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Old 03-31-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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New tire time

I've had my jeep for a bit now and looking at getting new tires just torn between 33s and 35s right now. I just have a 1.25 body lift for now (want a 3" suspension when I have the money) and don't go off road very often at all but would like to go more.Any input out-there?

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:15 PM   #2
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Go with the largest size tire you can afford.
So, lets say your 35" tire choice. What will you need to do to run this tire? You can get a budget boost of some kind that will give you just enough clearance after you trim your flares to run 35s. The added benefit is the lack of flex you will have. You don't want a smooth ride do you? If a smooth ride is what you desire, well you can get a lift with quality components at about 2500 dollars its gonna be awesome. Oh wait, you will need to get new driveshafts possibly, maybe new wheels with porper backspacing or wheel spacers. You will probably want to gussett the axles. Regear the vehicle to make it close to stock on the highway. Good luck.

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Old 03-31-2014, 12:57 PM   #3

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Also when factoring in cost look at if you need new rims but also look at gas mileage. You can go a quick google search and find what others are getting with your proposed set up. Don't automatically go for the cheapest tire(retreads) if a lighter more expensive tire would get better gas mileage. Often times the difference in fuel costs can negate the initial purchase savings. And never "settle" if you really want 35's, you probably won't be happy with 33's
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:59 PM   #4
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I'm planning on getting the 3" taraflex kit with flex arms so it should be rather smooth and when it comes to regearing I'm completely lost I read all about it and still have no clue on what any of it means
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:19 PM   #5
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35s, don't make the mistake I did by getting 33s. They lasted 7k miles and I upgraded to 35s...
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