Is it true big tires make the wrangler flip over easily
I'm getting a 4 door wrangler next month. I really wanna put some big tires on it. But the only problem is my mother is very concerned about the jeep flipping over.
I don't want huge tires. Just some nice big ones. I don't wanna get it lifted either. So it is possible to get some big tires on there without a lift? And is it true that wranglers flip over often? Would big tires make it worse? What's the biggest size you'd put on there?
Taller tires raise your center of gravity making you more prone to rollover, wider tires can make you slightly more stable. I could answer your questions further based on a TJ, but since you're talking JK I'll let someone else give you some good advice.
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Think of the difference between standing up in a canoe and kneeling on the floor. Way easier to tip over standing up. The center-of-gravity isn't that exaggerated in a lifted Jeep, but it's there.
I'm assuming you're relatively young and therefore relatively poor?
In addition to higher center of gravity, a lifted Jeep comes with other problems. You might end up needing to lower your transfer case, you might need to redo your steering geometry, you might need to keep your driveshafts from jumping free. You might end up with poor steering (death wobble or bump-steer). All of this is fixable, but it all costs money.
As a general rule, problems start to expand quickly with any tire over 33". I'd stay there, or smaller. A small spring or body lift will take care of most issues with 33" tires, and that's relatively affordable.
And keep in mind that tire sizes are in a huge "arms race" right now. A few years ago 33" tires were considered HUGE. Now we're seeing 40+ fairly regularly. You might like the way they look, but they're rarely necessary. Those guys work hard to find trails that challenge their rigs.