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post #16 of 38 Old 04-17-2013, 04:26 PM
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Hutch,

Good thing you put those lift shackles on, it might have been a little tight without them.

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post #17 of 38 Old 04-17-2013, 08:06 PM
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I got a 4'' BDS lift. I'm running 35" BFG ATs.
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post #18 of 38 Old 04-17-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for your responces. The pix of the Goodyear MT/r's have me sold. I am going to try the 33's for now. They look good for my use.

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post #19 of 38 Old 04-17-2013, 08:14 PM
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With SOA (apx 5.5") I can get my 35" Grabbers into the body if flexed hard. My BFG AT's had plenty of room.

Here's a 35" Grabber next to a 35" BFG AT.


The 35" BFG's would actually tuck into my rear wells without rubbing.


The 35" Grabbers easily rub in the rear.
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post #20 of 38 Old 04-18-2013, 06:28 AM
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Hutch,

Good thing you put those lift shackles on, it might have been a little tight without them.

Matt
The .75" shackles only lift it .375"s Thank Allah. BPUH.

Good thing I gave Jered (Bojon) my 1" BL!
And skizriz, 35" BFG A/Ts are on "Intergalactic" backorder. I've been trying for over 6 months to get a set. I haven't tried in the last month. Before that everybody local and online was quoting that Tom Hanks movie "The Money Pit".
"When will I have my tires"?
"2 Weeks..ha, ha, ha....."

Back in the mid 80's, me & three buds all had 33x12.50s of different manufacturers on our jeeps. NONE of 4 matched any other. The taller tires were usually skinnier.

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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This is on my YJ, but these are my new 33" tires next to my 35" BFG A/T -


And up next to my SS TSL 34x10.5:


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post #22 of 38 Old 04-18-2013, 08:46 AM
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I think they must measure them and size them before the rubber nubbies fall off!
After this discussion I immediately drove to my toy storage to measure my ProComp Xtreme MT2's and they are 34.5" with about 500 miles on them. It was good to see the Jeep again though, and three pumps she started right up!

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post #23 of 38 Old 04-18-2013, 07:34 PM
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4 inch Superlift, 1.5 inch body lift and longer shackles with 35's


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35's without my BDS 4.5" springs. Thank God for sway bars!!!


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How in the world can they sell a tire that's 2" smaller than advertised?
--Matt
Imagine my wifes surprise on our Honeymoon when she found out she was getting "2 inches shorter than advertised"!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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How in the world can they sell a tire that's 2" smaller than advertised?
--Matt
Imagine my wifes surprise on our Honeymoon when she found out she was getting "2 inches shorter than advertised"!
They're all measured in 6" increments by disgruntled wives!

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post #27 of 38 Old 04-19-2013, 09:08 AM
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Imagine my wifes surprise on our Honeymoon when she found out she was getting "2 inches shorter than advertised"!
That one never get's old....

Honestly, I think BFG is ripping us off. We pay for 35" of rubber, and get 33". That's a 150-200 RPM difference in final drive speeds, depending on your setup.

Not to mention the additional mods that are necessary to run true 35"s. I'd be seriously pissed if I spent the time and money to accommodate 35"s, only to find out my brand new $250/ea tires are 2" shorter than what I built my rig for.

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post #28 of 38 Old 04-19-2013, 11:09 AM
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agree, 35" are at a point of getting into trouble. i have a 4" suspension lift with 5:38 and a warn overdrive. ive always ran 33" and havent broken anything yet. well except when i installed a new hei distributor into my 350 sbc and decided to do some speed shifting. snapped one axle and twisted the other, enough of that. 35" would of broken both.
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post #29 of 38 Old 04-19-2013, 11:24 AM
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It's not a question of can you do it but more one of should you. The stock drivetrain of a CJ is not up to the stress of run a 35" tire. You can do it but don't expect the drivetrain the live long with out some kind of repair.

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post #30 of 38 Old 04-20-2013, 02:45 AM
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This is mine with 35

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This is mine with 33
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I prefer the 33 over the 35 both are 12.5 width.
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