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Unread 03-07-2015, 11:21 AM   #1
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Rubicon/Fordyce 35's a must?

Im hearing all kinds of advice so Im after more =)
Are 35's req for these two trails or will 33's do? Just picked up some Rubi axles and looking to regear them but need to decide on tire size 1st. Also how are the 35's on the street compared to the 33's ?

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Unread 03-09-2015, 12:17 AM   #2
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rubicon is doable on 33s without much trouble, fordyce eeehhhh not so much from where Ive been as a passenger, everyone I was with ran 35s or bigger except one and he came home pretty mangled
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Unread 03-17-2015, 10:48 PM   #3
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Just do the 35's, i have them and still feel a need to go bigger.
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Unread 03-18-2015, 07:41 AM   #4
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I ran the Rubicon with 31's on my YJ without any problems. This was with a 4" lift, 1" body lift, belly up skid, rear locker and rock rails. The belly up was a huge help as it help keep me off the rocks despite only having 31" tires. Regardless I'd say go 35's or you will always wish you did.
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Unread 03-21-2015, 05:39 PM   #5
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you can not compare the two trails. 35"s would be min at Fordyce and plan to winch perhaps a lot, real hard core. I mean the Rubicon is nothing what it was. We ran Dusy last year and that is like the Rubicon but longer, less people<<<<nice, but not open very long each year. what ever you choose be sure to go with what is reliable for your axle since we are talking Fordyce, you have a d30 i would not run that there. Big rocks and deep water.... you have trailer to get home if you break it?
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Unread 03-28-2015, 10:17 PM   #6
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Thnx, 30/35 in atm Rubi 44's at the shop getting regeared to 4:88's (or 5:13's still haven't decided) Set of 35/13.50/15 Toyo MT's sittin in the shop waitin on wheels. Lift n all is here, was gonna start it tonite but a friend wants to go up to spider so I said what the hell =)
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Unread 04-03-2015, 05:07 PM   #7
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Even tho it doesn't sound like much... going from 33's to 35's IMHO is huge!!! If you're gonna regear, then IMHO it is a no brainer to go 35's... especially if you have a Rubi.
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Unread 04-09-2015, 07:57 PM   #8
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35's and got the gears swapped to 5:13's
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Unread 04-15-2015, 03:10 PM   #9
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If you're considering 35's, then go that route from the beginning. Don't be like me -- started with 33's, then switched to 35's less than a year later. You will lose money selling your used 33's.
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Unread 04-15-2015, 09:52 PM   #10
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35's re already here axles re geared, just putting it all back together now. problem is I go to put something back in (gas tank) and see the skid and figure why not paint it, and while its all out, why not clean it all up underneath, Ive been at this for awhile now but at least I'm running out of stuff to see
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