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njskater59 05-03-2013 08:47 PM

Lift and Tires in Foreseable Future
 
I drive a 2010 JK Sport 2 DR with 3.21 gears and 255/75/17 rubicon tires. Now I want 33in tires and a 1.75-2.5in lift.

Tires:
I am looking for a light setup because of my gearing, mpg, and tire carrier. I also need something that is good in the snow (light and packed, heavy and deep), rain, mud, and trails because I am located in NJ. I do drive to school about 400 miles away and come home on breaks so it needs to drive well on the road as well.
So far I have been looking at the 33x12.5R15 or R16. I am on a budget, but will the R15s effect my air down with all the sidewall?
I will be getting new wheels for the new tires size with proper backspacing, so those need to be light as well.

Lift:
I want a lot of flex and articulation without rubbing the fender, but I don't want to go that big and need something for a comfortable DD. I'll probably get new shocks as well for rider comfort.

I will be trimming the fenders when ever I get the tires as well.

Regardless of what I do first, the other will probably be done withing 3-5 months. I will be doing the install to learn about my Jeep.

Any and all advice appreciated.

Can't decide what I want to do first because

marslim 05-03-2013 08:54 PM

Im running 33x12.5r15 Duratracs and am really happy with them, they are lightweight, winter rated and are a good compromise between highway ride and off road traction. They are the most popular choice for jks, if you are really concerned about deep snow highway traction you may want to go with something a bit narrower as a 12.5" wide will tend to float on deep now

njskater59 05-25-2013 11:47 AM

Thread didn't get much love so I'm bumping it.

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Originally Posted by marslim (Post 3716886)
Im running 33x12.5r15 Duratracs and am really happy with them, they are lightweight, winter rated and are a good compromise between highway ride and off road traction. They are the most popular choice for jks, if you are really concerned about deep snow highway traction you may want to go with something a bit narrower as a 12.5" wide will tend to float on deep now

I just need tires that are great on the road around town and on the highway for extended periods, that are also capable off road. I live in NJ and we get hit 2-3 times every winter with a big storm, so I only drive in deep snow round town at 20-40 mph, a couple times a year. The rest would be no more then 4-6 inches. Right now I am about 97% on road 3% off but want to start off roading more.

I have also been looking into a budget boost due to, well my budget, because I want 33's. I found the Rancho 2in Sport Lift. This seems almost the best of both worlds because you do get a spacer in the back and springs up front, with shocks. I found it with the RS9000xl online for 370 so that's a great deal. I like the idea of paying a little extra for a better ridge with my boost.

I am really just looking for ideas for someone on a budget who wants 33's and a bit of a boost. I like the wide stance fat tire look, but don't want to sacrifice my on road performance...excluding mpg because I know that's going to take a hit. I want the advice of the WF community on a light tire and wheel setup that fits my driving needs.
The 33x12.5xR17 Procomp tire and wheel combo on quadratech is ~2000 depending on the tire setup. This is roughly my budget for tires and wheels. I would like to spend less, so maybe a setup with R16 or R15 and different combo. I'm just bouncing around my ideas.

Thanks to everyone in advance.


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