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post #11 of (permalink) Old 03-14-2004, 08:52 PM
 
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Re: 33\'s or 35\'s?

I'd say go with the 35s. See if you can get by with your existing lift and some fender trimming. Years ago I flopped a fullsize Ford on it's side that was jacked up far more than needed, so I'm a fan of keep the CG as low as possible. I went 33s on my CJ5 because I could get by with a far milder lift. Now that I'm setting up the CJ7 I plan to set it up to run either 35s or 37s (not sure yet which) and just run the 33s out then go bigger. (I figure smallest lift I could get by with for 35s if I trimmed the fenders).

Anyhow, my vote would be to see if you can run the 35s with your existing lift for 33s and some fender trimming.
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Re: 33\'s or 35\'s?

Thanks for the reply's.

As I've always longed for an extra inch or two (come on, who couldn't use an extra inch.) [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]. I've decided to go ahead, trim up the fenders, and throw on the 35's.

I'm running a TH400 so the torque converter should help a little with the tall gearing, and if it is still too high or I explode ths Dana 30, it will be a good excuse for a 44 up front with some 4.88's?

Thanks again for the help.
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Re: 33\'s or 35\'s?

You just can't beat a Commando on 35's.
I may be a bit biased though.
Here is mine with sagging, stock springs SOA with no boy lift.

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Re: 33\'s or 35\'s?

just think of your goal for the jeep. If you are rock crawling some seriuos trails, 35s would be nice, but your running gear better be able to back them up. Stock CJ gear will be torn up by 35s, so if you plan on replacing axles soon then do it and do it all at once, also stock gears wont cut it, you will ned 4.56s.

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Re: 33\'s or 35\'s?

Go with the 35's. As soon as you have them on, then you will wish you had 38's. Never fails.
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Re: 33\'s or 35\'s?

LOL, every size up in tires you go they look huge.............
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