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Unread 11-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #1
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My tire build

As might have deduced from my earlier question about tire pressure sensors, I'm getting new tires. Here's what I think I'm doing:

Tires: 35x17x12.5 Goodyear MTR Kevlar

Wheels: Quadratec Moab-Style 17x8.5 w/4.7" backspacing

Tire carrier: Teraflex JK HD Hinged Carrier.

Now comes the other part: Space for the tires. Right now I have the AEV 2" spacer lift. AEV claims you can't do 35's with this lift. But I look at the bump stops and they look the same as on AEV's 2.5" spring lift, where they say you *can* run 35's. Huh? If I sawzall or BFH the pinch seam weld it should clear, it seems to me...

I could, of course, put some flat flares like Bushwackers on it and then there's no problem at all... but given how much $$$ I'm spending on the above, you can see why I"m a bit reluctant to spend more money on that right now . I guess I'll put it on, flex it out, and see what happens. Unless someone else has already done that for me?

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Unread 11-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #2
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The wheels arrived today, fast from Sparks NV rather than slow boat from Pennsylvania. They weigh 25.6 pounds apiece according to my bathroom scale (of unknown accuracy).

The Superchips Flashcal also arrived today. Just finished updating it with the Spark software from Superchips' site.

The tires, alas, won't be here until next week because the tire dealer had to source them out of Utah.

Also decided to go ahead and throw some Bushwacker flat flares on there to be *sure* I have plenty of space. WTF, it's just money .
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:39 AM   #3
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Does that TF carrier take any of the weight off of your 2 hinge points? I'd look at the ORFab, which actually spreads the weight out to the body/cage. It'll save your tailgate, if that's what you're thinking. It's just as high quality, it's cheaper, and US made, too.

http://www.orfab.com/details.php?App...208&Title=JEEP JK WRANGLER SWING AWAY SPARE TIRE CARRIER - NON CANISTER&Active=Yes
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Unread 11-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #4
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Does that TF carrier take any of the weight off of your 2 hinge points? I'd look at the ORFab, which actually spreads the weight out to the body/cage. It'll save your tailgate, if that's what you're thinking. It's just as high quality, it's cheaper, and US made, too.

http://www.orfab.com/details.php?App...208&Title=JEEP JK WRANGLER SWING AWAY SPARE TIRE CARRIER - NON CANISTER&Active=Yes
Where can you find the orfab cheaper?
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Unread 11-06-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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The Teraflex doesn't have the third point at the body, because that defeats its purpose, which is to open and close with the tailgate. The OR-Fab is considerably more difficult to install and considerably less convenient on a daily driver. I don't know that I'd use this Teraflex setup with truly big tires, but for the 90 pounds that is the 35x17 plus wheel, it should be fine. The tailgate itself would be strong enough to take that if it were actually welded together with real welds rather than sort of tacked together with the shoddiest spot welds on the planet...
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