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Old 03-07-2012, 10:46 AM   #61
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I have for $800-900 and the new ones would only be $1100. I've put 6K on the duratracs so it certainly isn't a loss, more like renting tires. Yeah that's it!

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What gears and tranny do you have with those?
I got my JKU about 3 weeks ago and its still running the 3.73 gears. Its an automatic. I will eventually re gear but it runs 80 mph on the highway no problem and accelerates from red lights with no difficulty. The tread pattern is noticeable when slowing on pavement, right before you come to a complete stop under 5 mph, you know you are running MT tires.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #63
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I got my JKU about 3 weeks ago and its still running the 3.73 gears. Its an automatic. I will eventually re gear but it runs 80 mph on the highway no problem and accelerates from red lights with no difficulty. The tread pattern is noticeable when slowing on pavement, right before you come to a complete stop under 5 mph, you know you are running MT tires.
I remember that shake and noise well when I used to run a set of MTs. How comparable would running 35s on 3.73 and an auto on the 2012 be to the same set up on 3.21s and a manual on a 2010? I'm pretty sure 6th would be useless but having had this discussion before, that doesn't bother me. I don't use it now with 33s.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:01 AM   #64
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Too funny.

"do it once" well-that's out the door.

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Old 03-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #65
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I got my JKU about 3 weeks ago and its still running the 3.73 gears. Its an automatic. I will eventually re gear but it runs 80 mph on the highway no problem and accelerates from red lights with no difficulty. The tread pattern is noticeable when slowing on pavement, right before you come to a complete stop under 5 mph, you know you are running MT tires.
Are you a 2012? I am not and I drive fine and accelerate fine on surface streets. When you notice the underperformance is highway driving, trying to pass or driving on hilly highways. The Jeep struggles to stay at speed. If you are a 2012 w/ the 3.6L, it is doable since there is the more powerful engine and new transmission combo Chrysler put in there.

As for the measurment of the KM2, there are well documented cases of the 35's actuall measuring just over 33" mounted. Make sure you arent over inflated on them. Most all tires come in under their stated size but some are worse than others.

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Are you a 2012? I am not and I drive fine and accelerate fine on surface streets. When you notice the underperformance is highway driving, trying to pass or driving on hilly highways. The Jeep struggles to stay at speed. If you are a 2012 w/ the 3.6L, it is doable since there is the more powerful engine and new transmission combo Chrysler put in there.

As for the measurment of the KM2, there are well documented cases of the 35's actuall measuring just over 33" mounted. Make sure you arent over inflated on them. Most all tires come in under their stated size but some are worse than others.

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I am running a 2012 and have been happy with the performance thus far. My other off road trucks, an 80 Toyota Pickup on 33" tires, 4" lift and a 4 banger has nowhere near the same performance. My 74 Blazer will outrun my JKU all day long, but leaf springs and the size of that truck make it horrible off road where I live.

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