn't gusset their axle c's, to run their heavy tires. It's one of our jk's weakest link. Once they hit those potholes on road or offroad bumps, it slightly bends and will cause the damaged side to steer in one direction. Some have problems some dont. It's just assurance to get it done while upgrading to heavier wheels/tires.
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Ok great info guys. Thank you. I will get it done.

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