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Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 11:04 AM

Leaving today up to a vote!!
 
Alright, everyone...heres the deal

I've wanted 35's for quite a while becuase i just look funny on my current 32's...i was planning to wait until i had enough money to change my rear axle as well as my gears and just do it all at the same time but i'm getting a bit impatient (unless the vote says otherwise).

Heres my financial situation...currently have a couple thousand on my credit card due to going to the Czech Republic and Germany for 2 weeks (got back about 4 weeks ago) so the cost of the tires would go on the cc and i'd just pay those off at a later date.

I've got 1500 coming in from a friend that owes me money (paying me tuesday), will hit my bonus this quarter from work which is another 1-2k, will have an extra check in august in the amount of about 1400, and then to top it off i'll also sell my current 32's for about 400 bucks since i've got a lot of tread left on them.

Currently only running a d30/d35 setup so would just have to be careful for a bit until i was able to get the new ford 8.8 installed. I've also got 4.10's at the moment and when i do the axle will be going with 4.88's. Worst thing that happens is i snap it and then will just add a little more onto the good ol credit card to fix it lol.

Oh, and my birthday is in august so if you vote yes this is my present/treat to myself.

The tires i'll be getting are some bfg at/ta's and there is one shop that has them in stock which a customer decided not to pick up after ordering so they're just sitting on them at the moment. There is also a 100 dollar rebate on them currently.

So...the vote is up to you all :)

If its a yes, i'll be going over in about 3 hours when i get out of work and will then buff and wax her :)

If its a no...then i'll just buff and wax when i get home :)

Thanks for the votes and comments!!

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 11:30 AM

Forgot to mention, the new 35's would only be 6 pounds heavier than the current 32's and for those of you bad at math...after selling my current tires paired with the 100 rebate, the new 35's would cost me about 400 bucks.

Another thing i'm looking forward to is the increased stability of them through puddles and slush...they seem a bit narrow for how tall it is so the extra inch would be nice to hopefully not pull the jeep into the curb.

Anywho...

i get home from work at 12:30 mtn time! Keep em comin...

KBR97 06-29-2013 11:45 AM

Being that you came on here to ask you already know the answer. You want us to tell you its ok to do something you already know you probably shouldn't do. :whistling::D
I know how exciting it is, and I still would suggest waiting. Do the axles first if you really have to use the credit.

Best advice I can give is don't use the credit....I am a bit of a hypocrite though.

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KBR97 (Post 3911301)
Being that you came on here to ask you already know the answer. You want us to tell you its ok to do something you already know you probably shouldn't do. :whistling::D
I know how exciting it is, and I still would suggest waiting. Do the axles first if you really have to use the credit.

Best advice I can give is don't use the credit....I am a bit of a hypocrite though.

Yeah, i'm with ya...

The good thing for me is this is the only debt i carry...i got through school without any loans and own everything outright. So, this is all i'm taking care of at the moment in terms of debt.

I know i should wait but with the rebate on them currently, being able to sell my current tires for a good price, and also might be able to get a little discount on them since they were ordered and they're just sittnig on them (free install or soemthing). So the price on them would be great for a new set.

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 12:52 PM

bump!!! Need more votes lol

NC Bear 06-29-2013 01:03 PM

screw the credit card. If you insist on having it done and have to finance it, go to your bank and check out the personal loan thing. Find out how much you can get for the payment you can COMFORTABLY pay, and get it all done, axles and all at one time with lower than credit card interest.

The main thing is don't over extend yourself with debt for mods. Be patient and build your rig as you go, you will appreciate it more, and will have it built right, the 1st time.

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 01:16 PM

I work at a bank...personal banker :)

My cc 0% interest...

Rubicondon53 06-29-2013 01:33 PM

It's a bit different, but I blew through 2 axles on my off road trailer before I finally saw the light and installed a 3,700 lb ezlube axle.. Hindsight is after all 20/20... The axles are the foundation of anything with wheels, get your foundation taken care of first... You can always buy the tires on sale and store them.. :)

Tyr4nt 06-29-2013 01:37 PM

I was a "NO" vote until you said it was your birthday month in August.

I voted yes, but with the following caveat: Yes, if you buy them in August (provided your $100$ rebate doesn't end first) when it is your birthday.

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 01:42 PM

Birthday is August 4th...good ol 27 yrs old

as for the 100 rebate, its only good yesterday/today/tomorrow

Apparently a customer ordered them, then decided against them, so they're just sitting on them at the moment. Maybe they can hook me up with free install or something or a free alignment (my alignment is jacked).

Who knows...i'm not too worried about it, although they would definitely look good though!!!

TLATEOTW 06-29-2013 01:51 PM

i stopped reading at "Currently only running a d30/d35 setup" and voted for the second option ;)

35s is a whole new level unlike 31s to 33s, fixes/upgrades can be done gradually on the smaller tires but for 35s everything should be done the right way and all at once.

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TLATEOTW (Post 3911561)
i stopped reading at "Currently only running a d30/d35 setup" and voted for the second option ;)

35s is a whole new level unlike 31s to 33s, fixes/upgrades can be done gradually on the smaller tires but for 35s everything should be done the right way and all at once.

Yeah, i'm well aware of the necessary stuff for the 35's...

basically i can jsut get them at a good deal at the moment due to being able to sell my current set while they're still good unlike if they were bald/cut/punctured.

I will be running a ford 8.8 axle with 4.88's and will be doing a super 30 kit up front...i already upgraded my steering and have a manual so i'm not too worried about the brakes due to being able to engine brake.

The axle and gears will come around February...guy will install the 8.8 with 4.88 gears front and rear for 1700 (axle and parts included)

KBR97 06-29-2013 02:58 PM

If the axle install is a definite thing in february then go for it. Credit card with zero interest and your willing to use it for repairs if needed?...eh what the hell.
Being a personal banker I'll assume you don't need any debt advice lol.

Change my vote to yes.

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KBR97 (Post 3911695)
If the axle install is a definite thing in february then go for it. Credit card with zero interest and your willing to use it for repairs if needed?...eh what the hell.
Being a personal banker I'll assume you don't need any debt advice lol.

Change my vote to yes.

Yeah, its definitely going to happen...i wouldnt want to constantly be thinking "is it gonna snap here????" and i also want the 4.88's really bad so it'll actually "go" lol

yeah, i've been at the bank for about 3 years now and really like it :)
I hated it at first, left for 8 months to do something else, then realized i had it really good and went back to the same bank in the same position...they also gave me a 5200 dollar raise to come back lol.

If i do it, i'll just have to up my game and bonus out the remaining two quarters for the year and get a nice tax return...

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 04:31 PM

Well...apparently my impatience got the best of me regardless of the votes lol...

Showed up, got a 100 dollar rebate, free install, free alignment, and have someone picking up my old set of 32's for 500...so, out the door the new tires cost me 275 with an alignment.

I dont notice any difference in terms of acceleration so thats a good deal...

Without further ado, here we are:

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...n_SVT/35s3.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...n_SVT/35s1.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...n_SVT/35s2.jpg

thgr8alex 06-29-2013 06:53 PM

Wow that looks fantastic! Good decision haha

Owen_TJ 06-29-2013 11:21 PM

Thanks man...now just planning to pick up the axle and the gears in the very near future :)

After that then it's high clearance skid time!

So far they've been just fine...don't notice anything in terms of decreased accel in town over my 32s

Can't wait for the 4.88s though

trojaneuph 06-29-2013 11:56 PM

I need to change my undies now. Nice rig dude!

KBR97 06-30-2013 12:10 AM

Looks good! :thumb:
Our jeeps look very similar.

Sccrbrg 06-30-2013 02:08 AM

Sick Jeep!

You lucked out on those 35's though. When I had my truck I was running 35's and it cost me about $300 PER tire to replace them - and you got out of the deal for 275! WOW High-Five!

I wish I could throw some 35's on there, but cant currently find someone to take care of something as simple as fixing my ACE rock sliders. 35's are still way down the road for me =/

Owen_TJ 06-30-2013 02:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trojaneuph (Post 3912867)
I need to change my undies now. Nice rig dude!

Haha, thanks man...if i have some time tomorrow i'll clean her up a bit and take some better pics

Quote:

Originally Posted by KBR97 (Post 3912882)
Looks good! :thumb:
Our jeeps look very similar.

Thanks!! Should post a pic :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sccrbrg (Post 3913010)
Sick Jeep!

You lucked out on those 35's though. When I had my truck I was running 35's and it cost me about $300 PER tire to replace them - and you got out of the deal for 275! WOW High-Five!

I wish I could throw some 35's on there, but cant currently find someone to take care of something as simple as fixing my ACE rock sliders. 35's are still way down the road for me =/

yeah, man...thats the only reason i pulled the trigger on them.

overall its a bad decision for me to run them on my d35 but...well...i wanted them and couldnt help it lol. I'll pick up an 8.8 and some 4.88's in the very near future.

just gonna baby the d35 and 4.10's at the moment

KBR97 06-30-2013 09:12 AM

Distant cousins maybe lol.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i7...photo-18-1.jpg

Owen_TJ 06-30-2013 11:29 AM

Definitely similar!!! Looks great, man!

you should get some black paint out and paint the fender well in the front...that way it'll match with the rest of the black fender :)

just a thought...

did mine a while back (you can kind of see in the pics how its all blacked out)

Steve2012 06-30-2013 01:05 PM

That looks very good! Curious, what size lift is that? I "kinda had" to put 35's on mine also, needed tires bad, good deal on on bfg's. Getting by now with 2" sl and 1.25 bl, about to change to 4" suspension. Wondering what yours has?

TheDesertOutlaw 06-30-2013 01:09 PM

Your Jeep looks great! After selling my last set of tires, my set of used BFG AT/KOs set me back a whopping $325 - for a virtually new set of tires.

Owen_TJ 06-30-2013 01:11 PM

Thanks a lot, man...I didn't have to at all lol...my 32s had 14/32 left on two and 9/32 on the other two lol.

I'm running:

Zone 3" SL (got 3.75 after it settled, actually)
Zone 1.25 body lift
1" mml (no tcase drop)
Smitty tube fenders
Xenon 6" flat read flares

Owen_TJ 06-30-2013 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheDesertOutlaw (Post 3913766)
Your Jeep looks great! After selling my last set of tires, my set of used BFG AT/KOs set me back a whopping $325 - for a virtually new set of tires.

I love your tj...just needed to confess lol

Steve2012 06-30-2013 01:19 PM

Thanks for the info, I was going with the zone 4 inch, should have in next month or so. Again, very good looking. Similar to the future of mine, one day...

Owen_TJ 06-30-2013 01:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve2012 (Post 3913790)
Thanks for the info, I was going with the zone 4 inch, should have in next month or so. Again, very good looking. Similar to the future of mine, one day...

No problem...

Are you going to run a sye as well??

Steve2012 06-30-2013 01:38 PM

Yes eventually, shooting for sye/drive shaft, upper/lower adj ca's first of year. Then start on fenders and other cosmetics a little at a time after that. It will get there sooner or later.


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