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Old 07-16-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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Your right.. 33" = 35"

Bought almost 33", and as someone said here... Go with 35's or you will wish you did....

Looking to going to 35's now. Right now I have a 2013 2 door with 285-75-17 Nitto Terra Grapplers (6000 miles)on 9" wide wheels. I also have just the Teraflex leveling kit. 2" in front, and 1" in the rear.

Think I will just sell wheels and tires and buy a new set from Tires Direct. Had good luck with them, or if someone just wants the rubber that's cool too. I just hate dealing with the Craigslist crowd.

Now the million dollar question, I want minimal lift, with minimal expense. I am thinking a 2 1/2" would be fine, as I want springs and shocks. But there's so many to choose from.

It is a weekend driver , and see's very little off-road. Mostly fire roads, gravel, and roads/passes around Ouray Colorado one a year.

I do have 3.73's/auto and don't really want to re-gear. And see a Pro-cal in the future. I'm thinking Dura trac's.

Recommendations please...

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Wait till u have 35s ... You'll want 37s next

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Just curious, If you are never going to do any serious 4 wheeling, do you really need the 35's unless you want it for the looks in which case, go for it.

Reason I ask is, with 35's comes a whole lot of other issues regarding wear and tear on axles, etc. which you will have to deal with.

I do some off-roading here and there but nothing serious. Light to medium trails. I have 33's (Duratracs) with the Teraflex leveling kit (2" Front and 1" back) and it is more than enough for my needs.

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If you already have a leveling kit then you will be fine with 35's you will just have to cut your fenders or get flat fenders. This will cut the cost down a bit instead of new lift an shocks with tires an wheels
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Wait till u have 35s ... You'll want 37s next

My 35's have maybe 5k miles.. I am already shopping for 37's
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I did the same thing. Had 33’s wanted 35’s and got them. Lucky for me my buddy wanted my 33’s for his 4Runner.

Any who, don’t worry about wear and tear on your axles if all you do is fire roads etc..Also why do you want springs? You could run a 2.5” budget boost, paired with good shocks, quick disconnects etc and be plenty capable. The money you save on the budget boost could easily be spent on the other components.

As for re-gear, I would HIGHLY recommend it as losing your final gear/OD should never be acceptable but to each their own. I understand not wanting to tear into a brand new Jeep’s differentials.

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I'm trying to wrap my head around how much extra weight 35's with a nice bumper, winch, rear tire carrier, rock rails, and some skids would weigh. Adding 37's to that mix sounds like it would feel like driving a bread van.
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Just curious, If you are never going to do any serious 4 wheeling, do you really need the 35's unless you want it for the looks in which case, go for it.

Reason I ask is, with 35's comes a whole lot of other issues regarding wear and tear on axles, etc. which you will have to deal with.

I do some off-roading here and there but nothing serious. Light to medium trails. I have 33's (Duratracs) with the Teraflex leveling kit (2" Front and 1" back) and it is more than enough for my needs.

Just saying......Not trying to tell you what to do. Finally, its your jeep and you do whatever you want....
I think more of a want than need...

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If you already have a leveling kit then you will be fine with 35's you will just have to cut your fenders or get flat fenders. This will cut the cost down a bit instead of new lift an shocks with tires an wheels
I do have Ruby take off shocks on it right now. I failed to mention my stubby front bumper and winch up front. Plus, flat fenders have been on my "want" list

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I did the same thing. Had 33ís wanted 35ís and got them. Lucky for me my buddy wanted my 33ís for his 4Runner.

Any who, donít worry about wear and tear on your axles if all you do is fire roads etc..Also why do you want springs? You could run a 2.5Ē budget boost, paired with good shocks, quick disconnects etc and be plenty capable. The money you save on the budget boost could easily be spent on the other components.

As for re-gear, I would HIGHLY recommend it as losing your final gear/OD should never be acceptable but to each their own. I understand not wanting to tear into a brand new Jeepís differentials.

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Just as you said, hate to tear into my new Jeep. But, this is something I could do myself. And with a 3.73 carrier, a carrier change would not be needed.
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To answer the op's question

Teraflex, aev and rubicon express make some good 2.5" lifts
Ome has good components but you will need to buy longer sway bar end links.

As far as shocks are concerned the aforementioned kits come with or have an option to come with a nice matching shock set.
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with 35's and 3.73's you wont really lose any driveability. a cal to fix your speedo would be nice though.

besides, everyone knows chicks dig tires 35" and up!
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If it happened once then it will happen again... go 37s..just sayin.
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Can someone explain how 35s wear and tear on your axle?
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Running 37's... Happy for the most part, except when I park next to people with 40's.
Just pretend like you did it for gas mileage and turn your nose at them
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Can someone explain how 35s wear and tear on your axle?
On road you really dont. Its when you go offroad like rock crawling and drive like an 11 year old or jumping your Jeep on sand dunes or what not.
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I went 33>35>37. Luckily, I traded my 35s + 400 bucks for someone's 37s and made out like a bandit.
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On road you really dont. Its when you go offroad like rock crawling and drive like an 11 year old or jumping your Jeep on sand dunes or what not.
But off-roading how does it affect the axle? Like the science behind it
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Also curious about people talking about re-gearing for 35". Pros/Cons of doing this/not doing this and what happens if you dont? Is it bad for your engine?
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Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I am really confused. My tires are:

LT265/70R17/E 121 Q

How can I tell what size the tire is? I am wanting to get 33" and I am trying to figure out how I can tell what are 33's.
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Not meaning to hijack this thread, but I am really confused. My tires are:

LT265/70R17/E 121 Q

How can I tell what size the tire is? I am wanting to get 33" and I am trying to figure out how I can tell what are 33's.
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Hey smitty. I'm am in mo, and I am looking for a set for my 13 jku. Wanna keep it somewhat easy for my gf to get in to. My jk has 2 1/2 lift with 35's. If your close enough maybe we can work something out on what you have. And give you an idea of what you want.
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Now the million dollar question, I want minimal lift, with minimal expense.
Then you should expect to lose the nice ride that you are used to. The more you spend on a lift (in the right way) is the only way to keep the nice ride that the stock wranglers have. If you go cheap expect the ride to feel cheap.
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I did the same thing. Had 33ís wanted 35ís and got them. Lucky for me my buddy wanted my 33ís for his 4Runner.

Any who, donít worry about wear and tear on your axles if all you do is fire roads etc..Also why do you want springs? You could run a 2.5Ē budget boost, paired with good shocks, quick disconnects etc and be plenty capable. The money you save on the budget boost could easily be spent on the other components.

As for re-gear, I would HIGHLY recommend it as losing your final gear/OD should never be acceptable but to each their own. I understand not wanting to tear into a brand new Jeepís differentials.

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But why go cheap on a budget boost? the ride will be way better to replace the suspension components with the right parts, rather than just doing what "good enough".
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But off-roading how does it affect the axle? Like the science behind it
Take a cardboard paper towel tube. Add weight till it collapses. The bigger the tire. The bigger the force exerts on the axle shafts. The shafts themselves can twist too much and snap. The axles themselves can break from pushing a 35 over a rock. Drive shafts. U joints. All can break. Takes more power to turn bigger tired which puts more stress on components not designed for it. Thus you need to upgrade parts
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Hey smitty. I'm am in mo, and I am looking for a set for my 13 jku. Wanna keep it somewhat easy for my gf to get in to. My jk has 2 1/2 lift with 35's. If your close enough maybe we can work something out on what you have. And give you an idea of what you want.
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OP - if you have the cash I would go 37's. Meaning make the other modifications needed to run 37's. If not I would go with 35's. I at first went with 33's and thought they were to small after a 2.5inch lift. I love my 35's now.
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OP - if you have the cash I would go 37's. Meaning make the other modifications needed to run 37's. If not I would go with 35's. I at first went with 33's and thought they were to small after a 2.5inch lift. I love my 35's now.
I will never go over a 2 1/2". Just don't want any drive line issues. I think a true 35" would be perfect for my 2 door.

Also, I'm thinking in the $700. to $800 range for a true lift with shocks. Now the flat fender options...Tire brand, ect...

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So how much is a properly built Jeep with 37's?

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