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Old 12-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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Why 33 or 35?

What made the 33s or 35s the magic tire numbers for everyone's jeep?

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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33 is the largest that fits stock (functionally), 35 is the largest with inexpensive mods.

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Old 12-05-2013, 08:57 PM   #3
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33 is the largest that fits stock (functionally), 35 is the largest with inexpensive mods.
Define what you mean "fits" does rubbing count? My 35s fit with a bit of rubbing. Trim the air dam and no more rubbing.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:59 AM   #4
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Define what you mean "fits" does rubbing count? My 35s fit with a bit of rubbing. Trim the air dam and no more rubbing.
Have you ever disconnected the sway bar? I thought 35's would rub pretty bad in anything more than very mild offroad without a lift.

If not, I stand corrected!
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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Every time I see these threads I get more confused. Fit/spacing/gearing/rubbing....so many variables just for different size tires. From what I've gathered, 33's should fit without any of the additinal calculations that complicate the matter. Larger than 33 and you start having to debate wether the aforementioned variables need further consideration.
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I almost went to 33's when I bough my Jeep. Then I realized it came stock with 32" tires. I'm fine with them and wouldn't mess with the whole thing unless it was to go to 35's. I suppose for some folks who might be buying tires, it could make sense to replace used-up 32's with 33's. That's probably what i will do when mine eventually wear out.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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I'll tell you more once my 35's are delivered. I have the lift and all necessary parts but the 315-70-17 duratracs are coming from Discount Tire.
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I'll tell you more once my 35's are delivered. I have the lift and all necessary parts but the 315-70-17 duratracs are coming from Discount Tire.
This is what I have as well. They get lumped in with 35's, but they are considerably smaller. Think mine were just a hair over 34 inflated when new. I guess some traditional 35's might be a little smaller after mounting them as well.

Not saying its a bad thing. To me, they are the ideal compromise between size, weight, performance and appearance.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #9
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Have you ever disconnected the sway bar? I thought 35's would rub pretty bad in anything more than very mild offroad without a lift.

If not, I stand corrected!
Not disco'd yet. I will probably be lifted before this rig goes off pavement. Something around 2.5". But for dd purpose, I think 35s or 315s are doable. Modification of the air dam is necessary to eliminate rubbing.

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