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post #1 of 12 Old 03-02-2010, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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1997 TJ with a 4" suspension lift. 33" or 35" tires?

What size tires is everyone running with a 4" suspension lift? Any suggestions on tires with good street wear?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-02-2010, 06:43 PM
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33's will fit great. 35's will fit great with a little fender trimming, 1in of Body Lift, or both.

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-02-2010, 06:47 PM
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i have 33's on my 3.5 lift....without needing better brakes or trimming so i went with that.
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post #4 of 12 Old 03-02-2010, 06:50 PM
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if it was like it was before i think the 35" km2s are less than the 33s. run a 1" bl and some 35s. If you have a 5 spd i wouldn't worry about brakes until you get the money. I stopped my 35s fine in my tj and downshifting helps a lot.
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Don't forget, gears are just as important as lift and tire size. running stock gears with 35's is gonna be hell. I know, I drove with 3.07's and 35's for 6 months. no fun. 4.88's with a 5spd are ideal.

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post #6 of 12 Old 03-02-2010, 06:56 PM
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What size tires is everyone running with a 4" suspension lift? Any suggestions on tires with good street wear?
Back in the day, I ran 4" of lift with 33" Kumho MTs (wore great)
then I ran 35" Pro Crap Mts. (they were noisy and wore out real fast)

The 35's fit fine on mine... just make sure your bumpstops are set correctly with whatever setup you choose to go with

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-04-2010, 07:33 PM
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with 4 inches of lift and 33's is there any other work to the driveshafts or anything that you have to do?
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post #8 of 12 Old 03-04-2010, 07:39 PM
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36" Iroks here with some trimming .4"springs, NO body lift

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post #9 of 12 Old 03-04-2010, 08:46 PM
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I run 35" KM2 with a 4" lift.

You do understand there is more to running 35's than just the lift size? You will also need proper gearing, upgraded brakes, upgraded steering and stronger axles.

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post #10 of 12 Old 03-04-2010, 09:36 PM
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Just mounted my 35" KM2's this morning, and running 3" lift with NO body lift. I'm sure they are going to rub a bit when we go to Badlands in a couple weeks. I will just start cutting when they do.
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post #11 of 12 Old 03-04-2010, 09:42 PM
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It's a lot cheaper to properly run 33's than it is to properly run 35's. If funds are in any way an issue stay away from the 35's.
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post #12 of 12 Old 03-04-2010, 10:41 PM
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My recommendation for a tire is the Mickey Thompson MTZ's. Could not be happier. Have siping, the KM2's don't, at least the one I had didn't. The Mtz's are quieter in my application also. I went with 285/75/16's (33's) on RE 3.5" springs.
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