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Old 10-15-2012, 01:58 PM   #31
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I did 2.5 Rough country lift with 17" wheels with 35-12.5-17" Dick C Fun country 2. I get a very slight rub at slow speed full turn to lock. No way would I do 33"...heck I want 37" now lol.

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Old 10-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #32
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Def going with the 2.5 lift now. You guys seemed to make it clear that its more than enough for 35s. Now i need to ponder on the tires

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Kbw is really helpful when it's questions that haven't been asked 1000 times in the past week.

There is a chart somewhere that shows how large your tires should be for your gearing. That's why people are saying that if you're 3:21, you should go with 33s and no larger. If you want 35s, you need to consider regearing.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:22 PM   #34
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I understand that, but as you can see people have different opinions on the chart and its info. Some people dont care or dont even notice. I want to know every side of it. Some of my questions were not listed in search so i figured compile them all together so when someone asks. You gunna lift it? I dont need to make 50 posts about one quick question. But apparently i need to repeat myself anyway
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #35
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I wonder it anyone out there has 35s w 3.21. My power loss was at higher speeds, but its a jeep so who cares.....
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #36
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I understand that, but as you can see people have different opinions on the chart and its info. Some people dont care or dont even notice. I want to know every side of it. Some of my questions were not listed in search so i figured compile them all together so when someone asks. You gunna lift it? I dont need to make 50 posts about one quick question. But apparently i need to repeat myself anyway
It's not that there are different opinions. It's that there are uninformed people. I understand you had multiple questions. But, I can almost guarantee you that if you took some time to search, someone has asked a question identical or similar to yours.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:27 PM   #37
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Also, something to keep in mind... if you're doing larger than a 3" lift, you will likely have to replace the drive shafts.

Go with a 2.5" lift instead, since if you're going 35s, you'll likely need to spend money on regearing.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:37 PM   #38
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Yea im not sure what the best route is yet. Im gunna lay back and watch the forums and hope to catch either a success or failure (hope not) on what happenes
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:43 PM   #39
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Kbw is really helpful when it's questions that haven't been asked 1000 times in the past week.

There is a chart somewhere that shows how large your tires should be for your gearing. That's why people are saying that if you're 3:21, you should go with 33s and no larger. If you want 35s, you need to consider regearing.
The search thing sucks to look up anything. The thing you were looking for could be buried in several pages of nonsense. There is no problem with asking a question that has already been covered. There is no excuse for bad behavior and shame on you whomever defends such crap. OK, I'm done...
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Here is a good thread if you want 2.5 inch lift and 35's.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/exp...it-183074.html
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:47 PM   #41
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Just start a new thread about 3.21s and 35s. Make sure u have a bag of chips and a 6 pack handy...
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:07 PM   #42
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The search thing sucks to look up anything. The thing you were looking for could be buried in several pages of nonsense. There is no problem with asking a question that has already been covered. There is no excuse for bad behavior and shame on you whomever defends such crap. OK, I'm done...
Search engines are generally limited to the ability of the user to ask the question correctly. Sometimes the search function here is difficult, but you can also use google to look up threads on wrangler forum. I find it to be much more useful in finding information that way.
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #43
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Uh, yea thanks kb... :smh:

Idk if i'll re-gear or not yet, im just exploring my options for the time being. Figured id see what people are thinking is the best buy. For example travis you say 33s and gr8ful says go 35s.

As far as my acceleration lol that dream died the day i picked my jeep up. Its a jeep not a sports car. Ive understood and accepted that fact far before i even concidered doing mods.
The only reason I would recommend 35s is because of my situation... I bought 33s and then 35s four months later since I really wanted 35s. A 35 setup isnt that much more than a 33 setup. Now that doesnt address the power issue, loss of gas mileage, and rear tire carrier, and increased road noise that happens as well as the protection you will need if you wheel it. However, i personally feel like all of the issues can be dealt with if you want 35s that badly.

My point being, if you want 35s, get em. I see so many posts about folks that buy twice. If your one of those guys that has to get up on the interstate and hightail it, then they might not be for you. I am happy with keeping 60 on the highway and having everyone pass me.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:29 PM   #45
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Please simply search 3.21s. Several threads will pop up at once.
You can't say anything without argument on the forum but here goes:
35" tires with 3.21 gearing will result in a performance change.

Whether or not it will bother you is a total matter of opinion- as a 3.21 owner I've been on every thread. The charts are great- but your "green" zone aka "good" zone for RPMS might be different than Jeeps and it doesn't show every gear/speed. I don't drive my Jeep like a sports car but there are many shifts that occur at too low an RPM and just seem to "lug" the tranny/engine. I cannot statistically prove it but it seems the majority plan to re-gear but many are happy.
I swapped heavy 35s for much lighter and smaller 33-34s prior to lift install after seeing the problems on the forum. Now I have a 3" lift with tires that look too small and I STILL need a re gear. You can't change the gearing without $$$. A 2.5" lift with 33s is a great option that a lot of people are happy with.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:45 AM   #46
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Please simply search 3.21s. Several threads will pop up at once.
You can't say anything without argument on the forum but here goes:
35" tires with 3.21 gearing will result in a performance change.

Whether or not it will bother you is a total matter of opinion- as a 3.21 owner I've been on every thread. The charts are great- but your "green" zone aka "good" zone for RPMS might be different than Jeeps and it doesn't show every gear/speed. I don't drive my Jeep like a sports car but there are many shifts that occur at too low an RPM and just seem to "lug" the tranny/engine. I cannot statistically prove it but it seems the majority plan to re-gear but many are happy.
I swapped heavy 35s for much lighter and smaller 33-34s prior to lift install after seeing the problems on the forum. Now I have a 3" lift with tires that look too small and I STILL need a re gear. You can't change the gearing without $$$. A 2.5" lift with 33s is a great option that a lot of people are happy with.
Not looking to "argue" with what your saying here, because I agree with most of it, but telling the guy to dismiss a gearing chart in favor of what you "Feel" isn't great advice either. Unless you have factual data, I would keep it as just a personal opinion.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:00 AM   #47
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Ive done my search bar research odv. but its vauge with the 2012s on whats best sometimes.
no it's not i've been lurking around here for a couple months, and I could have given you all the answers weeks ago... research more
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:06 AM   #48
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Tires really need to match gearing. You could get by with 35 on the newer models with 3.21 gear but it is just getting by, 33's would be a much better match. I regeared to 4.88 on my 2010 and got 33's which was a mistake. It is gear more for 35's so the rpm's are a little too high at 70mph+.

Tires matched right to gears make for a better overall Jeep on and off road.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #49
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Thanks everyone really. Its tough to drop that kind of money on the thought of maybe this, maybe that... To ask a question and get answers of all different opinoins really helps before i drop a chunk of change on this stuff.
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I went everywhere I wanted to go with 2.5" lift, 285/75-16 Cooper STTs (33"), bumpers, & winch.
86,000 miles in less than 3 years.

You're just getting one more inch of diff clearance with the 35s. They cost much more, kill your gas mileage more, wear your drivetrain more. And you don't really need them.

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:08 PM   #51
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Yea i made up my mind on what im doing i think... def a 2.5" lift with 33s and addict rims. Just need to figure out the price range on rubber and what lift to do looking toward rough cournty
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I went everywhere I wanted to go with 2.5" lift, 285/75-16 Cooper STTs (33"), bumpers, & winch.
86,000 miles in less than 3 years.

You're just getting one more inch of diff clearance with the 35s. They cost much more, kill your gas mileage more, wear your drivetrain more. And you don't really need them.


Nice looking Jeep, what rims are those?
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Lol Travis.. Wth is the first pic?
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:10 PM   #56
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I don't think I lasted a week after ordering my 35.4" tires, that I thought about going bigger.
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Ha i loaded the wrong one and couldnt delete from the cell. But thats my 8mile commute from work in the city. Who needs public trans when u can drive a jeep.
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37's with RK 2 1/2" Max Travel-- I did manage to get thru the hole with out a winch or a tug. Some how; I think 35's would have had to be pulled and 33's for sure!!
The hole completely swallowed the 37's! And I did have to work at it a bit to get out!
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37's with RK 2 1/2" Max Travel-- I did manage to get thru the hole with out a winch or a tug. Some how; I think 35's would have had to be pulled and 33's for sure!!
The hole completely swallowed the 37's! And I did have to work at it a bit to get out!
Now that looks fun. Nice rare view of the undercarriage.

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