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Unread 02-11-2013, 05:23 PM   #16
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i would stay on 33s or 34s with dd and not much wheeling. trust me dd on 35s can be a pain, try dd on 37s.

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Unread 02-12-2013, 06:13 AM   #17
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Its a DD, with offroading every once in awhile, when we can. How is 3.25" lift with 35s? Or should we stick to 33s?
I think it might be a good idea to just do a basic BB (budget boost) 2-3" lift and go with 33-35" tires and see how it feels. The bigger the tires, the more power and torque you will lose, so expect that but if its something you can live with re-gearing might not be necessary.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 12:37 PM   #18
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Also forgot to mention that 15" tires are much cheaper than 17", so you might want to look into these as well
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Unread 02-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #19
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Also forgot to mention that 15" tires are much cheaper than 17", so you might want to look into these as well
Whats your idea of much cheaper? I found most places I looked ranged about 30 bucks per tire, that isn't "much cheaper"
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Unread 02-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #20
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Whats your idea of much cheaper? I found most places I looked ranged about 30 bucks per tire, that isn't "much cheaper"
well when I was looking for 35" tires the 17" ones cost about $100 more per tire than the 15" ones

I got a set of 15" tires and wheels for the price of 17" tires
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Unread 02-16-2013, 07:12 AM   #21
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I think it might be a good idea to just do a basic BB (budget boost) 2-3" lift and go with 33-35" tires and see how it feels. The bigger the tires, the more power and torque you will lose, so expect that but if its something you can live with re-gearing might not be necessary.
Bb is a waste. Get a real lift if you plan to wheel the thing at all, it'll be much better off. If you're doing this all for looks then let me know bc most people that do things (on their vehicles) for cosmetic purposes only, end up doing a really bad job. But that's just my opinion from experience.
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Unread 02-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #22
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If you don't really wheel your rig and are 80%+ on the road with it then a 2" bb would be a good choice that will get the job done at a low cost. For looks 33" tire are just too small on the JKU 35" will give you a much better look and balance to the jeep. Now cost of the tires and performance from them is another story. I really would not consider moving to a 33" tire until the factory ones were worn out. Just a waste of money on that rig. Search the forums and look at photos of other rigs with 33" and 35" tires, there are tons of photos out there as well as several other forums that are dedicated to just the JK model.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #23
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X2 what dirtman said. BB is perfectly fine and like everything else do your research and buy a complete BB kit like the TeraFlex. That way if you do venture Offroad you know there will be no issues.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #24
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If you go with the BB, I would definitely recommend TeraFlex for a complete kit. I've been running the TF 2.5 for a while now and love the look and the ride. I went with the BB because I was unsure of how I would be using my rig and didn't know much about lifts for the Jk at the time. You'll love the BB. However, it's only a matter of time before you'll want to go bigger!

2.5 BB w/ 33s looks great IMO



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Unread 02-17-2013, 05:51 PM   #25
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This is my opinion only, I think a bb is not enough for 33's. Seems like those flares will get torn up of you're flexing out...
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:06 PM   #26
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This is my opinion only, I think a bb is not enough for 33's. Seems like those flares will get torn up of you're flexing out...
2.5" lift is not enough for 33s? How much lift do u think u need for 35s? LOL.
There are guys on the trail running 35s with only 2.5" of lift. Plenty of room in the flare to flex it out with 33s
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #27
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I had 33s on my stock Rubicon and wheeled it for two summers in Colorado. It saw plenty of flex and had very minor rubbing. Not enough to damage the flares.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:14 PM   #28
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This is my opinion only, I think a bb is not enough for 33's. Seems like those flares will get torn up of you're flexing out...
That's funny considering the factory tires are already 32".
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #29
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I had 33s on my stock Rubicon and wheeled it for two summers in Colorado. It saw plenty of flex and had very minor rubbing. Not enough to damage the flares.
Just my opinion. I'd rather get a lift that I can rely on for a number of reasons. Not saying a bb lift is worthless, but it is a cheap way to lift the jeep. Again, just my opinion, if you plan to wheel, get a legit lift kit. If you don't plan to, then maybe a bb makes sense.
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Unread 02-17-2013, 06:59 PM   #30
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Just my opinion. I'd rather get a lift that I can rely on for a number of reasons. Not saying a bb lift is worthless, but it is a cheap way to lift the jeep. Again, just my opinion, if you plan to wheel, get a legit lift kit. If you don't plan to, then maybe a bb makes sense.
So should you not wheel a stock JK Rubicon?
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