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Lift and tires

  1. Kangarhew

    Kangarhew Member

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    like you guys I’m anxiously awaiting even just being able to order my JT, and spending many hours thinking about, what my plans are with it. I am going to get the sport s with max tow package. My question is, if I put a 3 inch lift, could I fit 35’s on it without affecting my tow capacity too much? Or would it be better to stick to a 2-2.5 with 33’s. I’m also assuming that with the 4.10 gears with the max tow package, I shouldn’t have to regear for the larger tires.
     
  2. Byebyetaco

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    This isnt like JK. A 2” lift will be plenty. Wont affect your towing. Gearing should be great still and have plenty of power to boot.
     
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    Awesome, so 2” mopar loft with 35s it is!!
     
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    Just make sure to pay attention to the load capacity of whatever tires you buy, and you should be fine.
     
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    I would think you should be able to run 35s with stock suspension, just by changing to Rubicon fender flares. I plan on running a 2" mopar lift and 37s on the Rubicon version JT I will be getting.
     
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    With the Max Tow package, you'll have wide enough axles that I'll bet you can fit 35"s on the stock setup... question will be backspacing on Sport S wheels, if they're as deep as the Rubicon wheels then I don't doubt they'll fit. You can aftermarket the Rubicon fenders later if you are worried about "full stuff" rubbing on your existing fenders.

    I think I'm going to push for 33"s right out of the gate, but might consider 35"s without a lift... 35" tires just get so pricey.
     
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    Depends what you are towing, even with 4.10s 35s will have a big impact on towing on the highway especially if you are in a hilly area.
     
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    I honestly won’t be towing much at all. I just want the option for the 4.10 gears, and for if I need to tow anything I have the capability.
     
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    I’m more worried about the power output of the Pentastar. I haven’t had anything less than a V-8 in a lot of years. Towing 4600 pounds regularly in the mountains has me concerned. Buying a gladiator is a bit of an emotional purchase for me. I sure hope it’s not a mistake.
     
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