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1997 Grand in need of 33" inch tires


 
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theskitzofrantic
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: 1997 Grand in need of 33" inch tires Reply with quote

I am looking at putting 33" tires on my 97 Grand...it is only going to be driven on the street. What lift would I need to make it work.Some say 3" is only good for 31" tires..I don't need to be able to crawl up a 6 foot ramp or any of that crazy stuff. Just need to get back and forth to work. I am looking at 33X12.5 Baja Claw Radials on 15X10 Desert Crawler wheels
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1fox2go
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

claws on a jeep for driving duty? thats a pretty rough tire for street use

anywho i have a 3.5 inch lift and 32s with no trimmin so i think if you go 4.5 and some fender cutting you will be ok 5.5 and you can get by with maybe no trimming if it stays on the road only
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you're going to have 2 sets of tires (onroad/offroad) I'd highly discourage you from going with the claws.
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fibulator
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this took 30 min Rolling Eyes

thes ride after an application of 33'' -ers


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theskitzofrantic
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is wrong with the Claw Radials??? What is another good...agressive looking tire for road use. This jeep never leaves the blacktop.
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1fox2go
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the claws are rough and just seeing pavement will eat them up and they wont last even if they are a radial the bfg all terrains look pretty good and they are good on the road and have very good ratings for snow and ice

if your just looking for a tire to use on the street get an all terrain youll save money in the long run because they last longer
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's wrong with the Baja Claws? They're a terrible ride just getting from the driveway to the trail - I can't even imagine using them strictly for looks. If you do enough pavement driving, you'll start to get chunks of tread breaking off. You'll get poor gas mileage and if that wasn't enough, you'll have to deal with carrying two spares and have fun rotating them. It's better to use a tire based on usage as opposed to looks.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to agree with code3, buying a tire based on looks is not very smart. Gas milage will go down with a more "agressive" tire tred becasue of the increased rolling resistance.

And for goodness sakes man, if your going to spend all that money on a lift and tires the least you could do is take it off-roading once in a while. Off road is where all jeeps should go at least once in their lives!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BFG ats is what i would get...very good for the road and really good in the snow and ice
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