Well, my 35” Ridge Grapplers weight more then the 37” Ko2’s so the weight theory is negligible. What it comes down to is if you can live with the steeper gear ratio, but the eight speed transmission really soaks up 37’s nicely. The weight is not really as big of an issue as some make it as long as you choose the right tire wheel combo. With that, said even 35s require additional steering modifications and should be done regardless. One of the very first things I did was go Steer Smarts linkages and dump the factory toothpicks. Here’s my current set up on 35’s, 37‘s on the way. I wanted to wait until my suspension and steering was complete before I went 37’s, if I have to re-gear down the line, oh well!!Good point.
Every time I think I should just go with 35’s, I see some 37’s and I think... that’s what I really want. But, it seems 37’s open up a whole new set of issues and a lot of additional stress throughout the suspension and drive train.
How well do those Toyos perform in the snow? How's the road noise?Finally got the MetalCloak 2.5" GC w/ Rocksports, 37x12.5x17 Toyo MTs and Icon Alphas installed. Drives like, if not better than, stock. Very happy with this setup. Next up? Tom Woods front driveshaft, Zeon 10-s, PowerTank and more MC underarmor. Oh, and step sliders as soon as I get the guts to take those dreaded body mounts off.
I see that you did a drag link flip and track bar relocation, but was that necessary? I only ask because another member here is having some issues with his 3.5” MC and MC told him not to flip and relocate so I’m curious how your set up drives, maybe can help out another member who’s having some issues.Here’s my setup.
Metal Cloak 3.5 Game Changer
37” Nitto Ridge Grapplers
Steer Smarts Yeti Track Bar Relocation Bracket
Steer Smarts Yeti Drag Link - Top Mount
JCR Offroad Rear Bumper
JCR Offroad Shield Tire Carrier
RockHard 4x4 Patriot Series Tube Slider Rocker Gaurds
American Adventure Lab High Line Fender Light Kit
American Adventure Lab Quick Release Front Inner Fenders
To Be Installed - In Transit
RockHard 4x4 Complete Bellypan Skid - Delayed Shipping/In Transit - Not Installed
Adams Front Drive Shaft
I think that’s maybe because you misaligned it during install. Did you pre load the hinges when you installed it? That could be another reason why. It looks great color matched by the way.I have the Mopar tailgate hinge kit and it works great. I think it puts upward pressure on the tailgate to compensate for the heavier tire because when I remove the tire and close the tailgate it doesn’t shut right. When I put the tire back on it shuts perfect.
I had the hinge kit painted to match the body to keep the factory look.
I went with a complete hinged carrier, there are a lot of good choices on the market. I needed one fast so I went with EVO, but it was definitely not my first choice.I think that’s maybe because you misaligned it during install. Did you pre load the hinges when you installed it? That could be another reason why. It looks great color matched by the way.
With regard to snow, I am sorry to say local temps have not given me an opportunity to test the Toyo snow prowess.How well do those Toyos perform in the snow? How's the road noise?
Thanks for the info, just collecting all the information I can get on possible candidates!!! Those tires look pretty awesome though!With regard to snow, I am sorry to say local temps have not given me an opportunity to test the Toyo snow prowess.
I originally had planned for Cooper STT Pros when my local Jeep shop convinced me to go Toyo. Within days of getting them on, I had to take two different one hour plus highway trips and was pleasantly surprised with how they handled and sounded. I was so on the fence with MTs v. ATs [or hybrids] but given how woods and beaches can be here in New England (i.e., mud, wet sand/rocks, etc) , MTs were a big plus for me. For the record, however, i have a choice of daily drivers beyond the JLUR with my F-150 or LR4 so taking the risk with the Toyo MTs was not so risky. Regardless, I am very happy with the Toyos so far.
Been there recently...over the last few months more accurately. Assuming you have checked out this thread out https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/popular-jeep-tires-size-weights-specs-pics.8603/Thanks for the info, just collecting all the information I can get on possible candidates!!! Those tires look pretty awesome though!
I'm not sure if I've seen that thread before, but thanks for the heads up! I'll be making a purchase this week, super excited!Been there recently...over the last few months more accurately. Assuming you have checked out this thread out https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/popular-jeep-tires-size-weights-specs-pics.8603/
Which control arm relocation bracket are you using? Looks like it doesn’t hang as low as some of the others I’ve seen.I picked her (Ruby Lee) up on October 15th and have finally got her just the way I want her..... for now ;-) She's come a long way in a short time from stock, in the 1st pic the day of pickup.
I've owned dozens of cars in my 50 years (2nd Wrangler), and this one tops the favs list for sure. LOVE IT!
Mods done so far:
- Ceramic Coating
- Front Window 20% Tint
- Quadratec Ultimate All Weather Rear Cargo Liner
- Rydonair 13" Stubby Antenna
- Maximus-3 2.5" Geo Lift
- 1" Tereflex Coil spacers in rear (qty 2, 1/2" spacers stacked)
- Maximus-3 JL Classic Bumper Hoop
- Warn VR Evo 10 Winch
- Rigid Industries D-Series PRO Midnight Edition Spot Lights (2)
- Ace Engineering Rear Tire Carrier
- ROAM MK3 Rock Rails
- BFG 37" KO2s
- ICON 17" Compression Alloy Wheels
- Factor 55 Flat Link
I did for a few months and it drive so like a nice luxury car. But I missed that mud tire look and it went with the Cooper SST pros. But you will love the grapplersWho’s running 37” Ridge Grapplers? I just pulled the trigger on them, moving up from 35” Ridge Grapplers and would like to know if the weight difference is noticeable.