|06-30-2013 10:38 PM|
|skokie||For what is is worth my AEV 2.5 rides better than stock with 35's. lift and geo brackets = $995, rims = $200 per , tires=285 per. I am happy.|
|06-30-2013 10:28 PM|
|skokie||My 315/70/17 duratracks measure at 34" with stock bumpers and 34 PSI.|
|06-30-2013 08:42 PM|
|H8_MUD||Thanks for the info.|
|06-30-2013 07:17 PM|
|Grinders Dad||A 285-70-17 Would be a better compromise.|
|06-30-2013 06:09 PM|
|H8_MUD||Newbie question...what size tires equate to a 33?|
|06-23-2013 03:54 PM|
A 315/70R17 is a 35" tire. For something more in-between a 33 and 35, you wanna look at something like a 305.
Here's a tire calculator that you can use to plug in the confusing #'s, to tell you what's what: Tire Dimensions Made Simple - Discount Tire
|06-23-2013 03:49 PM|
kbw- thanks for all the info. Intuitively I knew this should be my answer, its just hard to say "NO" to 35's. On my Tundra I didn't go with the larger tire and only "regretted" it when next to another Tundra with bigger wheels and lift.
So, I will call Metal Cloak tomorrow to find which lift they recommend. Next question:
Would a 315 70R 17 be a "good" compromise between 33's and 35's?
|06-23-2013 03:08 PM|
|kbwwolf||Forgot to mention...welcome to WF.|
|06-23-2013 03:00 PM|
|06-23-2013 02:54 PM|
|06-23-2013 02:37 PM|
|kbwwolf||Bunch of conflicting stuff here...I'm gonna give you a quick and dirty opinion.|
|06-23-2013 01:55 PM|
Advice on Lift and tires
I have been lurking here for nearly a year, purchased my 12 Wrangler Sport 11 months ago and have been enjoying it every since. I have held off doing any mods until now, I keep going back in forth between tire size and lifts.
Thanks to all the great information on this site I have a couple of considerations I would like some help with:
1. This vehicle is first a DD, and my wife and I like our weekend getaways a couple of times a month and we typically travel anywhere from 100 to 400 miles, and next year plan on a 2500 mile trip in the Wrangler. Anytime it warm here in Washington we take the Jeep with the top down. So on road comfort is very important.
2. Currently I have the funds to either put an "upgraded lift", without money leftover for tire carrier, or lesser lift with something like TerraFlex tire carrier. I also will not have the money to truss or purchase new drive lines if I go 35's.
3. I am currently not doing any real off road, but do plan on getting back into as time allows over the next couple of years. So... I am torn between spending a little extra money now, for down the line. Still on road comfort is important.
So far I have narrowed down the lift kits to progressive spring kits. I think that leaves me with the JK DualSport XT Suspension 2.5" and the Metal Cloak DuraFlex 2.5".
Thinking of the future would the new upper and lower control arms improve the stock ride on road? I plan on using the Rancho adjustable shocks with either kit.
Also, thinking I want to run a 17" wheel and am thinking either 33's or 34's curious what your thoughts are on this. Can the 34's be run without needing a tire carrier and new drive lines.
Basically, I have $4000 budgeted and looking for: on road comfort, future off road ability, and somewhat budget conscious.