Pictures of 33s and 35s

121Ranger

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Just recently installed new wheels and tires. Went with 35” BFG Mud Terrain KM3’s on Quadratec Recon 17 x 8.5 wheels. Put on the Teraflex 1.5 inch front spacer and Daystar .75 spacer in rear. Also added the Falcon shocks and steering stabilizer and the Steer Smarts Yeti HD adjustable track bar. That track bar is as solid as they come. Photo was taken in my driveway which has a slight incline and gives the impression the front is rather high; however, on level ground, the truck sits almost perfectly level with maybe a quarter of an inch forward rake. Even with the KM3’s, it drives incredibly smooth with absolutely no shake or vibration. With the Falcon shocks, there is a noticeable difference in the handling compared to the stock setup.
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1.5 inch Daystar level with Mickey Thompson ATZ in 315/70R17. Think I may go to a 3.5 inch lift soon, seen several on here with either the RC 3.5 (cheaper option) or the JKS 3.5 (leaning toward this one) that look pretty good on 35s.

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Rubicon 33s with Mopar 2 inch lift. Larger tires will be coming sometime down the road.

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I put a Mopar 2" on my Rubicon this weekend, I was sure I was going to hate the 33's when I did.

That didn't turn out though, I kind of like the high fender look, reminiscent of old Power Wagons and Willys trucks.
 

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Yep, $1300. So, far it has been great. Ive taken it out on a few easy trails with large boulders, with the 35's and 18" stock wheels I never rubbed or scraped. ICON makes a steering stabilizer Im considering. Not because any issue, but wondering if it will steer even better with it. I did the install by myself it was very easy. If you know how to use a jack/jackstands/ torque wrench and sockets you can save yourself $500 bucks on installation. I only had to call ICON once and talk to a Tech because the rear sway bar relocation spacers did not come with instructions and I didnt want to put them in upside down. As far as ride, it feels about the same as stock on highway, lost a couple mpg from the bigger tires and lift. But what a difference in stance and height. It looks completly different from stock and feels high for a 2.5 inch. Anyway, hope that helps, also tech said they were still testing there stage 8 ICON suspension and expected it to be available soon.
this is exactly what ive been looking for. ive been on the fence about waiting for the ICON or AEV or going with the Mopar 2" and possibly DayStar 3/4" spacer. I love the way the stock rubicon rides and would hate to sacrifice it. After reading reviews, many claim the Mopar 2" is just as comfortable as stock. At this time the only ICON 2.5's ive seen info for are the Brad of TrailRecon and Taylor or KC HiLights, but they have the prototype forged control arms with their rigs. Im curious why the current 2.5" icon kit does not come with geometry correcting control arms like the mopar does, is that what is expected to come on the stage 8? My pocketbook agrees with stage 1 but my mind wants stage 4 or 5.
 

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Just recently installed new wheels and tires. Went with 35” BFG Mud Terrain KM3’s on Quadratec Recon 17 x 8.5 wheels. Put on the Teraflex 1.5 inch front spacer and Daystar .75 spacer in rear. Also added the Falcon shocks and steering stabilizer and the Steer Smarts Yeti HD adjustable track bar. That track bar is as solid as they come. Photo was taken in my driveway which has a slight incline and gives the impression the front is rather high; however, on level ground, the truck sits almost perfectly level with maybe a quarter of an inch forward rake. Even with the KM3’s, it drives incredibly smooth with absolutely no shake or vibration. With the Falcon shocks, there is a noticeable difference in the handling compared to the stock setup.
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Looks great! Have you noticed your fuel economy suffering much?
 

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Looks great! Have you noticed your fuel economy suffering much?
Believe it or not but I’ve seen NO decrease in gas mileage. I just put over 1500 highway miles on it visiting our kids in Georgia and Tennessee over the holidays since the installation and that’s what I’m basing this on. I noticed prior to changing out the 33’s for 35’s I travelled between Ocala and Gainesville frequently, which is very flat interstate and with cruise control set at 75 mph, the tachometer maintained a steady 2100 to 2200 rpm’s. With the 35’s, that same stretch of road going 75, my tach is showing a steady 2000 to 2100 rpm’s. I’m no engineer, but I believe the 4.10 gears with 35” tires is a perfect “sweet spot”. I know the KM3’s are heavier than the stock 33” AT’s and maybe it’s the engine is broke in (9000 miles), but I love the tires and they ride better and almost as quiet than my Toyo RT’s I had on my ‘17 Rubicon. Was a little skeptical about going with the mud terrain tires because I’m not a really serious off roader but I absolutely love these tires and they look cool as hell!
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I just put KO2 285/75R17 tires with Black Rhino Armory wheels on my Sport with Max Tow package. The tires measured just over 33.25” when mounted on the JT. No lift or spacers added. I had to take off the part of the front bumper and air dam directly in front of the tires. There was serious rubbing, even before full lock out. Now that those are off there is plenty of clearance for an even larger tire.
The tires stick out about 1.5” from the fenders. I picked these tires bc I was hoping for a narrower look, compared to my JK that had 35s on it. I can’t tell much difference looking at these.
I haven’t noticed any real change in handling or acceleration with the larger tires. My JK had a 4” lift and was noticeably different than stock and not enjoyable to drive on long trips. Overall I am really happy with this set up. The dash is showing I am down about 1mpg on average(15.7) But the larger tires could be misleading the actual mpg and speed.

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I just put KO2 285/75R17 tires with Black Rhino Armory wheels on my Sport with Max Tow package. The tires measured just over 33.25” when mounted on the JT. No lift or spacers added. I had to take off the part of the front bumper and air dam directly in front of the tires. There was serious rubbing, even before full lock out. Now that those are off there is plenty of clearance for an even larger tire.
The tires stick out about 1.5” from the fenders. I picked these tires bc I was hoping for a narrower look, compared to my JK that had 35s on it. I can’t tell much difference looking at these.
I haven’t noticed any real change in handling or acceleration with the larger tires. My JK had a 4” lift and was noticeably different than stock and not enjoyable to drive on long trips. Overall I am really happy with this set up. The dash is showing I am down about 1mpg on average(15.7) But the larger tires could be misleading the actual mpg and speed.

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Any lift at all in the pictures?
 

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For those running 285/75R18 tires, what PSI are you running?
 

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