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Old 07-08-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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Tire sizes

Currently have 31x10.5 tires on my stock tj. And I do plan to install a 4" lift and should I consider going up in size to a 33"? Would there be much of a difference?

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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33 would look better but plan for bigger. I started off with 33 and ended up with 35's. Are you planning to wheel the Jeep or just a dd?

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Currently have 31x10.5 tires on my stock tj. And I do plan to install a 4" lift and should I consider going up in size to a 33"? Would there be much of a difference?
What size tire you run is a personal choice. Most folks run the biggest they can fit.

Just be aware that an increase in tire size will have all sorts of negative effects on acceleration, braking, overall street performance, ect.

I don't know what gear ratio you 're running, or what trans you have, but you'd better have 3.73's at a minimum to run 33's. Even then you'll wish you had 4.10's or even 4.56's in your axles.

If it's a DD, be sure to take all of this into consideration.

The part about planning for bigger is good advice too. Jeeps are infectious that way!
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:45 AM   #4
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Would there be much of a difference?
Difference in what? There are lots of differences in what you have now vs a 4" /33's.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:05 AM   #5
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Mainly in performance out on the trails. I could care less about MPG because its not my DD.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:07 AM   #6
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33 would look better but plan for bigger. I started off with 33 and ended up with 35's. Are you planning to wheel the Jeep or just a dd?
Its not a DD so mainly it would be for wheeling.
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #7
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Sorry you are sill NOT being very clear. What kind of trails and define PERFORMANCE. Tread (brand) is going to affect off road ability more than size. If you are talking about rocks, deep, and very soft surfaces, size can come into play.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #8
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You will love the 4" lift and 33s. it will preform better off road and it will completely change the look of your jeep. you will be able to clear more objects as well as go more places. yes your mpg will decrease but its not like jeeps are the best on gas anyways. and it wont be that much. and as for performance on the street you will like it alot. these are not modded cars and we are not doing autocross with them. it will handle alil dif but would everyone be doing it if it sucked? with all being said you cant go wrong with a 4" and 33s but like its like JEEP983 said you might want to look into 35s. just to open your options. never hurts to ask and get other opinions.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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And Niel F. had a good point, tires are a huge investment and really depends on what kinda trails you hit and where you go. but there are a few tires that are just good all around and you get good mileage out of them. like im running a 4inch and 35s on my 04 rubi. i got the km2s. im not to keen on the look but they are simi quit on the road and they preform really good off road. plus you get like 50 and some people ive herd and seen 60k out of them. but other good all around tires are duratracs, procomp mts, nito teragrappler, michey thompson mtz's, good year mtrs. these are just good tires for any use plus they look sexy on jeeps. but good luck and if you have any more questions just ask.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:48 PM   #10
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Sorry you are sill NOT being very clear. What kind of trails and define PERFORMANCE. Tread (brand) is going to affect off road ability more than size. If you are talking about rocks, deep, and very soft surfaces, size can come into play.
There will be mud, little bit of rocks, hard GA clay, and prob logs. I'm located in north GA.

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