2004 Rubicon 25k miles and is stock except a Warn Rock Crawler rear bumper. Moab 16x8 Wheels
I'm looking to put 35x12.5 Tires on it and after a ton of reading on this forum(thanks to everyone), I started purchasing the items I know I need.
The main issue I'd like to get figured out, can I or is it not advisable to run 315/75/R16 KM2 BFG Tires on the 16x8 Moab rims. The tire spec is Dia 34.8, Width 12.3, Rim Range 8-10, Measured Rim 8.5, Load D
If I have to purchase wheels I can do that but I like the Moab wheels. I know I should probably be running beadlocks. If I do purchase wheels should I buy 17" or 15" dia. for good air down.
My other area of concern is regearing. The front and rear are both Dana 44's running 4.10 gears and a 241 transfer case. I have a 42RLE Automatic. Do I need to regear both front and rear and are 4.88 gears the best or should I go lower. I don't want to have to run the hell out of it to do highway speeds.
If anyone has an opinion, I'm all ears and would appreciate it. Below is my build list and will start Installing the lift Monday.
Purchased so far:
Currie CE-9801HS 4" complete lift kit with Currie front Anti-Rock Sway Bar.
Extended Brake Lines
Currie Currectlync (Tie Rod/Drag Link System)
Body Lift - Savvy Aluminum Body Lift 1.25″
Double Cardan Driveshaft (Tom Woods)
RS5000X or RS9000XL Shocks
Winch-Warn Zeon 10-S Platinum