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Ok, the other thread got a little crazy with a bunch of links that didn't work. I've narrowed it down to two primary choices....and I've driven myself insane in the process. I've gone to a bunch of local places and everything would cost more to buy it from a local shop. So here goes.


1) Pro Comp All Terrains, 32x11.5
Rock Crusher Black steelies - 15x8 w/ 3.75 bs
2" spacer lift w/ bump stops - whatever is cheapest
Rancho 9000x (9 ways) for 2" lift

Total = app $1100 w/ wheels/tires mounted & balanced and everything shipped, maybe a little more. The Pro Comps are buy 3 get 1 free, same with the Rancho's, thus why I'm pretty set on those even though they're a bit pricey they're comparable with that deal going on.


2) Pro Comp All Terrains, 33x12.5
Rock Crusher Black steelies - 15x8 w/ 3.75 bs
Rusty's 3" Basic Lift
----would probably order the 1" body/engine lift add-on, but not install right away.

Total = app $1250.

Such a tough choice. With the 32" setup....I'd be looking at better shocks with the adjustables, but with the 33"....bigger is better :D Seems like the 3" Rusty lift woudl accomodate the 33's and if I had any rubbing once I took her offroad, I could do the body/engine lift and probably be fine. Plus it comes with the drop pitman, t-case drop, ext. sway bar links, rear trac bar bracket, plus new coils/shocks. And 33's seem easier to find should I ever need a new one in a pinch.

Anything else I'd need for that 3" lift....seems like everything that would be needed to prevent driveline problems?


Ok....any opinions on these two setups? Its a daily driver with the plans for a baby to be in it in a couple years, some offroad use hopefully, mostly mild to moderate I'm sure, would rather not have to do much else beyond what I've listed to keep the ride "normal"...the Pro Comp tires are just hard to beat with getting 1 free.....and they run about 150-160 each depending on the size. 4 wheel parts seems to have a great deal with the free tire and the free mount/balance and only 70 bucks shipping....hard to beat $750 for tires/rims.

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your TJ will become very slow with the big tires. think about regearing...

you´ll have to drop the transfer case with the 3" lift. i had to drop the TC with only a 2" budget boost (i have the 4.0L with the 4-gear auto tranny).
 

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I have 33" tires & 3:73 gears and have no problem doing 75-80 on the freeway. Once in the mountains is a different story, but I only loose 5th gear.
Its not very slow.
 

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i drove a friends TJ with 33s and 4.56 gears last week.
that makes me feel like my TJ only has a small 4-banger.

my next step will be 4.56 gears instead of my 3.07. with that gears i will be able to go +100 mph like a stock TJ.
 

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what stock tj can go +100???
 

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i drove a friends TJ with 33s and 4.56 gears last week.
that makes me feel like my TJ only has a small 4-banger.

my next step will be 4.56 gears instead of my 3.07. with that gears i will be able to go +100 mph like a stock TJ.
Big tires and stock gears are something that people don't realize how bad it is until they did what you did... drove a regeared Jeep. I have yet to meet one person that has regeared and didn't say how much they didn't realize how it was.
 

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Big tires and stock gears are something that people don't realize how bad it is until they did what you did... drove a regeared Jeep. I have yet to meet one person that has regeared and didn't say how much they didn't realize how it was.
tomorrow i will order all parts i need and in two weeks the 4.56 gears and two true tracs will be installed.
 

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So ya think with the stock 3.73's I'm better off sticking with the 32's until I can afford to regear and do it up right?
 

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I have 33 and 3.07 my jeep will still flat get it. I spun all the way through first gear one night after a few beers. 32's arent gonna make that big of a difference stop smokin crack Eric.
 

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So ya think with the stock 3.73's I'm better off sticking with the 32's until I can afford to regear and do it up right?
Do the 33's, but seriously plan to do gears when you can afford it.

And don't listen to those that haven't regeared as to whether you should or not. Look through this forum and numerous others on the web and you will notice the abscence of people that have regeared saying, "No, don't do it."

This topic is like getting the opinion of someone driving a souped-up Honda on whether or not a Corvette is worth the money. I don't know about you but the Honda drivers opinion doesn't mean squat. I need to drive the Vette or ask the people that own one.
 

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And don't listen to those that haven't regeared as to whether you should or not.
i thought that my TJ didn´t become very slow with the 32s and the 3.07 gears. until i drove a friends TJ with 33s and 4.56 gears.

the difference between his TJ and my TJ is much bigger than between a stock 4.0L and a stock 2.4L.

now i know why most people regear with bigger tires. i will do it in the next weeks.
 

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the stock TJ 4.0 here in germany (3.07 gears and small 225/75r15 tires) has a limited top speed of 180 kmh, that are 112 mph.
I just got my oil changed and my jeep feels like its flyin. I took it on the high way today and did 90mph with out feeling a thing and could have gone a lot more but whats the point :flipoff: Anyhow the TJs here in the US of A are stopped at 100 or so. :) I'm also thinking of stickin in 35s sometime on the way after i pay my jeep loan and i get a lift (hopefully all that should be done in the summer) I gues having a 35mph 1st gear reminds me of the good ol sports car days :) Anyhow now i tend to start from 2nd once in a while. Will it be really similar ratio with stock gears and 35s than 2nd gear on stock tires and diffs?
 

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stock gear and 35s? then you´ll never need your 4th and 5th gear. my old TJ with manual tranny had only 31s and 3.07 gears. i rarely used the 5th gear becaus there wasn´t enough power on the highway with +70 mph. top speed was only possible in 4th gear.

here´s a list with the best gears for different tire sizes (for the 5-speed manual tranny):
http://www.klaus-eisi.de/jeep/uebersetzung.html

for 35s a 4.88 gear would be the best.
 

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what does serie and umbau mean :)

Gears are also on my list right bellow the 35s :) since i dont want to run 30s with 4.56 or 4.88 gears
 

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what does serie and umbau mean :)
serie - stock
umbau - modified
reifen - tire

if you want 35s you should add some stronger axles to your list.
the D30 front and D35 rear axles aren´t strong enough for 35s and heavy offroad use.
if you want to use your TJ off the road i wouldn´t install bigger tires than 33s with these axles.
take a look at this site. there you cansee how big tires can damage your axles: http://www.billhughes.com/dana35c/
 

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Big tires and stock gears are something that people don't realize how bad it is until they did what you did... drove a regeared Jeep. I have yet to meet one person that has regeared and didn't say how much they didn't realize how it was.
I'll be regearing in the near future......I'll let you know if I agree :D
 
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