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Old 03-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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Decided on Nitto Trail Grapplers in a 35x12.5x17.....

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:18 PM   #32
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I love my MB rims!! And i love my trail grapplers!!!

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #33
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Care to share some pics? And your setup specs?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:32 PM   #34
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You should be able to click the "Jeep Profile" link under my picture on the left or maybe this will link work.

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Old 03-29-2012, 09:59 PM   #35
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That is a sweet Jeep; I spent two weeks trying to decide between Black and Silver...ultimately went with Black since that's all I've ever owned...love the Bright Silver.

Can't wait to get mine lifted and bigger tires!! Totally jealous...
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:13 PM   #36
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I had the same decision to make. It was between a Silver 2010 Rubicon or a Black 2011 Call of Duty Edition. I went with the 2010, just liked the interior better. It was pretty capable stock but I got the mod bug early and couldnt help myself.
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #37
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I can totally relate to that, haven't had mine a week yet....
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:39 AM   #38
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Welcome to the forum. Thought your jeep looked familiar, You were at Americas tire today. I work there lol. Jim is a great guy and I'm sure he can hook you up on some sweet wheels and tires. As far as wheeling goes browns and sand lake are about the only leagle
Places I know of around here. I'm headed up Saturday so ill try to get some pics to share if its not raining too hard.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:42 AM   #39
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Small world!!! That's really cool, I would love to see some pics....any thoughts on the Nitto Trail Grapplers?
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I have never personally ridden on them. The only downfall I see in those tires is the mega stiff sidewalls. I've got the km2s and those things engulf rocks when I air down. If your not going crazy rock crawling though that tire should do just fine.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:00 AM   #41
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Yeah probably 70/30 - Daily Driver/Trails....you guys have a great price on the MB TKO's but I'm in love with Fuel Offroad's Boost...
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:08 AM   #42
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That is a really good looking wheel. Even though we would have to order them, I really like the look of some of the pro-comp wheels. Hopefully I can get a set after the jeep is finished.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:50 AM   #43
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The Trail Grapplers are an awesime tire. They look great and are quiet as a mouse. Tough as nails and there off road performance is beyond awesome! They are a little stiff if they are aired up to much. The down fall is weight. They are heavy! My choice came down to KM2 or Trail Grapplers. The KM2 are lighter but no where near as
tough. Both are great tires.

I chose Trail grapplers due to the weight of my vehicle and I wanted a tough tire. The JK is my toy and I wanted it tough I only drive it on weekends and trails so these fit my needs well. and Grapplers are also a very popular tire in the off road arena.

If this is your daily driver and you drive a lot of miles I personally would probably go with the KM2's. That weight savings makes a big difference in gas mileage and at every hill you encounter. Off road they are just as tenacious as the grapplers and they wear like iron!
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:13 PM   #44
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Yeah it's my daily but I only drive about 200 miles a week total...I had Nitto Dune Grapplers on my last truck and loved those.

I really appreciate the advice!
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If you are going to run the trails in the TSF there is a good chance you will ding you wheels. Keep that in mind when you buy wheels. Rocks and stumps seem to find the wheels.


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Old 04-01-2012, 01:54 AM   #46
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If you are going to run the trails in the TSF there is a good chance you will ding you wheels. Keep that in mind when you buy wheels. Rocks and stumps seem to find the wheels.
Good point! That is true if you are going to go wheeling at all you will end up with scuffs or dents :
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:50 AM   #47
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Ok guys, my wheels, tires and lift are a lock....

35x12.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers
17x9 Fuel Offroad Boost Wheels
2.5" TeraFlex Lift w/ exhaust extensions and 5100 Bilstein Shocks
AEV Recal Module for Bigger Tires

My question is this, what should I start budgeting/saving for as my next phase?
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Old 04-04-2012, 05:57 AM   #48
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Care to educate an idiot? What gears and what should I expect to invest?
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Front and rear axle gears. When you get bigger tires it changes how your engine performs. That will result in loss of fuel mileage, loss of power. The bigger the difference from stock size to they size you install the more the losses are. Typical cost is 450$ for gear set $1000 labor.

Should always do research on what your doing before you start dumping money into a project. Make a list of what you want your jeep to do , DD, trails, mud, rock. Build a jeep for rocks, and hard trails will require more investment things like traction, clearance, protection. Traction can come in a few different ways, tired choice is the biggest. No one tire can do it all, every tire has its pros and cons. Swampers are one of the best tires for off road but wear out quickly on pavement and are loud at high speeds. Next is suspension keep the tires on the ground. Then gears and lockers. Protection cost quite a bit but will keep your vital components safer. Like oil pan, transmission, fuel tank, body. Cn't forget about skill, not only how to drive your jeep off road, but be able how to fix it if it breaks.
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So going from stock Rubicon 32's to a heavier 35 what would I want to replace my 4.10 gears with?
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Manual I would go with 4.56, auto 4.88 but that's just off the top of my head. I would have to go look at rpm calculater. If you don't regear its not end of the world, bit you might not be able to use 6th gear or overdrive. You will loose a few mpgs. Probably drop you too 15-16 hwy talk to Drholliday he has a stock rubi with 35's he's going to 40's here soon. He is in the precess of gatherings gears and install kits so we can put lower gears in his jeep. Oh don't for get heavyer tires adds more stress on other parts of your jeep. Ball joints, steering joints, hubs, U joints will have there life span shorten. This is all stuff you.should think about before you pull the trigger on lift and tires.
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So I've been convinced I want the Nitto Trail Grapplers but everyone says they're really heavy. What else has just as aggressive a look but without the heavy weight? Any chance I'd find a nasty looking tire with the Winter Device Snowflake stamped on them?
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Nittos are great tires. I love mine. But they are a little heavy. You do have the option of re-enforcement of the front axle with C gussets and sleeves. It usually isnt much more expensive to have them welded in while they are doing your gears.

KM2 would be my second choice. They arent the best snow tires but you can have them sipped. They are light weight and wear like iron on the road.
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DrHolliday has almost new set 5 of Cooper mud type 35 12.50 R17 for sale. He follows me everywhete I go.
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Ok guys, my wheels, tires and lift are a lock....

35x12.5x17 Nitto Trail Grapplers
17x9 Fuel Offroad Boost Wheels
2.5" TeraFlex Lift w/ exhaust extensions and 5100 Bilstein Shocks
AEV Recal Module for Bigger Tires

My question is this, what should I start budgeting/saving for as my next phase?
Have a way to air down, and a way to air back up. Get good hardware and software recovery gear.
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As for the regear... With the 2012 automatic transmission the 4.10's are actually perfect for 35's. With the manual 4.56 would be Ideal, but 4.10's would be perfectly manageable. I've been on 35's w/ 4.10's in a 2011 6 spd and I think it does great.

If you have the 2012 Auto make sure it doesn't have the 3.73 gears. The auto's come standard with 3.73 with the option for 4.10's while the 6 spd's come with 4.10's in the Rubicons.
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^ I agree with this statement.
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Get your stuff done yet? if so got pictures??
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I'm dropping it off today at 3p and it will be done when I get back from Ohio on 4/24/12!!!! It's going to be like a kid waiting for Christmas!!!!

Thank you again for the reference!!

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