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04-07-2006 06:31 PM
bluvikng Anytime you go off road, and the terrain is not perfectly level, you will flex, articulate. However, if you do not disconnect your sway bar, it will not articulate near as much. But then you enter the realm of rocking, which is not very comfortable. You go up on three wheels until you get over the hump, and then rock down until you hit with the tire that was up in the air. That is why a lot of people disconnect their sway bars, so that the axles will flex over the terrain, keeping the wheels on the ground. Therefore the more articulation you have, the more room you will need for tire travel. If you are just wanting to put on the hockey pucks, two inch spacers, than 32" tires is probably all you will be able to fit in your wheel wells, without rubbing.
04-07-2006 03:32 PM
lenziep Cool thanks for the information...What do you mean flexing? Like when you are rock climbing? I do mostly highway some mudding. Is the rubbing alot when you run 33s on a 4 inch lift? The guy today told me I could do the 2 inch puck lift and run 33s? is that not true?
04-07-2006 01:20 PM
bluvikng That looks really good there jj33002, as the rest said, your going to wish you went a little more aggressive on the tread. More aggressive does not mean you sacrifice anything on the road. I kind of like the sound the aggressive tires something big is coming.
The 35's still make a Jeep look awesome though.

Hey lenziep, if you want to run 35's you will need about 6" of lift. You can do a 4" suspension, and a 2" body, or do a 6" longarm suspension. More pricey, but more bang for the buck. I run 33's on a 4" lift, and hit the top of the wheel wells when flexing. Tera-flex does have a 4" lift that you can run 35" tires on, but they put stops on your coils, so that you won't get much up travel. I would think that would limit your down travel as well. A friend of mine, with almost the identical Jeep, just did his that way, sure does look sweet with those 35's. He chose the pro comp tires that look like MT claws, they are running a special now for 4 tires for the price of 3.
04-07-2006 12:40 PM
lenziep I think your jeep look good. 35's look awesome! Honestly, I think your jeep would look really good if you had a more aggressive mud tire on their.

I just bought a 2005 jeep wranger....looking at different options to do go with right now. I am so undecided on what to do. I want to lift it and go with either 33s or 35s. Mud tire that is. I am not for sure what kind of lift to do though. I got a quote today for a 2 inch puck lift with shocks for 199.95 and 250 for installation. Also got a quote for a 4 inch suspension lift with shocks for 459.95 and 250 for install. Seems kind of high to me what does everyone else think? Which lift should I go with puck or suspension?
03-15-2006 08:24 PM
jj33002 The tires are Mastercraft A/T. I didnt want to go to aggressive because I dont do a whole lot of offroading....YET....trying to get into it a lot more. Especially since I am getting my jeep the way I like it. I am going on a poker run on April 1, I will try to post some pics. As far as the weights I plan on painting them, I thought my buddy was full of sh*t also.
03-15-2006 03:32 PM
1BLKJP Tires look pretty good. What kind are they? Don't look too aggressive, but they are still 35's.

Whoever told you that you don't need your tires balanced then they are completely full of sh*t. If you are rolling 35's that are out of balance you will start shaking things loose in your suspension or steering which will lead to death wobble. If it bothers you seeing the weights then just hit them with a bit of black paint.
03-15-2006 10:04 AM
SouthTJ Yeah, much better pics. Why not go for the chrome center caps and paint them black. Would look better I think. As for the weights, I would think if you going to go over about 40 mph you are going to need the tires balanced. But that's just me.

Looks good.

edit: I think they can put the weights on the inside if you didn't want to look at them.
03-14-2006 11:17 PM
jj33002 Cool!!! Thanks for the picture upgrades.
03-14-2006 10:49 PM
03-14-2006 09:18 PM
New tires and wheels

Here are a couple of crappy pictures of my new 35x12.5 15's. And my new 15x8 pacer wheels.

I will try to get some better pictures posted, maybe some I can take in the daylight will help!!!! So did I do a good job picking them? Answer honestly!!!

I decided not to get the chrome center caps, so i am going to get the center of them painted.

I had someone tell me that I didnt need the weights on my tires to balance them, he said that I will not go fast enough to worry about it. Does anyone have any input on this? I have no idea since I dont know much about tires but I would think you need them.

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