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Old 04-08-2011, 04:13 PM
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33's or 35's????

Hey All!!!
New on here as of yesterday and hoping someone can help me with a decision that I have been chewin on....
I have a 93 YJ with a brand new (less than 20 miles) 4.0L and getting ready to lift. I am going back and forth with the decision of 33's or 35's.
This will be a daily drive...half of the time and really looking to get this out for some trails runs.
I am looking for opinions from anyone out there...will I lose too much power? When I put 33's on my TJ I felt my power drop...will 35's be worse?

If I go 35's...how much lift should I look for? Thinking a combo Suspension/body lift.

Thanks in advance for the advice!!!!

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Before you worry about your lift consider these for 35s:

What rear axle do you have?
Can you afford to regear in the near future (35s on stock gears will be no fun)?
You will need to upgrade your steering and brakes for tires that large

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Wouldn't go bigger than 33s unless you go with an 8.8 in the rear with 4.10s.
I'm running 33x10.5 and will be moving up to 35s once I get the axles swapped in. I have a D30 and 8.8 with 4.10s begging to be put in.

I recently installed an 06 dual booster out of a TJ. It made a big difference in the braking. It only required a minor mod to increase the length of the pedal rod.

I'm running a 4" Race Car Dynamics suspension lift with 5/8" boom shackles.
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Before you worry about your lift consider these for 35s:

What rear axle do you have?
Can you afford to regear in the near future (35s on stock gears will be no fun)?
You will need to upgrade your steering and brakes for tires that large
Good point....
I am planning to do that in the future but not near. Have to earn more brownie points with the wife first
I liked my 33's but have friends telling me to go to 35's...maybe in good time.

I am not a gear guru- where is a good place to read up on gearing and axels so I can be smart too? I will RTFM...
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I have a D30 and 8.8 with 4.10s begging to be put in.

What does this mean exactly? Please excuse the 'rookieness'
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Good point....
I am planning to do that in the future but not near. Have to earn more brownie points with the wife first
I liked my 33's but have friends telling me to go to 35's...maybe in good time.

I am not a gear guru- where is a good place to read up on gearing and axels so I can be smart too? I will RTFM...
Well if you dont plan on doing a lot of offroad driving or highway driving, you may be able to get away with 35s on stock gearing. I drove about a month with 35s on 373 gears. It was TOLERABLE around town, but if I needed to go highway speeds or crawl speeds, it would not be the best. But before 35s really look into an axle. Stock D35 axles arent something you want to mix with 35 inch tires. The most common options are a Ford 8.8, D44, or a Super 35 Kit. I do not know of any specific links to info. You will find a lot on regearing and axles through google and the search on the forum because it is a pretty popular topic. Good luck
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I have a D30 and 8.8 with 4.10s begging to be put in.

What does this mean exactly? Please excuse the 'rookieness'
The D30 is a typical front axle. The 8.8 is a ford 8.8 rear axle. 4.10 is the gear ratio. I am not sure what he is talking about with the D30 because that is the stock axle...unless he means he just has a different one with his preferred gear ratio.
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The D30 is a typical front axle. The 8.8 is a ford 8.8 rear axle. 4.10 is the gear ratio. I am not sure what he is talking about with the D30 because that is the stock axle...unless he means he just has a different one with his preferred gear ratio.
I am running just stock right now so I guess I have D30's front and back
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I am running just stock right now so I guess I have D30's front and back
If it's stock then you have a D30 front axle and a D35 rear, you can find your gear ratio by checking the diff for a tag on either axle.
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If it's stock then you have a D30 front axle and a D35 rear, you can find your gear ratio by checking the diff for a tag on either axle.
ROGER THAT and will do!!!
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I have a D30 and 8.8 with 4.10s begging to be put in.

What does this mean exactly? Please excuse the 'rookieness'
I bought a D30 with 4.10 gears and an Ford Explorer 8.8 rear end with 4.10 gears as well. I plan to recondition them, seals, bearing and some fab work to get the 8.8 mounted. I say begging to be put in because the 4.10 gears will pretty much bring me back to stock. My current gears are 3.07s.

Here's a good video to watch to understand how differentials work...
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I'm rocking Dana 30 and a super 35 with 4:88s. I don't go off road much, but man, those 4:88s are nice on the highway oh and im running 35s
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I personally like my 33" x 10.50" BFG M/T KM1's The tread lasts a nice long time, even on highway driving. It's just to bad that BFG quit making the KM1's. So if you can find them, buy them "used" They are worth it. IMO
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I just went from 35s to 33s and I'm missing my 35s already but I wanted to try out the Dura-Tracs and they don't make them in 35s. I'm going to run them for a while and see how they work out.

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