Most of what I have seen is the basic "I want to upgrade tire size, but can't afford to do gears at the same time".
At least with this scenario, I see a trend when debating between a 33" or a 35".....
#1) Overwhelming suggestions are to go to the 35", because in many cases (Rubicon owners and Unlimited owners) it can be a waste of money to only go to a 33", since you aren't gaining much performance advantage.
#2) If someone is on the fence (between a 33" or a 35"), many people that have "been there/ done that" don't want to see somebody go to a 33", just to soon after regret not going to a 35". A lot of us regret wasting the money on the in-between size.
#3) Most of the suggestions to go to a 35" tire without changing gears, is just their personal experience that "Yes this will work".....not that stock gears and larger tires are going to be ideal, but that it can be done.
There is a general assumption that we all want bigger tires on the JK, but can only afford to modify in steps. In a perfect world, we would all do the tires, wheels, lift, and gears at the same time.....but honestly, that's rarely the feasible solution.......so recommendations are made that will simply suffice.
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