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Old 03-22-2011, 11:01 PM   #1
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Tires for a TJ

I imagine this question has been asked a hundred times on here and I probably didn't dig deep enough to find my answer.

I have a 99 TJ 4.0L with a 4" Tera Flex lift. I need new tires and am interested in going from the 33x12.50 to something bigger, like a 35x12.50. Just curious if anyone has this combo and any issues you've faced. I still have stock gears, so I am a little concerned with a loss of power and and not getting the clearance I get with my 33s. Considering a 1" body lift but would like to avoid it. Also planning on new gear ratio down the road but not anytime soon.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:18 PM   #2
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post your stock gears,look on your rear axle there should be an aluminum tag on the bolts that have your ratio stamped on it,example it will read 3:73 or 4:11
also while your down there look at your oil fill plug on the rear diff cover let us know if its a plastic plug or a metal plug with a square hole in the center.
4 or 6 cylinder,auto or manual?

give as much info as possible to help us help you.

with that said I have seen a 4" lift run 35's but full flex will eat your fender flares.
a 4" suspension with a 1" bodylift will work
also what kinda lift do you have,suspension?body? or both?

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Old 03-23-2011, 02:30 AM   #3
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Save your money and do a regear and new tires at the same time. You'll be much happier running the right gears rather then having a slugish motor.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:43 AM   #4
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i just picked my rig up today that got re-geared 4.56 from 3.73 on 33x12.5x15 and its a world of a difference. Definitely would recommend getting re-geared
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Lumberjack View Post
i just picked my rig up today that got re-geared 4.56 from 3.73 on 33x12.5x15 and its a world of a difference. Definitely would recommend getting re-geared
Just curious as i'm regearing soon about how much did you pay if you don't mind me asking?
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