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JC22 02-28-2012 02:13 PM

35" or 33"????
 
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I've been reading everything I can on this forum and found countless useful threads. I'm newer to owning a jeep, and I'll own nothing else from here on. I have a 2011 Sahara, 4 door, with a BDS 2" spacer/shock kit(basically a budget leveling kit). This kit is set up for 33's, and I want 35's of course! I had my 18" rims powder coated, so I'm not getting rid of them anytime soon. The recommended wheel choice by BDS is 33" x 12.50" w/16 x 8 and 4-1/2" back spacing. I'm not even sure what my back spacing is. Lol

So has anyone done 35's on 2" lift with stock 18" rims??
Or
Any suggestions??

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kjeeper10 02-28-2012 02:33 PM

Auto/manual ?

You may suffer a bit performance wise with 35's.

Also, 2" is pushing it for 35's. You will need to chop the flares or install aftermarket flats.
Wheel spacers also.

I would go 33's :)

4fit 02-28-2012 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 2084068)
Auto/manual ?

You may suffer a bit performance wise with 35's.

Also, 2" is pushing it for 35's. You will need to chop the flares or install aftermarket flats.
Wheel spacers also.

I would go 33's :)

^^ this. Depending on what the width is of the 33" tire you go with, you may still need to install wheel spacers or at least do washers on your steering stops.

XJ Knight 02-28-2012 02:44 PM

99.99% Positive the back spacing on your stock rims is 6.25

JC22 02-28-2012 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10
Auto/manual ?

You may suffer a bit performance wise with 35's.

Also, 2" is pushing it for 35's. You will need to chop the flares or install aftermarket flats.
Wheel spacers also.

I would go 33's :)

It's an auto, and of course the first vehicle I've driven that's not a manual. It's the only 2011 in white I could find with what I wanted, especially with the 12's coming out. I do have 3:73 gears, but know I'd have to upgrade for 35's.

JC22 02-28-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by 4fit
^^ this. Depending on what the width is of the 33" tire you go with, you may still need to install wheel spacers or at least do washers on your steering stops.

I was thinking about wheel spacers since my rims are 18's, didn't think about the steering stops, thanks!

4fit 02-28-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight (Post 2084101)
99.99% Positive the back spacing on your stock rims is 6.25

I'll add the additional .01%. :D. All stock JK wheels are 6.25" backspacing. :thumb:

JC22 02-28-2012 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
99.99% Positive the back spacing on your stock rims is 6.25

Thanks! That will help make a decision on tires for sure.

XJ Knight 02-28-2012 03:54 PM

Your max width tire you can run on your stock wheels before you need spacers or new wheels is close to 10.5in so keep that in mind as well

Psychoink 02-28-2012 03:58 PM

35"!!!! The last lift I had I got 33" and immediately wanted 35" afterward

kjeeper10 02-28-2012 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Psychoink
35"!!!! The last lift I had I got 33" and immediately wanted 35" afterward

And this is why I am going 35" BUT-

I am prepared for the consequences. ;)

GoPacers 02-28-2012 04:09 PM

35". You won't be happy with the 33", at least I wasn't. I had 33" tires put on last Thursday and went back the next day to take them off and get 35" tires. I'll have my 35" and lift put on Saturday. 33" are too small, IMO. Especially with no lift. Looks like stock.

kjeeper10 02-28-2012 04:10 PM

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Originally Posted by GoPacers
35". You won't be happy with the 33", at least I wasn't. I had 33" tires put on last Thursday and went back the next day to take them off and get 35" tires. I'll have my 35" and lift put on Saturday. 33" are too small, IMO. Especially with no lift. Looks like stock.

33's look small with no lift :confused:

GoPacers 02-28-2012 04:18 PM

I thought so. I wish I knew how to post pictures so I could share my jeep when it's finished. I have a picture right now of the 33" tires with no lift.

Supercop260 02-28-2012 05:13 PM

I've been having the same inner battle as the OP. I know I want 35"s but the 33"s are more affordable and less compromising on performance. I've also been looking at picture threads for the last week, but I think the best comparison is in person. Start hunting for other modded Jeeps.

Twisky 02-28-2012 05:16 PM

I think it really matters if you have a 2 or 4 door.
I have a 2 door and I'm stuck between 33 and 35.
Rock Krawler 2.5 stock mod and Bilstein 5100's are sitting in my garage right now.

4fit 02-28-2012 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by GoPacers (Post 2084340)
I thought so. I wish I knew how to post pictures so I could share my jeep when it's finished. I have a picture right now of the 33" tires with no lift.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f2/how-...ture-8794.html

JC22 02-28-2012 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by XJ Knight
Your max width tire you can run on your stock wheels before you need spacers or new wheels is close to 10.5in so keep that in mind as well

Well that sucks because my stock 32's are 10in already. Looks like if I want anything fun I'll need new rims. Thanks for the heads up!

JC22 02-28-2012 10:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Twisky
I think it really matters if you have a 2 or 4 door.
I have a 2 door and I'm stuck between 33 and 35.
Rock Krawler 2.5 stock mod and Bilstein 5100's are sitting in my garage right now.

Thats a nice set up. I've seen 4 doors with 35's on them, it's impressive. 2 doors always look good with 35's, thats the golden standard of "Jeep", right?


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