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Unread 10-19-2009, 06:49 PM   #1
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Who's runnin 2.5, ax5, 4.88s and 35"s???

Anyone running the 2.5l with 5 speed, 488 gears and 35" tires?

Hows the performance? would you recommend the 35s or 33's?

Dont worry people, the rear is a D44 and front 30.


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Unread 10-20-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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I'm running 4:56 and 36's in mine. It has a 2.5 it runs good, but never use 5th gear and it tops out at a woping 60ish mph but I wish I had a little bigger gear but wouldent trade tire sizes. You should be fine with 35's
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Unread 10-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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Im running 35s with 5.13s and its great. I can run 70 easily. you should be fine with 4.88s but i would reccomend 5.13s
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Unread 10-20-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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lol..wish I had 5:13's
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Unread 10-20-2009, 01:47 PM   #5
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bye bye mpgs. lol. i wanna run 35's but not w/ my d35 still. i've heard that 35's are a bit much for the ax-5 however
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Unread 10-20-2009, 06:29 PM   #6
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cant run 5.13 in the D30
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Unread 10-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #7
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Unread 10-21-2009, 06:24 PM   #8
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Don't know about 35's but my 33's are much happier with the 4:88's. I can only think that 35's & 4:88's would be about the same as my 33's were with 4:10's not great.

31's & 4:10's very drivable and fun
33's & 4:10's not much fun and SLOW
33's & 4:88's WOW MORE FUN and very drivable again
35's & 4:88's not much fun and SLOW " I Think "
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Unread 10-21-2009, 06:37 PM   #9
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Don't know about 35's but my 33's are much happier with the 4:88's. I can only think that 35's & 4:88's would be about the same as my 33's were with 4:10's not great.

31's & 4:10's very drivable and fun
33's & 4:10's not much fun and SLOW
33's & 4:88's WOW MORE FUN and very drivable again
35's & 4:88's not much fun and SLOW " I Think "
Actually it's not bad...

Seems like performance varies from Jeep to Jeep, but I run this exact set-up without any issues. The jump from 33's to 35's was hardly noticeable for me. If anything, it was as if I had the same performance I had with my 33's with the stock TB before I added a 4.0 TB (If that makes any sense to you, lol)
Hit any longer inclines, and it slows down, but I still hold the speed limit most the time. Higher elevations kill me though...

35's with the AX5 definitely isn't the strongest set-up, but doable. Now towing the amounts of weight I have in the past, with the AX5 and 35's, probably not such a great idea

All in all, I drive the living hell out of mine and I get around fine
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Unread 02-01-2010, 08:47 PM   #10
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anyone else, im making my final decision on either 33's or 35's next week!
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Unread 02-02-2010, 05:11 AM   #11
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if you wheel it get 35's, won't get high centered as much
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Unread 02-02-2010, 10:24 AM   #12
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Go with the 35's. I have run both 33's and 35's and like the bigger tires better. I can still run 75 mph on flat ground in 5th gear without a big head wind.
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35's, 5.12's 70 MPH no problem. As for the AX5 it is not the best transmission out there but I am 4 years + on this setup now.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 11:06 AM   #14
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im running 4.88s and 33's and i like it. Although i can only top out at 70 but anything after 60 has a bad death wobble.
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Unread 02-02-2010, 11:32 AM   #15
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I think my 4.10 and 30's is just enough.

You guys are bananas

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