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Old 08-28-2015, 09:41 PM
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Hey, I just got a wrangler, '93, this is the 5th one that i got but never a lifted one. I currently have 235 75/15 as tires, they look quiet small because I have a 4" lift. The question to you guys is if I can get 33's with her current rims? Is she going to run slow if I go 33's? What do you suggest?

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Hey, I just got a wrangler, '93, this is the 5th one that i got but never a lifted one. I currently have 235 75/15 as tires, they look quiet small because I have a 4" lift. The question to you guys is if I can get 33's with her current rims? Is she going to run slow if I go 33's? What do you suggest?
33's will fit with a 4" lift. I run 35's on a 4.5". As far as will the 33's fit your current wheels it depends on their width. I also suggest swapping to a 8.8 rear axle the d35 won't hold up to much abuse

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33x10.50, probably
33x12.50, no

I ran the old BFG 33x9.50 on the stock steel 15x7 spokers.
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Those appear to be 15x8 so a 12.50 wide tire will fit fine. Just fair warning if you do the work yourself. Mandatory tools for jeeps. Impact grade Torx bits. Sawzall , angle grinder with cutoff disk and flap disk , BFH , PB blaster breaker bars. And don't play in mud it gets in everything and destroys it not to mention falls in your eyes for years
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Mandatory tools for jeeps. Impact grade Torx bits. Sawzall , angle grinder with cutoff disk and flap disk , BFH , PB blaster breaker bars. And don't play in mud it gets in everything and destroys it not to mention falls in your eyes for years
10 minutes of fun=10 years of shit falling on your face. Also, the deeper you get into a project, the more you're going to find that you need more tools than expected.
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33's will fit with a 4" lift. I run 35's on a 4.5". As far as will the 33's fit your current wheels it depends on their width. I also suggest swapping to a 8.8 rear axle the d35 won't hold up to much abuse
Calling bs on that, my 91 still has stock axals, stock gears, 33 12.5s, and just turned 25 yr old this month! It's been wheeled on 33s for 15 of those 25, and the only thing I have ever changed in my axals is the gear oil! 137k on the odo.
FYI I have been planning my 8.8 swap for 10 yr, just waiting for the rear to go! Still going strong.
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Calling bs on that, my 91 still has stock axals, stock gears, 33 12.5s, and just turned 25 yr old this month! It's been wheeled on 33s for 15 of those 25, and the only thing I have ever changed in my axals is the gear oil! 137k on the odo.
FYI I have been planning my 8.8 swap for 10 yr, just waiting for the rear to go! Still going strong.
That's no BS, those of us who wheel regularly have seen plenty of D35's give up the ghost. There are so many variables, you may be lucky or just have a different idea about what "abuse" is. If you are very gentle with the go pedal, and don't spin your tires you may get more miles. If you're not used to western rock gardens, you may not know what abuse is. Either way the D35 is a weak axle with larger tires and black rated trails. The axle is fine for stock tires and mild (mild being a relative term) off-roading. It is not an axle anyone in their right mind would put $ into.
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An open diff could allow a D35 to least nearly forever, but the common perception is that lockers on a D35 will cause the shaft to snap when wheeling hard, especially with larger tires and low gearing.

One option I've learned about lately are the Super 35 axle shafts, which is a ton easier than replacing any axle. D35s have the axle shaft tube diameter as a D44 -- do some research and see what you are comfortable with.

33's on a D35 with a locker would be pushing it, but if you have an open differential, then you will likely be ok on basic trails.

Hope this doesn't start a D35 haters flame war.
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That's no BS, those of us who wheel regularly have seen plenty of D35's give up the ghost. There are so many variables, you may be lucky or just have a different idea about what "abuse" is. If you are very gentle with the go pedal, and don't spin your tires you may get more miles. If you're not used to western rock gardens, you may not know what abuse is. Either way the D35 is a weak axle with larger tires and black rated trails. The axle is fine for stock tires and mild (mild being a relative term) off-roading. It is not an axle anyone in their right mind would put $ into.
I've broken 3 D35's behind 2.5l jeeps wheeling in the mid Atlantic at Rausch creek offroad park in PA I learned to wheel back east All it takes is a tire to slip and grab traction and bang. And like Reno stated out west our rocks we have here are large and very from slick granite to sandstone which is like driving on 200 grit sandpaper. d35's don't last which is why you don't find 8.8s in scrapyards around here unless the vehicle just hit the yard that week

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