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Moonrider 05-16-2013 10:44 PM

New JK help needed
 
Hello Everyone. It's my first thread, but i ve been following this forum for few months now, i ve read many articles and treads, but wanted to ask specific questions to help in ordering my first jk sport. I have decided to go with 2 door since im single and not planning to get family for the next 3-4 years at least. I plan on putting 285/70-17 duratrack tires with procomp 7005 wheels or level 8 Tracker wheels.

1) What rim size do i need, thickness, offset, backspacing and etc to fit that tire size?

2) should i get 3.73 axle ratio when ordering mine? Please consider that i don't think i ever go with 35" tires on 2 doors.

3) What is the difference between 285/70-17 vs 33x12.5x17. Are they pretty similar to each other? Im looking for a bit wider stance , not much out from flare fenders.

4) this is most complicated topic for me- what should i use? Leveling kit? Lift kit? I like look of 2.5" lifts tho

I'm looking forward to your feedback, thank you all.

Dragonscape 05-16-2013 11:40 PM

1. not there yet still running stock
2. Get 3.73
3. Just a few millimeters difference
4. Depends on other mods, bumpers, winch, personal preference
5. Love the Chow avatar, how old is the pup

Moonrider 05-16-2013 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Dragonscape (Post 3764255)
1. not there yet still running stock
2. Get 3.73
3. Just a few millimeters difference
4. Depends on other mods, bumpers, winch, personal preference
5. Love the Chow avatar, how old is the pup

Thanks for your feedback. The puppy is 2 months old on a pic, but its not mine, my favorite breed tho, hope to have one in near future))

Tweak 05-16-2013 11:57 PM

without a doubt get 3.73. in the future if you decide to go with 4.88's or something lower, it will save you from having to buy a new carrier. to be honest, I am on 37x13.50r17's and get by just fine with 3.73's. 3.21's would be downright undriveable.

http://www.crawlpedia.com/tire_size_converter.htm

this should help with your tire questions.

as for the lift, this is the area where you should not skimp. you get what you pay for. rock krawler, rubicon express, metalcloak, just to name a few all make awesome 2.5 kits. my suggestion would be the rock krawler max travel 2.5 kit.

Moonrider 05-17-2013 12:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Tweak (Post 3764293)
without a doubt get 3.73. in the future if you decide to go with 4.88's or something lower, it will save you from having to buy a new carrier. to be honest, I am on 37x13.50r17's and get by just fine with 3.73's. 3.21's would be downright undriveable.

http://www.crawlpedia.com/tire_size_converter.htm

this should help with your tire questions.

as for the lift, this is the area where you should not skimp. you get what you pay for. rock krawler, rubicon express, metalcloak, just to name a few all make awesome 2.5 kits. my suggestion would be the rock krawler max travel 2.5 kit.

Thanks, that tire converter helped a lot. I forgot to mention that jk will be used as a 95% dd and 5% basic/mild off road. Do you still recommend ordering 3.73?

I will look into rock krawler 2.5" lift. Do you how much should i expect paying for it including labor? I don't think i can install it myself...

Tweak 05-17-2013 11:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Moonrider (Post 3764332)
Thanks, that tire converter helped a lot. I forgot to mention that jk will be used as a 95% dd and 5% basic/mild off road. Do you still recommend ordering 3.73?

I will look into rock krawler 2.5" lift. Do you how much should i expect paying for it including labor? I don't think i can install it myself...

I DD mine but I am on 37's so it is a whole different story. 3.73's will be fine for DD. talk to AOR here on the forum, he is a great guy and can most likely get you a better deal on a lift. I purchased mine from him. I think its $1300 on quadratec but look around. No idea on install pricing. you would have to talk to different shops.


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