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Old 02-19-2006, 03:07 PM
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Tire size

I was wandering if anyone could tell me if i could get 35" tires to fit my yj, and if I could use the same rims?

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You'll need at least a six inch lift for those tires. If you really want to put that king of money into it, then we can help guide you along, but your looking at a 2 or 3 thousand dollars easy if you do the work yourself.

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Old 02-19-2006, 03:43 PM
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so what about 33" tires?
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For 33" inchers you'll need a 4" lift. Your looking at probably a little less then a grand if you do it yourself.

You'll likely need to change your wheels to ones that have less backspacing, too.
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well i have the 4" suspension lift and 2" body lift. what do you mean by less backspacing? probably something simple but I dont know much.
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You should be able to fit 35s on your Jeep with your setup.i take it you bought it lifted?
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Is there a 35" tire that I can use with the rims I have?
I bought it with the two inch body lift and put the four inch on myself.
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I am not sure how to tell but my current tire size is 32x11.5R15LT. Maybe that will help if not let me know how to tell what size they are. I have never really messed with tires or wheels that much, or any at all.
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A 33/9.50/15 will fit under that lift and fit your stock rims (assuming they are the original factory rims). As a matter of fact, you could ditch the body lift (a good thing) and get better overall body roll and steering control as well with that tire and a 4" suspension lift.

Thats what I would do...
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A 33/9.50/15 will fit under that lift and fit your stock rims (assuming they are the original factory rims). As a matter of fact, you could ditch the body lift (a good thing) and get better overall body roll and steering control as well with that tire and a 4" suspension lift.

Thats what I would do...
Sounds good to me. I'd think about that myself. I don't hate body lifts as much as a lot of people do, as long as it is a mild lift. Two inches is a little more than I would like to have on mine.

I know that there's not much chance I could ever talk myself into changing out the lift that is already on it just to go with bigger tires.
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If you are using your stock jeep rims (and if they say jeep on them anywhere then odds are they are stock) then they will be a 15x7.5 rim. To comfortably fit a 35x12.50x15 or even a 33x12.50x15 you will have to switch out your wheels also. They can be found for quite cheap if you just get a plain steel rim, you can usually find them for 40 or 45 bucks a piece.

Or if you absolutely have to stay with your stock rims then you can find 33x10.50 or 11.50x15's also.
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Some pictures could help. If you do have stock rims, they are not wide enough for the 35's. Most 35's are 14.5" or wider. You currently have 11.5" wide tires which are pushing it for shock rims. There is a good chance that you have a wider than stock wheel, but not sure if they are wide enough for the 35's. You will need at least an 8" wide wheel, better with a 10". Some wheels have the size stamped somewhere on the inside. And, due to the added width of the 35's you will need the additional back space to keep the tires away from the leaf springs. The backspace is the distance from the wheel mounting surface to the inner lip of the wheel. The lees backspace you have the further the tires will stick outside of the fender flares, which could also lead to legal issues depending on your state's laws.
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Old 02-21-2006, 04:21 PM
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I know that my rims are not stock because they have a universal bolt pattern on them. I still dont know what size they are.
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Put some TJ fender flares and it'll give you close to another 1" - 1.5" of clearance, you will have to trim the fender though.
What kind of driving do you?
Super swamper makes a 35x10.50x15 TSL Bogger. They ride a tad rough.
If it was me, I'd stick with 33s though.
The D35 is not really all that strong, but it will last forever if you dont beat on it.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:07 PM
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I know 33's would probably be more logical but since I have had my jeep I have wanted 35's. Dont know why but that is just the size I have always wanted. I just priced some tires and rims from a local tire shop and they told me around $1,000.00. Is that pretty close or do I need to look elswhere. I am looking for black steel rims and kindof an all terrain tire. Not to knobby, so I can still drive it around town but I still want to have some traction.
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Ah come on....you want 35's the same reason I want them: bigger=badder
I'm sticking with 33's until the axle upgrade...(on the never ending list)
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:50 PM
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yeah your right. Bigger does equal badder so what can I say. Hey if you dont mind me asking how much did you spend on your 33's?
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1000$ is about right
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If you watch some times you can pick up Pro Comps for a buy 3 get 1 free deal from 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers.
They list the 35x12.50x15 AT at $162.99.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:24 PM
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I have seen some reviews of the procomps and they were not very good reviews. Do any of you have or have ever had them? If so what were they like. Or any other suggestions on a brand of tires. And probably rims too. If I have enough tax money...which means if my wife will let me.
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i would go with black steel spoke rims they can be had for 50 apiece in the 15x8 size and as for tires i would go with super swampers they are the best tire for off road and not to bad on the street either the 35's should cost less than 200 apiece
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I ran the Pro Comp MT 33x12.50x15 for 3 years.
Drove it as a daily driver for 2 of those.
I do 15-20 trail rides a year to places like Tellico and Windrock.
They did great.
Got close to 35k on them before a piece of steel in the road cut one wide open.

I've run Super Swampers too. They can be a little rough and are not real good in the rain.
They say the new Trxus MT are better.


BFG is always a good choice of tire.

For rims check around on prices. I found the Sears store here to be the cheapest.
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Well thanks for all the help and info everyone I will let you know what I do and try to get some before and after pics.
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Hey I was going to ask what size rims I needed to go with 35's the guy at tire shop said to go with an 8" rim, but I thought a 10" would be better. Any suggestions?
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8" rim will give a taller tire than a 10" rim.
I run 10" rims because when I had Super Swampers I had to run 10s.

Another thing to think on here. You will need to regear if you have not done already.
Your 2.5 will still do ok, just will feel like it has no power.
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I have never messed with that before. Is it very hard? How much am I looking at for regearing? And, what do I need to get gear wise?
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Farm it out. Most shops around here get $150 to $300 an axle I think.
You should have 4.11s now, you want at least a 4.56 or a 4.88 would be even better.
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Not sure why people always think bigger gears solves all the problems. Bigger gears will help you, but you're looking at even higher RPMs on the highway. Some point you gotta get more power. There are ways to squeeze some ponies out of that four cylinder. P.S. I have 33" pro comp MTS and love how they do on and off road. They're quiet on the pavement and throw mud like a shovel
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I run 35's with 4.56's but I also have the 4.0L which helps. As for rims, see what the side wall of the tire says or check the mfg site to see what it says. Most will give a range.. for example.. my current trxus i think call for 8.5" upto a 10" rim. I run a 10" with 4" of back spacing and it works for me.

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