Getting my YJ on 35s, 37s? Not sure I can...
I'm on 33s now and would like to be on 35s, 37s would rock but I really can't see the need.
So, what's stopping me? It is a 4 cylinder, Ford 8.8 in the rear, HP30 up front, upgraded with Yukon 1541H alloy axles. Gear to 4.88.
I can do 70mph on the highway but hills are a bit of a problem. And 55mph is much harder to drive than 65mph, the gearing in 5th is just too low unless it is level. I don't need to go anymore than 70, it just too loud and unpleasant.
Front clearance isn't an issue, I already have tube fenders with plenty of travel, rear is a bit of a problem, but lifting her another inch is acceptable, or I can raise the rear tubes a bit and cut some sheet metal away.
So, it seems to me that the engine and front axle are the problem. I guess the HP30 can take the 35s but with some risk. But I can't gear past 4.88 and the tiny 4 cylinder will have trouble with the extra weight and diameter of bigger tires.
Have I pretty much covered it or am I missing something obvious?
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