First main mod I did to my new rubicon was to change the tires. PO had replaced the 16 inch wheels with 15" ones. And to he honest I was so excited about getting new tires, I didn't stop to think if I should get the same size or go bigger. I have 33 12.5 15 now. What are your thoughts of going up to 35s and do you think I would need to get new rims also? Pros and cons of 35s? I have a 5" lift (it looks like)
If I get good enough feed back on 35s I might sell my almost new bf goodridge ta ko's.
you got enough lift for them
I say get the 35's, even though everyone and their mother on this board is gunna say keep yer 33's
reason I say get the 35's is cuz you are never gunna get the thought out of yer head.
don't do a lot of wheelin if yer sportin a dana 35 thasall
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are you claiming you can run a 12.5" tire on stock backspacing? ring and pinion is always up for debate, but if you want to run your full range of gears, it isnt an option. some people think 3.07's and 33's is ok, i think its nuts. the stock brakes are not up to the task, not even close. i felt it was optional until i upgraded to black magic pads and centric rotors, now i stop faster than oem brakes on 31's.
you can do anything, but its how often do you want to be replacing broken parts, stressing components, and having safety issues?
Go for the 35s if that is really what you want. Just get ready to play catch-up with all the other things that go along. The front end is going to take a little more abuse with just everyday driving. Gearing may not be horrible considering yo uhave a Rubicon. I have 35's with 3:55 gearing. Although it is not ideal, it gets me where I have to go for now.
Plan on upgrading the tie rod, steering gear, brakes, and get ready to replace worn out ball joints too.
35's is the gateway into the Jeep money pit. In addition to taller suspension, need to also replace gears, steering and upgrade to a big brake kit.
This and what Ironhead Jed are saying. Running 35+ inch tires goes right along with lifting your Jeep over 3 inches. They both get very expensive if you plan on doing it right. You have the Rubi which is a great start but i would still research a little more on what it will all take to properly move to 35's from your current setup.