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Old 05-02-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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Putting 35's on, some quick questions

Hello,

I have a 1998 TJ I6 , it has a 3.5in lift and 2in body lift. I also have 1.25 wheel spacers. I wanted to get some 35's in the summer , specifically the pro comp MT2's with 15 in wheels ( the package that quadratec sells).

I'm assuming I will need to change my gearing to 3.56 or 4.88? also get some chromeo axles, and detroit lockers. Do i need to do anything else or will i be fine with that

Ps I'm 20 yrs old college student so I can't be dropping TOO much on non essentials.

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Old 05-02-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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You need bigger axles too. At least a Dana 44 in the rear or a ford 8.8. Upgraded brakes and steering as well

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Old 05-02-2014, 09:57 PM   #3
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You need bigger axles too. At least a Dana 44 in the rear or a ford 8.8. Upgraded brakes and steering as well
Start by reading this:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:01 PM   #4
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Procomps would be about the last tire i would spend that kind of money on..get some BFG mt's or good year MTR's... far better tires... also as note in the above link.. lot more to do that just slap them on...
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Okay i just read the link , very good information so thanks! And why do you think they would be better then MT2? Just wondering!
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:24 PM   #6
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for the tires... I just have always considered them to be a few steps down.. I hardly see anyone running them(pro comp in general)..that's over 15 years and 1000 jeeps I have been on the trails with. But in the end its your jeep and your money, do what you feel is best for you based on what you have read and seen.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #7
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Search tool helps a lot man there's write ups that cover almost everything.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:29 PM   #8
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Ahhh shit didn't see that one my bad.
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:52 PM   #9
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Having worked for ProComp's parent company where I had to spec ProComp tires for trucks and Jeep builds, they are not a brand of tire I personally would run. They even pushed me to run them on my TJ but I politely declined. In my personal opinion, they are not a strong tire, especially at the sidewall, and they wear too quickly. I received a lot of complaints from my truck & Jeep dealer customers about low tread life.
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I have Procomp Xtreme MT's 35's....the first version. Not impressed. Terrible in the deep snow due to all the side lugs being even, not staggered like most MT tires.

As for their "Tri-Ply" sidewall...I am not sure what that means, but it will not stop a big stick from going right through it. My MT 1's were at 90% and I had to buy one MT2 to replace the destroyed one. Procomp pretty much said "too bad" on any help with a new tire.

Although the new MT2 has a couple added features (staggered/scalloped tread, and stepped lugs like a Cepek Mud Country), but the rest looks the same.

I will not be buying another set due to my experience with the tires, and Procomp.

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, I'll make you a good deal on the 3 and 1 combo! LOL


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Old 05-05-2014, 08:04 AM   #11
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