Rubicon Unlimited lift with 35" tires
I am looking at buying the Rubicon Unlimited and need some advice on how big of tires that I can go and keep it safe as a daily driver. My buddy has a wrangler v6 5 speed wiht a skyjacker lifer and 33x12.50 BFG MT and I like it alot. I have driven it on the trails as well on the highway and it is what I would expect for a lifted jeep. The Unlimited has a longer wheel base and the Rubicon provides some beefier components like the axles as well as 4 wheel disc brakes and 4:10 gears. I will be getting the manual transmission. So far I like the Rubicon Express 4.5" long arm kit, from everything I have read it seems the consenus is that the 4.5" is more stable on the road than the 5.5". Can I go to 35" tires and still keep it safe as a daily driver? Will the 35" tires with 4:10 gears on a Rubicon perform like my buddies 33" with 3:73 gears if both are v6 standards? Will the 4 wheel disc brakes on the Rubicon be enough of a brake upgrade to handle the 35's? You guys are a wealth of knowledge and I am hoping you can be my reality check. I don;t want to create a safety hazard as this is my daily driver on the freeways as well as weekend cruiser. I have waited many years to get this jeep and do it up right and plan on keeping it for probably 10 years as a daily driver. On that note with proper maintinence should I be able to get 200,000 miles out of a jeep? I can handle a little less pep at getting up to speed on the highway, its a lifted jeep. Main concern here is it going to be a stopping problem or can I beef up the front brakes any if necessary.
Last edited by todds21; 07-23-2005 at 10:23 AM.