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I'm thinkin 35's

And I have factory 3.73's and the 6spd stick. 2 questions. 1) opinions on the 35's with 3.73's? 2) what size rim and back spacing for a 35x12.50 with a 2.5" lift?
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I know you are talking about a manual, but I have a 2011 Auto. I briefly ran 35s and 4.10 gears and it was a dog. Overdrive was useless, you will probably have to completely ignore 6th gear.
you will want to regear eventually, but could probably get away with 3.73s if 1) you don't mind being taken off the line by every geriatric grandma in her buick, and 2) live where it's FLAT.

Not sure what you have now for wheels, but I went with a 17x9 4.5" backspacing (-12 offset) wheel when I moved up to 35s.
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Thanks grim, I have a 150hp Harley and a12 second street strip car if I wanna go fast, but I don't want a useless 6th gear either..
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Maybe a 315/70 on a stock rim
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Maybe a 315/70 on a stock rim
315/70R17 is pretty much still a 35" tire. Look into 285/75R17 or 295/70R17. These are basically 34" tall and slightly narrower. They'll be lighter weight and have less drag on the highway.

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FWIW I run 40" Trail Grapplers with stock 4.10s with a 6 speed and it does fine (seriously). I have a 2013 with the 3.6 though. 35s with 3.73s with the 6 speed should not be bad at all unless you live in the mountains. I have never driven a 3.8 JK though.
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IDK how the guy above me can say they are "fine" I'm runing 35's on 3.73's and while it IS driveable and not an immediate issue the jeep does NOT like hills. I'm gearing up to 4.56's
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And I have factory 3.73's and the 6spd stick. 2 questions. 1) opinions on the 35's with 3.73's? 2) what size rim and back spacing for a 35x12.50 with a 2.5" lift?
Although we can't tell what part of the country / world you live in, I don't think you'll loathe the Jeep with 35s and the 6 speed. It won't be as peppy as it is in stock form, but a Superchips Flashpaq will make the Jeep feel more responsive and also correct your speedometer, which will help.

In regard to back spacing look for a wheel that has 4.75, 4.5, or 4.0 inches of back spacing. You can also look for -6MM or -12MM offset on the wheels which will equate to the same range of back spacing.

The other thing to remember is that everyone's butt dyno works differently and what is "fine" for one guy will be murder for another.

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Got 35s here... stock sahara...6 speed... "but its a 2door"
I dont have too many issues with it at all...

Up hill and/or a strong head wind, I give up on 6th
but most of the time I use 6th no problem

and only once or twice in the past 2 years did I have to down shift to 4th to make it up a preety long steap hill

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IDK how the guy above me can say they are "fine" I'm runing 35's on 3.73's and while it IS driveable and not an immediate issue the jeep does NOT like hills. I'm gearing up to 4.56's
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Do you live in the mountains? I can go up Florida Hills at 45 MPH in 6th gear at 1300 RPMs and it holds speed well. There is one hill here that I have to be going 60 MPH (1750 RPMs) to make it up without slowing down.
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I'm in Ohio.
Is there any clearance issues if I were to run a 15" rim?
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Im running these in 15, if you are northern ohio they now have a shop in macedonia.


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Upgraded brakes and I think some steel 15s have fitment issues. There are a few post about 15s on jks.

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I'm in Ohio.
Is there any clearance issues if I were to run a 15" rim?
Steer away from Steel wheels and you shouldn't have any issues. Most 15x8 aluminum wheels with a -19mm offset (or lower/more negative) fit without any issues.

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So personal.

But even with a 2 door and the 3.6 and 4.1 gears from factory, I had to regear to be happy with 35's. I chose 4.56, but not sure 4.88 would have been better. I have 4.75 backspace with flat flares that heighten wheel well.

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Bite the bullet and regear.

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