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Old 09-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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I wish i fot 35"s

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.

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Old 09-23-2013, 02:10 PM   #2
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I went with 35's a couple of months ago and wish I had gone to 37's....

I am running 35's on 15" wheels with 4" of lift.... but I also have metal cloak fenders so that opened up a bunch of space for larger tires.

Here is a 35" tire on a 15" rim sitting next to mine when it was stock.


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Old 09-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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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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Old 09-23-2013, 02:44 PM   #4
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a lot depends on your rig, if you answer yes to any of the following, 35's arent for you just yet

do you have a d35 out back?
do you have upgraded steering?
do you have upgraded brakes?
do you have upgraded axle shafts?
do you have more than 4" of backspacing?
Do you have stock ring and pinion?
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:54 PM   #5
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It said rubicon, good start for 35's.
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good catch, i did skip over that. you can take off the d35 question. all others still apply although the d44 axle shafts are strong enough for light wheeling and on-road travel
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good catch, i did skip over that. you can take off the d35
and the backspacing, and the ring and pinion, and even brakes is pushing it
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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?
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:12 PM   #9
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dude he got 410s
and he running 12.5 wide tires now so he no gots stock rims
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do you have more than 4" of backspacing?
Do you have stock ring and pinion?
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ring and pinion is always up for debate, but if you want to run your full range of gears, it isnt an option.
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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.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:00 PM   #12
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Ah yes! That first set of new tires (35's) and rims resulted in several thousand dollars in upgrades. I am still grinning 6 years later.
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Old 09-23-2013, 04:03 PM   #13
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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.
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Don't forget new bumper/tire carrier for your spare.
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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.

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