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Old 04-30-2013, 09:13 AM   #1
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35's or 33's

I have a 1990 yj with a 4in lift on 33's, I need tires bad cause my 33's are shot and i have a set of swampers that are 35x14.5. I need spacers to fit them on but should i re gear it if I put thg\e 35's on or just get new 33's?

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Old 04-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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After running 35s for 2 months, I can say they require that you maintain your vehicle much more.

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where is the power going to come from to power those 35 inch tires?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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Trade the 35's for 33's lol
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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I have a 1990 yj with a 4in lift on 33's, I need tires bad cause my 33's are shot and i have a set of swampers that are 35x14.5. I need spacers to fit them on but should i re gear it if I put thg\e 35's on or just get new 33's?
Yjmudwhore,

If you're running stock axles, you'll need to do some upgrades to them to run 35's. You'll be better off selling the 35's and getting a set of 33's. It will be cheaper for you to run, and you won't have to do any work to be able to run them.

If you really do want to run 35's you'll need to look into beefing up your rear D35 or doing a Ford 8.8 swap. You'll also want to get a set of 4.56 or 4.88 gears depending on what motor and trans you have.

Hope this gives you some insight. Please let me know if you have any questions!

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I'm running 33 12x5's on a 4" lift and I rub on the trails. I want 2 more inches just to be normal w/my 33's. And I haven't even taken out my sway bar yet...

Just my opinion from experience, those 35's are going to suck on there. You'll be rubbing on a little pothole for sure. As well, being 14.5 is pretty wide for normal use...

For playin' round, I'd throw the 35's on a old cheap set of rims and put 'em on sometime to play in the snow or mud. But I wouldn't run 'em for daily use. Also, if you have the 2.5 it is highly unsuggested to run 35's. 4.0 or 4.2 you can do it on a re-gear most of the time.

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Yeah I have the 4.0 and the front tires are fine with no spacers when I turn they hit springs. And backs with no spacers rub my shock tower. I have no fenders either so that's not a problem. Just regearing, don't wanna do that right now but need tires ASAP
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Yeah I have the 4.0 and the front tires are fine with no spacers when I turn they hit springs. And backs with no spacers rub my shock tower. I have no fenders either so that's not a problem. Just regearing, don't wanna do that right now but need tires ASAP
If you won't want to get into gearing and axle upgrades, I would stick with 33's. You already have the clearance for them, so you won't have to do any other work to make them fit.

Running 35's on a YJ or a TJ takes a good bit of work like axle swaps, gears and proper suspension setups. So, unless you're really to shell out a god bit of cash, I'd stick with 33's.

Hope this helps! Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.

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