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Old 02-14-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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35's and Teraflex leveling kit?

My 2012 JKU should be here Friday. I am looking at rims and tires and think I want to go with 35's on 15" rims. Will they fit with the teraflex leveling kit? I will probably go with flat fenders of some sort as well if that makes a difference.

Also, what am I looking at for mileage differences between the 35's and 33's? I am getting the manual.

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My 2012 JKU should be here Friday. I am looking at rims and tires and think I want to go with 35's on 15" rims. Will they fit with the teraflex leveling kit? I will probably go with flat fenders of some sort as well if that makes a difference.

Also, what am I looking at for mileage differences between the 35's and 33's? I am getting the manual.

Thanks in advance.
You can run 35's with a leveling kit and flatties. Mileage will suck, as will power in high gear, depending on your gear ratio.

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Mileage will depend on gearing. Don't expect miracles regardless.... :P

A leaving kit should work. IMO a BB would do better. flat fenders would seal the deal.

Going to need wheel spacers with stock wheels.
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I have the 3.73's and am currently leaning towards the MB Chaos 5 rims which shouldn't need spacers if I am reading correctly?
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I have the 3.73's and am currently leaning towards the MB Chaos 5 rims which shouldn't need spacers if I am reading correctly?
You're good on the wheels...no spacers needed.

As for gearing, you'll lose high gear power. Not horrible with the 3.73's, but not ideal by any means. If you've got a manual, sixth will be worthless for passing on the highway, or going up hills. If auto, your tranny will hunt-and-peck a lot, and OD will be moot.

Mileage is gonna be toast, but it's not like you bought a Smart Car.
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Any guesstimates on what "Toast" means? I'm not afraid of bad mileage. My last two cars were a BMW M3 and a HIGHLY modded 2008 Super bee. I was happy to see 16mpg on either and they both required 93 octane minimum. If I lose a couple mpg I won't sweat it. More than that I might have to reconsider and go with 33's. I live in coastal NC so I am looking at nothing but flat roads and rural driving.
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I have been happily trying to cancel out as many Prius owners as possible for several years now and don't intend to stop any time soon.
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Any guesstimates on what "Toast" means? I'm not afraid of bad mileage. My last two cars were a BMW M3 and a HIGHLY modded 2008 Super bee. I was happy to see 16mpg on either and they both required 93 octane minimum. If I lose a couple mpg I won't sweat it. More than that I might have to reconsider and go with 33's. I live in coastal NC so I am looking at nothing but flat roads and rural driving.
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Dependent on how you drive. You want it just a little bit browned, or crispy black? I get about 14+ mpg with 3.73's and 35" tires. But I drive like a carjacker.

If you want, I'll buy your Jeep for you.

Finder's fee, though.
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Heck, that's livable for sure. When I flogged the Bee I got about 9mpg and the M averages between 13 and 15. I can live with 14+ easy. Thanks for the input.
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Dependent on how you drive. You want it just a little bit browned, or crispy black? I get about 14+ mpg with 3.73's and 35" tires. But I drive like a carjacker.

If you want, I'll buy your Jeep for you.

Finder's fee, though.
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I'm not out of work.
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Anyone know what mpg you might get with 4.10's and 35" vs 33"?
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Anyone know what mpg you might get with 4.10's and 35" vs 33"?
Awful, vs less awful. Depends on how you rock the skinny pedal. And your year model. And the overall weight of your Jeep. And...

Well. You get the picture.
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Anyone know what mpg you might get with 4.10's and 35" vs 33"?
Like the Wolfman said above, many different variables to be considered. I can tell you that I get roughly 15 - 16 mpg with 33's (3.8 lt w/ 6-speed).
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I did a little math on the mpg thing a while back. The difference between 15 mpg and 20 mpg at $3.50 a gallon is roughly $17 to $22 every time you fill up. Also depending on you tank size.
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I did a little math on the mpg thing a while back. The difference between 15 mpg and 20 mpg at $3.50 a gallon is roughly $17 to $22 every time you fill up. Also depending on you tank size.



Are you serious? My god, I really gotta change my driving habits. REALLY hoping we don't have to kick some a** in the Strait of Hormuz.
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I did a little math on the mpg thing a while back. The difference between 15 mpg and 20 mpg at $3.50 a gallon is roughly $17 to $22 every time you fill up. Also depending on you tank size.
At least you're not paying $4.10 a tank
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You pay 23.3 cents per mile at 15 mpg and 17.5 cents per mile at 20 mpg so you can look at it as throwing a nickle and a penny out the window at every mile marker you pass.
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On the bright side, if you fill up once a week, you'll spend an extra $1000 a year. However, some people spend several thousand more dollars on a more fuel efficient vehicle, and don't keep it long enough to recoup their money
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All gas mileage aside! I have a Saharah with the teraflex leveling kit and I upgraded to Rubicon springs which are an inch taller than Saharah springs. I am running aftermarket rims with a 4.5 inch back spacing. is it established that the 35's will run with the flat fenders? I am moving to a bigger lift soon but need tires and don't wanna have to purchase twice if I can limp on the bigger tires for now.
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I have a leveling kit, flat fenders and 33s, plenty of room for 35s except maybe the pinch seam with a lot of flexing. Flat roads and light offroading would be no problem.http://
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You can get by with 35's and a leveling kit but you can't disconnect the sway bar without ripping you fender off

I hated the Teraflex leveling kit on mine and replaced it soon after I got it. I think you will be a lot happier with a 2.5" budget boost

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