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Old 07-07-2013, 04:08 PM   #31
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I assume you planned for a lift but went with the tires first (because you couldn't afford everything at once). If so, I'm in the same economic boat, but I'm thinking I might go with the lift first and get tires later. I will look silly for a while with 2.5" lift and my stock SRAs, but there's still plenty of life left on the factory tires and I know the resale on them is basically $0 so I may as well wear them out.

I'm already starting to feel the squish on my factory Sport shocks though, and the stock brake dive is pretty awful, so I guess I can justify replacing the suspension at this point more so than the tires!
Actually money isn't the issue, it's the decision making that is the problem, plus my local DT was holding a sale on the 285/70/17 wrangler mt/R's.

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If you're just talking looks, I guess I'm the odd gal out ... to me, 33's look the best with a leveling kit, anything higher and they look too small. And 35's look best with a 2.5-3.5 lift.

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2.5" lift on 33" looks and works great.
What lift?
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If you're just talking looks, I guess I'm the odd gal out ... to me, 33's look the best with a leveling kit, anything higher and they look too small. And 35's look best with a 2.5-3.5 lift.
No, you are the majority. Even a local dealer suggested 35's with a 2.5 but too me it was stuffed. You almost have to go to flat flares if you plan on doing climbing?
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35s on stock suspension is stuffed:



35s with a 2.5" looks perfect:

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I run 35's with a 2 inch lift. I guess it may seem a little "stuffed" to some people, but to me it looks pretty proportional. I like the look better compared to too much lift and not enough tire.

For somewhat similar comparison a Jk w/ 2.5 BB on 33's
compared to the above on 35's.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:22 PM   #37
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Don't really understand how my setup looks "silly" to you. To each their own.
No offense- I just think the tire-to-jeep ratio looks a little goofy without more breathing room between the tires and the fenders. It's entirely a subjective matter of taste though. Sort of like how different people like different size and shape configurations in boobs.
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I ran 35' Mickey thompson Baja Atz's on my 09 JKU with a 2.5" lift.
I thought the looks was perfect.


The 14 JK were buying will only recieve a leveling kit and 33's this round.

EIther look works if I was going 2.5 again I say 35's all day
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #39
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35s on stock suspension is stuffed:

35s with a 2.5" looks perfect:
I think "stuffed" is an understatement for 35s on stock suspension. More like "jammed" or "reamed" haha
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I think "stuffed" is an understatement for 35s on stock suspension. More like "jammed" or "reamed" haha


No rubbing on the street at all though!
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If my 35's are "stuffed" with a 2" lift, I guess all stock Wranglers (Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon) are stuffed too right? Considering, it looks virtually the same. So, in your opinion, the base (Sport) model with the tiny tires and steel wheels looks "perfect"? LOL
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I'm running an AEV 2.5" and 33's and love the way the Jeep looks!
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I have a 2door with flat fenders and a rk max travel 2.5 & I run 35's.....I think it needs 37's lol
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35s on stock suspension is stuffed:



35s with a 2.5" looks perfect:

I agree. Lift that more than 2.5" and it starts to look like it sits on roller skates. There are always those people out there that are going to say more lift and bigger is better. Perhaps they are trying to compensate for the size of something else.
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Dozer is that your jeep? I have a crush Rubi. Its got way too much aftermarket stuff but it looks bad a**. What snorkel is that? I just ordered a aev hood n snorkel ( thank you state farm ). Your jeep is awesome.
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:27 PM   #46
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Don't stock rubis run close a 33 stock?
No they are not 33's. They actually come in under 32" manufacturer claims 32.1" but not the ones I measured.
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Dozer is that your jeep? I have a crush Rubi. Its got way too much aftermarket stuff but it looks bad a**. What snorkel is that? I just ordered a aev hood n snorkel ( thank you state farm ). Your jeep is awesome.
The above Jeep is Aero's. This one is mine. 2" 35's.
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I like it......looks good.
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The snorkel on my Jeep is the AEV snorkel.

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Not to change thread subject but how is the snorkel? Can u tell a difference in power? Engine more responsive? Fuel mileage increase or decrease?
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:02 PM   #51
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If my 35's are "stuffed" with a 2" lift, I guess all stock Wranglers (Sport S, Sahara, Rubicon) are stuffed too right? Considering, it looks virtually the same. So, in your opinion, the base (Sport) model with the tiny tires and steel wheels looks "perfect"? LOL
I disagree that 35s with a 2" lift looks virtually the same as stock. Sure, you're adding approximately the same # of inches up from the axle as you're adding to the tire, but the proportions look much different to me.

I don't think the sport steelies look good, but I personally think 35s look just as silly on a 2-2.5" lift. But hey, like everyone keeps saying- everyone has his own opinion.
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Not to change thread subject but how is the snorkel? Can u tell a difference in power? Engine more responsive? Fuel mileage increase or decrease?
Hard to tell, but it should be better since it is basically a cold air intake compared to the factory setting in the engine bay.

Feels fast still for being on 35s with 3.21s and the 3.6.
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I disagree that 35s with a 2" lift looks virtually the same as stock. Sure, you're adding approximately the same # of inches up from the axle as you're adding to the tire, but the proportions look much different to me.

I don't think the sport steelies look good, but I personally think 35s look just as silly on a 2-2.5" lift. But hey, like everyone keeps saying- everyone has his own opinion.
But on a 3" lift, it's ok. Lol
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35s on a 3-3.5 look right and function right

35s on a 2.5 look stuffed and don't function fully

33s on a 2.5 look right and function right

33s on a 1.5 look right and function right

33s and no lift look stuffed and don't function fully
Can you explain this to someone who doesn't know anything about offroading but wants to learn?
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Here jeepers, I'm going to mix it up a bit. So picture this, I got a old man emu 2.5" lift with light duty springs. I measured around the vehicle and I got 2.61 up front and 2.74 in back of actually lift. So I put a 2.5 old man emu lift with heavy duty springs on my girlfriends jeep. I got 3" in front and 3.2333333333 repeating in the rear. I have nitto 35" tires on mine that actually measure 34.25" and my wife got fun country 35's that actually measure 34.75. Without showing u guys the pictures, which one looks better?
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Here jeepers, I'm going to mix it up a bit. So picture this, I got a old man emu 2.5" lift with light duty springs. I measured around the vehicle and I got 2.61 up front and 2.74 in back of actually lift. So I put a 2.5 old man emu lift with heavy duty springs on my girlfriends jeep. I got 3" in front and 3.2333333333 repeating in the rear. I have nitto 35" tires on mine that actually measure 34.25" and my wife got fun country 35's that actually measure 34.75. Without showing u guys the pictures, which one looks better?
Can't picture it. But I'll tell you one thing for sure: if you post pics of both, some people will like one better than the other and others will feel the opposite way. Because "what looks best" is entirely a matter of personal taste. So your game here isn't really going to change anything or "mix it up" at all.
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I totally agree with the OP's statement. 35's are just way to much for anything under 2.5" of lift. Especially if were talking about 2 doors. The station wagons can get away with it a little better lol. When my 255/75/17 nitto trail grapplers go im gonna replace then with 285/75/17's, same tire. They measure 34.09" as per manufacturer. Think they will look like the deal with my 2" lift.
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Yes it did. It made u look like a fool. U are saying .5 inches makes a difference in terms of looks and functionality. U r wrong. Admit it.
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khan, id say they prob both look pretty f-ing awesome...
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khan, id say they prob both look pretty f-ing awesome...
U r right. They both would. I agree with your statement.

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