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Old 03-05-2012, 02:29 AM   #1
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35 inch tire review

I'm making this thread because when i did a search i didn't really find what I needed to make my decision, just peoples opinions, and was hoping to find a thread like this. This is a "Just the facts" thread for people who are weary about going with 35's.
Do i regret it? Absolutely not, but ask me again when it comes time to replace them LOL

They def. make the vehicle feel heavy and even wander a tad "tread depending" because the more aggressive you go the more its gonna wander, they take some getting used to...

Gear ratio's- I bought my jeep with factory 3.73's. In my experience the 3.73's do fine, there noticable but it gets the job done... i cant speak for a 3.8 jeep but a friend with 3.73's in her 2011 does fine also.. you could def. benefit from 4.10's or higher, but in my experience with my 2012 6 speed they do just fine, 3.21's forget it, you need a re-gear...

Gas mileage- Expect a 2-4 MPG decrease. i try to manage rpm also, so it could be a little worse for lead feet..

Road noise- its a jeep... haha jk... its actually not as bad as you would think, i have aggressive mud terrains and there fairly quiet with windows up at 70 mph..

any questions feel free to ask!

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Gear ratio and 35's will have a lot to do with location/type of driving.

Somebody in the mountains might strongly disagree with 3.73' s being fine.
Or somebody that does more highway driving than city.

A lot of dudes rocking 3.21's with 33's and
don't complain. I personally would hate life

I WILLl be expecting to do a regear after I go to a 35, even with 4.10's

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heres a trickey one... going from a mud terrain 33" to a all terrain 35" going to see a performance change?
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OP, what type of tires do you have? Can make a difference on some of your comments below.

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They def. make the vehicle feel heavy and even wander a tad "tread depending" because the more aggressive you go the more its gonna wander, they take some getting used to...
I had some of the same issues with my 4" lift and 35s, until I put this stuff on:

* Synergy Suspension Chromoly Tie Rod;

* Synergy Suspension High Steer Drag Link (flipped);

* Synergy Suspension Adjustable Front Track Bar (replaced less-adjustable ProComp TB);

* Synergy Suspension Front Track Bar Bracket;

* Synergy Suspension F911 Hardware Kit;

* Synergy Suspension Adjustable Front Lower Control Arms (replaced fixed ProComp LCAs).

It drives like a Crown Victoria on the highway now. Not before. And the tires are the same.

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Gas mileage- Expect a 2-4 MPG decrease. I try to manage rpm also, so it could be a little worse for lead feet.
Mine dropped about 1.0 to 1.5 mpg on average, but I don't drag-race it.

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I WILLl be expecting to do a regear after I go to a 35, even with 4.10's
With a 3.8L, that's a pretty easy decision. I don't think I would want anything lower than the 4.10s with 35s and my 3.6L. If I went to 37s after I wear out my 35s, I would regear to 4.56 gears, which with 37s would be about the same as 35s with 4.10 gears. Just my preference.
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heres a trickey one... going from a mud terrain 33" to a all terrain 35" going to see a performance change?
Probably not anything noticeable. Which MT to which At? That makes a difference. If your going from a Nitto Mud Grappler or Toyo Open Country MT to a Falken Wildpeak, then you may notice something (better performance even if the Wildpeak is a 35"). Going from a lighter MT to bigger AT may be the same. Also if you have the 3.6L then your 1 up like Super Mario.

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from a mickey thompson baja mt 33X12.50X17 to a Duratrac 315/70r17


the mickey thompsons meassure new on the ground at 32psi at exactly 32" (website - 32.8)

i believe from research the duratracs sit at about 33.5 with 32psi on the ground.. (website 34.4)
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Well the DT is an aggressive AT but is on the lighter side compared to an actual MT. I don’t have personal experience with Mickey’s so I don’t know how heavy they are. You probably will not notice anything too much. Re-Gear though as soon as you can, 4.10/4.56/4.88 if you are a 2012 or 5.13/5.38 if you are 2011 or below. IMO

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the mickey thompsons are heavy and stiff... i personally dont like them as far as comfort goes.. they have very little forgiveness. but they perform very well.. so i cant complain too much..
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35" Tires

I installed 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers which were the best all around tire I could find that matched what kind of condition that I'm going to expose them too. Heavy Snow, ice during winter and mud and dry gravel and assorted brush during the summer, and fall.

I matched them to a Rubicon Express 3.5" Superflex Short arm lift kit. running 4.10's. They ride great or should I say my Rubicon runs great on the highway and also through the snow and ice. They are really quite which is why I wanted them to be, because after all it still is a 80% - 20% daily driver - Offroader.
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the mickey thompsons are heavy and stiff... i personally dont like them as far as comfort goes.. they have very little forgiveness. but they perform very well.. so i cant complain too much..
Then I don't think you'll notice anything exorbitedly different in performance. Your going from a heavy 33" to a 35" on the lighter side.

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I installed 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers which were the best all around tire I could find that matched what kind of condition that I'm going to expose them too. Heavy Snow, ice during winter and mud and dry gravel and assorted brush during the summer, and fall.

I matched them to a Rubicon Express 3.5" Superflex Short arm lift kit. running 4.10's. They ride great or should I say my Rubicon runs great on the highway and also through the snow and ice. They are really quite which is why I wanted them to be, because after all it still is a 80% - 20% daily driver - Offroader.
Nitto's are notoriously heavy and the Trail Grapplers are a true maximum traction tire. I think with tires like the Duratrac, Kelly TSR, and Fierce Attitude you get the best of both worlds, mud slinging shoulder lugs and an A/T center tread.

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Gear ratio and 35's will have a lot to do with location/type of driving.

Somebody in the mountains might strongly disagree with 3.73' s being fine.
Or somebody that does more highway driving than city.

A lot of dudes rocking 3.21's with 33's and
don't complain. I personally would hate life

I WILLl be expecting to do a regear after I go to a 35, even with 4.10's
My commute to work is 73 miles total each day on the mass pike, does it lug sometimes in 6th, yes, but 5th is only a 500 rpm difference and very rarely need to use unless i hit a decent hill. Im stock engine mod wise, on break in oil with 1000 miles, im sure its gonna get better!
My average altitude is 2500 ft also

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