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Old 05-17-2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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I know I know, these questions have been beaten to death but i suck on getting good results from a search. I just pulled the trigger on a set of 35x12.50 BFG mud terrain km2s and was wondering will i be ok with the standard 4.10 Rubicon rears in it?

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A manual will get by for a little while but a Auto will be hurting from the get go. So it depends on the transmission you have to give a good answer.

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Great tire choice. Is your Jeep an automatic or manual? Manuals seem to handle it better, but I've got some 4.10's and 35's in mine with an auto...and it drives pretty good. I added a Superchip and on flat a** ohio, it works great. Full use of OD and some extra zip.
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thanks guys, it is a manuel.
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manual here.....35's and 2 1/2" lift......on road u will be ok...off road the power loss may be pretty noticeable...thick sand and some hills that I should be ok on in 4 hi...sometimes need 4lo. At some point I will regear...and am planning on doing some engine mods soon as well. All in all..depending on how hard you beat on your rig...u will be ok...............dont let the big tire envy guys get in your head..they are just jealous...and since none of them have 35's...how do they know what they are talking about anyway. BTW....50K miles and no probs to speak of....and yes...my 35" spare is still on the stock carrier with no probs there yet either.
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manual here.....35's and 2 1/2" lift......on road u will be ok...off road the power loss may be pretty noticeable...thick sand and some hills that I should be ok on in 4 hi...sometimes need 4lo. At some point I will regear...and am planning on doing some engine mods soon as well. All in all..depending on how hard you beat on your rig...u will be ok...............dont let the big tire envy guys get in your head..they are just jealous...and since none of them have 35's...how do they know what they are talking about anyway. BTW....50K miles and no probs to speak of....and yes...my 35" spare is still on the stock carrier with no probs there yet either.
I have an Auto and 35's and mine goes pretty good. I also have the 35 on the stock carrier, no probs.........so far!
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I have an Auto and 35's and mine goes pretty good. I also have the 35 on the stock carrier, no probs.........so far!
We have an auto as well 315/70/17's, do notice a drop in power but not enough to justify the expense of a regear at this time...
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We have an auto as well 315/70/17's, do notice a drop in power but not enough to justify the expense of a regear at this time...
Grab a superchip IG. you'll need 1 anyway to fix the transmission shifts and speedometer. I didn't desire a regear after I programed my jeep
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For IG a tuner would make a huge difference - on her HUSBAND's Jeep.
The guys I talk to who build the tuners say that on a TJ you won't get much out of them.

Mine is an auto 4.0, 06 Rubi.
When I went from 33's to 35's I regeard to 5.13's. I'm glad I did. It was already shifting way too much on the 33's.
On the trail and on the highway I love it. It crawls and - well I 'd like to say hauls, but that would be a gross exaggeration. It does do much better than it did before.

One bit of advice that someone gave me that really helped me decide was to get with some other folks that are running the packages that you're interested in. Drive their Jeep and see what you think.
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manual here.....35's and 2 1/2" lift......on road u will be ok...off road the power loss may be pretty noticeable...thick sand and some hills that I should be ok on in 4 hi...sometimes need 4lo. At some point I will regear...and am planning on doing some engine mods soon as well. All in all..depending on how hard you beat on your rig...u will be ok...............dont let the big tire envy guys get in your head..they are just jealous...and since none of them have 35's...how do they know what they are talking about anyway. BTW....50K miles and no probs to speak of....and yes...my 35" spare is still on the stock carrier with no probs there yet either.
No one told him not to get 35's.You don't know what people have or have not driven on in the past or even if they had experience in shops dealing with damage caused by oversized tires. Not to mention if the reason they don't run 35's is because they did cause damage on their vehicle. I think it is good advise to tell people about the possibilities and not just say go for it, everything will be good.

Rubicon's with D44 front and rear axles and 4.10 gear are able to handle 35"s with fair ease. But non rubicons with d30 front axles and 3.21/3.73 gears are not suited for 35's. Can you run them, absolutely but there are risks in doing so. There are ways to fix the problems by gussets and sleeving the axles and re-gearing but I doubt it is big tire envy in giving good advise and everyone has opinions that can help.
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No one told him not to get 35's.You don't know what people have or have not driven on in the past or even if they had experience in shops dealing with damage caused by oversized tires. Not to mention if the reason they don't run 35's is because they did cause damage on their vehicle. I think it is good advise to tell people about the possibilities and not just say go for it, everything will be good.

Rubicon's with D44 front and rear axles and 4.10 gear are able to handle 35"s with fair ease. But non rubicons with d30 front axles and 3.21/3.73 gears are not suited for 35's. Can you run them, absolutely but there are risks in doing so. There are ways to fix the problems by gussets and sleeving the axles and re-gearing but I doubt it is big tire envy in giving good advise and everyone has opinions that can help.


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I knew that. Wasn't really addressing the OP in that post
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...I just pulled the trigger on a set of 35x12.50 BFG mud terrain km2s and was wondering will i be ok with the standard 4.10 Rubicon rears in it?
I have an automatic Rubicon and also got 35” BFG KM2s. With my automatic it was ok for me - with a manual is should be at least ok. However, I eventually upgraded to 5.38s and now it’s great - better than stock.
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Just put 35" KM2's on mine today. Bumped up from my 33's. I've got 4.10's and an auto and to be quite honest, using my seat of the pants dyno, I couldn't tell the difference.

With that said, where I live is hilly. I'm if I were in the mountains it would be a different story.
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See what I mean about the "big tire envy" guys?? Thanks Rics1997..you pretty much proved my point.
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Grab a superchip IG. you'll need 1 anyway to fix the transmission shifts and speedometer. I didn't desire a regear after I programed my jeep
Yeah, after the winch, and bumper and all the other stuff he wants........
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35" tires/4.10 gears/ auto mean GOOD BYE power/O/D/mileage-


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I have an automatic Rubicon and also got 35” BFG KM2s. With my automatic it was ok for me - with a manual is should be at least ok. However, I eventually upgraded to 5.38s and now it’s great - better than stock.
Joe's absolutely right, if your going to 35" tires SERIOUSLY and not just for the mall, especially if it's a DD--regear-you'll be OK with 5.13s, but the 5.38s are the "cats meow"-

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/re-...ons-92903.html

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Who didn't know the mall reference was coming!!! You guys are so predictable. My way or the highway. LOL All I am saying is that it works for me...and has for 50K miles. I also beleive I somewhat prefaced that 35's may not be suitable for EVERYONE..(All in all..depending on how hard you beat on your rig...u will be ok)...will 35's destroy your ride and leave you hanging on the side of the road?? Probably not.. Will 35's contribute to some probs on the trail and leave you hanging? That would depend on a huge list of factors..."All in all..depending on how hard you beat on your rig...u will be ok".
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Another point of consideration that I thought of after watching Top Truck Challenge....It doesn't matter how built up you rig is...SOMETHING is going to break sooner or later...even on $150K built to the hilt SERIOUS off road vehicles. You gotta pay play homeboy. FACT OF LIFE
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35" tires/4.10 gears/ auto mean GOOD BYE power/O/D/mileage-
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How much of a MPG drop do think there would be? I currently AVG 16-17 MPG depending on what I am doing. I am about to get new tires and have been teeter totting back and forth between 33's and 35's----Currently running 32's (4.10 gears).

Also is there that big a power difference\Loss between the 33 & 35? I def think one would be able to tell between 32 & 35.....
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Jimbo don't be runnin 35's...why u axin him?
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I get 12 to 14 MPG...downhill with the wind behind me its a little better
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Heh Heh, you're having a real tough day aren't you CLJ ??


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Jimbo don't be runnin 35's...why u axin him?
I think the op just wanted OPINIONs, on the use of 35"s and 4.10 gears-and I get up to 19.2 mpg, with an auto and BIG 33" tires-

I'm qualified to answer that-are you ??

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how do 33's qualify you?
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tough..no...fun..yes
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Perhaps you feel that even though I haven't robbed a bank-I shouldn't have an opinion it that "event" ??


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tough..no...fun..yes
I haven't sunk my jeep in a lake--should I have an opinion on that ??

I've run my big 33"s for over 700 miles with my 5.38 gears and I ran them for over 6000 miles with the 4.10 gears-Now I KNOW what would happen If I tried 35/36/37/38 and the power/mileage/stress on runing gear would be--with 4.10 gears-

If I don't qualify for you, then I won't have to worry about ever giving you any opinions/advise/facts-will I ??

My quals will be assesed by the OP-don'tyathink ??



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still didn't answer the question though...chill homie....take a deep breath...pull your chones out of your crack and relax a bit..he was specifically asking about 35's..not 33's
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still didn't answer the question though...chill homie....take a deep breath...pull your chones out of your crack and relax a bit..he was specifically asking about 35's..not 33's
It's guys like you that increase sales of CONDOMS-

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when I made my original crack about "big tire envy guys"...I knew it was somewhat inciteful...thanks for playing
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and now u want to get personal??? funny I am thinking bleeding heart democrat here....when the debate gets stifled..resort to personal attacks....seen that one many times lately...

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