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post #1 of 6 Old 03-20-2017, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
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Deciding on new wheels and tires for 06 LJ

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Hey guys I've been looking at wheels and tires for quite a while now. I think I've decided on the BF Goodrich All-terrain ko2 in either 33x12.5 or 35x12.5. My problem now is wheel size. I'm not sure if I should go with 15" or 17" rims, I know the pro of the 15" is more sidewall (not to mention the tire is almost $75 cheaper) so I'm leaning towards the 15". Which is recommended for 35" and under and what width?
Also I only have a 1 and 1/4" body lift and a 1" spring lift, can I fit the 35s under there or should I just go with 33s? (I'm taking the stock fenders out and putting in poison spyder fenders)

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-21-2017, 06:29 AM
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IMO that's not even enough lift to run 33s well. 35s shouldn't even be a consideration.

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gears will be a issue as well.

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I can definitely fit 33s, I had my lil bros on there but they rubbed on the trail that's why I'm taking fenders off. Gearing was my next question. I have a high pinion dana 30 in front and 44 in back. I'll get the current gears posted on here later today

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I can definitely fit 33s, I had my lil bros on there but they rubbed on the trail that's why I'm taking fenders off. Gearing was my next question. I have a high pinion dana 30 in front and 44 in back. I'll get the current gears posted on here later today

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Which PS fenders are buying? The regular Defenders or the highlines? Unless you are going to the highlines (which require hood work) you really aren't changing much other than appearance.

1" of SL and 1.25" of BL may allow you to mount 33s but you will have to extend your bumpstops so much that you're going to have materially less uptravel than OEM. Not many of us around here are willing to give that up. In fact, we do a lot of work and spend a lot of money to try to improve travel.

As to gearing, we can't answer that question without knowing what transmission you have. If you complete your profile that will help everyone understand what you are working with and be much better able to answer questions.

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Okay, so I have the 6 speed manual NSG 370, I believe it has 3.73 gears. Wasn't too worried about cutting my fenders but maybe I'll go for the 3.5" lift before the PS fenders since they cost around the same.

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