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Old 02-27-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Looking to going up to 33s

I found a deal for a set of 5 tires (GY MTR Kevlar) and Wheels (DC II) from a another jeeper for $1200. I'm currently running a 31" set-up. I think it's a bargain considering their individual costs alone. My question is, I have a d35 rear axle on my TJ with 4.10 gears. I know that i'm already somewhat having some issues with speed lost especially on a slight incline on the highway/roads. How terrible would it be to run this future set-up of 33s on a D35 and 4.10?

I'll eventually upgrade to a D44 or 8.8 rear axles but that might take some time considering the cost and labor of the work???

For anyone currently running with 33s on a D35 axles and 4.10 gears, how do you like it? What are the pros and cons?

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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I found a deal for a set of 5 tires (GY MTR Kevlar) and Wheels (DC II) from a another jeeper for $1200. I'm currently running a 31" set-up. I think it's a bargain considering their individual costs alone. My question is, I have a d35 rear axle on my TJ with 4.10 gears. I know that i'm already somewhat having some issues with speed lost especially on a slight incline on the highway/roads. How terrible would it be to run this future set-up of 33s on a D35 and 4.10?
EDIT: The freaking P.O. put those FAKE Sport stickers on there. I do have a 2.5L.

I'll eventually upgrade to a D44 or 8.8 rear axles but that might take some time considering the cost and labor of the work???

For anyone currently running with 33s on a D35 axles and 4.10 gears, how do you like it? What are the pros and cons?
I just switched out my 31s for 33s on my 97 4 cyl. To be honest...so glad i did it. Yes it is very slow but in my opinion the looks of 33s outweighs the slowness of the Jeep. Lets not forget we are driving Jeeps, not muscle cars or audis or anything else really that can hit 100mph or over lol . I am on 4.10 gears as well in my d30/d35 set up and i still have acceleration in 5th gear on FLAT roads. Oh and if youre worried about your d35 strength with 33s on it dont sweat it man! Its totally ok and strong enough to handle 33s!

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:10 PM   #3
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That's good to know! I have a Red jeep as well so I can see how your 33s look on mine. Is yours lifted or still running stock suspensions?
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:38 PM   #4
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33's on a 2.5" OME lift. Gonna put either a 1.25" bl and 1" mml on or metalcloak overline fenders to get proper clearance.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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As a fellow NOVA Jeeper I say go for it. I am running 33s with 4.10 but I also have the 4.0 so I cant comment on the speed loss. I did have 33s for a little while running 3.07 gears though and it really wasn't all that bad other than some downshifting up hills. I'd post some pics but I'm running a 1.25in BL, no SL and Metalcloaks in the front.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:18 AM   #6
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Didn't fully read your post last night. But my jeep has the 4 banger and 4.10's. It's ok on the highway. I mean I'm not setting land speed records or anything but it's ok. There will be speed loss on hills and your acceleration will go down a bit too (just a little though). But all in all it's fine with that set up. Regear would be nice but not necessary.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:04 AM   #7
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I have this set up as well. Really, on the highway it's nice because I can go 70 at 2600 Rpms in 4th gear. I don't know how or if 5th would hold speed . I say go for it though!
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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@AirWick - Thanks for starting this thread, I am in the same boat and getting ready to move on to 33s in a couple of weeks but was wondering about regaring and speed/acceleration loss. Was planning on doing some research on the forum today and then start a thread, but you beat me to it.

@PStov98TJ - nice looking rig there! how bad is the rubbing with 2.5'' OME? I have ordered the DPG ultimate kit but am planning to do in stages starting with the suspension lift. Do you have any thoughts on it?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:36 AM   #9
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Tires rub a bit on the lower control arms but I've just gotta adjust the steering stops. As far as rubbing on the fender I can't say for sure or not because I'm away at school and I finished it right at the end of summer break so I haven't had a good chance to test it out yet unfortunately. But I did flex it on a concrete ramp in my town. Got the wheel about a foot off the ground or so with plenty more room for stuffing the tire.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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I have the 4.0 with 5 speed and 4.10's in a D30 and Ford 8.8 combo, running 33's and alloy Pro Comp's and I am pleased. I have heavy bumpers, a full size spare and rock sliders. I have no troubles in 5th excepte on the most steepest of grades, and then it is 4th. I average 15 MPG. I actually think I could pull 35's off, but will probably gear to 4.56 or 4.88 if / when I make that leap.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #11
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I like the 33's better than the 31's with that combination....here are my thoughts:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/obse...3s-189835.html
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:12 PM   #12
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I have a stock 98 Wrangler with 4.0 and D30/35. It has the upgraged 30" tires and I plan on going with 33X10.5. I'll be doing so with a 2.5" OME lift.

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Old 02-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #13
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33's

Im running 33's on my 98 Tj on the stock d30/d35. Driving down the highway isn't to bad (about 75 mph max in 5th) but if its windy out I'm constantly switching between 4th and 5th due to lack of power
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #14
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I put on some new 33x12.50x15 KM2s on my four banger not too long ago as well. I'm running the stock d30/d35 4.10's. Yep it's definitely slower and i never use 5th gear but I think it's fine for a DD around town and occasional off roading.




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Old 03-01-2013, 03:37 PM   #15
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I had 33" on a Dana35 and it gave me the death wobble so I upgraded to Dana 44 front and rear
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #16
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Know the set you are looking at - it's kind of one of those deals where if you are in the market for 33s and you like the DCIIs it is a steal. I personally really don't like the DC IIs (too flashy), but you could still sell them for a good price if you wanted. From all my reading (about to jump to 33s myself) a BB is a good idea for 33s - some even say that you really need a minimum 4 inch lift for 33s but that is if you do a lot of offroading (I don't personally). Looks like you already have a lift so I would go for it. Good luck either way.

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