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post #1 of 12 Old 12-22-2011, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2012 wrangler, 4 door. I was looking to put a set of 35" Mickey Thompson Baja tires, but every tire place that I go to says that the tire is a 10 ply and that might weigh too much for the jeep. I would really appreciate some feedback on this matter. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 12 Old 12-22-2011, 08:21 PM
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You can run a higher load range. They will weigh more, and ride worse. Due to less sidewall flex and stuff.

Why MT's? And what model baja?
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And do you plan to do any suspension/flare mods or just tires?

Also plan on another 300 or so for a tuner to "fix" the computer.
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I'm planning on putting the 4" fortec lift or the 4" rough country lift. Havent made my mind up. If you have any suggestions, would be great. Thanks
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Why would I have to do a tuner?
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Why would I have to do a tuner?
At minimum an AEV pro cal to correct the speedo. It'll be WAY off when you upsize in tires.

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I ran a tomtom GPS with the 35 inch km2 on the stock sport I have (its a 2010) speedometer was way off. I wouldn't be too worried about getting a programmer to fix the speedometer especially if you have a GPS unit to check your speed. I bought one and wished I would have spent the money on something else lol.
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if its an auto you should do the programmer because your shift points will change with the bigger tires, if its a stick shift then you dont need it right away. im running 10ply on my jeep and its fine.
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I have a 2012 wrangler, 4 door. I was looking to put a set of 35" Mickey Thompson Baja tires, but every tire place that I go to says that the tire is a 10 ply and that might weigh too much for the jeep. I would really appreciate some feedback on this matter. Thanks in advance!
If you go to a retail chain tire place they may tell you this but a 4x4 shop and specifically a Jeep shop will not load you with this non sense. BTW 4" of lift isn't needed for 35's and may make them look small. 2.5" of lift is sufficient for 35's. If you are a 2 door you may have to change out the drive shafts at 4" also.

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Thank you for all your help will be putting the 35" tires with 3 inch lift. I also will be putting that aev program.
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they would not necessarily ride worse as you will be running a lesser PSI anyway.
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I ran the MTZ's for allmost 3 years - great tire and not too heavy.

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