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Old 02-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #1
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benefits of 35s ??

Im looking to do wheels next.

im between new rims and keep the stock tires (i want black rims) or new rims and 35s. The reason this is a pain is that if I keep the stock tires I may stay with a 17x8 rim. but thats .5 inches too small to go to 35s in the future. If I go with 17x9 rim, its .5 inches too big for the stock tire.

cons
unsprung weight
lower mpg
less power
gearing will not be as low as stock
need a lift

pros
looks cool?

We all love the way 35s look. Someone tell me another benefit, and off road capability is not going to cut it. My truck amazed me with stock tires. I refuse to believe that 35s make it more capable.

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Old 02-27-2012, 07:35 PM   #2
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:39 PM   #3
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Looks ground clearance and with a longer circumference technically they should last longer than the same tire in another size. And larger side wall and more contact patch than a 32" tire
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I run my 35X12.5X15's on 15X8 wheels with no issues.

Added ground clearance would be the biggest gain...and bigger tires just look cool
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Just for visual reference, my Jeep is on 35x12.50x17's Wish they were black, but you get the idea. I think they look great!
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Just for visual reference, my Jeep is on 35x12.50x17's Wish they were black, but you get the idea. I think they look great!
Get them powder coated!.

and so we came up with they look cool and ground clearance.
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Get them powder coated!.

and so we came up with they look cool and ground clearance.
I had thought about that, just haven't had the money to make it worth looking in to.
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Im looking to do wheels next.

im between new rims and keep the stock tires (i want black rims) or new rims and 35s. The reason this is a pain is that if I keep the stock tires I may stay with a 17x8 rim. but thats .5 inches too small to go to 35s in the future. If I go with 17x9 rim, its .5 inches too big for the stock tire.

cons
unsprung weight
lower mpg
less power
gearing will not be as low as stock
need a lift

pros
looks cool?

We all love the way 35s look. Someone tell me another benefit, and off road capability is not going to cut it. My truck amazed me with stock tires. I refuse to believe that 35s make it more capable.
You won't have problems with 35's on a 17x8" wheel. The stockers on 9" wide would be easier to pop off the bead aired down.

Check out discount tires black mb72's they come in a 17x8.5 and its what I'm running now with 35x12.50's on them.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:32 AM   #11
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I refuse to believe that 35s make it more capable.
This guy would be A LOT better off with 32-inch tires. There's no benefit to larger tires for off-roading:



The pros know: smaller breakover, entry, and departure angles with smaller tires are just as good off-road.
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In summary, you can go over BIGGER SH**!
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In summary, you can go over BIGGER SH**!
Bingo. I will take my 35's over 33's any day. It's a wider, taller tire than a 33 so physics makes it more capable. Think of it as more cushion for the pushin' or a bigger foot print.

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Just for visual reference, my Jeep is on 35x12.50x17's Wish they were black, but you get the idea. I think they look great!
What lift is on your rig? And will it fit in your garage?
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troll thread.

why even debate 35s after everything you've mentioned.
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troll thread.

why even debate 35s after everything you've mentioned.
Because they do look cool. And I dont want to not get them and then regret it. The forum hasnt steered me wrong so far. And i was looking for a response to this before buying wheels. The truth is my heart wants 35s but my brain is telling me I dont need them.

I was opening a window for you guys to convince my brain that 35s are a neccessity. lol
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What lift is on your rig? And will it fit in your garage?
From what I have gathered, its at 2.5 inch, as far as fitting in the garage, yea, it barely does, but it does so thats all that matters.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #19
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I'm not going to sell you on 35s. But in my opinion for one the clearance is a must. And some would say that 2 inches isn't a big deal. Well it can make the difference in breaking anything in your under carrage. Also being up higher is just fun. Looking down in cars can be a good thing. Lol I'm running 35s and love them.

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Whatever you decide be aware that not all 35" tires are built the same, and actually not all 35's are actually 35 inches tall. I am kind of surprised that no one has brought up which type of tire is needed. Does he need a MT tire or an AT. How much off roading do you do and do you care how loud your tire is?
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he only cares about the looks. not the loudness or different sizes of 35s.
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he only cares about the looks. not the loudness or different sizes of 35s.
He should get 22s, chromed out with some low profile tires if all he cares about is looks. Maybe lower the Jeep so it is dragging frame rails, put a really loud stereo system in it and get rid of the transfer case.
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He should get 22s, chromed out with some low profile tires if all he cares about is looks. Maybe lower the Jeep so it is dragging frame rails, put a really loud stereo system in it and get rid of the transfer case.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:34 AM   #24
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Guys Love the 35's, would there be any rubbing issues if I go with a 3" lift, and what brand of tires would be best, for 2009 jk, 90% highway and 10% offroad,
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Jplks2play, love the look, what size lift do u have on that setup
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Im not all about looks, Im about function, and I wanted to hear that 35s had more functionality than just being cool looking.
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A lift & bigger tires/wheels will cause the jk to function as eye candy.
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Function is all in what kind of wheeling you are doing. Where I live its mostly mud. So I have a mud terrain. If I was on the west coast I would go with an aggresive at. So it comes down to what you need. I can go places with my 35s that I couldn't with my 33s that I had on my yj.

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