|10-22-2012 03:41 PM|
|10-22-2012 02:03 PM|
Like others said, look, feel, clearance all factor in. So does overall cost.
I was a high-miler and overlander more than a rock crawler. I needed to consider wear items and mpg more than other things.
33s were the economical choice for me; and the Cooper STTs managed all the terrain that I came in contact with.
|10-22-2012 01:55 PM|
|MichiganJeepster||Tire choice is based on the look you like and what type of wheeling you will be doing. I use BFG All Terrain T/A KO's 35" on my daily driver, light wheeling. 33" tires or the 285 if you will, do not look horrible but man do the 35" fill out the wheel wells better. For me its always about the stance of a vehicle and these JK's need 35" tires. Its like seeing all these guys and their F-350 pickups with factory tires that on that truck, look like they are from a golf cart. If you dont lift it 33" is fine but even a 2.5" lift needs 35" tires. I look at mine sometimes and think boy I wish I had 37" tires. Goodyear Duratracs are great tires on ice, snow and mud but are harsher riding and make a little more noise than BFG All Terrains.|
|10-16-2012 05:24 PM|
|10-16-2012 04:41 PM|
|JEEPDON||Twas lots of fun--- also demonstrates that it is not always the diff clearance that gets us hung up; actually, for me, that is most of the time it isn't the diff, but the belly clearance.|
|10-16-2012 04:21 PM|
|10-16-2012 04:18 PM|
37's with RK 2 1/2" Max Travel-- I did manage to get thru the hole with out a winch or a tug. Some how; I think 35's would have had to be pulled and 33's for sure!!
The hole completely swallowed the 37's! And I did have to work at it a bit to get out!
|10-16-2012 03:42 PM|
|travis29||Ha i loaded the wrong one and couldnt delete from the cell. But thats my 8mile commute from work in the city. Who needs public trans when u can drive a jeep.|
|10-16-2012 03:38 PM|
|Mopar2Ya||I don't think I lasted a week after ordering my 35.4" tires, that I thought about going bigger.|
|10-16-2012 03:10 PM|
|kbwwolf||Showing all the unfortunate non-Jeep peeps on their way to work?|
|10-16-2012 03:06 PM|
|Ltblue||Lol Travis.. Wth is the first pic?|
|10-16-2012 03:01 PM|
|travis29||33s no lift|
|10-16-2012 02:40 PM|
Nice looking Jeep, what rims are those?
|10-16-2012 02:04 PM|
Rock Krawler Suspension, Inc.
|10-16-2012 01:08 PM|
|Jakemac||Yea i made up my mind on what im doing i think... def a 2.5" lift with 33s and addict rims. Just need to figure out the price range on rubber and what lift to do looking toward rough cournty|
|10-16-2012 12:51 PM|
I went everywhere I wanted to go with 2.5" lift, 285/75-16 Cooper STTs (33"), bumpers, & winch.
86,000 miles in less than 3 years.
You're just getting one more inch of diff clearance with the 35s. They cost much more, kill your gas mileage more, wear your drivetrain more. And you don't really need them.
|10-16-2012 11:46 AM|
|Jakemac||Thanks everyone really. Its tough to drop that kind of money on the thought of maybe this, maybe that... To ask a question and get answers of all different opinoins really helps before i drop a chunk of change on this stuff.|
|10-16-2012 11:06 AM|
Tires really need to match gearing. You could get by with 35 on the newer models with 3.21 gear but it is just getting by, 33's would be a much better match. I regeared to 4.88 on my 2010 and got 33's which was a mistake. It is gear more for 35's so the rpm's are a little too high at 70mph+.
Tires matched right to gears make for a better overall Jeep on and off road.
|10-16-2012 11:00 AM|
|10-16-2012 10:45 AM|
|10-15-2012 10:29 PM|
Please simply search 3.21s. Several threads will pop up at once.
You can't say anything without argument on the forum but here goes:
35" tires with 3.21 gearing will result in a performance change.
Whether or not it will bother you is a total matter of opinion- as a 3.21 owner I've been on every thread. The charts are great- but your "green" zone aka "good" zone for RPMS might be different than Jeeps and it doesn't show every gear/speed. I don't drive my Jeep like a sports car but there are many shifts that occur at too low an RPM and just seem to "lug" the tranny/engine. I cannot statistically prove it but it seems the majority plan to re-gear but many are happy.
I swapped heavy 35s for much lighter and smaller 33-34s prior to lift install after seeing the problems on the forum. Now I have a 3" lift with tires that look too small and I STILL need a re gear. You can't change the gearing without $$$. A 2.5" lift with 33s is a great option that a lot of people are happy with.
|10-15-2012 09:01 PM|
|gr8fulKID||btw kbbwolf is awesome and has helped me out with a ton of questions that i have asked through private message|
|10-15-2012 08:57 PM|
My point being, if you want 35s, get em. I see so many posts about folks that buy twice. If your one of those guys that has to get up on the interstate and hightail it, then they might not be for you. I am happy with keeping 60 on the highway and having everyone pass me.
|10-15-2012 03:07 PM|
|10-15-2012 02:47 PM|
|travis29||Just start a new thread about 3.21s and 35s. Make sure u have a bag of chips and a 6 pack handy...|
|10-15-2012 02:45 PM|
Here is a good thread if you want 2.5 inch lift and 35's.
|10-15-2012 02:43 PM|
|10-15-2012 02:37 PM|
|Jakemac||Yea im not sure what the best route is yet. Im gunna lay back and watch the forums and hope to catch either a success or failure (hope not) on what happenes|
|10-15-2012 02:27 PM|
Also, something to keep in mind... if you're doing larger than a 3" lift, you will likely have to replace the drive shafts.
Go with a 2.5" lift instead, since if you're going 35s, you'll likely need to spend money on regearing.
|10-15-2012 02:26 PM|
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