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Old 06-14-2014, 07:33 PM   #1
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Tire and wheel weight going up by 40 lbs

How bad would my jeep be if I had 100 lbs of wheel and tire weight on each corner of my Jeep? My current weight is right around 61 lbs per corner. Will I be hating life if I attempted this?

It will be with 3.21 gears as well. I am not expecting a sportster. Just to be able to get to and from work and some trail riding. I live in FL so I only deal with small hills.

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Old 06-15-2014, 01:17 AM   #2
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Diameter plays a bigger roll then weight although that much extra weight will be noticeable regardless.

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Old 06-28-2014, 03:40 AM   #3
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How much bigger is the tire? Both the diameter and the weight matter because most of the weight is where it has the biggest impact, on the tread.

That is a lot of extra mass to roll on those anemic gears. Even with a manual it will make a significant impact.
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I went from 235/75/16 treadwright tires on black steel wheels to 31x10.5 goodyear authority tires on oem wheels and the difference was insane and I went UP in size. My gas mileage increased and I can use 5th gear a whole lot more now. No more heavy tires for me.
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