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tire size???? what do you think?


 
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KHAKI-CON
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: tire size???? what do you think? Reply with quote

i'm currently running 35 12.5r15 tires on my 2005 rubicon with a 4.5 inch long arm setup from full traction, just purchased skyjacker dual steering stabilizer set up. latley the jeep has been feeling very unstable at higher speeds.so i'm considering changing my wheel and tire setup to 33 13.5r17,
giving me the same size over all, but less sidewall. does any one have any input on this idea? and should i go to 14.0 width for more stability?

what are u guys running?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: tire size???? what do you think? Reply with quote

KHAKI-CON wrote:
i'm currently running 35 12.5r15 tires on my 2005 rubicon with a 4.5 inch long arm setup from full traction, just purchased skyjacker dual steering stabilizer set up. latley the jeep has been feeling very unstable at higher speeds.so i'm considering changing my wheel and tire setup to 33 13.5r17,
giving me the same size over all, but less sidewall. does any one have any input on this idea? and should i go to 14.0 width for more stability?

what are u guys running?

A narrower tire will wander less. You're going the wrong direction if you're trying to increase handling and stability.

Also, a 35" tire and a 33" tire are not the same overall diameter no matter what wheel size you run.

Ditch the dual steering stabilizer. It just isn't needed and will do nothing more than require more input from you to turn the wheel. You've got something else going on that needs to be fix. Check for worn components in steering and suspension. Make sure your steering linkages are properly aligned with each other (i.e. trackbar and draglink are parallel to avoid bumpsteer).
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