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Old 07-18-2015, 01:48 PM
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Should i shoot for 33's?

I have a 94 manual 2.5 with 31x10.50s' on, anyone think it would be ok to shove more tire down there? Or would it not be worth it in the long run? I don't drive at high speeds or commute far, but I'm not a hardcore off roader either. I do test the jeeps limits though.

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It will make the Jeep a real dog to drive on the highway and not much better around town. 5th gear will become useless unless you are going downhill. I can say this because I lived it for a few years. It just wasn't as much fun to drive. I finally regeared to 4:88 and it made a world of difference. Before you make the investment in tires, see if a friend on 33's will let you swap them onto your jeep for a test drive.

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Old 07-18-2015, 03:07 PM   #3
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I ran my YJ with 33s for years. These are the old 33x9.50x15 KOs. A 2.5" lift on stock 15x7 five spoke steels. no clearance issues. And I ran them thru the4.2L, Peugeot 5 speed and 3.07s for over 10 years as a DD. Today the smallest is 33.10.50x15 from BFG.

And yes, 4th gear was the highway cruising gear. But 1st thru 4th... no issues. And it was not a dog. Who needs overdrive.

What rear end do you have? Since you do not drive highway, 4.88s will be nice in the long term.

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I ran my YJ with 33s for years. These are the old 33x9.50x15 KOs. A 2.5" lift on stock 15x7 five spoke steels. no clearance issues. And I ran them thru the4.2L, Peugeot 5 speed and 3.07s for over 10 years as a DD. Today the smallest is 33.10.50x15 from BFG. And yes, 4th gear was the highway cruising gear. But 1st thru 4th... no issues. And it was not a dog. Who needs overdrive. What rear end do you have? Since you do not drive highway, 4.88s will be nice in the long term. Nice clean YJ !! Kudos !!
Thanks man, and yeah I don't have 5th anyway :[
I might stay where I am at as I only have the dana35 rear and 30 up front as always, I'm happy with the 31's but we will see in the future!
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I think yours looks more balanced with 31s than mine did with 33s.
Nice Jeep. I'm a fan of simple transport.
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Thanks. Yeah it looked real worn down when I got her but I've cleaned her up nice and tuned her up!
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Here she was the day I got her. Below stock suspension due to droop and rusty underside.
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I'm not a hardcore off roader either. I do test the jeeps limits though.
If you don't do hardcore offroad how do you test the jeeps limits ?
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:04 PM   #9
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If you don't do hardcore offroad how do you test the jeeps limits ?
ppphhhffttt !!!!!!!!
like most of us he does not go out and intentionally break things

Unlike the few...
we do not tear the diff cover and leave a quart of gear oil behind.
we don't flip it and drain half the coolant on the ground.
we don't rip up the tera firma pissing of all the tree huggers who close down the trail.

we use 4WD to access remote sites, do a bit of fishing, take a few photos, hunt for dinner and return home taking everything we took in leaving no destruction in our wake. And when we return... we are usually welcome.
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ppphhhffttt !!!!!!!! like most of us he does not go out and intentionally break things Unlike the few... we do not tear the diff cover and leave a quart of gear oil behind. we don't flip it and drain half the coolant on the ground. we don't rip up the tera firma pissing of all the tree huggers who close down the trail. we use 4WD to access remote sites, do a bit of fishing, take a few photos, hunt for dinner and return home taking everything we took in leaving no destruction in our wake. And when we return... we are usually welcome.
wholly shit I couldn't have said this better myself!!!!!! :cheers: not all of us are lucky enough or RICH enough to hit hard core mountain trails every weekend and take the chance of breaking it.
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Exactly, there are no trails here in my area but I just drive up Rocky Mountains and prowl around.
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we use 4WD to access remote sites, do a bit of fishing, take a few photos, hunt for dinner and return home taking everything we took in leaving no destruction in our wake. And when we return... we are usually welcome.
That's the jeep lifestyle as far as I'm concerned!
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I have a 1995 2.5 with a 4.5 lift and went from 31x10.5x 15 to 33x12.5x15 around town fine, trail fine,beach fine, hwy on the other hand with the 31's would do 70 -75 with 33's 60-65 (yes when i can afford it i will re-gear it to either 4:88 or 4:54) not interested in even trying 35 with a 4banger. But the 33's do make it have a wider stance and to me looks good on a jeep. Remember when you change tire size your speedo will be off some approximately 5mph dif at least in mine it did.
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I am looking toward 31", maybe 31/10.50r 15s as they dont seem to have any issues with my rocket uphill and downhill speeds on the hiway from everything I have read. Also, currently I am thinking about my first lift, so these should also clear 2 or 2.5" lift with only a 1" transfer case drop.

I have a 2.5L with Dana 30 front and Dana 35 rear (dana35 with stock 4:10 gears). I talked to a LOT of people about this and they said this would be best suited for my recreational needs as I am only going out to play in the mud and sand.

I also followed a link from one of the threads to go to a website for FCA who can give you your original build sheet. I got it one day after submitting my info on the website. Here is mine:

According to our records, the vehicle was equipped from the factory with
the following:

VIN 2J4XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Vehicle Description JEEP WRANGLER 4X4
Model Year 1992
Body Model YJ J L 77
Engine EPE- 2.5L I4 Power Tech Engine
Transmission DDQ- 5-Speed Manual Transmission

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I also followed a link from one of the threads to go to a website for FCA who can give you your original build sheet. I got it one day after submitting my info on the website.
Posting the link would help!
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here's a link talking about build sheets. I emailed Chrysler and they sent me mine. That's how I found out the parking brake recall had never been performed on my Jeep.

https://www.wranglerforum.com/f290/yj...eet-88288.html
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SBAP Power Rack and Pinion Steering
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WJD 15X7.0 Styled Steel Wheels

power rack and pinion, Alcantara wrap steering wheel, 18 inch tires on 15 in rims?

doesn't sound like a very precise list of the equipment
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I did this too.

Might have been a different link but it was thru Chrysler and it was instant. Key in your VIN... build sheet with in a second. I think the technology goes back to about 1995.

Ask me for the link? I have no idea. But I got mine.

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