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Old 01-05-2014, 09:48 PM
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33" or 35"

Finally got my jeep lifted and painted. I went with RE 4" i thought i wanted 33" but now I think i have too much room in the wheel wells? I have a 4.0 and automatic trans. Any advice I don't want to buy the wrong size?

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Old 01-05-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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Looks great! Love the color! It all depends on the gears! 4:56s for 33", and 4:88s for 35"s. Just my thinking.

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Old 01-05-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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What's on it now? 31's? Gonna need to re-gear anyway so 35's should clear.
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(If you haven't already) You'll need to do something about the D35 too.. I'd stick with 33s until then.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:44 AM   #5
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33's are your best bet. 35's are gonna lead to other projects. You wont have much flex either with 35's. I have a 4 1/2" lift with 35s and no flares and I still have some cutting to do in the rear.
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If you plan on keeping your Gambler wheels, you need to consider the back spacing. Those wheels have 5.5" so you may not be able to go bigger than 31" or 32" without some mods, spacers or wheel stop adjustment. If you plan to replace the wheels, then be sure to get the proper backspacing (4.75 I think, but do some research). Otherwise your tires are going to rub.
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Im going to change the rims and run 15/8/ and i believe its 4.5 back spasse. i just don't want to get into changing gear ratios and more money.

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Im going to change the rims and run 15/8/ and i believe its 4.5 back spasse. i just don't want to get into changing gear ratios and more money.

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Do you know what gear ratio you have now? If you have the 3.07 you will really be disappointed with performance no matter if its a 33 or 35. I would think a 35 would be miserable. I am all about stuffing some big tires under a Jeep but, it sucks when you cant even pass someone on the highway... I run 35's with 4.10's, and I have plenty of power with a 5 speed however, on a decent grade I find myself downshifting from time to time.
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I am thinking original gear set up, I think this is sounding like a 33" tire and rim swap I don't want to spend anymore money but I don't want to look stupid with the lift and flares etc.

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I'd put some 33s on a set of rims with 3.75" backspacing. You shouldn't have any problems with tires rubbing the springs then.

I really wouldn't go to 35s on stock gears. It'll be a dog. And you might be disappointed on how little clearance you'd have. I'm on 6" of lift with tube fenders and my 35s still rub.
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I'd put some 33s on a set of rims with 3.75" backspacing. You shouldn't have any problems with tires rubbing the springs then.

I really wouldn't go to 35s on stock gears. It'll be a dog. And you might be disappointed on how little clearance you'd have. I'm on 6" of lift with tube fenders and my 35s still rub.
^^ This.

Stock gears and the stock rear axle wont handle 35" tires.

I have 8.5 inches of total lift and I can get my 35" tires to rub when I get it flexed out. So, a standard 4" lift will be ok on the street, but once it starts to settle, you will be rubbing all the time. Besides the fact that you will need a different rear end and new gears, more so that you have an auto, then a standard.
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I have a 4" lift with 32's and I think it looks good. No power in 5th with stock gears though.

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well i listened and bought 33 but in the end went 35 my plans were to keep it on the street until the paint gets messed up. But i might put some gears in too still fine tuning. Here it is what do you think?

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Looks great! You'll have to regear if you do a lot of highway driving, and go easy on the D35. I see an 8.8 rear end in your future with probably 4.56 gears. Before you take it off road, check your tire clearence. If you have a loading dock or anyplace you can lift one tire up a few feet and see if and where you rub, you may need to get new bump stops to save your sheet metal.
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Looks nice! Big improvement
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Looks really nice. Love the color. The tires fill the wells good. Hope it works out for you. Just my opinion but, I think black bumper and grill would look better. Not saying the chrome doesn't look good...
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Thanks for the comments. Im trying to do it clean. Reno92 the D35 is what the trans? What should i be paying attention to as I put some weekend miles on it?

Samizdad Im looking for bumpers and your right black color but this stuff isnt cheap either. Heck its killing me to get into jeep looking for steps now
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Thanks for the comments. Im trying to do it clean. Reno92 the D35 is what the trans? What should i be paying attention to as I put some weekend miles on it? Samizdad Im looking for bumpers and your right black color but this stuff isnt cheap either. Heck its killing me to get into jeep looking for steps now
The D35 is the Dana 35 rear axle. The 35s will be hard on the stock gearing.
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I use grab handles that Velcro to the roll bar to help me get in. A decent pair costs about $20. I need the handle even with steps, but I'm only 5'5"
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I would shift it down manually when climbing hills and stuff. Torque Flight trannys are known for not shifting down soon enough, bogging and tearing themselves up. The TF999 you should have is a great tranny for off road stuff when set up with proper gears.

Your rig looks great!!
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:46 PM   #21
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Looks sweet!!! What color did you use exactly?
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:37 PM
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I went with tangelo orange house of colors paint pretty spendy 125.00 a quart. But in the sun it is really nice. Thanks for the compliment too.

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