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Old 02-27-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Question on wheel and tire package

Since I got me new JKU - started thinking about wheel and tire packages.

I do not think I am going to lift it (it is my DD) so I was trying to see what size I need to get and maybe some suggestions on tires.

For the wheels, I really like the XD Monster's...

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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The choice is yours. You can run up to 35s on a wheel with the right backspacing, about 4.5", if you cut your fenders. Someone else would be more help with 33s, but I would say you could do this with the same wheel, no fender cutting.

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I would say 33’s with no lift is perfect. Think about a leveling kit at least to take the rake out of it? Or find some Rubi take off wheels and tires, they are about 32”.

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Thanks Daniel,
Will I notice a huge drop off with 33's in MPG?

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Old 02-28-2012, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thanks Daniel,
Will I notice a huge drop off with 33's in MPG?

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I just upgraded from stock to 33"s and only noticed about 1-1.5 drop, with no real noticeable power loss. But, I've only had them for 2 weeks...
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What gearing do you have?


Yeah, great idea about the Rubi takeoffs. I didn't even think about that. You can get them cheap. The downside is that's a heavy wheel. 33s with a 15" wheel would probably do you better... they may even be lighter depending on what you get.
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Will I notice a huge drop off with 33's in MPG?

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I lost around 1.5mpg going to 33s. Mine are a bit heavier than most folks though (~86lbs).
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What gearing do you have?


Yeah, great idea about the Rubi takeoffs. I didn't even think about that. You can get them cheap. The downside is that's a heavy wheel. 33s with a 15" wheel would probably do you better... they may even be lighter depending on what you get.
I believe 3.21...

I like the XD Monster wheels...but they come in 18's

I see a lot on here of running 15 or 16...
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It will depend on what tranny you have ! Manual not to much auto a little bit more! I have run everything on mine all the at up to a 37". Regear won't be necessary with 33s, but a procal to adjust your tire size and shift points will get you back where you started maybe better.
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It will depend on what tranny you have ! Manual not to much auto a little bit more! I have run everything on mine all the at up to a 37". Regear won't be necessary with 33s, but a procal to adjust your tire size and shift points will get you back where you started maybe better.
I have an automatic
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I've been calling around today and it seems like the venders either have the right rims OR the right tires. Nobody has both.

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