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Old 07-14-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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Any of you regret not getting bigger tires when you were upgrading?

Right now I'm debating on replacing my 30" stock LJ tires with either 31" or 33" duratracs. I'm staying at 3.73 gearing for a while no matter which one I pick. If I got 31" I would lift it 3 inches with the zone lift even though I don't have to. And if I got 33" I would get the zone combo lift and new wheels since my stock won't work. How many of you had this choice and picked 31" and regretted not going bigger? General opinions wanted. Thanks

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:01 PM   #2
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I have 3.73s and have 33s with a 4 inch lift. I am actually thinking of 31s but think they are to small so probably go with 32s. I have no problems at all with 3.73s and 33 though so get what you want!

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:07 PM   #3
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Nope. I made my Jeep into what I pictured in my head. I'm really happy with how it came together.
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30 to 31 is going to raise the bottom of the drive housing 1/2 inch. Not much if this is a crawler. But if it is being built for a driver then it is going to boil down to what looks good to you.
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Does anyone have a total price of what they paid to get 33" tires, wheels and a lift? Also maybe pictures of an LJ with 31" tires and a 2-3" lift
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #6
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GO big for sure. Tires last a long time and you probably wont upgrade if the tires are good. I went from 31s to 35s on my LJ. Now I wonder if I should have done 37s.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #7
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Tires are like boobs they look big until you play with them for a while, then you just want a bigger set
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:33 PM   #8
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:41 PM   #9
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Plan on bigger. When I first bought my Jeep I thought no way would I ever put 35's on it. Was I wrong. Running 35x12.50.
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Tires are like boobs they look big until you play with them for a while, then you just want a bigger set
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Old 07-15-2012, 01:23 PM   #11
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Would I need to get new wheels to run 32" or 33" tires? Im not sure about the size of the stock wheel for the 06 LJ
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:17 PM   #12
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If you want Duratrac they only come in 31 or 33. 33 won't fit without aftermarket wheels or wheel spacers like Spidertrax. If you go with a different brand tire, 32 may fit but that can vary from brand to brand. Some won't, others fit but are close to the rear perches.
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:26 PM   #13
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If you want Duratrac they only come in 31 or 33. 33 won't fit without aftermarket wheels or wheel spacers like Spidertrax. If you go with a different brand tire, 32 may fit but that can vary from brand to brand. Some won't, others fit but are close to the rear perches.
Ya I was looking at the 32x11.5 Goodyear mt/r with Kevlar. You think those would fit?
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:30 PM   #14
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Does anyone have a total price of what they paid to get 33" tires, wheels and a lift? Also maybe pictures of an LJ with 31" tires and a 2-3" lift
I just went through all of this myself. I went with a 3.25" RC lift which was about 400, MT classic black II's for about 500, and 33X12.5 Duratracs for almost 900. Money well spent if you ask me
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:32 PM   #15
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Ya I was looking at the 32x11.5 Goodyear mt/r with Kevlar. You think those would fit?
Too close for comfort if you ask me. When I was in your place, my 29s were close to the rear perches. I don't see how a 11.5" tire wouldn't hit with stockers. You could go with some craigslist wheels if you wait and watch or spring for some soft8s for around $60 a pop.
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Too close for comfort if you ask me. When I was in your place, my 29s were close to the rear perches. I don't see how a 11.5" tire wouldn't hit with stockers. You could go with some craigslist wheels if you wait and watch or spring for some soft8s for around $60 a pop.
Soft 8's ftw
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I just put 31" tires on stock 15x7 wheels with stock suspension and 3.55 gears and have no issues.
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From what I've read on here, if you go bigger than 31s, your power, gearing, and clearances will suffer. Personally, I'm going with Duratrac 31s and 2.5in RC lift. Pics to come...
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:53 PM   #19
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I just put 31/10.5/15 on my stock rims. I like them

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Also I only paid 450 for 5 goodyear authority tires mounted and balanced at Walmart. Couldn't pass it up
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From what I've read on here, if you go bigger than 31s, your power, gearing, and clearances will suffer. Personally, I'm going with Duratrac 31s and 2.5in RC lift. Pics to come...
Not to pick nits here, but how is a taller tire going to cause your clearance to suffer?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #22
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It has something to do with the ratio of height vs width. It's turning clearance that suffers, not height clearance.

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