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Getting ready to put it all together as the lift is here,
wheels are in the garage and just went to DiscountTire.
I have known the guy about 18 years (went to highschool
together) so he tries to be fair to me.

Went out looked over the Rubi, told him I really only wanted
to go 33's. We were looking at the new BFG KMII, after hearing
I only wanted 33's he told me to keep the stock Rubi tires, throw
them on the AEV wheels and get the stock tires sipped since its
winter here in MI and this is mainly a daily driver....

I was kinda surprised... He said he can get me ProComp, MT etc
but said to keep what I have.

BFG would only give me $62 per tire on trade.

35's with the lift are just more then I want for a daily driver.
When I don't drive this daily in a couple years Ill do 35's for
sure but for now make it easier for my GF to get into and a
better DD.

What do you guys suggest?
I don't mind selling the stock tires and wheels
(I am going to take the TPMS stems off the stockers
I think).... I know I could sell them on CraigsList as
they have about 1500 miles on them, just no clue
what I could get. Id put whatever I got outta that into
new tires.

I wanna do this quick as winter is here, the snow started
today and I dont want to wait till I have too many miles
on the stockers.

I would even go 34's with the right tire, I was kinda shocked when
he said to stick with the stockers, I just think they will look
weird with the 2 in lift.

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BFG would only give me $62 per tire on trade.
I Don't know but $62 a tire from discount seems like a decent deal. thats $310 bucks. YOu could probably sell them for more on craigs list but a quick and easy deal is always nice. If you are going to just mostly be DD'ing it then he may be right. 32's will take you almost anywhere and later when you get your 35's it will "feel" like a biger bump. However, if you are not happy with what you have now then you may never feel content. An inch taller and an inch wider tire will make a difference and look quite a bit bigger but is it worth a grand or so for it? I say, if you don't really "need" the slightly bigger tire then stick with the 32's and put your grand into something other mods until you get the itch and get 35's :D

Also, don't be fooled, I know it sounds like everybody is getting 35's and that 32's are "just" stock size tires but 32's are a decent size offroad tire! (you are right though, I think 32's on a lift may looka little small with the JK's monster wheel wells!)

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Even with 37's the JK can be set up to handle very well on the road and have great DD manners. A 3" lift running 35's with a re-gear, quality shocks, and high steer will handle and feel pretty close to stock. There is no need to lose good DD ability just because you run bigger tires and a lift.

That said, as already mentioned there is nothing wrong with running the stock 32's, they are great tires. It may look a little odd with a lift, but not that bad.

I wouldn't spend the money to go from 32's to 33's personally, but it's your Jeep, so do what makes you happy :)

Do the lift first and then see how they look and how you feel about something bigger than 33.
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