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Old 11-22-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
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should I buy new 35's or go to 33's

I have a 99 wrangler with a d35 and 355 gears

currently I have a 35x12.5x15 tires that are going to be replaced soon

I have what looks to be about 6 inches of lift after the sagging of 5 year old springs
3 inch body+ 4 inch procomp

I have no problems running the 35 inch tires and gas mileage isnt a major factor

the PO knew the last 3 owners and said they all ran 35's no problem

I am just wondering if it is in my best interest to go 33's

I like having a tall tall jeep but I also want a dirt bike to haul behind the jeep to have fun on the trail also

so I am wondering money wise and just plain sense wise should I do 33's(33's look dinky to me)

clearance of objects while trailing kind of concerns me

to clarify my concerns are power/clearance/stabilty/mpg/durability/price


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Old 11-22-2009, 07:29 AM   #2
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You'll only lose 1" clearance. Give the old girl a break and go with 33s and maybe reduce your BL. That's a nice looking Jeep by the way.

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+1 for reduce the BL
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:44 AM   #4
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yea give her a break. If youre going to stat hauling stuff youll start putting more stress than whats already on the D35
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:01 PM   #5
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well hows dropping down to 33's and doing a 2 inch coil spacer too boost my ego
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:42 AM   #6
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33's will be easer on the drive train, allow you to accelerate faster and stop shorter and give better mileage. You could also remove the 3" Bl and replace it with a 1" BL which will lower your COG and actually keep you safer in an accident.

You only lose 1" of clearance - when is the last time you scraped?

And they are cheaper.

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Old 11-26-2009, 04:09 AM   #7
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33's will be easer on the drive train, allow you to accelerate faster and stop shorter and give better mileage. You could also remove the 3" Bl and replace it with a 1" BL which will lower your COG and actually keep you safer in an accident.

You only lose 1" of clearance - when is the last time you scraped?

And they are cheaper.

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Exactly what I was thinking as well. It will handle better and its not much of a difference as far as ground and fender clearance go.

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