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35s or 37s?

i have an 08 jku im getting ready to put on a rock krawler stock mod 2.5 lift. right now it sits on 32s on stock rims. i have put on smittybult xrc armor fenders so it will fit 35s with out the lift. im starting to think its gonna look funny with 35s on it after the lift. it has alot of wheel well with no lift. it still has stock 3.21 gears that i will update later. but i just have to get tires on this it looks terrible.
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Really depends on what your going to use it for. If you drive it only on the street then 37's may be ok with your front axle but will be a dog until you regear. 35's is the safe bet and I really don't think that it would look that bad. Look at the scrapbook section for pics of a similar setup.

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Those fenders with that lift will make those tires look small no question. Just remember there is quite the added cost of running larger tires
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auto or manual? 3.21's is going to bring the suck with either but a lot more with an auto and 37's. I would put 5.13 gears and truss/C-gussets on your short list with either setup with an auto. If you leave that D30 open you will be just fine for a long time.

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Priorities.... figuring them out now will make the Jeep experience a much longer and much more pleasurable one.


You could get away with the 35's and save yourself ALOT of other money and issues that need to be addressed.

Even with the 35's a re gear will or should be a priority. I could not stand my stock 4:10's on 35's

I mentioned the priorities thing because some people opt for looks and not functionality, such as those fenders and 50" led light bar mounts before tires or gears. Usually its the first time Jeep owners or the younger ones.

I have been there, but built the last one on a complete function basis and I could not be happier with its performance !

and aside from maybe having Charlize Theron sit on those fenders spread eagle...nothing is going to help them look better !

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It's a manual. The fenders I got for next to nothing. I only paid a Lil over 3 for them. I plan of gearing and the gussets. The gussets I may do when I do the lift. This jeep will only be for playing in the woods and some mud. I have a 99 tj with a 350 that's gonna get beat on harder then this one. This is my everyday driver to work. I only live 15 miles from work though. So would I be safe with the 37s as long as I'm not rock crawling?
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I plan of gearing and the gussets. The gussets I may do when I do the lift. This jeep will only be for playing in the woods and some mud. I have a 99 tj with a 350 that's gonna get beat on harder then this one. This is my everyday driver to work. I only live 15 miles from work though. So would I be safe with the 37s as long as I'm not rock crawling?


If you do decide on the 37's don't wait on the C Gussets. Do them as soon as possible.

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agreed on the gussets, I went with the Artec Trail Armour - http://www.artecindustries.com/JK-Fr...KIT_p_309.html

IMHO 35's look like training wheels

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37 all day. Makes a big difference off road.
I would gusset the front and truss if you can I bent a 44 tube on 35s with not much effort.
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Those fenders look pretty hideous with 32" tires. I suspect they will look just as hideous with a lift and 35" tires. You will see when you get the lift that you are going to want at least 37" tires, maybe even 38" tires. Those big fenders need really big tires or they just don't look right. You can swap out your Dana 30 later.

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