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10-10-2012 10:04 PM
mcbroomdu So what size wheels and tires are they?
10-10-2012 09:19 PM
topshotta I went with a budget boost with fuel wheels stance came out very nice
10-10-2012 08:55 PM
mcbroomdu
2012 Altitude

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChasmCrawler View Post
Check out GY Wrangler DuraTracs, they'll weigh an average of 20lbs. less per tire than the Nittos and are a great on and off-road tire.

Also consider 17" rims, 18's with Nittos will weigh a ton as kbwwolf said.

You'll need at the minimum of 3:73's on a 2012 and also a Smittybilt SRC Oversize Tire Carrier (2743) to haul your spare or a bumper with an oversized swing away tire carrier, if you have the cash!

And of course, an AEV ProCal module to let you computer know about the different size tires among the other cool things the ProCal can do.
Im trying to get started modding my jeep and have already looked into the left and everything. my main concern is wheels. I need to know what i can do to get rid of the stock 18s that came on it. I am wanting 16s but Im pretty much being told thats impossible. If so, does anyone know if 17s will fit without brake mods. I have a 2012 Unlimited Altitude. Thanks in advance.
01-23-2012 06:49 PM
ChasmCrawler
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Originally Posted by Dave7200 View Post
Its a 2012 with a 4" lift. It lifted the front 5.5" 35" Good Years

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Looks Good Dave!
01-23-2012 06:45 PM
Dave7200 Its a 2012 with a 4" lift. It lifted the front 5.5" 35" Good Years

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01-17-2012 02:19 AM
cnh326 I am looking at the RK 2.5 stock mod. In case I want to run 37s later. I already plan on replacement bumpers and switching out the 3:73s for 4:56 or 4:88. I am rolling with that tire/wheel combo simply bc it isn't my vehicle and the person fronting the cash wants that setup. I am just the person ordering and installing. And since I will be the main driver, I also want it to function good.
01-16-2012 04:21 PM
ChasmCrawler
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Originally Posted by cnh326 View Post
I am picking up my 2012 JK in June when i get back stateside. I want to Run 35s, but I am not 100% convinced on which lift i should run. Anybody out there have and Pictures of completed 2012 JK Sahara 4 Door with lift and tires.

I know that i am going to run Nitto Mud Grapplers on 18" Rockstars. Going to look good on the White JK with Black Top.

Thoughts about flat fendering the JK also. Any thoughts?
Check out GY Wrangler DuraTracs, they'll weigh an average of 20lbs. less per tire than the Nittos and are a great on and off-road tire.

Also consider 17" rims, 18's with Nittos will weigh a ton as kbwwolf said.

You'll need at the minimum of 3:73's on a 2012 and also a Smittybilt SRC Oversize Tire Carrier (2743) to haul your spare or a bumper with an oversized swing away tire carrier, if you have the cash!

And of course, an AEV ProCal module to let you computer know about the different size tires among the other cool things the ProCal can do.
01-16-2012 12:20 PM
Mounah
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf
- the rims are very nice what are they?

The rims are 16x8 ATX 188 Teflons.

- do you recommend flat fenders over pockets? Any issues to be aware of over stock ones?

I bought the Bushwacker flatties simply because I like them, and don't like the stock fenders. I like the pocket-style, as well, but didn't think they'd work as well with the other mods I had planned. Mine took awhile to install (pretty much need to set aside a day). It's not overly difficult, but it's very tedious and there aren't really any shortcuts.

- i have 33' coopers on my jkus, what would 35's change in the vehicle's attitude in tarmac daily use? I already regeared from 3.7 to 4.1, enough?

Obviously they'll drop your mileage even more. If you plan on wheeling them, you should consider a sleeve and gusset job on your front axle, which can be bent with 35" tires and up. As for the gearing, that's gonna be a personal preference. Since you've got a 3.6L, 4.10 MIGHT be enough...again, that's up to you. I have 3.73 gears and have trouble passing and going up hills in 6th (mine's a manual). I'm seriously thinking about regearing to 4.88.
Thanks buddy, great infos
01-16-2012 12:16 PM
golfpunks I have an auto and regeared to 4.88.. Should have gone with 4.56 but those gears were not available at the time so I went with the 4.88.. I get 14.3 mpg.. Highway and a lot of street driving combined
01-16-2012 12:12 PM
kbwwolf - the rims are very nice what are they?

The rims are 16x8 ATX 188 Teflons.

- do you recommend flat fenders over pockets? Any issues to be aware of over stock ones?

I bought the Bushwacker flatties simply because I like them, and don't like the stock fenders. I like the pocket-style, as well, but didn't think they'd work as well with the other mods I had planned. Mine took awhile to install (pretty much need to set aside a day). It's not overly difficult, but it's very tedious and there aren't really any shortcuts.

- i have 33' coopers on my jkus, what would 35's change in the vehicle's attitude in tarmac daily use? I already regeared from 3.7 to 4.1, enough?

Obviously they'll drop your mileage even more. If you plan on wheeling them, you should consider a sleeve and gusset job on your front axle, which can be bent with 35" tires and up. As for the gearing, that's gonna be a personal preference. Since you've got a 3.6L, 4.10 MIGHT be enough...again, that's up to you. I have 3.73 gears and have trouble passing and going up hills in 6th (mine's a manual). I'm seriously thinking about regearing to 4.88.
01-16-2012 11:57 AM
philly i have a 12 sahara unlimited i put the leveling kit in mine 1 3/4 lift.also changed the rim from 18 to 16 x 9in with 305 70 16 good year dura trac tires that are 33in tall with no problems.also ck your new wrangler for dents by all your hinges.
01-16-2012 11:45 AM
Mounah
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf

I got the Bushwacker flatties. It wasn't necessary with my lift (3" Full Traction w/Bilstein 5100's...plus a new front ds to avoid the exhaust crossover issue) but I like them a lot better than the stock fenders.

A 2.5" lift is plenty for 35's. With that size tire, you will probably wanna regear if you have the feeble 3.21 gears, even with the Pentastar engine. If you've got 3.73's, drive it and see if it'll still pass on the freeway and climb hills without having to downshift.

Your Nittos on 18" rims are gonna weigh a ton. You'll want either a rear bumper with a tire carrier, or an OR-FAB rear tire carrier. Anything less will trash your tailgate.

4fit gave you good advice on the lift...TF and RK are both excellent, and you won't have to mess with stuff like the driveshaft, etc.

Here's some pics of mine...315/75R16 GY DuraTracs on 16x8 ATX 188 Teflon rims.
Very nice babe you got there congrats. I have 3 questions if i may:
- the rims are very nice what are they?
- do you recommend flat fenders over pockets? Any issues to be aware of over stock ones?
- i have 33' coopers on my jkus, what would 35's change in the vehicle's attitude in tarmac daily use? I already regeared from 3.7 to 4.1, enough?
Thanks for your help
01-16-2012 11:19 AM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by cnh326 View Post
I am picking up my 2012 JK in June when i get back stateside. I want to Run 35s, but I am not 100% convinced on which lift i should run. Anybody out there have and Pictures of completed 2012 JK Sahara 4 Door with lift and tires.

I know that i am going to run Nitto Mud Grapplers on 18" Rockstars. Going to look good on the White JK with Black Top.

Thoughts about flat fendering the JK also. Any thoughts?
I got the Bushwacker flatties. It wasn't necessary with my lift (3" Full Traction w/Bilstein 5100's...plus a new front ds to avoid the exhaust crossover issue) but I like them a lot better than the stock fenders.

A 2.5" lift is plenty for 35's. With that size tire, you will probably wanna regear if you have the feeble 3.21 gears, even with the Pentastar engine. If you've got 3.73's, drive it and see if it'll still pass on the freeway and climb hills without having to downshift.

Your Nittos on 18" rims are gonna weigh a ton. You'll want either a rear bumper with a tire carrier, or an OR-FAB rear tire carrier. Anything less will trash your tailgate.

4fit gave you good advice on the lift...TF and RK are both excellent, and you won't have to mess with stuff like the driveshaft, etc.

Here's some pics of mine...315/75R16 GY DuraTracs on 16x8 ATX 188 Teflon rims.

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01-16-2012 11:01 AM
golfpunks I also have teraflex lower control arms and the jks front trackbar.. If I was to do it all over again.. I prolly would go with the bilstein shocks.., since everybody raves about it.. Do it once. Do it right.. That's just me.. I like the set up.. I do want to sit in another jeep to compare.. Like a Rock krawler set up..
01-16-2012 10:41 AM
FASTLANE Nice rig !!
01-16-2012 07:59 AM
4fit
Quote:
Originally Posted by cnh326 View Post
I am picking up my 2012 JK in June when i get back stateside. I want to Run 35s, but I am not 100% convinced on which lift i should run. Anybody out there have and Pictures of completed 2012 JK Sahara 4 Door with lift and tires.

I know that i am going to run Nitto Mud Grapplers on 18" Rockstars. Going to look good on the White JK with Black Top.

Thoughts about flat fendering the JK also. Any thoughts?
You just need to be looking for lifted 4drs. No difference on the outside between 07-12 except for possible body color tops and/or fenders. You can read through the lift reviews sticky to see some pics and user reviews.

My personal opinion is to go with the 2.5 TF Coil lift, like the guy above, or the Rock Krawler Stock Mod. Either will allow you to fit those 35s without issue and will look great if you decide to go with flat fenders down the road.
01-16-2012 07:26 AM
golfpunks 2.5 teraflex coil lift on 17's on 35's
01-16-2012 04:51 AM
cnh326
2012 Sahara 4 Door Lift/Tire Questions

I am picking up my 2012 JK in June when i get back stateside. I want to Run 35s, but I am not 100% convinced on which lift i should run. Anybody out there have and Pictures of completed 2012 JK Sahara 4 Door with lift and tires.

I know that i am going to run Nitto Mud Grapplers on 18" Rockstars. Going to look good on the White JK with Black Top.

Thoughts about flat fendering the JK also. Any thoughts?

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