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jsizemore 12-14-2012 12:30 AM

17" Wheels and 35" Tires???
 
Hi Jeep forum!

I just got a 2006 Jeep Wrangler and I just got 17in wheels and 35in tires. I was hoping to get some advice on what type of lift to get, 3inch?, 4inch? Full suspension or just a body lift? I'm not wanting to go off road much or mudding, I really just want the jeep to ride the same and look good.

Any advice would be appreciated!!

Thanks!:):)

TJspeed 12-14-2012 12:40 AM

4" suspension and 1"body. And a SYE and new drive shaft. You need to regear and up grade your brakes. What rear axle do you have?

jsizemore 12-14-2012 12:52 AM

Thanks man! What if I down graded to 33" tires? Would I be ok with only a 3" lift?

Brew 12-14-2012 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by jsizemore
Thanks man! What if I down graded to 33" tires? Would I be ok with only a 3" lift?

Ok but not without extended bump stops that limit your articulation. 4" is perfect for 33s.

TJspeed 12-14-2012 10:13 AM

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Originally Posted by jsizemore (Post 3102258)
Thanks man! What if I down graded to 33" tires? Would I be ok with only a 3" lift?

If you don't plan on of roading 3"it's fine. You still need to extend bump stops as said already. And depending on what gears you have now you may have to regear. and you could add a 1.25" body lift and a 1" motor lift to help with drive line vibs.

Personally I don't think a TJ shouldn't see anything bigger then a 16"wheel

Imped 12-14-2012 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by TJspeed (Post 3103278)

Personally I don't think a TJ shouldn't see anything bigger then a 16"wheel

17's

http://i460.photobucket.com/albums/q...213_091401.jpg

TJspeed 12-14-2012 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Imped (Post 3103289)

17's

Unless your running a big enough tire. Then it looks good. By the way very cool picture. Very different from the normal Jeep pictures.

Jerry Bransford 12-14-2012 10:19 AM

Yep for offroading use, 4" is recommended for 33" tires, 5" for 35" tires... 1" of which can be a body lift. :)

jsizemore 12-14-2012 02:41 PM

To: Imped
Thanks for the comments. I actually may go down to a 33 tire and 16 wheel so I won't have to replace drive line and gears etc...
Cool Jeep! What size wheels and tires do u have?

Jerry Bransford 12-14-2012 02:45 PM

If you are downsizing wheel sizes anyway, bypass the 16" size wheel. The 16" wheel and tire size selection is limited at best and much more expensive than 15" or 17". Personally, I'd stick with a 15".

Imped 12-14-2012 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jsizemore (Post 3104178)
To: Imped
Thanks for the comments. I actually may go down to a 33 tire and 16 wheel so I won't have to replace drive line and gears etc...
Cool Jeep! What size wheels and tires do u have?

Stick with 15's. 16 is a metric size and will result in pricier tires and thicker sidewalls.

Those are 37x12.50x17's. One other advantage of bigger wheels that hasn't been stated is that you've got space to fit larger brakes. Nothing wrong with 35x12.50x17 tires.....and in fact, 17" wheels are a smart buy, as the industry is starting to trend away from 15" wheels.

jsizemore 12-14-2012 03:38 PM

What about 35" tires on 15" wheels? Would that look good?

Jerry Bransford 12-14-2012 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by jsizemore (Post 3104326)
What about 35" tires on 15" wheels? Would that look good?

That is the combination I am running and it certainly looks good enough for my needs which are not all that heavily weighted toward simply looking good. Not to mention the added sidewall gained with a 15" wheel over a 17" is very helpful offroad due to its ability to flex more easily which improves offroad traction.

jsizemore 12-14-2012 06:59 PM

What do you guys think about 33" tires and 17" wheels?

Jerry Bransford 12-14-2012 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jsizemore (Post 3104924)
What do you guys think about 33" tires and 17" wheels?

For a Jeep that sees offroad use, that wouldn't give enough sidewall height to make me very happy at all.


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