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05wranglerx05 12-25-2011 07:53 PM

35" tires question
Have a 4" rough country with a 1.25" body lift. I am wanting to know if i run 35's will it be ok with stock axles? I dont never go off road with it, just on the street and it does see snow every now and then, i guess question is will i be ok with 35's just for the street on stock axles. My jeep is a 2005 wrangler x.

nicolas-eric 12-25-2011 07:59 PM

On the road 35s are ok with stock axles.

2003x 12-25-2011 08:08 PM

I run the same setup, and ran 35s on my stock axles before upgrading the axles. I ran them with 3.07s, not the ideal setup. After about three months, the spiders in the rear went. That was only normal street driving.

05wranglerx05 12-25-2011 08:12 PM

Yeah my tag says 3.73 i think, not positive. I dont know if that might change anything with the spider gears going out or not?

Kevinm2467 12-25-2011 08:21 PM

I'm really wanting to go 35's also. I have 4.0 automatic with 4.10's, 6 inch susp lift, sye and cv driveshaft. I'm currently running 33's. Im just very undecided on doing this with the d35 rear axle. A lot of people say do it. But majority say don't till I get new axles.

05wranglerx05 12-25-2011 08:27 PM

Feel your pain just dont know exactly how the 35's are going to react with 3.73 rear end and all stock axles. Guess one way to find out is just do it

Kevinm2467 12-25-2011 08:29 PM


Originally Posted by 05wranglerx05
Feel your pain just dont know exactly how the 35's are going to react with 3.73 rear end and all stock axles. Guess one way to find out is just do it

Yeah I was looking at a gear ratio chart it it looked like it would lower my rpms a little with the 35's at interstate speeds and the chart showed I would actually get better mpg. I got the link to the gear ratio chart from here, but I'm not exactly sure where it was.

05wranglerx05 12-25-2011 08:31 PM

Ok ill try to find it, might just have to upgrade the gears

Kevinm2467 12-25-2011 08:32 PM


Originally Posted by 05wranglerx05
Ok ill try to find it, might just have to upgrade the gears

Are you running a auto or manual?

05wranglerx05 12-25-2011 08:34 PM

6 speed manual

Kevinm2467 12-25-2011 08:38 PM

Here it is

Kevinm2467 12-25-2011 08:45 PM


Originally Posted by Kevinm2467
Here it is

I believe that is the rpms at 60 mph.

05wranglerx05 12-25-2011 08:47 PM

Awesome chart. Thanks, gonna try 35's without gear change first and see how it goes

HarryJeepGuy 12-25-2011 08:54 PM

Start saving money...

Kevinm2467 12-25-2011 08:56 PM


Originally Posted by HarryJeepGuy
Start saving money...

Lol.... I knew it was coming :) haha.

burton160w 12-25-2011 10:07 PM

I would absolutely not recommend 35s with the stock Dana 35 axle in the rear, especially with 3.73 gearing. First, since you're asking the question you know you're looking for trouble. People run the combo, but the inevitable bang when your pinion gear explodes or your axle shaft pops is not the moment when you want to say man I wish I had upgraded my axle. A dead stop like that can cause a serious accident, especially at highway speeds. Here's a nice picture of what you can expect to deal with if you're lucky and don't hit anyone.

*Sorry Stephen, had to steal it :whistling:

As well, with 35s there is a host of other considerations you need to make. The gearing at 3.73 isn't low enough to power the tires. Even at 4.11, I find myself downshifting often and rarely using 5th gear. The brakes need to be upgraded, and there aren't many options for those Dana 35 drum brakes. The steering components will also need to be upgraded because they wear out incredibly quickly. You're also going to wear your stock u-joints out and those will have to be addressed.

You'd be an idiot to do it without upgrading because you're just asking for trouble. Best case scenario you blow your pinion gear on a rural road. Mine blew going around a corner on a highway and luckily I could pull over to the side. Worst case scenario, you snap a shaft at 75mph and kill yourself or somebody else. Just do the 8.8 swap, replace your brakes, and factor in the necessities that go along with a tire upgrade.

necromancer_tat 12-26-2011 03:40 AM

Superior Axle and Gear Super 35 kit. :whistling:

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