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Old 01-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Critique My Tire, Wheel, Lift Plan......

2009 Flame Red JKU Auto. Trans. w/ 3.73 Gear Ratio
Teraflex 2.5 Coils With TF Shocks
General Grabber AT2 295/75/16 Tires
Level 8 Strike 5 16x8.5 -6 offset Matte Black with Machined Lip Wheels

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no critique here... looks good! only one question... are you on the fence between 33's and 35's? if so, you might want to consider a 315/75 instead of the 295/75...

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no critique here... looks good! only one question... are you on the fence between 33's and 35's? if so, you might want to consider a 315/75 instead of the 295/75...

good luck!
My reservation on the 315/75s is that I really don't want to have to regear.
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My reservation on the 315/75s is that I really don't want to have to regear.
i'm running the same gear ratio you are in Tampa. wheel a lot, with 315/75 r16... when i finally get lockers i am going to regear to a 4.56

i run highways a lot... so i've been pretty happy with my current set up. i've put about 20k on my rig with the 35s. typically average between 16 and 17 MPG.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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2009 Flame Red JKU Auto. Trans. w/ 3.73 Gear Ratio
Teraflex 2.5 Coils With TF Shocks
General Grabber AT2 295/75/16 Tires
Level 8 Strike 5 16x8.5 -6 offset Matte Black with Machined Lip Wheels

Let me know your thoughts???
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Well alot has happened since I posted this thread a month ago. I traded my 2009 Flame Red JKU in on a 2013 Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl JKU and swapped out the stock alloys and 255/75/17 GY Wranglers for some Level 8 ZXs and the NEW Toyo Open Country AT/IIs in size 295/75/16. I am very happy with the decision to upgrade to the new Pentastar engine as well as the interior refinements that come with the new Jeep. I am still planning on a 2.5" lift at some point but I am now undecided on which manufacturer's lift. Here are a couple of pics the way my rig sits now:


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Looks good, I'm happy that I went from the 11 to the 13.

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Looks great. Needs some height, which it sounds like you're presently considering. Good stuff.
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Looks great. Needs some height, which it sounds like you're presently considering. Good stuff.
Are you pleased with your choice of the TF 2.5 coil lift and OME shocks? I was told that the OME shocks are very stiff and may make for an umcomfortable on road experience. What's your opinion?
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Are you pleased with your choice of the TF 2.5 coil lift and OME shocks? I was told that the OME shocks are very stiff and may make for an umcomfortable on road experience. What's your opinion?
Yes, very pleased. I've been running it for a long while now, and it's great.

And I commute 70 highway miles per day, FYI.

I've heard Bilstein shocks are "stiff," I've heard OMEs are "stiff," I've heard the stock rubi shocks are "stiff," blah blah. You name a brand, and I'll show you somebody complaining about them.

But what's "stiff"? A guy with a bad back might think certain shocks are brutal, while I think they're great--know what I mean?

My jeep rides like I think it should. Don't hit the speed bumps at high speed. If that's "stiff," well, then I guess they're stiff.

When the time comes to replace my OMEs, I would definitely look at getting another set. If I went with another brand, it would just be to "try something different," not because the OMEs are problematic.

I'm very pleased.
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Are you pleased with your choice of the TF 2.5 coil lift and OME shocks? I was told that the OME shocks are very stiff and may make for an umcomfortable on road experience. What's your opinion?
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Yes, very pleased. I've been running it for a long while now, and it's great.

And I commute 70 highway miles per day, FYI.

I've heard Bilstein shocks are "stiff," I've heard OMEs are "stiff," I've heard the stock rubi shocks are "stiff," blah blah. You name a brand, and I'll show you somebody complaining about them.

But what's "stiff"? A guy with a bad back might think certain shocks are brutal, while I think they're great--know what I mean?

My jeep rides like I think it should. Don't hit the speed bumps at high speed. If that's "stiff," well, then I guess they're stiff.

When the time comes to replace my OMEs, I would definitely look at getting another set. If I went with another brand, it would just be to "try something different," not because the OMEs are problematic.

I'm very pleased.
^^ I agree with what MTH said. I run Bilstein 5100s, and consider them stiff. But I WANT stiff; I like my Jeep to feel like a truck.

Very subjective, though. Like telling someone how specific tires feel.

OME does offer softer shocks with their kits, however. So if you're concerned that the stiffer version may be too harsh for you, there's an option.
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Well alot has happened since I posted this thread a month ago. I traded my 2009 Flame Red JKU in on a 2013 Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl JKU and swapped out the stock alloys and 255/75/17 GY Wranglers for some Level 8 ZXs and the NEW Toyo Open Country AT/IIs in size 295/75/16. I am very happy with the decision to upgrade to the new Pentastar engine as well as the interior refinements that come with the new Jeep. I am still planning on a 2.5" lift at some point but I am now undecided on which manufacturer's lift. Here are a couple of pics the way my rig sits now:


Thanks for the pictures ~Nice Rig~ -- I just ordered Toyo tires today - I went with 285/75/17 -- Good to see a set of Toyo tires on a JK. thanks again.
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Thanks for the pictures ~Nice Rig~ -- I just ordered Toyo tires today - I went with 285/75/17 -- Good to see a set of Toyo tires on a JK. thanks again.
Where did you order the 285/75/17's from? I have been looking for some unsuccessfully. I might just go 16 instead
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