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Old 09-24-2013, 08:32 PM   #1
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I have recently purchased two jeeps. One for myself and one for my wife. I special ordered them with a few differences between the two. But my problem is with the ride of my Jeep. I was wondering if there is a tire i can go to that will help vibration and also help with stability on highways. Here are the two jeeps. The green one I drive and white one my wife is supposed to drive.
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The white jeep has been fitted with these Nitto Dessert Terrains and the green was fitted with Nitto Trail Grapplers.
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My jeep has quite a bit more travel on the suspension and thoroughly understand that they are jeeps and these are not designed to be highway touring vehicles. But my question is for those of you that know 1000 times more about Jeeps than I do. Is there a tire i can go to that will soften the ride and give me more stability at higher speeds. The Dessert Terrains seem to be much softer and more stable but i didn't know if that was because of the tire or lower suspension on the wife's Jeep. If I switch over to the same tire on my Jeep will see close to the same ride? I really really need some advice! Or is there another tire that someone would suggest I go to? I am going to change tires i just don't want to spend a thousand bucks and it not help with the problem. So I would greatly appreciate some of your advice and just a bit of your time. It would be a huge help. Thanks

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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What air pressure are you running?

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Old 09-24-2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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perhaps swap tires and see if that makes a difference. Also what shocks are you running on yours vs hers? In general an all terrain will ride better than a mud tire or one with bigger lugs..
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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I can't answer you question, but some things you might want to point out to get a better answer are:

Tire size?
Lift height?
Gearing ratio?
What speed do vibrations start?
Are you gunning it?
Lockers? You're in 2wd drive, right?
Looks like you might have mud tires in yours, I didn't look up the type.
Any other mods underneath?
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:45 PM   #5
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Gotcha. Thanks. The Nitto Trail Grapplers were supposed to be a good all around tire that is supposed to produce less noise. The Dessert Terrains are a soft compound good for sand and climbing sand dunes.

Dangle- thanks, I will get the tire size and lift height. I know the height is a major problem with the feeling of tipping on turns on highways and on and off ramps. The tire size was something funky that I don't know off the top of my head. But will get that info. Thanks again for responding.

4Jeepn- good idea on swapping out tires. Ill look into that but man jacking these things up and going one tire at a time without a lift. But really would be smart thing to do and over 400 bucks a tire might be worth the sweat and pain. Thanks for responding.

UTM18- Whatever air pressure the company that built these things put into them. Were you thinking maybe a lower pressure might stabilize this thing.

Obviously the ride height is a major factor. But I will get back with the info on the suspension and tire size. Maybe the ride height can be adjusted.

Thanks all.
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I cant make out whats lurking in the garage?
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Old 09-25-2013, 08:55 PM   #7
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Looks like a 350Z? Either way, I could definitely use two garages!
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Looks like a 350Z? Either way, I could definitely use two garages!
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Looks like a 350Z? Either way, I could definitely use two garages!
Looks like a Ferrari to me...maybe f12 ????
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Looks like a Ferrari to me...maybe f12 ????
Yup, i had to blow the pic up to make it out
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Whatever air pressure the company that built these things put into them. Were you thinking maybe a lower pressure might stabilize this thing.
Good odds, that's the issue right there
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Nitto's in general tend to be a heavier tire and have a stiff, thick side wall. With the size of those wheels they may also be a Load Range E tire which may make them even more of a heavy stiff tire.

A good choice of lighter smoother tires in my opinion are the BFG and Goodyear and the heavier stiffer tires tend to be Toyo and Nitto. The Nitto tires are good but also seem to be more of a "show" tire more for looks then performance.

With bigger wheels normally 18" and over the sidewalls of the tires tend to get stiff and thick with most brands of tires.

I worked as a tech at a 4x4 shop for about 6 years and currently sell tires and this is my experience with these tires.

Like mentioned check the air pressure, make sure they are not over inflated, I would probably set them around 30-32psi.
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Nitto's in general tend to be a heavier tire and have a stiff, thick side wall. With the size of those wheels they may also be a Load Range E tire which may make them even more of a heavy stiff tire.

A good choice of lighter smoother tires in my opinion are the BFG and Goodyear and the heavier stiffer tires tend to be Toyo and Nitto. The Nitto tires are good but also seem to be more of a "show" tire more for looks then performance.

With bigger wheels normally 18" and over the sidewalls of the tires tend to get stiff and thick with most brands of tires.

I worked as a tech at a 4x4 shop for about 6 years and currently sell tires and this is my experience with these tires.

Like mentioned check the air pressure, make sure they are not over inflated, I would probably set them around 30-32psi.
This!! Let us know if setting it around 30 psi helps. It could be set at 50-80 psi if someone was reading the max load psi setting on the side of the tire.

If that doesn't work, what brand shocks is it running and are they different than the white Jeep?

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