Swapping rims/tires for the winter? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Jeep Discussions > Tires & Wheels

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-16-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Canadian GP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Niagara Ontario Canada
Posts: 251
Swapping rims/tires for the winter?

I just bought a 2013 JKU and plan on running the stock rims/tires through this winter and buy 33" Duratacs mounted on Pro Comp 1069's in the spring and go back to stock setup next fall. Do I have to get an alignment every time I swap out a set?

Not sure if it matters but I also plan on getting a Rock Krawler 2.5" kit installed soon.

__________________
2013 Rock Lobster JKU.

So many mods, so little money!
Canadian GP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-16-2013, 09:31 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Turchman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Burnsville, Minnesota
Posts: 526
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian GP View Post
I just bought a 2013 JKU and plan on running the stock rims/tires through this winter and buy 33" Duratacs mounted on Pro Comp 1069's in the spring and go back to stock setup next fall. Do I have to get an alignment every time I swap out a set?

Not sure if it matters but I also plan on getting a Rock Krawler 2.5" kit installed soon.
I wouldn't think so, I plan on doing the same thing.

__________________
2014 Flame Red JKU Sport S 6-spd Manual, Connectivity, Alpine, Max tow, Hard top
285/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers, ACE Rock Sliders
Turchman is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 09-18-2013, 10:14 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Michel347's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Laurentians, QC, Canada
Posts: 431
Not really, it's up to you to judge.

As an example, and my previous Suzuki Grand Vitara that I kept from 2006 to 2013, I went through 14 swap. I never had to get any aligment, I never had to balance the set of winter tires (Michelin Latitude X-Ice that lasted the 7 winters). At one point I had to change the EOM AT tires used during the other seasons for another set, and this is the only time I had to balance them, normal since it was a new mount.
__________________
2012 Wrangler JK Sport 2dr, man 6 spd, 3.73 diff
Michel347 is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:04 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC