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Old 08-15-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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2010 Rubicon lift and tire/wheel?

I am looking for the best way to lift the JK for 35” tires. I would like to put 16” wheels on and would like to see some pictures of wheels with different back spacing.

I am looking at a TeraFlex 3” lift with a RCV Performance Jeep CV Axle Set, Rock Crawler Series 98 Flat Black 16x9 and 35x12.5 Thornbirds. OR Grapplers!
Thanks to anyone that can help!

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Old 08-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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Would like to see JK rubicon with 15" or 16" wheels with 35" tires. Would like to know if 15's will fit on the 44 front axle. Pictures of a JK rubicon with 15" mickey thompson classic 11's would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-18-2010, 10:07 AM   #4
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Ok. Step 1. SEARCH!
This has been covered a hundred times over, AND I've yelled at folks 88 of them for not searching- 'cause I'm a jerk like that.
Next up- Thornbirds are garbage- really. I may be a jerk, but I'm honest- they're awful. They're more show than go.
Where are you located, and what kind of wheeling are you going to be doing? More on-road than off?

Next up- 15's will fit, but you MAY have to do some grinding of your front brake calipers. It's not much, but be aware that you MAY have to whip out the grinder.

Last but not least, why are you dropping another grand on RCV's right away? They're fabulous and all, but that's $995 shipped (cheapest I've found them). Do you have a hook-up, or just love the orange booties? Mark W.
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LOL thanks for the reply thaduke 2003. I will be doing about 80% offroad (rock, dirt not so much with the mud) I had the thornbirds on my 04 Sahara and I must say I loved them. They wore great on road and performed good off road. I live in Mass.

The rcv's would be for full turn rock crawlling, don't want to hear the thump in the middle of know where... This thread was more for peaple that have a similar set up that wanted to share pictures. I have been to allot of the other post but I wanted to see what if any 15"s fit on the Dana 44 front...

But thank you for your reply..
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No worries- professional ball buster, I am

So in that case, I'd stick with Interco's, but maybe the SSR's- decent on-road, and Super Swampers off ) Where in MA are you? I'm about 40 minutes S/SW of Lee, and the Pike.
As for the RCV's, they're sick. The reason I asked is this site is rather soft-core when it comes to the JK's and wheeling, so I had to wonder Myself and a few others (KBR, Hilldweller, etc.) wheel a fair bit, so we'd be your guys. Also, JKO (NOT JK-Forum- those guys are evil! ) is a great resource- I have a friend on there who just added the RCV's and LOVES THEM! He wheel at Pine Barrens, and so far (knock on wood), no major water or sand inside the boots (miracle #1 )

I am running 35's on 15's, but on a non-Rubi. Ya know, I'd gladly swap front axles with you... Sigh...
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I live in up state MA and ride in NH! I want 15's but heard stories about some fit some don't and might just go with the 16".
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Gotcha- what town? I know MA pretty darn well from travelling.
15's are nice, as they keep cost down a ways and let you run C load range tires (better ride, lighter), and the grinding is MINOR- maybe 5 minutes with a decent grinder. You're really only taking off a thousandth or 3 here and there- not cutting chunks out (unless you slip )- Mark W.

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